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Grom, Forza and CRF250L Join Honda’s 2014 Lineup

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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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2013 Honda F6B – Road Test Review

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Last year, more new touring motorcycles were sold than bikes in any other individual street bike category, even cruisers. Touring includes luxury performers such as the Honda Gold Wing, BMW K 1600 GTL and the like, but the vast majority of those top-selling machines were “baggers,” large V-twin touring cruisers with factory hard bags and windshields, or fairings with windscreens. ...

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Comparison Test: 2013 BMW C 650 GT vs. 2013 Honda NC700X

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We aren’t normally a shiftless bunch except for an hour or two after lunch, but we recently spent the last two weeks swapping between two new “automatics”—BMW’s C 650 GT maxi-scooter, and Honda’s NC700X with dual-clutch transmission—in an effort to see which type of shiftless two-wheeler rules the urban no-man’s land between home, work and other mundane daily destinations. You ...

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Retrospective: Honda NC/NA50 Express: 1977-1983

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When the price of gasoline rose to 60 cents a gallon back in 1976, Honda figured it had a whole new market. Americans were approaching panic status at the thought of spending more than 10 bucks to fill up the tank of that Buick or Dodge. OPEC (Organization of Oil Exporting Countries) had us over the proverbial barrel—it just happened ...

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2013 Honda CRF250L: Ridden & Rated

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Conventional wisdom says you can’t please everyone, but that’s not stopping Honda from trying. Its new 2013 CRF250L dual-sport has a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine derived from the peppy CBR250R. The company’s goal is to spark the imagination of returning, new and current riders by creating a fun, versatile, stylish and affordable commuter that can also handle off-road adventures. Parking ...

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2013 Honda CB1100 – First Ride

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When I was a young boy, my father introduced me to the joys of motorcycling. Dad would take my brother and me on leisurely rides in the country aboard his Honda CB750 Four. In the late 1970s, I was too young to know or care about the significance of the CB750, that its transverse, in-line four cylinder engine with overhead ...

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Honda Adds Six 2013 Models that will Surprise You

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American Honda clearly feels bullish about 2013. It has already introduced three new models for the upcoming year (NC700X, CRF250L and PCX150), and it has just unveiled another six all-new models and the return of five others. Honda’s retro-styled CB1100, which pays respect to its legendary 1969 CB750, was first seen at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. Available in Japan ...

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Unveiling at American Honda's Secret Museum

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Last night Editor Mark Tuttle and I attended an unveiling at America Honda’s secret museum, located in a nondescript warehouse building not far from the company’s sprawling campus in Torrance, California. Neither of us had ever been there, and I didn’t even know it existed until the invitation arrived. There’s no sign out front, no indication that a collection of ...

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