Honda’s light business jet made its first flight on December 20th. Alright, motorcycle news are somewhat scarce during the holiday season, but in our defense Honda does have a wing in its motorcycle logo.
The 51-minute flight took place at Honda’s aircraft headquarters located at the Piedmont International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina.
A proof-of-concept aircraft reached a top speed of 777 km/h (483 mph) and attained a maximum altitude of 13,100 metres (43,000 ft).
The HondaJet will be produced in a 266,000 sq.ft. facility in Greensboro, which is scheduled to open in early 2011.
Delivery of the first Hondajet is scheduled for the third quarter of 2012. Place your order now, cost is only $4.5 million U.S., or about the cost of 1,306 CBR125Rs.