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2017 Honda Grom – First Look Review

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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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Honda Updates CBR500R, Announces More 2016 Sportbikes

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At the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), held in Orlando, Florida, on October 15-18, Honda presented most of its 2016 CBR lineup, including the world debut of the aggressively restyled CBR500R. “Since their respective introductions, the fun, affordable CBR300R and CBR500R models have been very popular with a wide variety of customers,” said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications ...

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2016 Honda CBR500R to Make World Debut at AIMExpo

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American Honda has a full slate of activities planned for its display at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), including the world debut of the updated 2016 CBR500R. Dealers and consumers attending the event, which will be held October 15-18 at Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center, will have the first opportunity to see the midsize sportbike. With DNA taken ...

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Honda Releases Pricing and Info on 2016 Models

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American Honda has announced pricing for the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin and also revealed additional details on the adventure bike. At the same time, Honda officially announced a number of returning on-road models, several of which are offered in new colors for 2016. CRF1000L Africa Twin Powered by a brand-new 998cc parallel-twin engine, the Africa Twin is available in two ...

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