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2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP | First Look Review

2017 Honda CBR1000RR SP

Honda’s flagship sportbike, the CBR1000RR SP, has undergone a major redesign for 2017, resulting in 10 more horsepower, a 33-pound weight reduction and a 14-percent improvement in power-to-weight. The new model also honors the 25th anniversary of the liter-class CBR line, which was introduced in 1992 with the first CBR900RR and evolved over the years according to a holistic “Total ...

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Rider Comparo – 2016 Honda VFR1200X vs. 2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt vs. 2016 Yamaha Super Ténéré

This trio of 1,200cc, shaft-driven, 600-plus-pound adventure bikes can take you almost anywhere you want to go, within reason. (Photos: Kevin Wing)

Over the past decade, adventure tourers have matured into a diverse segment of the motorcycle market. These days you can buy one or more models from nearly every major manufacturer, with the American OEMs being notable exceptions. Calling them “adventure” tourers suggests they’re ready for the backcountry, like two-wheeled Jeeps. But, except for dedicated dual-sports, only a select few are ...

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2017 Honda X-ADV to Debut in November – Video

Honda X-ADV

Honda has confirmed that it will introduce the first of a “new breed” of motorcycle for 2017 called the X-ADV. Based on the City Adventure concept scooter that was unveiled at the Italian EICMA show in the fall of 2015, the X-ADV seems to be larger and more fully equipped, like an adventure scooter on steroids. Honda has confirmed features ...

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The 39 Best Bikes for Smaller Riders (and Budgets)

KTM 390 Duke

You don’t need pavement-buckling torque and shoulder-wrenching power to have fun on two wheels. Among the growing number of female riders (go, girls!), younger folks wanting a fun and economical way to commute to work or school, older riders looking for something smaller and easier to manage, and regular Joes just wanting something fun to ride, demand for smaller machines has prompted ...

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2017 Honda Grom – First Look Review

2017 Honda Grom in Bright Yellow

Named after a term of endearment for a talented young surfer, the playful Honda Grom 125 was an immediate hit when it debuted for 2014. Dealers couldn’t keep them in stock, buyers flipped them for profit and aftermarket suppliers jumped in with both feet to offer hop-up parts, everything from carbon-fiber exhaust pipes to high-end suspension—all for a bike that ...

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2016 Honda VFR1200X – Road Test Review

2016 Honda VFR1200X

Shortly after its groundbreaking VFR1200F sport tourer was introduced for 2010, Honda launched an adventure-styled bike for 2012 based on the same smooth and powerful 1,237cc V-4 engine used in the VFR. The new Crosstourer was designed to compete with the BMW R 1200 GS, Yamaha Super Ténéré and Triumph Tiger Explorer, so it had 19- and 17-inch spoked tubeless ...

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Video: 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

The 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin remains true to its dual-sport roots. It will appeal most to adventure riders who put a high priority on dirt-worthiness, who won’t mind its tall seat, its lack of cruise control or having to deal with tube-type tires. Check out our video about the Africa Twin by clicking on the box above or visiting ...

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2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin | First Ride Review

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Photography by Zep Gori, Francesc Montero, Felix Romero and Ula Serra Honda may be late to the adventure-bike party, but it has shown up in a big way for 2016 with two new models, the VFR1200X, a 1,237cc V4-powered, shaft-driven, street-biased tourer that’s been available in Europe for several years (Kickstarts, January), and the CRF1000L Africa Twin, an all-new, off-road-ready ...

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Honda Unveils 2016 CB500F, Announces Other Returning Models

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At a special media event held in Milan ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show, Honda unveiled the updated CB500F naked sportbike, which gets an aggressive new look and a several technical improvements for 2016. Honda also announced a number of returning 2016 models. The CB500F’s U.S. unveiling will take place on Friday at the Long Beach, California, International Motorcycle Show. ...

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Retrospective: Honda CL360 Scrambler: 1974 – 1975

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Back in 1972, Honda determined that its immensely successful CB/CL350 OHC twin should continue to move forward…albeit slowly. But just how much change can be made by increasing the number on the side covers by 10, from 350 to 360? Quite a lot, as it turned out. The 360 was no minor upgrade from the 350. It had a new ...

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