Guy Martin to ride Hailwood’s Honda at Fowlers-sponsored Grand National

Join Guy Martin and a host of other stars who will be riding at Castle Combe to celebrate sixty years since the legendary Mike Hailwood first raced at the Wiltshire circuit.

Guy will be on track on Sunday as one of the many attractions during the Fowler-sponsored Grand National over the weekend of 8th and 9th July 2017.


Guy Martin racing
Guy will be riding ‘Mike the Bike’s’ 297cc Honda RC167 as part of the popular Classic Parade, which features historic and exotic machinery from the 1950s to the 1970s, including bikes from MV, Triumph, Norton, Honda, MZ, Ducati, BSA and Yamaha.

John McGuinness bikes


John McGuinness will be bringing three of his iconic machines to display – the 250cc Vimto Honda, his 130mph lap-record setting Honda Fireblade and the exotic Mugen, which he took to victory in the 2015 TT Zero race.

You’ll get to see plenty of on-track action too, with feature races on both Saturday and Sunday. There’s a huge variety, from the British 125cc & 250cc Championships to the Super Twins, Sound of Thunder and Powerbike classes, plus the Bonham’s British Historic Championships and the King of Castle Combe open class.

Fowlers will be joining the celebrations throughout the weekend, bringing the latest models from Triumph, Honda and Yamaha for you to see up close. Our team will be on-hand to answer your questions.

Find out more about the Castle Combe Grand National here.

Honda Six

Experience the unique sound of a vintage Honda Six in this video – they don’t make them like this any more!


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0% finance available on Honda’s 500 series bikes in December!

Honda’s 500cc bikes have been massively popular in recent years – letting new and experienced riders alike get as much fun as possible out of their bikes. Whether you’re on an A2 license, or a seasoned rider looking for something new – Honda has you covered.

CBR500R – the sporty Honda

The CBR500R combines aggressive body styling and enhanced tuning to bring a race feel to bring an extra rush of riding performance. Inheriting its looks from its bigger brother, the Fireblade, riders can carve up the twisties or take the city streets in style.



CB500F – the streetfighter Honda

The CB500F is a head-turner whether on your commute or out for some weekend fun. Winner of Autotrader’s Best Bike of 2016 Award in the A2 category, it’s suitable for new riders as well as those wanting a commuter.


CB500X – the adventure Honda

With agile handling and a comfortable, upright seating position, the CB500X can handle anything you throw at it. With a large windscreen and rugged styling, it’s perfect for city streets or country lanes.



A minimum deposit of £1499 is required for 0% VPL Finance. Offer only available for terms up-to 36 months. New Honda 500 Series (16YM) registrations from 01 December 2016 to 31st December 2016. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 0.0% APR; Offers are at the promoter’s absolute discretion. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc Cain Road, Bracknell, RG12 1HL. Honda Finance Europe Plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.


For more information about any of these models, or our 0% offer, please get in touch with Fowlers Honda on 0117 977 0466 or email

Honda announces return of the Rebel for 2017!

The Rebel has been a stalwart of Honda’s smaller-engined line-up for many years, since its birth in 1985. Starting as a 250cc bike, ideal for newer riders, it’s been massively popular. Now it gets a much-needed facelift, and a boost in power for 2017…

17YM Rebel

The new 500cc Rebel features a host of additions, guaranteed to make it a strong choice for any rider. A low seat and mid-mounted footpegs make for a relaxed riding position, while optional extras will include a pillion seat, luggage rack, screen, or a 12v socket. The parallel twin engine is A2-friendly, taken from the CBR500R and tweaked to give more low-end power, ideal for a relaxed cruiser. Honda has also designed the Rebel to be easy to customise – I’m sure we’ll see custom parts appearing soon!

17YM Rebel

Honda unveils new 2017 Fireblade and CB1100 models at Intermot

The 2017 Fireblade was eagerly-awaited this year, and Honda have definitely not disappointed. Not just an upgrade to the existing models, we get three new CBR1000RR machines – a base model, SP and SP2.

New CBR1000RR SP

The CBR1000 SP brings together Honda’s Fireblade knowledge, honed since the first model in 1992, with their racing know-how from the RC213V-S, to bring us an outstanding new machine. Honda’s new 5-axis Inertial Measurement Unit measures everything the Fireblade is doing and assists electronically – along with the Suspension Control Unit which receives roll rate, yaw rate and lean angle information. All this information feeds back into the FI-ECU to create the optimal ride. Rear Lift Control and Cornering ABS make each curve more manageable at speed, especially when paired with new, lighter alloys and Bridgestone rubber.

Like the RC213V-S, the 2017 Fireblade features a new full-colour TFT liquid crystal dash, where riders can select from riding modes, lap timers or a mechanic setup display.

cbr1000rr SP

CBR1000RR SP2 Homologation Special


This road-legal homologation special uses the SP as a base, then adds a boost of power and styling to kick the Fireblade up a notch. Five hundred bikes will be made for race use, with race and sport kits from HRC available to further boost performance. Cosmetically, gold and carbon pattern inserts mingle with the classic tricolour design, while lighter gold Marchesini alloys reduce weight. The engine itself benefits from various upgrades, all derived from the RC213V-S.


New CB1100RS

cb1100 RS

The retro-inspired CB1100RS has received an upgrade, with more of a cafe racer flavour than its sibling the EX. A lower, more sporty riding position along with new alloys, upgraded suspension and front forks all aid this refresh of the CB1100 line. Mechanically, the engine benefits from a lighter, shorter exhaust and breathing system, as well as a shorter rake and wheelbase and a slipper clutch.




The standard CB1100EX has benefited from a few of the upgrades to the RS – the improved air intakes and slipper clutch developments to the engine, as well as a more relaxed riding position.