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There’s a reason why the Honda CRF250R is considered one of the best bikes on the market. It’s got a pedigree unlike any other, as evidenced by its long history of racing success. It made its debut in 2004 and
took its first-ever AMA Supercross win early in the season. Two years after that, Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps rode it to the 2006 Supercross Lites East Championship. In 2008, GEICO Powersports Honda rookie Trey Canard rode all the way to a Supercross Lites East Championship, and in 2009 Ashley Fiolek notched her second consecutive AMA/WMA Women’s Motocross Championship. The common denominator with all those wins is that all the riders rode a CRF250R.

The CRF250R offers superb handling and excellent power that has been a tradition for Honda’s 250 class. For the 2012 model, Honda upped the ante, offering plenty of new goodies, including a new cylinder head and a 46mm throttle body that produces a broadened powerband featuring more low-end and midrange torque. In addition, the bike now carries an entirely new chassis that centers on a twin-spar aluminum frame with Honda’s Progressive Steering Damper (HPSD), a forged aluminum steering head, stronger downtubes and a simplified removable rear subframe. The bike also has an updated front and rear suspension settings, offering improved tracking and more precise handling. New foot pegs are also part of the package, as are new front axle collars that add rigidity to the front end, increasing the bike’s steering precision. On top of everything else, the CRF250R also comes with Dunlop’s premium MX51 tires cap off championship-caliber credentials that make the CRF250R the bike to beat in 2012.

Find out more about the Honda CRF250R’s specs after the jump.


Law enforcement agencies are fixing to find a new ally in their crime-fighting ways with the introduction of the Honda ST1300PA . Tapping into Honda ’s newest technology while also enjoying the company’s renowned quality standards and reliability, the ST1300PA is expected to become a patrol officer’s best friend.

Among the features included in the ST1300PA include a motor-driven adjustable windscreen that offers 7.4" and 13 degrees of adjustability. There’s also a new special patrol speedometer, an adjustable 3-position dual-density solo seat, handlebars that have been raised 25mm and width increased 13.5mm for greater rider comfort, specialized brackets for lights, sirens, antenna mount, and radio/electronic equipment, a rear component cover for electronics weather protection, left and right lower engine-guards with built-in brackets for mounting accessories, and right-handlebar-mounted multi-function switch controls, among other things.

More than all the cop-friendly equipment, the ST1300PA is the picture of power and handling too. The bike is powered by a 1,261cc DOHC 90o V-4 engine that produces 125 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 85 lb/ft of torque at 6,000 rpm. Meanwhile, a rigid aluminum upper triple-clamp and a 45mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) cartridge front fork was fitted into the bike, providing excellent suspension control in a wide range of riding conditions. Likewise, the rear suspension incorporates a single shock that’s been mounted directly on the swingarm, providing 1.2" of spring preload adjustability. Large 310mm stainless steel floating front brake discs and 316mm rear disc are also part of the bike’s overall package, providing the kind of stopping power law enforcement officials need.

Find out the full specs behind the Honda ST13000PA after the jump.

The Honda FourTrax Rincon has been one of the most popular ATVs for a reason. Since it was first introduced, it ushered in a new generation of sporty ATVs that offered an exceptional combination of looks, power, and handling characteristics and were considered the best of their kind on the market.

For the 2011 model, Honda further improved the Rincon to offer superior characteristics, including the extensive use of weight-saving measures with the use of aluminum for the following components: forged front upper control arms, rear upper and lower control arms, rear knuckles, front and rear wheels. The ATV also has a new multi-function LCD digital instrumentation that features large readouts for gear-selector position, speedometer, odometer, resettable tripmeter, and hourmeter/clock. Likewise, an instrument housing includes LEDs for Drive, Neutral, Reverse, temperature warning, and FI warning indicator while a fuel gauge and low-fuel warning light located within the instrument housing comes as standard equipment.

The FourTrax Rincon is powered by a 675cc liquid-cooled OHV semi-dry-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke engine that’s mated to an automotive-style Honda automatic transmission that features a hydraulic torque converter, three hydraulic clutches and an Electronic Control Module (ECM) system. At its core, the FourTrax Rincon was built with a rugged steel perimeter frame and four-wheel independent suspension. The ATV uses an independent rear suspension with a double-wishbone design and features forged-aluminum knuckles. The simple suspension set-up allows the ATV to maintain rear wheel alignment, further reducing unsprung weight and contributing to a more responsive overall handling.

Find out more about the full specs of the Honda FourTrax Rincon after the jump.

The Honda FourTrax Rancher is a customizable heaven for ATV customers. Not only does it offer a choice of transmission between a fully automatic version or an Electronic Shift program that allows for push-button shifts on command, it also offers a steady mix of solid engines with wide torque bands, a sturdy chassis, and an excellent suspension set-up.

In terms of the powertrain, the FourTrax Rancher comes with a dependable 420cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that comes with either a Honda automatic five-speed transmission featuring auto-shifting or a manual shifting push-button featuring Honda’s very own Electric Shift Program. On top of that, the ATV was also built using a rugged frame and suspension set-up that provides an exceptional 9.1" of ground clearance. Meanwhile, the independent double-wishbone front suspension uses premium shock absorbers to provide 6.3" of wheel travel for a plush, comfortable ride while also minimizing geometry variations, maintaining rear wheel alignment, and contributing to more responsive overall handling.

Overall, the Honda FourTrax Rancher is considered one of the best ATVs in the market, thanks to its impressive blend of innovation, sophistication, and hard-working credentials. Add that with the company’s aggressive ATV technology and you have an ATV that delivers premium performance while also providing one of the best values for your hard-earned money.

There’s a reason why the FourTrax Rancher has been one of the best-selling line of ATVs in America. The plethora of new features on the 2012 model only adds to the model’s ever-increasing popularity amongst ATV fans in the land.

Find out more about the Honda FourTrax Rancher’s full specs after the jump.

Look up any of Honda ’s esteemed line of racing bikes and there’s a good chance that you’ll stumble across the CRF450R and the unique history it possesses despite having been in the market for the last couple of years.

Introduced as an all-new and lighter bike with fuel injection in 2009, the CRF450R earned overwhelming praise, winning in AMA racing and also winning a host of comparison tests and bike of the year awards.

The production version of the CRF450R has upheld the bike’s already legendary history and the 2012 model offers no hint of slowing down the momentum the bike has achieved in short time.

For the 2012 model, Honda added a slew of features to the bike, including stiffer fork outer tubes and front axle collars that bring a more solid feel to the front end, stiffer fork springs, revised suspension settings on the front and rear, plus a new shock linkage that produces improved tracking, more precise handling and added rider confidence over rough terrain. New foot pegs are also wider and longer, thus enhancing rider support while a new chain roller adds durability.

As for the powertrain, the 2012 CRF450R comes with a 449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system that controls fuel injection with remarkable precision, producing amazing drive right off the bottom while delivering a super-strong mid-range punch and an even stronger rush of top-end power.

Find out more about the Honda CRF450R’s specs after the jump.

Over the years, Honda’s FourTrax Foreman series of 4x4 ATVs have proven to be versatile, effective both for work and pleasure. For the 2012 model, Honda ups the ante with their popular 4x4 ATVs, adding a brand-new liquid-cooled 475cc single-cylinder OHV four-stroke engine with a new fuel injection system. These additions not only add powerful capabilities to the Foreman, but also adds to the ATVs overall performance package.

In addition to the new engine, the 2012 FourTrax Foreman also has a new, rugged and tough looking body work with an all new chassis and suspension set-up that dramatically improves the ATV’s comfort, precision. and handling capabilities. Add all of those elements together and you have a package that offers one of the best ATV rides on the market today. The fact that it’s built by Honda is only another indication of the ATV’s world-class capabilities.

Find out more about the Honda FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES after the jump.

Much like the Honda CB1000R , the new Honda CBR1000RR has a strange name. But more than their shared commonality for long alpha-numeric designations, the CB1000R and the CBR1000RR also have one thing in common: they’re two of the best sportsbikes on the market.

As a matter of fact, the latter has been touted ’revolutionary’ by more than one expert while also establishing new standards for a light weight, superlative handling, remarkably compact bike with exceptional performance numbers to boot.

Talking about its performance capabilities, the Honda CBR1000RR is powered by a powerful 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine with a close-ratio six-speed transmission. This setup is joined by an inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound, and compression damping adjustability and a Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock rear suspension with the same spring preload, rebound, and compression damping adjustability of the front suspension. The bike also features 320mm front brake discs with dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers to go with a single 220mm brake disc.

In a world dominated by high-powered superbikes that are more one-dimensional than anything else, the Honda CBR1000RR offers a unique blend of simple and casual styling to go with outstanding performance numbers.

Now if they can only do something about shortening its name...

Find out more about the Honda CBR1000RR specs after the jump


Cars may be more practical than motorcycles for a lot or different reasons, but if you’re the free-wheeling type that enjoys the breath of freedom that only bikes can provide, then the latter is definitely right inside your wheel house.

Now as far as picking the right bike is concerned, you’ll have plenty of varieties to choose from, including Honda and its latest sportsbike offering, the CB1000R .

Dressed in a clean, essentials-only styling that belies its superbike capabilities, the CBR1000 was built using a sophisticated Gravity Die-Cast technology with a mono-backbone aluminum frame that is strong yet features thin-wall construction to ensure the bike is as light as a feather. The bike’s seating position - a short, compact and lightweight seat and tail cowl - delivers excellent rider comfort and tremendous versatility for long-distance travel. There’s also a stylish three-section LCD instrument panel features a multi-segment LCD tachometer and a distinctive triangular multi-reflector headlight, with unique LED position light.

As far as power is concerned, the CB1000R comes with a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant that boasts of Honda’s esteemed sports and racing tradition. The engine has been tuned for loads of right-now power to go with a single-sided swingarm with single-shock rear suspension.

The Honda CB1000R has been described in a variety of ways, but whatever description you can think of for it, one thing will always remain true: it’s a true modern iteration of a long line of classic, high-performance, hot-rod Hondas.

And judging by the early returns, it’s doing its predecessors proud.

Find out more about the Honda CB1000R’s specs after the jump

The Honda NT700V touring bike won’t scream intimidation to high heavens, but it can take you from point A to point B in a trendy and fashionable way.

The rich pearl black and silver polished finish of the NT700V makes for an attractive two-wheeled ride, and when you combine that with an impressive 680cc liquid-cooled 52° SOHC, four-cylinder V-twin engine that produces tidy horsepower, then you have the perfect everyday commuter. The bike also comes with a 41mm telescopic fork front suspension and a single shock with remote spring pre-load adjustability rear suspension plus dual 296mm front disc brakes, and a single 276mm rear disc brake.

The NT700V also features a fully-equipped fairing, interlinked saddlebags, a 45-liter rear trunk, an inner bag-trunk, a lower rear trunk pad, a wind deflector set, a knee pad set, heated grips, a tank pad, and an outdoor cycle cover.

It’s not the most powerful bike on the market, but as far as everyday commuting on a two-wheeled cruiser is concerned, the Honda NT700V has all the elements to make for a no-frills everyday bike that you can take anywhere you want to go.

Find out more about the Honda NT700VA’s specs after the jump


The all-new Honda CRF230M is a street-ready bike that can handle its business on just about every road it travels on. Hours of urban and backroad adventure are nothing to the CRF230M, because it’s something that the bike can do seamlessly.

It’s business as usual for Honda , who may be more popular for their cars, but have likewise crafted a reputation as one of the best motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Offering the kind of comprehensive details that make it such a unique bike, the CRF230M gives you a mixed bag of upstanding design, superior handling, and impressive performance numbers.

On top of that, it’s hard to second-guess something that has the unmistakable Honda seal of approval. The Japanese company has built a foundation crafted on excellence with their products, and the CRF230M is just the latest in a long line of bikes that have upheld this tradition time and time again.

Find out more about the Honda CRF230M after the jump.


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