Well, when Mugen hit the IOM, there were resounding disclaimers that there was no connection between Mugen and Honda, in spite of the fact that there are some significant family ties. To the point that, you'd love to be a fly on the wall at Christmas dinner at the Honda household...

Anyway, it was my opinion that Honda was keenly aware of what was going on over at Mugen, and I think this supports that: https://electricbikeaction.com/first...HT-WT8BegxtBtg

I may have to make some updates to the book.