I’ve always chuckled any time the name “monkey bike” is mentioned. The fact that “monkey” is attached to “bike” has always been pretty funny to me. But for what it’s worth, Honda’s new Grom bike is not only the perfect representation of the company’s history of monkey bikes but it’s also a modern-day machine that comes with all the technological bits and pieces to come out of the Japanese brand.
The diminutive Grom first burst into the scene in 2014 and in the short time that it’s been around, it’s become defined as a fun bike with a capital “F”! It’s the perfect start-up machine for somebody who’s just breaking into motorcycles and for those looking for a bike that’s not only a rollicking ball of fun to ride, also economical and affordable enough to be considered as an everyday commuter.
If scooters aren’t your thing, the Honda Grom is the perfect alternative. Or is it the other way around? Either way, the Grom is a veritable pocket rocket whose fun factor is quite simply put, off the monkey charts.
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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.
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Honda launched the cheapest motorcycle in its lineup. The new model is called the CG100 and has a price tag of only $ 670 (100,000 Nigerian naira), but unfortunately it is available only on the Nigerian market.
Needles to say, the bike is far from being impressive, as it comes as basic as it can be. But its modest character makes it a great choice for countries like Nigeria where versatile, cheap and efficient motorcycles are highly appreciated for their practicality.
The 2014 Honda CG100 can be easily recognized by its old school style, the square headlight, thin wheels and the one piece seat. The motorcycle’s ride is kept in check by a pretty rudimentary fork and dual rear shocks. You also get full drum brakes and a 110 cc engine.
Honda plans to build 40,000 units each year.
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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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The 2013 Honda NC700X is an aggressive motorcycle created for adventures riders. Thanks to its versatile character, the Honda NC700X can deal with any type of road effortless.
The Honda NC700X is equipped with a 670cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, SOHC engine with four valves per cylinder. The motorcycle is offered in two versions namely one with a conventional six-speed, manual-clutch transmission, and the other with automatic transmission. The Honda NC700X offers an average fuel consumption of 64 mpg.
The motorcycle’s stopping power is offered by a single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper which is paired with a rear single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper.
The Honda NC700X comes with a 3.7 gallons fuel tank and rides on 120/70ZR17 front and 160/60ZR17 rear radial tyres.
As far as prices are concerned the Honda NC700X can be yours for no less than $7,499.
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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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Meet the new 2014 Honda Grom 125 – a lightweight machine that promise to reward you with a fun riding experience. Judging by its specs the new Grom 125 is technically a pumped up scooter, as its powered by a fuel-injected 125cc, single cylinder, air cooled, four stroke engine which sends its power to a set of fat tyres wrapped around 12 inch rims.
As far as style is concerned, we’ll have t admit that the Honda Grom 125 looks pretty cool. We kinda like how Honda’s engineers have managed to combine the tiny rims with that sporty bodywork and those shiny gold forks.
This funky stance reminds us about the 1969 CT70 which has clearly served as source of inspiration for Honda’s designers.
We won’t argue about the price either, as $2,999 seems a fairly legit number for what this bike has to offer. The Honda Grom 125 will be available in showrooms this August.
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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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Meet the Honda Shadow RS a slightly modified version of the standard Shadow. The most important modifications include the higher-set footpegs and shorter, more upright bars. Moreover, the Shadow RS features a slightly modified fuel tank and a flatter seat. The motorcycle has also received higher pegs which improve ground clearance when cornering.
At the heart of them Shadow RS lies the same 745cc liquid-cooled 52 degree V-twin with PGM-FI induction. The engine is mated on a wide-ratio five-speed transmission which feels similarly comfortable both in the city or on the highway. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine is fed by a pretty generous 2.6 gallons fuel tank (including 0.7-gallon reserve).
The stopping power is assured by a front single 296mm disc with twin-piston caliper paired with a rear drum brake.
The Honda Shadow RS is offered with a starting price of $8,240.
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The Honda Shadow Phantom is certainly the best Shadow in Honda’s lineup. The basic Shadow was already a tasty looking motorcycle, but the Phantom comes with a series of design improvements which make it truly stunning.
We especially like the blacked-out 745cc V-twin engine and black rims sporting matte silver highlights. Not to mention about the dual exhaust pipes that not only look great but also sound similarly great.
Needless to say that the motorcycle was designed with comfort in mind, so the low seat height, the lean back handlebar and the perfectly placed foot rests are working together to reward you with a relaxed riding position.
The ride is kept in check by a 41mm fork (4.6 inches travel) paired with rear dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability (3.5 inches travel).
The Honda Shadow Phantom is offered with a starting price of $8240.
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It is said that “classic never gets old” and this quote is absolutely true when it comes to motorcycles. Thereby, Honda is looking many times back to the past when it starts to design a new motorcycle and the end result is almost every time a small work of art.
The same thing is true for the Honda Shadow Aero, which is a classic cruiser that offers a perfect combination between the old school style and the modern design trends. The most notable design cues are the spoked wheels, full fenders and the long, chromed mufflers. We also like the “lean back” handlebars and the shiny case of the headlight.
When it comes to power, the Honda Shadow Aero is equipped with a 745cc V-twin, 52 degrees V-twin engine specially tuned for low-revving torque. The engine’s power is kept in leash by a wide-ratio five-speed transmission that is perfectly suited for both low and high speeds.
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With its big dimensions, the muscular design and the classic cruiser attitude, the 2013 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 demands instant respect every time it passes down the street.
As far as ergonomics are concerned the motorcycle was carefully designed to reward its rider with a relaxed riding position. Therefore, once on board, you are greeted by a pretty sporty handlebar, a tank-mounted gauge and a low 25.7-inch seat height.
The bike is built around a 745cc, liquid-cooled, 52-degree, V-twin, engine with PGM-FI induction. The engine’s power is sent to the rear wheel through a wide-ratio, five-speed transmission.
The ride quality is kept under control by a 41.0mm front fork (4.5-inch travel) and rear dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability (3.5-inch travel).
The Honda Shadow Spirit comes with a price tag of $8,240.
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The Honda CB500X comes with a whole new range of features for 2013. For the starters, the motorcycle is fitted with a modern 500 cc, parallel twin DOHC engine which offers enough punch to fill your body with adrenaline.
For increased performances the engine is combined with a Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system which keeps the fuel mixture in check to offer a crisp throttle response at any time. The engine is mounted on a light but rigid diamond-shaped steel-tube frame.
The motorcycle offers perfect ergonomics and you’ll especially like the step seat with a low height, the adjustable windscreen and the comfortable handlebars. Not to mention about the new, larger-capacity fuel tank which has been carefully shaped to give the rider an unrestricted riding position.
The stopping power is assured by a set of wave disc brakes combined with ABS.
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Very often, those who plan to start riding can already imagine themselves dressed in bad boy leathers and so on, but you really need an appropriate bike to fulfill that dream and a bell should ring when hearing about the Unicorn concept that Honda has recently unveiled at the Auto Expo 2010 in India.
Although we would imagine something…different when reading the fancy name, the Honda Unicorn Sports Concept is anything but disappointing for the average rider in India. This should be thrilled by the 150cc engine, exciting new front cowl, stunning rear tail lamp, attractive tank shrouds, rear disc brake, spilit grab rail and dual tone styling, which are just few of the exciting features. These will most likely be found on the production version as well.
Hmm, so I guess we can say the 2010 Honda Unicorn will be a rider’s shortest trip from bad boy to funky.
With the motorcycle industry’s never ending progress as a result of new, more advanced technologies it is sometimes nice to just lay back and enjoy an awesome idea for a picture such as this one right here. It shows a 1908 Indian motorcycle and a 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol racing bike. Obviously, the progress the world has witnessed in the past 100 years has been amazing, so the question just pops: what we’ll be riding when this Honda will occupy the Indian’s place in this picture?
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.
The original Honda Cub has to be one of the greatest motorcycles of all times simply because it was affordable, easy to maintain and very practical. That small motorcycle helped put the world on two wheels, so you can understand our joy of hearing that Honda is planning to revamp the extremely popular model. The biggest news about it is that it will have two-wheel drive and benefit of power coming from a small, electric engine, while the exterior design is reminiscent of that first late 1950s model.
2WD enhances traction and stability around corners, allowing riders to control the already highly maneuverable motorcycle with the greatest ease. This is not a Honda breakthrough as Yamaha and KTM have also flirted with the idea, but Big Red will present the EV-Cub at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show and it is expected to hit dealerships by the end of 2010.
Honda also speaks about one of their latest gadgets called LOOP and supposed to enable riders to communicate with one another during long rides. This should make Honda’s stand even more interesting.
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.
Carpenters rarely drift away from their object of activity, but when someone thinks at having a wooden fairing built for a Honda Nighthawk, bike building (or, better said, bike dressing) turns into a job for the man with few tools and plenty of imagination.
This particular creation was spotted at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show and we understand it was quite a big attraction.