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This could be Honda's next ADV motorcycle

This could be Honda’s next ADV motorcycle

Patent images showcase Honda’s attempt to go retro

What saw as Honda’s grand comeback to the ADV world, the CRF 1000L Africa Twin was one of the perfectly balanced machines from the Honda stable, a trait that is synonymous to a majority of the brand’s line-up. A lot of time had gone to engineer it and making it work better on multiple riding conditions and so it does effortlessly without any compromise.

Now, Honda is firing on all pistons to bring in newer products into the ADV segment, and we might have just stumbled upon the next big thing coming from the Japanese Red Winger. These patent images that fell on our lap recently showcasing a new Honda ADV model paying homage to the great ‘80s era where adventure motorcycling was a stigma in itself.

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Honda might be working on a smaller Africa Twin

Honda might be working on a smaller Africa Twin

The little-ADV will cater new riders looking for an easy yet tough machine

What saw as Honda’s grand comeback to the ADV world, the CRF 1000L Africa Twin was one of the perfectly balanced machines from the Honda stable, a trait that is synonymous to a majority of the brand’s line-up. A lot of time had gone to engineer it and making it work better on multiple riding conditions and so it does effortlessly without any compromise.

It does, however, has a major drawback. It’s like a double-edged sword actually. Being big, heavy and powerful, its perfect for pro-riders, but for folks entering the segment will steer away from it for the same reasons.

Luckily Honda knows this and is working on to get a smaller adventure motorcycle that can be more accessible and easier to ride for beginners, and for those who want something more nimble and down to earth.

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2012 Honda ST1300P ABS

2012 Honda ST1300P ABS

There are a few things in this world that make traffic violators squeamish more than the sight of a patrol officer in their rear view mirrors. Combining an imposing profile that draws attention to itself with police-ready performance and handling capabilities, the Honda ST1300P ABS will hold nothing in reserve as far as capturing bad guys are concerned.

The bike comes with a motor-driven adjustable windscreen that offers 7.4" and 13 degrees of adjustability for greater wind protection and touring comfort. It also has a new special patrol speedometer, an adjustable three-position dual-density solo seat, handlebars raised 25mm and width increased 13.5mm, specialized brackets for lights, sirens, antenna mount and radio/electronic equipment, rear component cover for electronics weather protection, left and right lower engine guards, right-handlebar-mounted multi-function switch controls, an on/off headlight switch, and 8mm side fairing air-deflector set.

As far as its performance and handling capabilities are concerned, the ST1300P ABS holds nothing back with its 1,261cc DOHC 90-degree V-4 longitudinal engine mounting that improves power flow and drivetrain efficiency. The engine is then mated to a cassette-type five-speed transmission with gear ratios that allow for quicker acceleration and excellent roll-on performance. In addition to the powerful engine, the ST1300P ABS also comes with a rigid aluminum upper triple-clamp and a 45mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) cartridge front fork that provide excellent suspension control in a wide range of riding conditions.

Similarly, the bike’s rear suspension features a single shock that has been incorporated and mounted directly onto the swingarm, offering 1.2" of spring preload adjustability. Large 310mm stainless-steel floating front brake discs and a 316mm rear disc brake offers ultimate stopping power while the bike’s ABS system combines with Combined Braking System (CBS) for a wide range of braking and steering control. The ABS features an electric-motor-driven modulator that gives quick, precise braking-pressure adjustments and smooth ABS operation, a critical system that allows patrol officers to have full control of their bikes at all conditions.

Find out the full specs behind the Honsa ST1300P ABS after the jump.

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2011 Honda ST1300PA

2011 Honda ST1300PA

Law enforcement agencies are fixing to find a new ally in their crime-fighting ways with the introduction of the Honda ST1300PA. Tapping into Honda’s newest technology while also enjoying the company’s renowned quality standards and reliability, the ST1300PA is expected to become a patrol officer’s best friend.

Among the features included in the ST1300PA include a motor-driven adjustable windscreen that offers 7.4" and 13 degrees of adjustability. There’s also a new special patrol speedometer, an adjustable 3-position dual-density solo seat, handlebars that have been raised 25mm and width increased 13.5mm for greater rider comfort, specialized brackets for lights, sirens, antenna mount, and radio/electronic equipment, a rear component cover for electronics weather protection, left and right lower engine-guards with built-in brackets for mounting accessories, and right-handlebar-mounted multi-function switch controls, among other things.

More than all the cop-friendly equipment, the ST1300PA is the picture of power and handling too. The bike is powered by a 1,261cc DOHC 90o V-4 engine that produces 125 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 85 lb/ft of torque at 6,000 rpm. Meanwhile, a rigid aluminum upper triple-clamp and a 45mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) cartridge front fork was fitted into the bike, providing excellent suspension control in a wide range of riding conditions. Likewise, the rear suspension incorporates a single shock that’s been mounted directly on the swingarm, providing 1.2" of spring preload adjustability. Large 310mm stainless steel floating front brake discs and 316mm rear disc are also part of the bike’s overall package, providing the kind of stopping power law enforcement officials need.

Find out the full specs behind the Honda ST13000PA after the jump.

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125cc Honda scooter is London's street washing machine

125cc Honda scooter is London’s street washing machine

Little did Honda knew that one of their 125cc scooters will end up a tool for washing dog filth off the streets of London, but this picture says it all. GB imported the Honda street washing machine from France; it seems that the idea of such a utility vehicle was first put into practice back in the Eighties in Paris.

A water vacuum system and a 25-litre box set it apart from its standard siblings, but also the £12,000 ($19,981) price. Just make sure you don’t confuse it with a pizza bike because that can kill your appetite.

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Car towing: Japan Style!

Car towing: Japan Style!

In Japan, when it comes to towing cars, things tend to look extremely innovative. Ok, but this is the motorcycles section, you’ll say and I couldn’t agree more. That is why I would like to share with you the towing Honda Goldwing, a specially adapted piece of machinery which will hook you up with an illegal parking ticket if you’re traveling to Japan and take the bad habits with you. Who knows, maybe it would even be present around the globe.

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