2019 Honda CB300R

2019 Honda CB300R
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  • Honda CB300R
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    2019
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  • Engine:
    single cylinder
  • Displacement:
    286 cc
  • Price:
    4649
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Really More Of A ’Sport-Roadster’ Than A Cafè Racer

Honda expands its Neo-Sports Cafè lineup with the new-for-2019 CB300R that brings more of the same cafè-tastic vibe that we got with the CB1000R, just in an entry level-size package. This naked little pocket crotch-rocket — or “Sport Naked” as the factory has dubbed the style — looks to pull in younger riders with a user-friendly, 286 cc powerplant and lightweight design. After a race to the bottom of the usable displacement range for the sport and naked genres, Honda is refining its bottom-tier rides, so join me while I take my first look at this all-new machine from the Red Riders and see how it stacks up against some of the other current pocket-rockets.

Continue reading for my look at the Honda CB300R.

 

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Top 10 Classics/Standards of 2018

Top 10 Classics/Standards of 2018

Chrome, laced wheels, round headlamp upright bars

Timeless designs that take you back to the pre-’60s era, heightened feeling of riding free-spirited machines and the sense of freedom. This is what a modern-day classic motorcycle offers without that knuckle bending fixes and ghastly scenes of oil dripping everywhere. Here are our top ten standard/classic motorcycles of 2018 that take us back to the time from the ’60s.

Recalling the past glories, these neo-classic motorcycles have still managed to retain the charm and posterity of minimalistic elegance along with providing modern day mechanicals and the bits. They run on efficient high output engines that are both reliable and powerful and are equipped with state of the art suspension and brake setups that will bring the bike to a halt not far from their point of application unlike the yesteryears.

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Top 10 Street Motorcycles of 2018

Top 10 Street Motorcycles of 2018

Naked, lightweight and narrow. The perfect combination for the urban jungle

Although not an official segment of motorcycles, our lifestyle for daily transportation in urban communities have given rise to street motorcycles that are lightweight and nimble for the concrete jungle. Being an agile handler while looking the part is how we need our commute through the asphalt.

This is our list of the machines we think can handle those demands better than any other. A motorcycle with an upright riding position, lacking plastic fairings for that narrow lane splitting ability and a lightweight construction for the ease of flickability is what we are looking for, and here are our top ten:

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Honda has two new 650cc machines in the pipeline

Honda has two new 650cc machines in the pipeline

One will be an exclusively new model, while one will be catering mainstream

The Honda CB600F (known as the Hornet in Europe and Brazil) was undoubtedly one of the most influential middleweight naked motorcycles. Originally launched in 1998, it had close ties to the race-winning CBR600RR but had always presented its own unique package of sporty performance and light, user-friendly handling.

In 2014 the model received a major update and got a displacement increase of 49 cc, the new model is called CB650F, which is currently sold in the US for $ 8,249. And according to Fabrice Recoque, director of the motorcycle division of Honda France, the world is getting TWO new 650cc naked motorcycles.

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2018 Honda CB125R

2018 Honda CB125R

Honda’s New Mini Neo-Sports Café

Honda looks to cash in on the resurgent interest in café racers with its all-new “Neo-Sports Café” design family that includes the entry-level CB125R at the very bottom of the totem pole. The CB125R packs big-bike features into a decidedly small-bike package with many of the same details as its slightly bigger brother, the CB300R. It comes with its performance restricted to 9.8 kW (13 hp) in order to meet licensing requirements across the European Union and serve to bait the table to draw in and indoctrinate new riders at the earliest opportunity. Did they hit the mark? Let’s dig in and find out.

Continue reading for my look at the Honda CB125R.

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My Top Five Bike Picks For Women Who Don't Want A Cruiser

My Top Five Bike Picks For Women Who Don’t Want A Cruiser

Yeah, We’re Short, But We Like To Go Fast, Too

Is being a woman and wanting to ride a motorcycle a big deal nowadays? It isn’t as much a ’big deal’ now as it was a few decades ago. Our culture is more open to folks of the female gender doing anything and everything we want to do, but there is still a certain barrier when it comes to riding a motorcycle. Why? Because traditionally, bikes were designed with men in mind, at least 5’ 8” tall and with enough upper body strength to wrestle the weight and pick one up if it ended up on its side. Women were generally relegated to cruisers because we are typically shorter than men and cruisers have the low seat heights. That is changing as more manufacturers recognize that there is a whole customer base out here with money to spend. So what shall we spend our money on if we don’t want a plain ol’ cruiser?

Continue reading for my top 5 motorcycle picks that aren’t cruisers.

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2019 Honda CB300R

2019 Honda CB300R

Really More Of A ’Sport-Roadster’ Than A Cafè Racer

Honda expands its Neo-Sports Cafè lineup with the new-for-2019 CB300R that brings more of the same cafè-tastic vibe that we got with the CB1000R, just in an entry level-size package. This naked little pocket crotch-rocket — or “Sport Naked” as the factory has dubbed the style — looks to pull in younger riders with a user-friendly, 286 cc powerplant and lightweight design. After a race to the bottom of the usable displacement range for the sport and naked genres, Honda is refining its bottom-tier rides, so join me while I take my first look at this all-new machine from the Red Riders and see how it stacks up against some of the other current pocket-rockets.

Continue reading for my look at the Honda CB300R.

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Honda is surprising us with the entry of the CB300R in July

Honda is surprising us with the entry of the CB300R in July

Gets LCD instrument display, LED lighting and IMU-based ABS

"JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP" and the "Spirit of CAFÉ RACER". This is how Honda described its new Neo Sports Cafe motorcycle project that was unveiled to the world on November 6th, just a day before the EICMA Milan motorcycle show. Later what came of that is the CB1000R naked-retro along with the CB300R and the CB125R.

Honda started rolling the naked liter onto the streets soon after setting up the stage for to bring in a whole new flavor into motorcycling. Having the same classic design lines with modern underpinnings, the CBR300R is now making its way onto our shores, and we cannot be any less delighted for this honor.

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2018 Honda CB1000R Neo-Sports Café

2018 Honda CB1000R Neo-Sports Café

Edgy, Agile, and Eager In The Corners

Honda revamped its naked CB1000R for the 2018 model year, but rather than dressing it up, the Red Riders actually dressed it down even further with a retro cafe’-racer kick. The CB1000R replaced the CB600F Hornet back in ’08 and its naked streetfighter presentation and performance envelope was an instant hit all across Europe. Fast forward to ’18 and we find it still going strong with the same 998 cc mill and a brand new handle as the Neo-Sports Café’. Subtle refinements give the NSC a new look that takes inspiration from the past without becoming enslaved to it, and the result is fresh, modern and appropriately aggressive. Today I’m going to take a look at this decade old model to see what else Honda has done to keep it relevant and competitive in today’s market.

Continue reading for my review of the Honda CB1000R.

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2018 is here. And these top dogs are heading our way

2018 is here. And these top dogs are heading our way

Ten of the 2018’s hottest bikes coming to change the way we ride

Aspirin taken, ate some food, drank that much-needed water and took a hot shower. Hangover time is over and getting my head around the fact that I have to wake up early to work depressed me at first. But luckily the excitement brought with the launch of these new machines means we and I get to see them on our roads pretty soon, and I cannot wait to unveil the secrets they behold.

Unveiled at the back end of 2017, these hot machines give new life goals and expectations, not just for riders, but also to other manufacturers giving them no option but to up their game as well. Thanks to this, competition keeps getting hotter by the day, and we are ultimately rewarded with machines that beam innovation and technology.

Here are the top picks that are touted to take the market by storm in 2018:

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2015 - 2018 Honda CB500X

2015 - 2018 Honda CB500X

Not A Lot Of Bike, But A Lot Of Bike For The Money

Honda’s CB500X pushes the adventure-bike envelope well into entry-level territory with a mid-displacement engine and low-impact price tag meant to bring more riders into the genre. Let’s face it; the one-liter Africa Twin and larger VFR1200X are a lot of bike for new riders who are not — I repeat: NOT — liable to ever see a trek down the Ivory Coast. Could it be used as a trainer for the larger bikes? Certainly, but its main lot in life will be as an urban commuter with the capacity to handle some poorly-maintained roads and the occasional pothole. If it sounds like I’m downplaying the bike a bit, I would submit that the urban adventure ride is about all most of us manage in a lifetime, thus making it good enough for its designed purpose.

Continue reading for my review of the Honda CB500X.

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2013 - 2018 Honda CB500F

2013 - 2018 Honda CB500F

An Honest, Uncomplicated Ride For The Money

Back in 2012, Honda presented the CB500F to the world at the EICMA Motor Show to bolster its “standard” category for the 2013 model year. This compact streetfighter sported Honda’s then-new 471 cc in a rather naked layout with almost 50-horsepower on tap to push the 414-pound curb weight around, so it’s safe to say that it definitely punches above its weight. This is at least part of the reason for its success and market popularity, and the factory has made tweaks here and there in an attempt to keep it fresh all the way into 2018 in order to maintain that momentum. Now that the family has matured somewhat and settled into its groove if you like, I want to take a look at the range to try and divine the secrets to its success.

Continue reading for my review of the Honda CB500F.

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Honda's Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro

Honda’s Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro

This is the future of all nakeds from the Japanese Red Winger

If there was ever any inkling about Honda not making the best looking motorcycles, here is your opportunity for redemption.

Showcased as the Project NSC (Neo Sports Cafe) at Tokyo International Motor Show last month, Honda officially unwrapped their production version at the ongoing EICMA, and it is the CB1000R naked machine running on the Fireblade’s powerplant and comes with the hint of retro styling on its new sharp looking skin.

Honda has also launched entry-level naked bikes (CB300R and CB125R) using the same design elements to take down the competition at the root level.

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Images: 2018 Honda CB1000R - in the details

Images: 2018 Honda CB1000R - in the details

High resolution images for your eyes and your wall

Making the best looking motorcycle was not a trait of Honda. But that cannot be said anymore once you lay your eyes on this CB1000R. It showcases a whole new flavor of Honda, and it looks brutishly handsome with the sharp looks of a naked sports machine and that retro flair of a modern café-racer.

Showcased as the Project NSC (Neo Sports Cafe) at Tokyo International Motor Show last month, Honda officially unwrapped their production version at the ongoing EICMA, and it is the CB1000R naked machine running on the Fireblade’s powerplant and comes with the hint of retro styling on its new sharp looking skin.

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Motorcycles that take you to the black&white era.

Motorcycles that take you to the black&white era.

Festooned with modern technology and engine, these bikes bring back time from the ’60s.

Timeless designs that take you back to the pre-’60s era , heightened feeling of riding free-spirited machines and the sense of freedom. This is what a modern day classic motorcycle offers without that knuckle bending fixes and ghastly scenes of oil dripping everywhere.

Drawing inspiration from the brand’s rich heritage, manufacturers are spinning motorcycles that exuberate the classic appeal and character that goes on to showcase their point of arrival into the world of two wheels.

Recalling the past glories, these neo-classic motorcycles have still managed to retain the charm and posterity of minimalistic elegance along with providing modern day mechanicals and the bits. They run on efficient high output engines that are both reliable and powerful and are equipped with state of the art suspension and brake setups that will bring the bike to a halt not far from their point of application unlike the yesteryears.

Today though, we’ll not get talking about power, torque, springs or brakes. Rather, the aura these bikes bring about with their interpretations of what the ’60s were all about and long before that. Their old silhouettes, round headlamps, spokes wheels and all that chrome.

Here are our top five retro picks available on the showroom floors:

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2015 - 2018 Honda CB300F

2015 - 2018 Honda CB300F

Good Entry-Level Bike Or Sport-Styled Commuter

New from 2015 and going strong in 2018, the CB300F from Honda is all about naked sportbike styling at an entry-level price and demeanor. A little bit lighter and with a more upright riding position than its kissing cousin, the CBR300R, the CB300F carries essentially the same engine as the CBR250R but with a longer stroke to add a few more cubes to the mix. Beginner’s bike? Check. Commuter bike? Check. Sportbike trainer? I don’t know. Let’s check it out.

Continue reading for my review of the Honda CB300F.

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2018 Honda CB650F: How Does It Stack Up With The FZ-07 And SV650?

2018 Honda CB650F: How Does It Stack Up With The FZ-07 And SV650?

A Naked Threesome (No Giggety)

Honda is finally bringing the CB650F to the domestic market. European riders have been enjoying it for a few years now, but most Americans are unfamiliar with this ride. The torquey 649 cc engine puts this mid-range sportbike into the fun range, and how can you go wrong with fun and naked in the same description? Naked bikes are sort of the modern, factory-made, sportbike equivalent of the old, home-grown bobbers that saw all non-essential equipment stripped away, and the remaining sheet metal pared down or otherwise lightened as much as possible. The CB650F fits right into this category. How does it stack up to the mid-range nakeds we already have on our shores? The Yamaha FZ-07 and Suzuki SV650 come to mind so let’s put them side-by-side.

Continue reading for my first look at the Honda CB650F.

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US Market To Get Honda's CB650F For MY18

US Market To Get Honda’s CB650F For MY18

Naked Fun Coming To America.....

There’s good news for all the Honda fans out there, of which there are plenty. (The Red Riders are the most popular brand with millenials right now, after all.) The factory has announced that it will be adding the naked CB650F to its 2018 stateside lineup. The CB650F runs a 649 cc, transverse inline-four mill that the factory’s sales prose says is torquey. The European model has about 46 pound-feet and 89 HP, and I’m guessing the U.S. model will be the same. A naked bike, the CB650F naturally lets it all hang out with little in the way of body panels to hide the sculpted headers, twin-spar frame and all the rest. Showa “Dual Bending Valve” forks support the front end with better-than-vanilla feel in spite of its non-adjustable nature, something Harley customers have enjoyed for a few years now and more manufacturers are getting on board.

Continue reading for more on the Honda announcement.

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2017 Honda CB 1100 EX

2017 Honda CB 1100 EX

There can be no doubt that retro is very popular right now, and with more folks than just your token hipsters to be sure. Honda takes that resurgent interest to the bank with its CB 1100 EX that brings ’70s style and modern performance together in a bid to ride that current wave of popularity. Granted, this bike has been available in other markets, but Honda, in its infinite wisdom, has made the decision to bring it back to U.S. shores for 2017. And the peasants rejoice. The 1,140 cc mill sports components and features only dreamt of back in the day, but retains the classic looks along with the rest of the bike for a total package that would blend in easily with a pack of four-cylinder UJMs — just before it left them all in the dust. Let’s check out this fine little ride and see what all Honda packed on for our riding enjoyment.

Continue reading for my review of the Honda CB 100 EX.

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2017 Honda CB1100 EX

2017 Honda CB1100 EX

Honda brings its classic CB1100 EX back to US shores for the 2017 model year, and with it comes a healthy dose of nostalgia. Retro is king right now, and the “EX” shows that it ain’t all about small- to mid-displacement scramblers and cafe’ racers, there’s still room for classic ’70s UJM replicas. The EX combines the look of that era with modern features and performance courtesy of the 1,140 cc, air-cooled mill, and it’s a combination that has worked ever since this bike was introduced to the U.S. back in ’13. Today I’m going to take a look at what’s new, what’s different and what’s up with the latest EX.

Continue reading for my review of the Honda CB1100 EX.

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Video: New York Artist Builds His Own Honda CB500 Using 3D Printing Technology

Video: New York Artist Builds His Own Honda CB500 Using 3D Printing Technology

We all know what 3D printing does these days, but not all of us understand the machinations that come with actually using the technology for our personal use. New York-based artist Jonathan Brand doesn’t qualify as most people in this instance.
While the rest of us lament about the potential of 3D printing in our lives, Brand actually goes a step further and used the technology to fulfil a lifelong dream of his.

See, Brand has always wanted his own motorcycle, but “life’s circumstances” (his words, not ours) has prevented him from getting one. So instead of actually buying one, Brand decided to just make one for himself. That’s where 3D printing comes into the picture.
In this video by Ultimaker, Brand highlights the tedious work that comes with building a life-sized, plastic replica of a 1972 Honda CB500. Using only 18 rolls of plastic, a creative mind and a steely determination, Brand set about building his dream bike, piece by piece.

The work was laborious, to say the least. It involved creating one panel after another, each measured to scale so he could put the pieces together like some kind of 3D puzzle. It took him quite some time to get the job done, but the result is nothing short of incredible. Every nook and cranny of the bike was meticulously created to look like the real thing.

Brand still has some time to save up for an actual bike, but what he created with 3D printing may end up becoming a lot more valuable than the real thing.

Check out the video and see how Jonathan Brand created this incredible 3D-printed 1972 Honda CB500.

Who knows, you might get inspired and try to build one yourself. Or not.

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2014 Honda CB1100EX

2014 Honda CB1100EX

Inspiring confidence and power, the Honda CB1100 EX is a classy roadster that pays tribute to the company’s first four-cylinder models.

Built for those who want a reliable partner for both short and long journeys, the 2014 Honda CB1100 EX features new lines and details which further enhance its imposing presence.

Among the modifications made for the latest model, you’ll find a redesigned, larger capacity fuel tank, a new seat, fresh side panels and a passenger grab handle, but also a raised headlight position.

The bike rides on wire-spoke wheels which draw inspiration from the past and are wrapped in 110/80-18 front and 140/70-18 rear tires.

At the heart of the Honda CB1100EX sits an 1140cc, inline four-cylinder, air and oil cooled DOHC engine which generates 66kW at 7,500 rpm and 91Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm.

The bike can be yours for no less than €12.278.

Hit the jump for more information on the Honda CB1100EX.

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2014 Honda CB650F

2014 Honda CB650F

The Honda CB650F is a stylish middleweight motorcycle fitted with a comprehensive list of modern features which help it deliver superior riding performances.

Thanks to its versatile nature, the CB650F deals great with the winding roads, but it also has what it needs to be fun around town.

At its heart sits a liquid cooled, 4 stroke, 16 valve, DOHC inline 4 cylinder engine with a displacement of 649cm3. The engine generates a maximum power of 64kW at 11,000 rpm and 63Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. The engine’s power is controlled by means of a six speed transmission.

Other features offered by the Honda CB650F include the Honda Ignition Security System, Programmed Fuel Injection and a 17.3 liters fuel tank.

As far as prices are concerned, the Honda CB650 can be yours for no less than €7.747.

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2014 Honda CB1100

2014 Honda CB1100

The Honda CB1100 is a fun and modern motorcycle that follows the footsteps of Honda’s old, iconic models. For 2014, the Honda CB1100 gained a new six-speed transmission and a Deluxe version which comes with twin exhaust pipes, a slightly larger fuel tank, ABS and a stitched-look seat.

At the heart of the 2014 Honda CB1100 sits an 1140cc, air- and oil-cooled, inline four-cylinder, DOHC engine which is fed by a 3.9 Gallons fuel tank. The motorcycle’s speed s kept under control by a set of triple disc brakes which are paired with massive calipers.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the Honda CB1100 rides on a 41mm fork with spring preload adjustability (4.2 Inches of wheel travel) and rear dual shocks with spring preload adjustability (4.5 inches travel).

The Honda comes with a base price of CB1100 $10,399.

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2014 Honda CB1000R

2014 Honda CB1000R

On a market that’s growing more and more competitive by the day, Honda’s CB1000 R continues to stay among the top dogs in its segment.

Fitted with a 998 cc, liquid cooled inline four cylinder engine and mated to a close ratio six speed transmission, the 2014 Honda CB1000R is a serious contender to the throne of the superbikes.

The motorcycle’s unit is linked to a four-into-one exhaust system which apart from helping you get first class performances it also looks as good as it sounds.

Honda’s engineers have designed to CB1000R with comfort in mind, therefore it features a special chassis that puts the 998cc engine out front and center, helping you get a more upright riding position.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the motorcycle weighs only 485 pounds wet and the fuel consumption is rated at 37 mpg.

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2014 Honda CB500F

2014 Honda CB500F

The 2014 Honda CB500F is a modern "naked bike" that offers a perfect compromise between sporty performances and comfort.

The 2014 Honda CB500F is propelled by a 471 cc, liquid cooled parallel-twin powerplant with Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) tuned for loads of right-now power.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a diamond-shaped 35mm steel-tube mainframe that is strong yet light helping you get first class performances. The motorcycle also features a Pro-Link rear suspension with nine-stage preload and 4.1" travel which deals great with various bumps.

As far as the stopping power is concerned, the motorcycle is packed with front 320 mm wave-style disc brakes and 240 mm rear which promise to keep you far from trouble.

The standard 2014 Honda CB500F is offered with a base price of $5,499, while the ABS version can be yours for no less than $5,999.

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2014 Honda CB500X

2014 Honda CB500X

Especially developed for adventure lovers, the Honda CB500X is a versatile motorcycle that puts comfort, reliability and performances on top of its priorities list.

Thanks to its flexible character, the 2014 Honda CB500X feels similarly comfortable both in the city and on the tougher tracks, being ready to reward you with an enjoyable ride every time you fire up its engine.

Among the features offered by the 2014 Honda CB500X you’ll find an adjustable windscreen, a 4.5 Gallons fuel tank and wide handlebars.

The Honda CB500X is built on a diamond-shaped steel-tube mainframe which is attached to the engine with four mounts.Talking about the engine, the bike is propelled by a 471cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin unit with PGM-FI. The engine’s power is kept in leash by a six speed transmission.

The Honda CB500X can be yours for no less than $5,999.

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2013 Honda CB600F

2013 Honda CB600F

The Honda CB600F has a long history behind it and since it was first launched in 1998 it was constantly upgraded. Today the motorcycle continues to be one of the most wanted middleweight naked models in its class offering a great mix of comfort, great handling and sporty performance.

Compared to the 2012 versions the 2013 Honda CB600F remains unchanged and the only difference is that the bike now comes with a stylish new Matt White colour paint scheme.

In terms of power the 2013 Honda CB600F is equipped with a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 16-valve DOHC inline-4 engine with a displacement of 599cc. The engine is combined with an advanced PGM-FI electronic fuel injection system which provides instant throttle response and precise control.

The stopping power is handled by front and rear disc brakes paired with a modern ABS system.

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2013 Honda CB1300S C-ABS

2013 Honda CB1300S C-ABS

Overview
The big, muscular CB1300S C-ABS is the king of Honda’s Naked stable. Its retro styling centres around its impressive inline-4 engine; a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled DOHC power plant that’s tuned for maximum enjoyment. It’s capably delivers raw excitement while placing a firm focus on seamless control and strong midrange performance. Acceleration is strong and exhilarating while Combined-ABS boosts rider confidence. Handling is enhanced by a low seat height for a machine of this size. (...)

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2013 Honda CB1000RA

2013 Honda CB1000RA

From the instant you jump on its back, the Honda CB1000RA hits you with a massive dose of adrenaline. Its aggressive character, the agile handling and the strong engine makes it feel like an unchained beast that is ready to bite every mile of asphalt that lies under its big 17 inch wheels.

The motorcycle is built around a roaring 998 cc, fuel-injected, liquid cooled, inline four engine that is paired with a six speed transmission.

The engine is mounted on an advanced gravity-die-cast aluminum mono-backbone frame which links the front adjustable 43 mm inverted front fork with the rear cast-aluminum Pro-Arm swingarm which features a single adjustable HMAS (Honda Multi-Action System).

The Honda CB1000RA is available at a starting price of $12,999 with 12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty.

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2013 Honda CB1100A

2013 Honda CB1100A

With its classic design language, the Honda CB1100A looks like a blast form the past. We especially like the massive headlight, the old school fenders and low seat height which gives you a pretty relaxed riding position. Once on board, you are met by an ergonomically designed handlebar and two big gauges that keep you posted on various stats.

As far as power is concerned, the Honda CB1100A is propelled by a 1,140 cc, DOHC, 4 valves engine with PGM-FI electronic fuel injection. The engine cranks out a maximum output of 90 hp at 8,500 rpm and 67 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm. Its power is kept in leash by a five-speed transmission.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a double-cradle frame which grips the engine with four solid and two rubber mounts.

The Honda CB1100A comes with a starting price of $13,199.

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2013 Honda CB1100

2013 Honda CB1100

Honda CD1100’s roots can be found back in 1969 when the Japanese manufacturer launched the iconic CB750K0, a bike that managed to attract a lot of fans thanks to its advanced technologies, high performances and top notch reliability.

The modern Honda CB1100 keeps all of the advantages of its ancestor, but is equipped with a stronger 1140 cc fuel injected engine and many other modern features which make it cope perfectly with today’s standards.

The motorcycle is built on a strong twin-loop full-cradle steel chassis with a modern geometry, which is perfectly suited for the requirements of this class.

In terms of style, the 2013 Honda CB1100 keeps the same classic lines of its predecessor, but here and there, you will find various elements which give it a contemporary touch.

The motorcycle rides on a twin-shock rear suspension which features preload adjustability. The front wheel is kept in check by a 41mm fork which also comes with spring preload adjustability.

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2012 Honda CB Twister

2012 Honda CB Twister

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.

Find out more about the Honda CB Twister after the jump.

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2012 Honda CB Shine

2012 Honda CB Shine

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.

Find out more about the Honda CB Shine after the jump.

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2012 Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

2012 Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

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.

Find out more about the Honda Unicorn Dazzler after the jump.

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1976 Honda CB750F SS The Natural by The Tarantulas

1976 Honda CB750F SS The Natural by The Tarantulas

Few may have heard of the Tarantulas, a motorcycle custom garage based in the Portland, Oregon that specializes in bike restorations and custom builds. But with their skill and talent in building some pretty slick machines, due props have to be given out.

One of their creations that sparked some interest is called the Natural, a restored and modified 1976 Honda CB750F SS that drives home the classic touches mixed in with modern modifications.

According to the Tarantulas, the bike took a couple of years to make and started off as an abandoned bike that was eventually turned into a classic piece of steel and muscle. To give the bike the look of a neo-retro cruiser, the Tarantulas decided to give it a brushed metal treatment complemented by leather-looking vinyl, gum rubber, and Tarozzi rear seats that will be stripped down and powder-coated.

Other design details about the Natural include custom clip-ons, a new rear cowel with an oil tank and battery box, new headlight ears, levers and hard lines, all of which were built by James Crowe and his boys over at Crowe Customs.

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1971 Honda CB450 Cafe Racer "Bonita Applebum"

1971 Honda CB450 Cafe Racer "Bonita Applebum"

The Honda CB450 Cafe Racer "Bonita Applebum" started its life as a 1971 Honda CB450 bought from eBay, and believe it or not, the bike was built in a small apartment. After buying all the items needed from eBay, Pepe Luque - the guy who now owns the bike - started to clean, paint, and spit polish every piece before installing them on the frame.

Besides some minor fine-tuning, Luque worked on this project all by himself, including upsizing the main jets to compensate for the airflow in and out of the motor and replacing the Pirelli tires for some Firestones. As for the exterior paint, it was inspired by a CB450 Armadillo, while the handgrips and seat color was suggested by his flatmate. Why is the fact that he built the whole thing by himself so noteworthy? Well, Pepe Luque is colorblind.

When explaining how he came about picking the colors and getting everything just right for the bike to work, he said: "The main section I really struggled with was the wiring of the bike. As you could imagine, being color blind did not help with the colors of the wires. I was very fortunate that my girl and my brother’s wife helped with labelling the wires. For instance, yellow with a white trace, I labelled FLB (front left blinker) and so on. It took me by surprise that I nailed the wiring on first go."

Hit the jump to watch the video.

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2011 Honda CB1000R

2011 Honda CB1000R

Children, please avert your eyes. Honda has unveiled (pun intended) their new CB1000R, a high-performance and versatile "naked bike," at the EICMA Show. This sassy lady takes its inspiration from the seminal four-cylinder classic CB750K0 introduced by Honda in 1969 and will go on sale in the spring of 2011 with only one exterior paint option available: Pearl Black.

The new CB1000R is powered by a fuel-injected four-cylinder 998cc powerplant tuned for loads of right-now power. Sophisticated Gravity Die-Cast technology creates a mono-backbone aluminum frame that is strong yet features thin-wall construction for light weight. The distinctive single-sided aluminum swingarm features a single rear shock with spring preload and rebound-damping adjustability for excellent rear suspension action.

And there’s a fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and radial-mounted dual 310mm disc brakes up front. Perhaps best of all, the roomy seating position delivers excellent rider comfort and tremendous versatility for long-distance travel and two-up riding.

Press release after the jump.

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From barn find to café racer: Honda CB750 [w/video]

From barn find to café racer: Honda CB750 [w/video]

A café racer fan found this 1977 Honda CB750 on eBay and made it his for a couple hundred bucks. The bike was sitting in a barn for a couple of years, but it was fully functional and could be ridden for the next few months before the café racer transformation began.

First thing first, clubman bars and a tri-bar headlight were added so that the bike would lose its factory look. Also, the seat was reformed and reupholstered so that it would add a sporty look and yet offer plenty of comfort. After getting its carbs synchronized, exhaust pipes trimmed and brakes overhauled, the old CB was already transforming into a much sweater ride.

But this Honda’s Norton-like toutch was to be given during the second stage of the customization process by a new tank paintjob. In the end, this looks like a sweet and comfy café racer with plenty of years left to spend on the road. Hear it after the jump.

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1976 Honda CB550 café racer up for sale

1976 Honda CB550 café racer up for sale

If you’re looking to buy a nice café racer to ride the summer on, we just came across one that is worth taking a look at. It originally started as a 1976 Honda CB550 which seems to have ended up in the right hands and after being fitted with parts such as the café seat, clubman drop bars with mini chrome gauges and 4 into 1 MAC exhaust, it is now worthy of the Honda CB550 café racer designation.

The owner claims “the bike only has 8604 miles on it so the engine is rock solid” and the only thing it needs is a new paintjob. How’s that for a way to make it suit your taste?

Considering the $2,900 asking price, this café racer looks to us like the find of the day. Hit the jump for the entire list of changes.

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Honda CB1100 cafè racer by Mugen [w/video]

Honda CB1100 cafè racer by Mugen [w/video]

Honda barely introduced their latest big four model, the CB1100 and Japanese tuner Mugen has already released a package of bits and pieces for future owners to easily turn their nakeds into café racers worthy of the 1970s.

The café racer kit is mainly composed from a silver headlamp cowl and a racy looking seat, while the matt black fenders and sports exhausts are just the right touches to help set this bike further apart from the naked crowd and closer to the café racer one. Hit the jump for the Mugen CB1100 café racer action video.

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Honda CB750 Café Racer by Whitehouse

Honda CB750 Café Racer by Whitehouse

This Honda CB750 café racer was created by Japanese custom builder Whitehouse together with Japanese retailer Motorimoda and it is actually called CB750 Café Type Motorimoda. What first meets the eye is the 1970s racing styling achieved with the use of modern materials such as carbon fiber, from which several parts have been made. These, together with the aluminum gas tank lighten this custom CB750 with 33 lbs (15 kg).

Underneath the aerodynamic fairing sits an original carbureted, air-cooled, four-cylinder engine that delivers 20hp more than the original production version after being tuned and getting a new exhaust.

So, with less weight, more power and much better looks, this café racer qualifies for the very special price of $29,290.

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Honda CB750 Cafe Racer is made to turn heads!

Honda CB750 Cafe Racer is made to turn heads!

As hard to believe as it may be, this motorcycle right here started life as a Honda CB 750 and was going pretty well until ending up in the hands of the guys at Garage Company Customs. They made it look, perform and sound even better and now call it the Honda CB 750 Cafe Racer. It looks more like a bobber than a café racer to us, but the name is the least important when looking at the actual bike.

This retains the original engine, which now breaths out through a custom exhaust system, while the modified frame and new, sportier suspensions are supposed to glue it to the road. The riding position looks a bit harsh, but does that even matter when you’ll be turning more heads than on any production bike out there, if that’s your goal. Also, beware of the paparazzi if you’re riding this custom made Honda CB around the streets of LA because they sure ruined Brad Pitt’s day and you’ll be looking like him on it. Hear that engine roaring in a short video after the break.

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2010 Honda CB Twister

2010 Honda CB Twister

Honda has recently unveiled the latest member of their famous CB series, the CB Twister, a 110cc bike that will sell in India. With styling cues similar to those of the CB1000R, the entry-level executive bike is guaranteed to stand out, but the question is: will it stay true to its name when it comes to performance?

Powered by a 110 cc four stroke single cylinder engine, the all-new Honda CB Twister benefits of no less than 9bhp and 9 Nm and it is claimed to go 70 km with a single liter of gas, which makes it a money saver right from the start. But with features such as the Tubeless tires, maintenance free battery and viscous air filter element, the small roadster also raises the standards of its class.

Different versions are available and the color options are at least attractive, so read the press release after the jump for details.

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Honda CB450 café racer shows how you can make a bike yours

Honda CB450 café racer shows how you can make a bike yours

The Honda CB450 looks pretty cool in stock condition, but riders who won’t satisfy with that can always choose the rather facile transformation into a café racer. This particular example was spotted in South Africa as it attracted quite a crowd with its 1970s rebel bike appearance.

Like most café racers, this Honda CB450 stands out thanks to a unique tank and seat unit, while the frame, swingarm don’t look like having suffered any modification and the wheels are the original ones.

The overall sporty look is completed by the bikini fairing and vented mudguard, but if we take a better look at the back, the underseat exhaust tends to turn it into a veritable racing motorcycle, which is what café racers were originally supposed to be. Also, the red/white color scheme was the adequate choice in our opinion.

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First Look: 2010 Honda CB1100

First Look: 2010 Honda CB1100

What you see here is the production version of the Honda CB1100 concept presented back in 2007. Although Honda doesn’t say a word about it apart that it will be officially unveiled at the Tokyo Show next week, we can already notice that there are no significant differences between the concept and production form of what is expected to be a fresh new approach towards the original idea of an inline-four cylinder motorcycle.

The Honda CB1100 Customize concept shown in red in the picture gallery points out the new bike’s customization possibilities with parts that will be offered by the Japanese manufacturer itself. We hope the 2010 Honda CB1100 will make it to the US and us on it as soon as possible.

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Honda CB 750 Four by WrenchMonkees

Honda CB 750 Four by WrenchMonkees

What you see here is a Honda CB750 Four café racer designed and built by WrenchMonkees, a custom motorcycle company in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The 85 horsepower, inline-four engine was entirely rebuilt, while the wiring, wheels and bearings have been completely replaced. An excellent final touch is given by the custom paint and satin grey finish on the forks, triple clamp and engine covers, while the headlight mesh is a nice thing to have on a bike like this too.

With a listed top speed of 112.5 mph (180 kmph) and a $30,000 (DKR 186.800) price tag, this WrenchMonkees creation shouldn’t stay long on the floors of the Danish Museum of Arts and Crafts and the Rojo Artspace in Barcelona, where it is currently exhibited. Read the specs after the break.

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AD Koncept creates Honda CB1000R Playboy

AD Koncept creates Honda CB1000R Playboy

We’re all familiar with the Honda CBR1000RR by AD Koncept and the French tuners are now widening our motorcycles & bunnies universe with the introduction of a new Playboy version, this time of the Honda CB1000R.

The first thing that stands out at this attractive streetfighter is the white paintjob (rims included) “spiced” with attractive graphics, including the famous Playboy logo. Also, we shouldn’t forget about the aftermarket accessories such as the engine spoiler, solo seat, rear fender and Rizoma kit composed from footpegs, crash pads, handles and many more.

By replacing the stock silencer with a SC Project GP Evo one and removing the catalizer, the overall weight was reduced with 20 lbs and the engine’s power was increased with 5hp.

We like both the CBR1000RR and CB1000R AD Koncept creations, but simply can’t understand why there aren’t any bunnies around.

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The invisible motorcycle?

The invisible motorcycle?

If the owner of this naked motorcycle (most likely a Honda CB1300) plans to be undetected by police radars after completely foiling the thing, then I’m waiting to hear about the results. Until then, it looks ridiculous and useless even as a form of modern art.

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Igor Chak's 2015 Honda CB 750 Concept

Igor Chak’s 2015 Honda CB 750 Concept

Believe it or not, this here is actually a 2015 Honda CB 750 concept bike, a machine that shares nothing with the original one which, by the way, we consider much better. Designed by Igor Chak, the concept drifts away from the simple technology and elegant design, but we’d still have nothing against it if, apart from the on-board computer with multi-touch display and four-cylinder liquid hydrogen engine working with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the bike would have looked less like a…brick.

The designer claims infinite electronically tuning possibilities for almost every single feature of the bike (front and rear suspension, drive mode etc) with sensors show readouts updating every 1/10 seconds even while on the way, but what’s the point of the massive bodywork? Wasn’t this thing supposed to be at least a naked bike?

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Honda launches the CB1300SF. Here’s the TV ad!

Under the motto “The Power of Dreams”, Honda caries on the legend of the Super Four, now with this CB1300SF.

Created for the Japanese TV, the ad can be promoted around the world as they don’t talk much, but the images do share information on the bike’s performance and life-long engineering. Don’t you simply forget about air flow when seeing a CB model?

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Honda CB1000R XESS

Honda CB1000R XESS

The aim of the project XESS is none other than to show the customers of the Japanese brand of the possibilities offered by this powerful naked. The CB1000R was exhibited at last year’s EICMA show in Milan, a model that captivated all those who visited Honda’s booth.
Here’s Honda’s press release:
The XESS (eXtreme European Streetfighter Styling) version of the CB1000R draws on the most extreme potential of this new Naked streetfighter’s intensely aggressive power. It focuses the customer’s (...)

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Any hopes for the CB1100R?

Any hopes for the CB1100R?

Even though everybody was enthusiastic about the prototype’s evolution and most of all about the unique idea, the answer for the question on everyone’s lips is No.

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2008 Honda CB1000R

2008 Honda CB1000R

Stunning Performance Naked style, breathtaking acceleration, light, responsive handling and invigorating thrills at every twist of its throttle. The new CB1000R packs full-blooded litre-class Super Sports performance into a compact, spare and muscular-looking form that speaks of good times and fast friends, blasting down the avenue in search of excitement in the bright lights.

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1969 - 1978 Honda CB750

1969 - 1978 Honda CB750

Honda Cb750 is one of the most important bikes of the 70s. The bike is considered to be the original superbike because of its extraordinary features: large motorcycle to combine speed, luxury and reliability at a small price.

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Honda plans re-create the immortal CB750

Honda plans re-create the immortal CB750

Honda is planning to recreate one of the greatest motorcycles it ever made, in the form of a new Honda CB750

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