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Honda Releases First 2015 Models

2015 Honda NM4

Honda’s first release of new and returning models for 2015 includes the futuristic NM4 and PCX150 scooter. Here’s what Honda has to say about these machines. NM4 If you’ve ever wanted to transport yourself into the future, this is your machine. By design, the NM4 shakes up the status quo and explodes conventional barriers in order to attract a whole ...

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2014 Honda Gold Wing Valkyrie – First Look Review


Eight years after Honda shocked the touring crowd by unveiling the first six-cylinder Gold Wing luxury tourer, cruiser riders got their chance to experience the smooth and formidable power of the GL1500 engine in the 1997 Valkyrie F6. With the opposed flat-six engine mounted in an open cruiser frame and a regular gas tank feeding six carburetors, the Valky brought ...

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2014 Hondas First Look Review

As if the more than two dozen all-new or updated models that Honda has introduced since 2012, including the new Gold Wing, F6B, CB1100, NC700X, CTX700s and CB500s, weren’t enough, Big Red’s pipeline is still churning out new bikes. In addition to the recently unveiled new-think CTX1300 cruiser-tourer, Honda has announced a new track-ready CBR1000RR SP, a blacked-out Gold Wing ...

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2014 Honda CTX1300 – First Look Review

2014 Honda CTX1300 Right Side

Honda has adroitly filled a niche in the entry-level motorcycle genre with its two twin-cylinder CTX models, which are based upon the 670cc parallel twin first introduced in the NC700X. Plenty of new and returning riders are looking for inexpensive bikes with a low seat, comfortable easy handling and a torquey engine with smooth, seamless power—like a cruiser. But many ...

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Back-to-Back Classics: Honda CBs New and Old


Among the classic Japanese motorcycles that deserve a modern tribute, few come to mind as quickly as Honda’s line of air-cooled, in-line fours, starting with the CB750K0 of 1969. Its 40-year anniversary was suitably commemorated with the unveiling of the CB1100 at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2009, but production models only came to Japan and Australia in 2010. American ...

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2013 People's Choice Motorcycle of the Year Winner


This year, Rider magazine decided to put its Motorcycle of the Year title in our reader’s hands by allowing you to pick the winner through an online poll. The options were numerous (11 manufacturers stepped up for 2013 with nearly 40 new motorcycles) and every single one received votes. Bikes in the running had to be all-new or significantly changed ...

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2013 Middleweight Metric Cruiser Comparison Review


My favorite comfort foods, heart-warming and artery-clogging classics like mac-and-cheese, buttermilk biscuits and pulled-pork barbecue, are straightforward and uncomplicated, each prepared with a short list of ingredients and easy techniques. But many cooks have been fooled by such simplicity, following recipes dutifully but ending up with bland results. The artistry, the ability to create a dish that’s just right, is ...

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2013 Honda Shadow Aero – Review


Like Kawasaki’s Vulcan line, Honda has had Shadow cruisers in its lineup since the early 1980s. Over the past three decades, engine displacements have gone up and down, models have come and gone. But since the 1,100cc Shadow Sabre was retired in 2007, the Shadow pedigree has lived on in the middleweight class only. For 2013, Honda offers four Shadow ...

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Grom, Forza and CRF250L Join Honda’s 2014 Lineup


American Honda has introduced a selection of machines that will be in its 2014 powersports lineup, including the 125cc Grom street bike, 279cc Forza scooter and CRF250L dual-sport. “This is really a fun time for Honda fans, as we unveil these incredibly cool machines for 2014 that reach out to entirely different segments of the market,” said Powersports Press Manager ...

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