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Two Honda Bikes Receive Cycle World 10-Best honors

16 May 2000

CB750 also recognized as Best Standard ever made

    Newport Beach, CA - Honda's CR250R won top honors as the Best Motocrosser and
the CBR929RR took the Best Open Streetbike award at the Annual Cycle World
magazine Ten Best awards in Newport Beach, California on Monday evening. Both
models are all-new for the 2000-model year and faced significant competition in
their categories.

    Also honored at the banquet were a number of milestone motorcycles of the 20th
century - Honda's original 1969 CB750 was selected as the Best Standard ever
made. Honda's perennial Ten Best winner, the Interceptor, was also recognized at
the ceremony, receiving an Honorable Mention for 2000.

    "We are pleased to be honored by the world's largest enthusiast publication. Our
theme for the new century, 'Performance First', is a reflection of the
outstanding engineering that created these wonderful motorcycles," said Honda's
Motorcycle Division Vice President Ray Blank.

    Honda's 2000-model year lineup represents the first of a three-year commitment
announced by Honda last September to re-establish its industry dominance. Also
new for 2000 are the RC51, Honda's Superbike racing platform, the Shadow Sabre,
a performance-custom with street rod styling, three off-road motorcycles - the
CR125R motocrosser, the XR50R and the XR650R - and the Rancher series of ATVs.