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January 13, 2011

Honda Stateline Slammer Bagger Concept

The Slammer Bagger Concept was designed by a member of Honda Research & Development Americas located in Southern California. “Based on a 2010 Stateline, designer Erik Dunshee reveals the life of low. Fueled by elegance and power the Slammer sports a fully adjustable air-ride suspension, NAV/Multimedia, 10" subwoofer and 500 watts of power. With a full front end conversion, including a lean 23" custom wheel, the designer achieved all this without frame or engine modification. Low has never looked so good.” – says Honda. Read the full article »

January 13, 2011

2010 Honda Sabre Switchblade Concept

Honda’s American R&D arm has revealed a concept bike based on the VT1300. The Sabre Switchblade, which took styling cues from Formula 1 and MotoGP, features the VT1300’s engine & tank, fully adjustable sport suspension, carbon fibre custom bodywork and spec seat, chain drive, single sided swing arm conversion, racing spec brakes, carbon fibre 18” rear wheel, onboard GPS lap timer & data acquisition unit, oversized Billet Top and lower bridge, air/box cleaner conversion. Read the full article »

December 30, 2010

2011 Honda CBR250R new pictures

Honda revealed its newest entry-level street bike back in October, but at the time the Japanese manufacturer only released eight pictures of the motorcycle. Finally, we have more photos of the bike. The CBR250R is probably the most significant motorcycle of 2011, because this is Honda’s first low-cost bike aiming the American youth market. The newbie will challenge directly the Kawasaki Ninja 250, the fifth best selling bike in the US in 2009. Read the full article »

December 29, 2010

Ride your Honda CBR250R on a virtual tour

Honda has updated its CBR250R site with Touringlobe, an entertaining animated online tour of the world. Ride your CBR250R, customize your rider and colors, chat with other online riders, and collect medals. Honda’s new 250cc sportsbike is powered by a 250cc 4-valve single cylinder engine delivering 26 hp and 23 Nm of torque. The biggest competitor of the Kawasaki Ninja 250 costs $3,999 in the U.S. The bike hits showrooms by Spring 2011. Read the full article »

December 28, 2010

Video: Honda NRS 250

From 2013, Moto3 replaces the 125GP and the bikes on the grid will be powered by Honda engines. The Japanese brand finally released a video about the new bike. The 250cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine can rev up to 14,000 rpm and should make close to 50hp. The new video gives us an idea what the final shape of the machine will look like. Watch the video and listen to the noise of the four-stroke engine. Read the full article »

December 16, 2010

Honda starts lease sales of the EV-neo electric scooter

Honda Motor Co. announced that it will start lease sales of the EV-neo electric scooter on Friday, December 24, 2010. The EV-neo is an electric scooter developed for businesses such as transport of heavy goods or delivery services and which delivers a clean and quiet ride without compromising powerfulness. The vehicle qualifies as a first-class motor-driven cycle in Japan, for engine displacements of 50cc or less. Read the full article »

December 9, 2010

Win a one-off Honda CB600FA Green Hornet

The British arm of Honda announced today that a special, customized CB600 FA Hornet will be offered in a free prize draw between now and 14 February, 2011. The one-off bike features a stunning Green Hornet paint scheme. The bike is also fitted with several Genuine Honda Accessories further enhancing its desirability. The special Hornet has been inspired by Honda’s association with Sony pictures, ahead of the launch of the forthcoming new 3D-film, „The Green Hornet”. The movie is based on 1960’s Marvel comic book series. Read the full article »

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 »