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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

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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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2014 Honda CBR650F – First Ride Review

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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

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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

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    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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