Honda Starts Rollout of Updated Software for the Riding Trainer,

Honda Starts Rollout of Updated Software for the Riding Trainer, a Motorcycle
Safety Training Device 
Tokyo, Mar 27, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced
the development of updated software for the Riding Trainer designed to teach
motorcycle safety effectively. Installation of the new software program started
with Riding Trainer models produced in February 2013, including those for
overseas. 
The new software is designed to further advance the ability to foresee and
predict the dangers encountered in motorcycle riding, by providing even more
realistic situations and conditions. 
A major enhancement in this update is the adoption of exteriors of actual 15
motorcycle models and the faithfully recreated meter display and engine sound
of each model. A variety of the models includes small scooters such as the PCX,
midsize sports models such as the CBR250R, and large sports models such as the
CB1100 and VFR1200F. They are simulated to imitate various use in numerous
countries around the world. Additional new features include a function for
experiencing advanced braking systems such as the Combined Brake System (CBS),
a front- and rear-wheel combination brake system, and Combined ABS, which
brings together the CBS and the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). Honda plans to
roll out the software update at motorcycle dealers with existing installations
of the Riding Trainer. 
The Riding Trainer was created to promote widespread adoption of useful
motorcycle safety training devices for developing riders' ability to
foresee and predict the dangers encountered in motorcycle riding. Overseas
sales of the Riding Trainer started in November 2005 at Honda motorcycle
dealers across Europe and in February 2006 for Honda motorcycle dealers and
other corporations in Japan. Approximately 5,000 units are currently in use in
53 countries throughout the world. Honda aims to expand the sales so that the
system will enjoy more widespread use and further demonstrate Honda's
commitment to safety - a key element of its activities. 
About Honda 
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading
manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of
motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine
satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing
facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products,
including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden
equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19
million customers annually. For more information, please visit
http://world.honda.com. 
Contact: 
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