Motorcycle expo group gets rare look at Honda R&D

A major motorcycle and powersports exhibition just 45 miles from Honda’s Ohio operations opened the door for Jon Seibel to use his company connections to arrange a visit for an exposition leader and a few motorcycle journalists.

Honda visit

A group from the AIMExpo presented by Nationwide visited Honda’s Heritage Center and Raymond research and development center on Wednesday. It gave them a unique look at Honda’s work in powersport development. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

But it wasn’t just any tour Seibel arranged. He connected with a friend at Honda R&D Americas in Raymond and asked for a tour of the secretive facility.

“He didn’t want to even ask at first,” said the Honda powersports official. “But I told him to run it up the flag pole and see what happens.”

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