Honda’s cooking up a new supermoto bike under the sheets, at least if this latest patent application filed with the European Union’s Office for Harmonisation in the International Market ever amounts to anything.
The design patent was actually filed last March 31, 2015 and from what it looks like, the new design has the makings of a small-displacement supermoto, complete with what looks like a 149cc air-cooled engine, an off-road style fender, and a pair of street tires that appear to be larger than the CRF150F. It also has what looks like a two-level seat, passenger pegs, a larger fuel tank, and a grab rail. Not that I’m trying to nitpick here, but the bike does look a little chunky for a supermoto.
Other than what the patent designs reveal, the full spec of details are still being kept under wraps. That makes sense since Honda hasn’t exactly come out and announced that the bike is already headed to production. Like with most filings, the planned bike will most likely get design updates, that is if Honda does proceed with building the bike in the first place.
Right now, there’s no indication that the Japanese company is prepared to head down that road, at least not yet. Patent applications don’t always pan out, even for companies as big as Honda.
Maybe I’m wrong here, but at this point, I think it’s best to see where Honda takes this application before getting excited about the prospect of seeing a new supermoto from the company.
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The Honda CRF250M is a versatile motorcycle that has all it needs to feel similarly comfortable both in the city and on the savage terrains. Thanks to its tough construction, agile chassis and low weight, the motorcycle offers superior levels of maneuverability on any type of road.
At its heart sits a 250 cc, liquid cooled, 4 stroke DOHC engine with a displacement of 250 cc. The unit generates a maximum output of 17.0kw at 8,500 rpm and 22.0 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm and is paired with a six speed transmission with wet multiplate clutch.
The bike’s engine is housed by a semi-double cradle frame which is sits on a pair of 17 inch wheels wrapped in 110/70-17M/C 54S front and 130/70-17M/C 62S rear tires.
The Honda CRF250M can be yours for no less than €5.205.
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The dual sport bikes are starting to conquer more and more terrain with every year that passes, as their versatile character attracts many fans.
One of the latest dual purpose motorcycle launched by Honda is the 2012 CRF250L. The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, 249cc single engine that features Honda’s proprietary Programmable Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), a gear-driven counter-balancer and a very compact cylinder head. Honda claims that its engine is able to offer 77-mpg fuel economy while giving the bike a range of around 154 miles from its 2.0-gallon tank.
The engine is mounted on a steel twin-spar frame which is light yet rigid. As far as suspensions go, the Honda CRF250L sports a front 43mm inverted fork which offers 8.7 inches of travel up and a preload-adjustable Pro-Link rear shock with 9.4 in. of travel.
The stopping power is assured by a single twin-piston caliper/256mm disc combo up front and a single-piston caliper and 220mm disc at the rear.
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Honda’s dirt bikes are among the best models in their segment and the XR650L makes no exception. This bike puts off road performance on the first place and regardless of what type of road lies beneath you, it is able to deal with it with poise. Whether it’s the off road or on-the-road, the XR650L spews out versatility, thanks to a great combination of power, suspension, durability, and fuel efficiency. The Honda XR650L also offers all the benefits of light weight, smart electric starter and excellent fuel economy.
Power comes from a strong 644cc overhead cam engine that is able to keep the bike lively in any situation. Meanwhile, the air cooling lessens the maintenance chores along with the engine’s gear-driven counterbalancer, which declines tiring vibrations.
As far as suspensions are concerned, the Honda XR650L is packed with a 43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge fork up front and a rear Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, 20-position compression and 20-position rebound damping adjustability.
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The all-new Honda CRF230M is a street-ready bike that can handle its business on just about every road it travels on. Hours of urban and backroad adventure are nothing to the CRF230M, because it’s something that the bike can do seamlessly.
It’s business as usual for Honda, who may be more popular for their cars, but have likewise crafted a reputation as one of the best motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Offering the kind of comprehensive details that make it such a unique bike, the CRF230M gives you a mixed bag of upstanding design, superior handling, and impressive performance numbers.
On top of that, it’s hard to second-guess something that has the unmistakable Honda seal of approval. The Japanese company has built a foundation crafted on excellence with their products, and the CRF230M is just the latest in a long line of bikes that have upheld this tradition time and time again.
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The Honda NX 650 Dominator is a budget dual-sport motorcycle powered by a 644cc single-cylinder engine, produced by the Japanese manufacturer between 1988 and 2003.
Italy’s motorcycle design guru Oberdan Bezzi has come up with a rendering for a new Honda Dominator. Nowadays, such a bike would have to compete with models such as the Yamaha XT 660Z Tenere, BMW F 650 GS and Kawasaki KLX 650, but if the previous Dominator’s reliability and great mileage were also taken in consideration, we reckon the middleweight dual-sport segment will soon have a new leader. Still, that is only and only if Honda ever decides to revive the Dominator.
Looks like even a supermoto version isn’t to be neglected either.