In 2012, MotoGP regulation changes ushered in the Moto3 class, replacing the outgoing 125cc class. With the new regulations, in 2014, Honda debuted the NSF250RW factory bike, based the 2011 NSF250R with throughly enhanced engine and components, in response to the intensifying competition.
This year saw Alex Marquez, in his second full season, win the championship. Honda proved its competitiveness with three spots in the top 5, and in the following year, 2015, took the riders and constructors titles. In 2019, Honda won twelve of the 19 rounds. From 2017 to 2019, Honda won three consecutive double crowns.