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Honda MSX125
The MSX125 is part mini-bike, part motorcycle with engaging performance, smooth handling and styled with a sense of fun! It has a tough looking exterior and urban edge… But don’t be fooled, it’s not as small as it looks! - Come and have a look today!
 
New Honda CRF250L
The new CRF250L features long travel suspension, a torquey 4-stroke engine and low weight making it easy to handle both on and off the road. Loads of fun to ride and very economical to own and run, the CRF250L looks set to be the class-leading quarter-litre trailie!
 
Andy Mellish Grass Track
RCV - John video If you've had a bike delivered by us you might already have met Hunts driver Andy Mellish. Racing grass track since childhood, his ultimate ambition has always been to win a British Championship. This year he took the British 350cc title. Find out more here ...
 
Dainese Stockist In Manchester
With an unrivalled reputation for quality, safety and technical innovation, the Dainese range is one of the most comprehensive and stylish on the market. Find out why Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Max Biaggi, Guy Martin and many others choose Dainese first.
 
RSTMotorcycle Gear Stockist
TT Special Great value, top quality construction and stylish too, the RST range includes 1 and 2-piece leather suits (most with CE approved armour, kevlar stretch panels and racing compound sliders), leather and textile jackets, jeans, gloves, boots and much more.
 
Honda Crosstourer Hire
The new Honda Crosstourer (an SE model with full luggage) joins our fleet as well as an Integra 'super scooter' with DCT. We are already taking bookings from riders eager to try out these much anticipated machines over the Spring and Summer.
 
Motorcycle Racer Magazine
We are now stockists of 'Motorcycle Racer' magazine, the UK's number 1 road racing magazine. Packed from cover to cover every month with the best from the world of road racing, MotoGP, World Superbikes and national and club events.
 
See Our New Clothing Store!
Now open above our scooter shop, a whole floor dedicated to motorcycle clothing. Helmets, gloves, boots, jackets, leathers and much more. In fact, everything any biker could need ready for you to see and try. Have a look here ...
 
AGV Helmets
We have recently added AGV helmets to our ever expanding motorcycle clothing department. Established over 60 years, AGV helmets are the first choice of many racers, including 9 times World Champion Valentino Rossi. Find out more here ...
 
New Honda Vision Scooter
The stylish new Honda Vision 110cc scooter features a fuel efficient 4-stoke engine combined with a Twist-and-Go style transmission making every journey a fun ride. Just arrived in our showroom, find out more about our latest Learner Legal scooter here ...
 
Used Motorcycle Warranties
Don't worry about unexpected bills, we've got the perfect used bike guarantee for you. It covers your bike for upto £1000 a time as often as you need it and starts from as little as £20 per month. Find out all the details here ...
 
MANHOC
This year sees the UK Honda Owners Club celebrating their 50th anniversary. The Manchester branch is one of the longest established regional branches of the HOC and has some very special events of its own planned for the Summer. Find out more ...
 
Honda Crosstourer
Unveiled at the 2010 Milan Motorcycle Show, Honda's new V4 powered Crosstourer concept bike will offer the performance of a sports touring bike with the rider comfort and manoeuvrability of an adventure machine. All the latest details and pics are here ...
 
Michael Dunlop
He is the youngest member of the legendary Dunlop racing dynasty, taking his first TT win last year. We are delighted to be supporting Michael Dunlop with a Honda Fireblade Superstock machine for his 2010 campaign which includes the TT, NW200 and more.
 
Michael Dunlop

We were very excited to unveil the all-new VFR1200F and the Honda Fury street custom on Valentines Weekend and were delighted that so many of you managed to come along to the event to ride the bikes. These are a few pictures from the weekend.

 
Motorcycle Training In Cheshire
No matter how many miles you have under your belt, it is always worth keeping your road skills sharp to get the very best from your bike. If you are based in the Cheshire area, Peak Rider Training offer some great courses for both advanced and newer riders.
 
Classic Motorcycle Gallery
Over the past few years we've collected some modern classics that are often displayed in our showroom. As well as a selection of superbikes, we've also got a few slightly more unusual bikes and scooters too. Have a look at the Hunts classic bike gallery here ...
 
Please Sponsor Gareth & James ...
THEY DID IT! - Hunts Gareth Elliott and his pal James Buckley managed Lands End to John O'Groats in less than 24 hours on a CBF125! - They made the trip to raise money for St Ann's Hospice in Cheshire, and so far have collected over £800. Read more here ...
 
Mossy On The ABS Fireblade ...
Chris Moss is one of the most respected testers in the business and has ridden just about every bike you could mention. Already a big fan of Honda's C-ABS system, Mossy delivers his verdict on the Fireblade ABS in this road test feature ...
 
Honda Dual Clutch Transmission
Another world first in motorcycle technology, Honda has announced that their new 'dual clutch' transmission will be available for 2010 for sportier large capacity bikes, including the all-new VFR. Find out more about the system and how it works here ..
 
'Geared & Go' at Salford Quays
We are very pleased to support the North West mototorcycle safety initiative organised by RideSafe BackSafe and recently took part in their first Manchester 'Geared & Go' event at Rock Radio's offices in Salford Quays. Find out more ...
 
Adam Jenkinson : SMT Racing
We're pleased to announce that we will be supporting local British Superbike Championship team SMT Racing for the 2009 BSB season. Keep up to date with Jason and Adam's progress on their Superbike and Superstock Fireblades here ...
 
2009 Honda Test Ride Weekend!
Thanks to everybody who came along to our Honda Test Ride weekend on 21/22 February. The showroom was crowded both days and we are glad that so many of you got to ride the 2009 bikes. Here are some pictures from the weekend ...
 
Test Riding Hondas New ABS CBR600RR
Hondas new electronically controlled ABS has been specifically designed for sports bikes and offers even better control and stability. But will it take the fun out of your ride? - Superbike magazine tester Chris Moss doesn't think so. Read more here ...
 
Honda NX650 Dominator
Undoubtedly a modern 'classic', many of us have fond memories of Honda's legendary 'urban trail bike' the Dominator 650. We recently took this lovely one in part-exchange and JB likes it so much he's thinking of keeping it! - Find out more here ...
 
Paul Manning
We were delighted to welcome Paul Manning of Team GB's fantastic gold medal winning cycling squad to our showroom soon after his return from the Beijing Olympics. A real motorcycle enthusiast, Paul has recently taken delivery of a new RR8 Fireblade ...
 
Honda CBX6
Honda's CBX-6 was acclaimed as a masterpiece of motorcycle engineering in it's day, and it is still a bike that is guaranteed to turn heads wherever it goes. We were delighted when Ian Shaw brought his mint, original example along for an MOT recently ...
 
New Transalp Road Test Report
Europe’s most versatile midsized motorcycle has undergone a radical re-design and sports a new 680cc motor. Former Transalp owner Harry Shaw takes our new demo bike on it's first run. Find out what he thinks about it here ...
 
Honda VFR800 VTEC
Our good friend Harry Shaw takes the Hunts demonstrator VTEC for a run through the Cheshire lanes. See what he thinks of Honda's advanced sports tourer here ...
 
Honda CBF1000 Test Report
Bike magazine says "... It’s a simple, capable, easy to ride bike backed up with Honda’s reputation for reliability and quality ..." See if Harry Shaw agrees after his recent test ride here ...
 
Honda RC30

An icon of the late 1980's superbike scene, the Honda RC30 is a true modern day classic. We've got a brand new one in our showroom for you to see. And no-it's not for sale!

 
See our Brand New Honda VTR1000 SP-1

No - it won't really make the coffee, but we've recently added another very special bike to our collection of Honda classics and we've parked it right next to the coffee machine! - Find out about our BRAND NEW SP-1

 
James Toseland visits Hunts!

Earlier this month we were delighted to welcome former World Superbike Champion James Toseland to Hunts Motorcycles and some of the lads got the chance to go on a ride out with him into the Cheshire countryside!

 
Latest CBR600RR accessories
It's already a stunning bike, but now you can make your CBR600RR stand out even more with a wide range of genuine Honda accessories including the very latest carbon bits and pieces from HACE. Find out more ...
 
Support Olivia's 'MOONWALK!'
Olivia Dowling is taking part in this year's London 'Moonwalk', a sponsored powerwalk to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. Hunts are supporting her efforts and we hope that you might too! Find out more here ...
 
2008 Honda Launch and Ride Out Weekend Pics
The new for 2008 Honda models were officially launched on Thursday 21 February. At Hunts we celebrated with a showroom launch party followed by our annual Honda 'Ride Out' weekend. See some pictures here ...
 
Manchester Motorcycle Show Pics ...
Some pictures from our stand at this year's Motorcycle Show at Manchester's G-MEX in early January. We had Honda's 2008 range on display, plus Dani Pedrosa's fabulous RCV212V MotoGP bike ...
 
The ideal bike for this Winter?
If you ride a motorcycle 365 days a year and could pick any machine as your transport for the coming Winter what would you choose? Hunts MD John Brown and our great friend Peter 'Pan' Wardle chose an XL650V Transalp. Find out more here ...
 
Pre G-MEX Show Open Evening
Friday 20 December saw our pre-G-MEX show open evening at our showroom with the all-new for 2008 Fireblade and XL700V Transalp on display. View some pictures from the night here ...
 
Bike magazine undertook an exhaustive countdown of all the motorcycles on the UK market this year to come up with a ‘Top 150’ of the very best. Coming out on top of them all was the new for 2007 CBR600RR ...
 
German MotoGP trip
He doesn't often take a day off, but when the boss gets chance to get out and about on his bike he believes in putting a few miles in! - This year's European ride out was to the German MotoGP at the Sachsenring ...
 
Honda Hornet CB600F history

With the introduction of the all-new for 2007 Honda Hornet CB600F we thought it only right to celebrate the history of the fabulous Honda Hornet CB600F from it's introduction in 1998 through to the present day.

 
Hunts Ride-Out Weekend 03/04 March 2007
Our 2007 'Ride-Out weekend offered the chance to take a test ride on all the latest Honda Motorcycles, plus loads more to see and do. See some pictures from the event here ...
 
Honda at the 2006 International Motorcycle Show

The annual International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at Birmingham's NEC is traditionally the time for manufacturers to show their latest models. Dave Hodkinson was there to view Honda's 2007 range ...

 
Find out about our new bike storage unit ...

If you've ever wondered how we store all those new Hondas now you can see for yourself! - We have just invested in a brand new purpose-built bike storage and preparation facility which will soon be operational.

 
Sponsored Ride For Riders For Health

We were pleased to be asked to provide a bike for a national sponsored ride in aid of one of the motorcycling world's favourite charities-Riders For Health. Find out more ...

 

You might already have spotted our 'Test Ride a Varadero for the Weekend offer'. We invited Harry Shaw to put the first miles on our demo XLV1000. These are his impressions ...

 
Alex Ramirez and members of the Blue Knoght England V

Saturday 20 May 2006 saw Blue Knights member Alex Ramirez at Hunts prior to setting off on his attempt to become the first police officer to circle the globe on a solo motorcycle. Find out more ...

 
Jordan Thompson Junior road racing
Hunts support local junior road racer

A young man with ambitions to follow in the footsteps of his road racing heroes is Jordan Thompson. Jordan will be supported by Hunts Motorcycles in the British Junior Roadracing Association series.

 
See Gareth Glynn's Superbike Fireblade racer
Sadly we can't offer you a test ride on this one, but you are more than welcome to have a look at this awesome machine currently on display in our showroom. Check out Gareth Glynn's ex-Ben Bostrom Fireblade here ...
   
Honda CBR125

Honda's learner legal 125 sports bike was the UK's top selling motorcycle for 2005, it was also the biggest seller in the highly competitive Supersports category. Find out more ...

 
See our open weekend pics here ...

To celebrate our recent showroom and parts department extension we held an open weekend on 21/22 January which was a great success. These are some pictures from the event.

 
Hunts Motorcycles showroom. Kingsway, Manchester

We have recently acquired the premises adjacent to our showroom and are embarking on a complete re-modelling and extension to our dealership. Find out more ...

 
Honda Impossible Dreams TV advertisement
Honda Impossible Dreams TV ad

We’ve had so many people asking us about the fabulous new Honda TV advert featuring classic bikes, cars, boats and balloons that we just had to include a link to the downloadable web version here.

 
Hunts open day at Lex Vehicle Leasing
Hunts Honda open day at Lex Vehicle Leasing

Tuesday 28 June saw Hunts and Honda combine to organise an open day at the fantastic new offices of Lex Vehicle Leasing at Heathside Park in Stockport.

 
Honda launches luggage for Blackbird

Honda's CBR1100XX Super Blackbird owners can now take its sophistication even further with the addition of a pair of sleek, colour-coordinated panniers for longer touring adventures.

 
Honda speeds up motorcycle safety

Honda has underlined its commitment to the continuing development of motorcycle safety by announcing the establishment of its own Motorcycle Safety Organisation that will operate as part of the company’s famous research and development division.

 
Honda Announces Electric Moped Prototype

Honda has developed a 50cc hybrid scooter prototype that offers reduced emissions, exceptional fuel economy, and ample storage space.

 
Durham Police Cut A Dash With Honda Fireblade
Durham Police Cut A Dash With Honda Fireblade
Durham police have unveiled the force's new Honda 'PoliceBlade' at the annual 'Bikewise' motorcycle road safety event at the county's police headquarters.
 
Honda's muscle machine is favourite with biking journalists
Honda’s CB1300 naked muscle bike has become as popular with some of the UK’s top motorcycling journalists as it is with the bike-buying public, judging by some of its recent reviews.
 
Better braking from Honda now costs less
Honda has announced a number of price reductions for some of its genuine motorcycle parts with particular emphasis on brake components.
 

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