Honda Performance Development Now Selling CR125 Parts for 'Spec Honda' Class Engine

SANTA CLARITA, CA – April 7, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Honda CR125 engine parts and rebuild kits are now available to kart racers throughout the United States via the Honda Racing Line, the parts and service program for amateur and entry-level professional racers operated by Honda Performance Development (HPD).

The Honda CR125 engine is used in the popular Spec Honda and Stock Moto classes by a variety of karting sanctioning bodies. The Honda Racing Line now offers racers a new source for CR125 parts, engine-rebuild kits and technical support.

The Honda Racing Line provides its members with a direct connection to HPD and its unparalleled record of success at the pinnacles of motorsport, including the IZOD IndyCar Series and American Le Mans Series. This channel to factory support provides Honda Racing Line members the opportunity to purchase parts via convenient web-based ordering, with expedited, door-to-door delivery; and obtain technical support from HPD’s knowledgeable sales staff.

“The Honda Racing Line was founded with the goals of supporting existing Honda racers and helping to grow the sport at the ‘grassroots’ level,” said HPD General Manager Marc Sours.  “From the start, incorporating a karting component has been an integral part of our plan. Honda’s CR125 engine has been very popular in the karting community due to its performance and reliability. Through this program, we hope to make it easier and quicker for competitors to obtain the parts they need to go racing.”

Registered kart racers may now purchase a CR125 engine ‘kit’, containing all of the required parts to assemble a complete engine. The engine kit will include a six-speed transmission for the appropriate model, with ‘top-end’ parts available for 1999-2002 engines, the most popular for karting applications.

Independent race shops and engine builders may continue to purchase their parts from Honda motorcycle dealers, and also purchase parts from HPD through the Honda Racing Line.  The Honda Racing Line program is designed to increase the availability of kart racing parts to the sport’s participants.

To join the Honda Racing Line, a racer must simply provide current membership information in a nationally-recognized sanctioning body; provide official race results for at least two events in the past year; complete and submit the registration form; and be a resident of the U.S. or Canada.

Honda Performance Development (HPD) is the Honda racing company within North America. Founded in 1993, and located in Santa Clarita, Calif., HPD is the technical operations center for high-performance Honda racing cars and engines. HPD is the single engine supplier to the IZOD IndyCar Series and spearheaded championship-winning efforts in the 2009-2010 American Le Mans Series, 2010 Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Launched in 2009, the Honda Racing Line is a program targeted at licensed participants in sanctioned amateur and entry-level professional racing.  Competitors may register for the Honda Racing Line through