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Honda Debuts Self-Balancing Motorcycle at CES

Honda Riding Assist self-balancing concept bike. (Photo courtesy of Honda)

Remember a couple of months back, when BMW announced their crazy futuristic Vision Next 100 concept bike? Well, Honda has jumped into the ring with their own self-balancing bike, and rather than looking like something out of the latest Hollywood blockbuster Sci-Fi movie, their Riding Assist motorcycle looks pretty much like a current NC700X–albeit with a robotic-looking LED headlight fairing. ...

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Motor Trike Prowler RT – Ridden & Rated Review

Motor Trike Prowler RT (reverse trike) kit on a Honda GL 1800 Goldwing.

Today’s “trike” is not just a trike. Variants include everything from traditional units with two driven wheels at the back of a conventional motorcycle, to bolt-on kits that add two outboard rear wheels to the existing two for stability, and to newer design translations that place two steerable wheels forward and one driven wheel aft. The Prowler RT from Motor ...

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Get It Rolling Again: 1974 Honda CB750

Kurt Winter’s shop in Chatsworth, California, is a compact space packed with a lifetime’s worth of motorcycle parts and memorabilia, primarily from older Hondas and British bikes. (Photos by the author)

Even if you enjoy repairing and maintaining older motorcycles, certain jobs can be too involved or intimidating to tackle yourself. Other times, the bike has so many little problems that it’s simply overwhelming to figure out how to deal with all of them, get parts and break out the wrenches. The latter was the case with a Honda CB750 Four ...

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Honda Unveils New Lifestyle Website to Promote New Products

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Honda has announced the launch of a new video-driven lifestyle website to promote select new 2017 models. The new website will introduce each of the selected models in a short-film drama format, depicting a unique lifestyle through the interaction of riders and their bikes, thereby promoting the motorcycle lifestyle and the Honda brand. The “Honda Moto 2017” website currently contains teaser ...

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Honda Launches New Website Showcasing DCT Technology

Honda has launched a new website specifically for the DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission), available on nine models across the range. (Photo: Honda)

Honda has launched a new interactive website aimed at educating riders about its DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) technology. The website includes a video, educational resources and a lineup of Honda DCT-equipped models. DCT was first introduced on large-displacement bikes with the newly redesigned VFR1200F in 2010, and it is currently available on nine models. As Honda puts it, “DCT-equipped motorcycles ...

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Honda Announces Production of 300-Millionth Motorcycle

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle today—a milestone more than 65 years in the making. The milestone bike is a Honda Gold Wing produced at the company’s Kumamoto Factory in Japan. Honda will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Gold Wing in 2015. Honda began mass production of motorcycles in Japan in 1949 when it ...

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New Motorcycles For 2014

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The new Indian Motorcycles, Star Bolt, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and Yamaha FZ-09 we showed you  in recent issues were just appetizers; here’s the main course for 2014. BMW BMW has been hard on the gas launching new-for-2014 models, including the F 800 GS Adventure (Rider, October 2013), R 1200 GS Adventure and R nineT retro bike (January 2014). Just in ...

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2014 Honda Interceptor, CBR650F and CB1100 – First Look

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If the polar vortex, Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow and Payton Manning’s loss in the Super Bowl have you feeling blue, Honda’s latest announcement should brighten your outlook. Even though its 2014 lineup already overfloweth, Honda has announced the return of the Interceptor, the debut of the CBR650F sportbike and updates to the retro CB1100. “Only Honda, the world’s number ...

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Honda VIP Package Available for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP

The 2013 Red Bull Indianapolis GP arrives at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 16-18, 2013, and Honda is offering race fans a very special VIP package. This offer includes: Reserved grandstand seating area in Corner 9 with excellent track view plus view of the jumbo video screen that can be accessed only with VIP tickets Access to the exclusive ...

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