Honda motorcycles

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Honda has planned nine cars and three motorcycles for the 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon scheduled to kick off on January 11. While the four-wheeled machineries aren’t of our interest, the bikes are.

Surprisingly, Honda won’t bring the best of each lineup, but an economical cruiser – the Shadow Classic 400 – as well as a scooter – the Forza X. Still, they show off with the Black and White 2009 CBR 1000RR so that evens up the scale pretty nicely.

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We barely got time to realize that another year has passed by and there’s another concept trike showing us how it may very likely be the thing we’ll ride or better said drive in the future. But if it’s still here, at least let’s welcome it as should. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the Hawk!

The design belongs to 22-year-old Alex Hodge, a designer based in New Zeeland. The young man has imagined the trike of the future as a machine powered preferably by a powerful motorcycle engine, but which would protect the user with a cockpit-like covering that swings away to allow the entry and exit to and from the vehicle.

With an alloy chassis and 19-inch alloy wheels, we already know that the thing would be light and stable, but how does it do in the performance department? Well, it seems that this designer also thinks at fuel consumption so he visualizes Hawk concept as being powered by the 999cc V-Twin engine “borrowed” from the Honda RC51 motorcycle. Now that’s pretty good considering that the specific powerplant meets a great balance between power – 120 horses – and fuel consumption which depends on how much the trike will actually weigh.

We have to admit that it looks radical, but I can’t see why he didn’t sketch a fully-equipped pilot in it. After all, what’s the point of all that transparency if you can’t be spotted when riding in style? And don’t come to me with that “view” stuff because you can see the view as you’re watching where you’re going.

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Honda “leaks” the official design drawings of the Fury before the much-awaited New York motorcycle show in January and no surprises. We must say that despite speculations that the Fury will send Harley-Davidson Rocker and Yamaha Rider designers and engineers back to the drawing boards, Honda’s late arrival simply uses the a fuel-injected version of the 1312cc water-cooled V-Twin on the VTX1300.

With no hybrid drive systems, no automatic gearboxes and zero chances for an all-new engine, the Honda Fury will simply line up to the tendencies and not redefine them. Still, I won’t argue with those who say it looks good, because it does.

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Whether you’re into retro styling, appreciate custom bikes, or can’t live without a windscreen and saddlebags, Honda has a 2009 VTX1300 ready for you to enjoy. All models are based on a 1312cc V-Twin so although the performance figures are the same, the distinctive styling variations aren’t.

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Honda’s Shadow arm extends all the way to the Spirit 750 which is still a classic cruiser only that a bit more muscular and more into street-rod. They use the same V-Twin engine, making the bike perfect for cruising down the boulevards as well as exploring back-country roads, all at an affordable price. So the competition would better be beware of the Spirit!

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To those who say that the financial crisis puts an end to one’s possibilities of buying a new bike, Honda replies with the 2009 Shadow Aero. This bike addresses to a wide range of riders in search of classic retro styling, low seat height and, of course, V-Twin power, all at an unmatchable cost. What power of dreams? In this case, reality hits straight in the face!

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Honda gets the bad boy out of each one of us with the 2009 Rebel. Considering the fact that people are most likely to buy it in order to save up gas money, that’s quite an accomplishment and yet only a part of the small cruiser’s big character. With a reliable and docile four-stroke engine, comfortable accommodations and great handling, I bet my money on the fact that after being introduced to cruising by this entry-level bike, all riders will see the Honda Shadow as their next goal.

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Honda’s small in displacement, but large in size 2009 CRF230L stands as an incredible do-it-all motorcycle. First off, it is an economic and fast commuting mean, one that does a very good job exploring the trails and secondly, it is user-friendly and brings full benefits of an e-start and a low seat height. Did I even mention how great it looks? Well…it sure does!

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This weekend, Honda announced to drop all factory support of AMA road racing as a result of a culmination of facts: "current global economic situation and its impact on Honda" (the official variant), the Suzuki Suzuki supremacy in the AMA Road Racing with Mat Mladin and Ben Spies as pilots and the ongoing conflict with Daytona Motorsports Group, the new management for AMA Pro Racing.

Until the radical solution was made, the only Honda factory rider contracted for next year’s season was Neil Hodgson.

Press release after the jump

Source: autoblog
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The Honda XR650L is a benchmark for the dual-sport class as it eats Baja races for breakfast and yet chooses to take its act on the streets, dirt roads, remote trails and forgotten byways. For 2009, Honda continues production relying on a powerful, electrically started motor and on a rigid, but versatile chassis, ending into the most notorious do-it-all motorcycle out there.

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