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Honda Reveals Road-Going MotoGP and Adventure Bike Prototypes


Today at the EICMA show in Italy, Honda Motor Europe unveiled a pair of prototype models, along with Honda’s 2015 model line. The RC213V-S Prototype was developed by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and Honda Motor to be a road-going prototype of the awesome Championship-winning MotoGP RC213V machine. Inspired by, and developed with input from many legendary GP riders, the RC213V-S ...

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Motor Trike F6B Raptor—First Ride


It’s hard to fathom, but with its bright red fenders, tank cover and trunk, contrasted with a blacked-out engine area, the Motor Trike Raptor trike appears even sportier than the Honda F6B two-wheeler upon which it’s based. The F6B Raptor is part of Motor Trike’s Adventure Series, which also includes the luxurious Gold Wing GL1800 conversion. The Raptor is its ...

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Comparison Test: Honda CBR300R ABS vs. Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS SE


It was only a matter of time. In the face of Honda’s 2011 CBR250R challenge to its long-lived Ninja 250, Kawasaki embarked on a top-to-bottom improvement program that resulted in a bigger, badder little Ninja. Touching almost half of the engine parts, Kawasaki added 50 more cubes by way of a 7.8mm stroke increase, plus long-awaited digital fuel injection to ...

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Honda Announces 40th Anniversary Gold Wing and Other 2015 Models


Hot on the heels of its summer introductions of three new 2015 models—the CBR300R, CB300F and NM4—Honda has announced the return of several cruiser, touring and dual-sport models. The 2015 model year marks the 40th anniversary of the Gold Wing, and Honda is celebrating with a commemorative 40th Anniversary Edition as well as unique 40th Anniversary emblems on all 2015 ...

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Touring Southern British Columbia on a Honda CBR1100XX

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The airport security agent lingered on my helmet bag. “I’m just trying to decide whether to hassle you,” she said without smiling. “You rode here on a motorcycle?” “No, ma’am, but I’ll need gear at my destination.” “You’re flying somewhere to ride a motorcycle? Where?” “British Columbia.” “Right. Please remove all objects from your pockets….” My helmet and I passed ...

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2015 Honda CB300F – First Look Review

2015 Honda CB300F

  Honda has announced it will offer a naked version of the CBR300R for 2015 called the CB300F with more upright ergonomics and a lower price tag. Features and bennies include: – Engine displaces 286cc for responsive power throughout the rev range. – Derived from the CBR250R engine, a new crankshaft and connecting rod create a longer engine stroke (up ...

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2014 Honda CBR650F – First Ride Review


Photography by Kevin Wing Since 2012, Honda has rolled out more than 30 new or updated models, everything from the playful new Grom 125 to a revamp of its mighty Gold Wing GL1800. (And that’s just street-legal motorcycles and scooters; the number is even higher if you include dirt bikes.) Many of the new models are on the value-priced, light-to-middleweight ...

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2014 Honda VFR800 Interceptor – Road Test Review


Honda has unleashed so many new motorcycle models recently that one wonders where dealerships are going to put them all. The company is on a mission to convert flocks of the uninitiated into happy motorcyclists. As a result many of its new bikes—NM4, NC700, CTXs, etc.—have unorthodox styling and very beginner-friendly features and states of tune. In fact, at their ...

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Honda Unveils 2015 CBR300R

2015 Honda CBR300R

    Honda has added another bike to its 2015 lineup and upped the ante in its small-displacement sportbike battle with Kawasaki. Compared to the 2014 Honda CBR250R single, the new 2015 CBR300R has a longer stroke of 63mm vs. 55mm to increase displacement to 286cc from 249cc. Honda says this is good for a 17-percent boost in peak power ...

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2014 Honda CTX1300 Deluxe – Road Test Review

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Honda, like all motorcycle manufacturers, classifies its models into various categories such as touring, adventure, cruiser and sport. With the 2009 introduction of the DN-01, which had the twist-and-go transmission of a scooter, the seating position of a cruiser and futuristic styling, Honda created a new category it called “crossover.” Overpriced and underwhelming, the DN-01 didn’t last, but Honda stuck ...

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