Honda presented its new 2013 Honda CB500F naked bike at the EICMA Motor Show. The CB500 is one of the three new bikes which will be using Honda’s new 500 cc engine. Compared with the other two models, the CB500F is slightly cheaper being priced at $5499 for the base model and $5999 for the ABS version.
Despite its cheap price, the Honda CB500F is able to make a compelling case for itself, as it comes with a sharp design, is fuel efficient and is also packed with a series of modern technologies especially developed to improve its the ride and handling abilities.
The bike weighs 420 pounds, is built on a diamond shaped 35 mm steel tube frame and is fitted with 17 inch aluminum wheels. The stopping power is assured by 320mm front and 240 mm rear wave-style disc brakes.
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Back in 2001, Honda started selling its gearless scooter in India and it began with Honda Activa and Honda Dio with the sale rating of these two scooters going through the roof.
Recently, Honda Motorcycle and scooter India (HMSI) decided to re-launch the Honda Dio with some new upgrades to make it the first choice in the Indian market.
The New Honda Dio is powered by a 102cc air cooled, 4 stroke, and single cylinder OHC engine. This powertrain is able to mill 7 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and churns out a top torque of 7.8 Nm (5.7 lb-ft) at 5500 rpm. It also uses a v-matic transmission that comes with electric and kick start options.
The Dio also comes equipped with a standard suspension and a braking system. It also has a newly-designed instrument panel, a flat floorboard, and a large luggage compartment that allows us to keep our small things together. The company used tuff-up tube at the rear tire in this Honda Dio to reduce chances of puncture.
The Honda Dio is assembled with great panels and graphics, and provides a two-tone wrapped seat. The scooter boasts of new style blinders at the front and integrated rear winkers. It is also loaded with a maintenance free battery as well.
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When Honda re-launched its popular Honda Aviator, they decided to offer it in two variants: the Honda Aviator Deluxe and Honda Aviator Disc. From the name, we can easily imply that the main difference between those variants is the braking system.
Both variants come with an upgraded 109cc 4-stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, OHC engine, capable of generating as much as eight horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 0.9 kg-m (6.5 lb-ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm. This scooter also comes with an electric and kick-start option and a V-matic type of transmission.
The Deluxe variant of Honda Aviator comes with the front disc brake and a rear drum brake. The scooter has also a front telescopic fork and a rear unit swing with spring loaded hydraulic damper. In addition, the scooter model now has a bigger front wheel and a 10" rear wheel along with its tires. Wider under seat storage allows for 20 liters of storage space, enough room for you to be able to put a number of items.
To give the Aviator a superb look, Honda added a chrome cover on the front panel while the front indicator lamps have been designed vertically and come in long size. The headlamp cluster houses multi-focal halogen lamp that ensures clear vision at dark.
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Not everyone in India can afford the luxuries of high-end merchandise. That’s precisely why brands like Honda have taken it upon themselves to release products that are well within the budgets of its customer base. The Honda Dream Yuga, the cheapest bike in its variants in India, is one such model.
The Honda Dream Yuga carries a similar design to the Honda MegaPro, but the engine capacity in the Dream Yuga is different.
Fitted with a 110 cc engine, the Honda Dream Yuga is able to produce 8.5 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and is complemented by a four-speed transmission system. The Honda Dream Yuga has a simple body style, but carries fresh details, particularly the headlamp, the six-cross wheels, and a fuel injection system.
The bike also weighs only 108 kg (238 lbs), an important characteristic considering that it’s being marketed as an agile bike ready to tackle the streets of India. Fuel efficiency is another strong suit for the Dream Yuga; Honda even claims that the bike’s 8-liter capacity is capable of reading 544 kilometers (338 miles) on a full tank of fuel.
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With nine horsepower on tap and a claimed mileage of 70kmpl (164 mpg), Honda’s new CB Twister promises to shake up the 100-125cc segment.
From its name, we can easily imply that the 110cc CB Twister is inspired by the bigger CB1000R. The core USP of this motorcycle is in its style, but the users will not only get their pleasure from its design, they also will get it from the features on this quintessential sports bike. You’ll feel content with the tubeless tires, the maintenance-free battery, and a viscous air filter which improves performance and reduces maintenance cost. Other features like the short muffler and the half chain are attributes that define how stylish this motorcycle is.
Though the styling of the Honda CB Twister was designed at Honda’s Italian design studio with the CB1000R as inspiration, the motorcycle is manufactured for the demanding Indian customer. Particularly, the bike seeks to meet the requirements of the Indian youngster in both rural and urban areas.
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The Honda Ruckus will not wow you when it comes to modern-day design aesthetics, but the retro look will certainly have its share of admirers. The Ruckus is a scooter from Honda that sets a new standard for cool; you can take many benefits from it because it’s so agile, user-friendly, and easy to park.
That’s design of the Ruckus is ’unique.’ From the bare-bones frame to the double headlamps, the low seat and the wide tires, the Ruckus will definitely cause a scene wherever it goes.
More than just its design, the Ruckus also carries an impressive powertrain set-up: a 49 cc four-stroke engine that can run for hours on very little gas along with the engine’s strong low-end torque and the V-Matic automatic transmission. Furthermore, the electric starter offers you faster get-up-and-go. When you wish for discovering some out-of-the-way places, the oversize deep-tread tires will help you.
Combining a minimalist design with an impressive engine, the Honda Ruckus will define your riding experience like no other bike of its stature can.
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There are a lot of things about the refreshed Honda CB Shine that just, well, shine. In an effort to make the bike more interesting to the Indian market, Honda decided to give the CB Shine a number of new color choices, including Monsoon Grey Metallic and Force Silver Metallic. On top of that, Honda decided to fit the bike with tubeless tires that complement the six-black crossed wheels.
More than just handling and aesthetics, the CB Shine also comes with a 125 cc engine that produces 10.12 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 10.54 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine is then complemented by a four-speed transmission with a multiple clutch, providing the kind of technical efficiency that has made it a popular model in India.
It’s not the kind of powerful bike that will own the road, but it’s lack of menacing stance isn’t considered a hindrance. Rather, the Honda CB Shine’s all-around versatility is the perfect answer for the traffic congested roads of India.
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The Honda CBF Stunner may be characterized as a commuter bike, but the engineers of the company succeeded in giving it the requisites of being a sporty bike. So that now, the bike looks and performs like what a super cool sports bike should be all about.
For all of its impressive looks, there is some downside to the CBF Stunner PGM Fi. For one, you might be in for a little disappointment because the bike carries an analog dashboard that comprises of just a fuel gauge at the right dial, a trip meter and a speedometer at the left. Moreover, a mono-suspension, a fuel injection engine, aluminum foot pegs, and an LED tail lamp are all missing.
But if you can let all of that go, you can still enjoy a lot of the positive characteristics that should make this bike a hot item on the market. The tubeless tires at the front - 80/100 - and the rear - 90/100 - is the first of its sort to be fitted into a 125cc bike. Plus, there’s the presence of the five spoke black alloy wheels, which is always an aesthetic positive.
The CBF Stunner also comes with prototype of its category feature in the 125cc portion - a desegrated face cowl, sporty separate seats, a wider tubeless ring at the face, and the lateral for every variants and a sporty measure travel holder.
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We don’t know how effective of a name "Unicorn Dazzler" is in juicing up people’s imaginations, but Honda doesn’t seem to have any problems with it. If they so choose to name their bike as such, who are we to disagree?
The Honda Unicorn variant owes its success as a product of its competition with other esteemed brands like Yamaha and KTM. In order to stay ahead of the competition, Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India (HMSI) released the new bike from the Honda Unicorn variants, namely Honda Dazzler.
Since it was introduced at the Delhi Auto Show, this bike has become a hot commodity in the Indian society. It is very fit for the users who want to get more masculine looks.
Fitted with a 149 cc, 4-stroke engine with a cooling system, the Honda Unicorn Dazzler can flex its muscles with the very best of them. It has the power - 14 horsepower at 8,500 rpm - and peak of torque - 12.74 Nm at 6,500 rpm - to make a statement to the competition. When you factor in the bike’s strong and macho looks, complete with 17" tires with 110/80 in the rear and 80/100 in the front, this Honda Dazzler is the picture of machismo.
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The Honda Silver Wing makes no apologies for what it is, and neither should you. The bike means serious business, and it’s all thanks to a long list of luxury/comfort features, including full-coverage bodywork, a generous windscreen, and a large, comfortable seat with room for two.
Plus, it’s all powered by a strong, 582cc two-cylinder engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection, making the Silver Wing one heck of a ride. Enjoy your time riding in luxury along with the kind of comfort only a Honda-manufactured bike can provide.
The Silver Wing enlarges the ideas of what a scooter should be due to the unusual-but-impressive pairing of a stylish liquid-cooled fuel-injected four-stroke 582cc twin-cylinder engine and a fully automatic transmission.
With this Silver Wing, you’ll not only get a good looking ride, but you’ll also get great power and use, something that should never go unnoticed in the overall scooter landscape. In addition, with the large 5.5-liter underseat storage space, you can enjoy your comfort during riding since you can keep your full-face helmet in this storage space.
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