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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 »

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 »