Honda is finally giving us the sprightly NC750X
Ever since Honda launched the NC750X in 2012, it saw a place in the ranks of Europe’s top ten best-selling motorcycles. If you are wondering about US top bike’s list, you wouldn’t find it there since Honda never thought of giving us the pleasure.Why Honda?... Why?
Nevertheless, I think I can forgive them now. Honda finally decides to bring the NC750X to American Shores. God Bless you. And gets a host of new upgrades with a slew of improvements we saw at its showcasing at the ongoing EICMA in Milan.
Honda’s Neo Sport Cafe is now the CB1000R naked-retro
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.
Honda’s Africa Twin to get tougher on the outside
Almost 30 years ago, the Africa Twin had conquered the Paris-Dakar Rally with a 1-2-3 win in 1986. Last year, Honda re-imagined the same True Adventure spirit of the NXR750 and gave us the promising CRF 1000L Africa Twin.
For 2018, the Japanese Red Winger will update the Africa Twin by giving it a more off-road focused equipment list that will include a larger fuel tank, crash cage and more. It is expected to debut at the upcoming EICMA show in Milan.
At the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show Honda has taken the wraps off its new CTX1300 tourer. The motorcycle is a pretty new concept and Honda says that it represents the evolution of touring motorcycles.
Thanks to its versatile character, the Honda CTX1300 promises to feel similarly comfortable both in the city and on the highway. Needles to say that it comes with a comprehensive list of touring-oriented accessories which includes two side cases, a potent audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, a comfy seat and an ergonomically designed handlebar.
The motorcycle is offered in two versions, namely the standard model and the Deluxe. The latter comes with self-canceling turn signals, anti-lock brakes, traction control and blacked-out styling accents.
The 2014 Honda CTX1300 is powered by a 1261cc, liquid-cooled, longitudinally mounted 90° V-4 engine which sends its power to the ground through a five-speed transmission.
Hit the jump for more information on the Honda CTX1300.
Honda revealed the first details of its new 2013 Gold Wing F6B and Gold Wing F6B Deluxe models which are basically, trimmed down versions of the Gold Wing model.
The bike weighs 842 pounds and features a horizontally opposed, flat-six, fuel injected engine mated on a five speed transmission.
On the equipments list you’ll find a premium audio system combined with a multi information screen which hosts a digital clock, an air temperature indicator, odo/trip meters and also displays music information.
The Honda Gold Wing F6B was designed with practicality in mind and comes with a set of lockable, waterproof saddlebags and a pretty spacious glovebox.
The ride is kept in check by front 45mm Cartridge fork with anti-dive and a rear pro arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link single shock with computer-controlled spring preload adjustment with two memory presets.
Hit the jump for more information on the Honda Gold Wing F6B.
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.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Honda CB500F.
The second concept Honda Motorcycles brought to EICMA Show is the V4 Crosstourer. The concept combines the phenomenal V4 engine and the revolutionary Dual Clutch Transimission and will deliver all the fun and excitement of a road sports bike; but with the comfortable upright riding position and manoeuvrability of an adventure machine.
The VFR1200F was the first model to utilize the new iconic V4 engine that signified the beginning of the new era in Honda’s engine line-up. The V4 Crosstourer Concept will utilise the same engine as the Road Sport category VFR to bring the benefits of this world-beating engine to a new type of customer. This will be the first time an Adventure Tourer bike has been fitted with a compact and powerful four cylinder V-engine unit.
The new bike is the second Honda to be fitted with this innovative transmission system after the VFR1200F and it is the first time this award-winning technology has been seen in this category.
Press release after the jump.
Honda Motorcycle has brought the New Mid Concept to the EICMA Show in Milan, Italy. This concept combines innovative thinking and new technology to create a multi discipline machine.
The Honda New Mid Concept combines the latest engine technology with the advanced Dual Clutch Transmission technology which, up to now, has been exclusively offered on the VFR1200F. It also gets newly designed 17 inch wheels with pro link rear suspension and front fairing air vents coupled with the larger wheels that deliver greater stability when riding at higher speeds.
Taking the spirit of a sports motorcycle and the comfort of a scooter into a totally new format, the New Mid Concept will offer the energetic riding sensation of a motorcycle but with the ease and convenience of a scooter. This sector shattering combination of features creates a bike that is both visually dynamic and enjoyable to ride.
Press release after the jump.
Honda has taken the wraps off a new Shadow model that they call RS 750. The bike is addressed to beginners and, with its fuel-injected and liquid-cooled 745cc V-Twin engine producing 42bhp and 45ft lb of torque, goes straight against the Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883.
Compared to the classic Shadow cruiser, the RS 750 offers higher bars and pegs as well as a low seat height of 737mm / 29in, meaning a more upright riding position as a result of Honda’s strategy to offer all-round riding enjoyment.
Obviously, it is all made possibly by the use of the double-cradle steel tube frame and 41mm forks, but beginning riders will surely appreciate the fat 150-section rear tire that makes the 2010 Honda Shadow RS 750 look like a mean machine after all.
Honda hasn’t yet released the specs sheet for this model, but we do know that the new Shadow RS 750 will have an MSRP of $7799 when it will be available in March 2010. This was also established with the 2009 Iron 883 ($7899) as benchmark. The only sad part about this new Japanese cruiser going against the popular American model is that it will be available only in Metallic Grey.
Expect more information on the Shadow RS as soon as we have it.