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2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe | Long-Term Rides

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At the very first glance, the CB1100 parked outside the Rider office had me by the eyeballs. Appraising its Candy Red paint and clean, classic lines, I knew I had to ride it. EIC Tuttle finally handed me the key a couple of months later, with the bike now sporting Cortech Super 2.0 luggage and a National Cycle Street Shield ...

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Retrospective: Honda NX650: 1988-1989

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Here was a slightly new approach to the widening dual-purpose market, an electric-start 650 single with a bikini fairing, a couple of plastic body panels on the tank, a couple more to cover up most of the two mufflers, and a 21-inch front wheel with a close-fitting fender. This was a perfect round-town bike with some minor pretensions at dirt-roading, ...

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2015 Honda NM4 DCT ABS | Road Test Review

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Imagine for a moment that you’re a 20- or 30-something motorcycle designer in Japan, head swirling with futuristic ideas thwarted by practicalities. Then you’re tasked with drawing something that blows away two-wheeled convention so that it will stand out in the increasingly competitive North American and European markets. Some of your influences are anime and manga—animated movies and comic books, ...

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American Honda Announces More 2015 Motorcycles

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In September, American Honda announced new and returning motorcycles for 2015, including the 40th anniversary Gold Wing, the Gold Wing F6B, a big crop of cruisers (Fury, Interstate, Stateline, Shadow Aero and Shadow Phantom) and its venerable dual-sport, the XR650L. Read details and see photos of the 40th anniversary Gold Wing and other 2015 Hondas During the EICMA show going ...

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Honda Reveals Road-Going MotoGP and Adventure Bike Prototypes

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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 Review

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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

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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

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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

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  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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