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December 7, 2010

American Honda announced racing plans for 2011

In 2011, Honda welcomes two new riders who will contest both the AMA Supercross Championship and AMA Motocross Championship aboard Honda CRF450R race machines. "Both Trey Canard and Josh Grant have shown great speed in the 450 competition," said Erik Kehoe, Honda Racing Team Manager. Read the full article »

December 1, 2010

Mugen Honda CBR250R revealed

The Japanese brand already caused a sensation in the motorcycle world earlier this year when they revealed the CBR250R. The bike has a reasonable large displacement engine which outperforms the 125cc category. Now the manufacturer’s in-house tuner, Mugen created a more sporty and agressive version, thanks to the combination of the red and black color scheme. In order to match the body color, seat riders are colored red with Mugen emblems. The guys at Mugen replaced the standard muffler but there’s no word on performance. Read the full article »

November 16, 2010

Video: 2011 Honda VFR800X Crossrunner

Honda introduced its new middleweight adventure bike at the EICMA show two weeks ago. The VFR 800 X will compete with Triumph Tiger and Ducati Multistrada. Reports says the bike could go into production as early as 2011 and will have a price tag of €11,000. The Crossrunner is powered by a 782cc V4 engine which produces 102hp and 54lbs-ft of torque. The bike features an aluminium twin-spar frame, 43mm cartridge-type front fork, cast aluminium Pro-Arm swingarm, Pro-Link rising-rate linkage system and gas-charged HMAS damper with adjustable rebound damping. Read the full article »

November 12, 2010

2011 Honda CBR125R – 125cc screamer joins Honda’s CBR family

Witness the 2011 Honda CBR125R, which is set to join the Aprilia RS4 and KTM 125 Duke in Europe. The 125cc sportsbike class is getting more and more crowded, and the newest member of this category comes from Honda Thailand. The Japanese brand wanted to build a 125cc sportsbike with the look and feel of a bigger, more expensive machine. Therefore, the VFR1200F-like styling is agressive, and the bike is lightweight, arefined and easy to use. Read the full article »

November 4, 2010

2011 Honda SW-T600: the successor of the Silver Wing has arrived

Honda uveiled its new superscooter, the SW-T600 which will compete the Suzuki Burgman and Yamaha T-Max. The new SW-T600 wants to be simply the best available for a maxi scooter, offers the same performance characteristics and comfort of the Silver Wing 600 in a building more compact and dynamic. L ‘SW-T600 boasts an extremely comfortable driving position with seat double-decker only 755 mm from the ground and great wind protection. The load capacity is significant: the tail section allows you to stow well two full-face helmets and there are two rooms in the counter shield, one of well-locked 2.2-liter capacity. Read the full article »

November 3, 2010

2011 Honda CB1000R announced for U.S.

The Japanese brand finally decided to bring its newest naked model, the CB1000R to the United States. The bike, based on the CBR1000RR, features a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant tuned for loads of right-now power, single-sided swingarm with single-shock rear suspension, plus a wealth of new features that give it its own unique identity. Whether you choose to call it a "naked bike," or a Superbike in Clark Kent clothing, the 2011 CB1000R is the most modern iteration of a long line of much-respected high-performance unfaired four-cylinder bikes—the classic hot-rod Hondas. Read the full article »

November 3, 2010

The middleweight Honda CBR600F is back!

Honda has further listened to customers’ desires in the middle-weight class and reintroduced an all-new version of the much-loved CBR600F. In 1987, Honda defined the middleweight sportsbike category with the launch of the CBR600F-H, a bike renowned for its ability to satisfy most riders’ needs, being both sporty in feel and practical in nature. This machine was developed over the years with a number of different ‘versions’ right up to the CBR600F Sport, although the ‘F’ models ceased production in 2006 as customer focus turned more towards the CBR600RR territory. Read the full article »

November 2, 2010

Honda Crossrunner: new middleweight adventure bike from Honda

The Japanese brand has finally unveiled its new middleweight adventure bike, the Crossrunner. The machine is fitted with a 782cc V4 engine which delivers 102hp and 54 lbs-ft of torque. „The Crossrunner represents the best aspects of two separate biking genres: the flexibility and exciting attitude of a naked performance machine with the upright riding position and rugged appearance of an adventure bike,” says a press release from Honda. Read the full article »

October 28, 2010

Full details of the 2011 Honda CBR250R – with video

Honda will present the new CBR250R at the EICMA show in Milan next week, but the manufacturer already took the wraps off the model. The much anticipated bike got the design cues of the VFR1200F sports tourer and the CBR1000RR sports bike. The entry-leves CBR is powered by a 4-stroke, 4-valve single-cylinder DOHC engine which delivers 26 hp and 23 Nm of torque. The engine, which meets the Euro-3 emission standards, is a little less powerful than the two-cylinder Kawasaki Ninja 250, but the Honda has more torque. Read the full article »

October 27, 2010

New design sketch of Honda’s V4 crossover

The EICMA show starts on Monday in Milan, but the japanese manufacturer already released a full design sketch of its mid-range capacity crossover model. The bike combines the CB1000R’s design cues with a smaller version of Honda’s V4 engine. Rumours suggest the machine will use a 800cc engine, along with traction control and engine mapping. Honda says, "This mid-range machine is an exciting new approach – a crossover machine that represents the best aspects of two separate biking genres. Read the full article »