The list of 2012 Honda models is growing as a dozen new additions expand the upcoming season lineup. This latest release includes the substantially revamped CBR1000RR superbike. Sportbike fans will also be glad to see the CBR600RR in 2012, and riders partial to cruisers can welcome back eight models: the Sabre, Stateline, Interstate and Fury, plus Honda’s 750cc line of V-twins, the Shadow Phantom, Shadow RS, Shadow Spirit and Shadow Aero. For sport touring enthusiasts, the ST1300 also returns for 2012.
For 2012 the CBR1000RR boasts even better handling via a patented Balance-Free Rear Shock, Big Piston Fork and new wheels. Its 999.8cc engine is wrapped in new aggressive bodywork that aids aerodynamic flow and high-speed handling. New LCD instrumentation includes a lap timer, five-level shift indicator and more. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $13,800 (standard model), $14,800 (C-ABS model)
In racing, no other 600cc machine has won more AMA and World Supersport championships than Honda’s CBR600. Available with Honda’s unique Combined ABS for sportbike braking performance, the CBR600RR will be available in December 2011; MSRP: $11,540 (Black, standard model), $11,690 (Red, standard model), $12,540 (C-ABS model)
The Fury is a radical chopper that has all the functionality, quality and reliability built into every Honda. Availability: January 2012; MSRP: $13,390 (standard model), $14,390 (ABS model)
The Sabre’s muscular pro-street style provides a classic ride, with ergonomics to match. Add an impressive V-twin engine complete with Honda’s sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection. Availability: January 2012; MSRP: $12,250 (standard model), $13,250 (ABS model)
The Stateline’s deeply valanced fenders arc downward in classic retro style, yet its all-new rolling chassis and overall lines bring a fresh look to the class. Add to that the deep throaty rumble of a big V-twin engine. Availability: January 2012; MSRP: $12,150 (standard model), $13,150 (ABS model)
Check out those stylish hard leather bags that offer ample storage space and that big, traditional windscreen. The Interstate offers all-day riding comfort and convenience. Availability: January 2012; MSRP: $13,240 (standard model), $14,240 (ABS model)
The Shadow Phantom celebrates back-to-basics motorcycling by delivering a V-twin ride and a clean and uncluttered appearance. Check out the minimalist look, extensive blackout treatment and muscular V-twin engine featuring Programmed Fuel Injection. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $8,240
The Honda Shadow RS combines agile and responsive handling, V-twin power, clean, crisp lines and standard-style riding ergonomics with higher footpegs that enhance ground clearance. Its liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin engine boasts Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $8,240
Shadow Spirit 750 C2
The Shadow Spirit 750 C2 brings together a big-bike look, distinctive street-rod styling and a muscular V-twin engine with Programmed Fuel Injection. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $8,240 (Black), $8,540 (Candy Orange Flame)
The Shadow Aero’s classic retro styling, low seat height, V-twin engine with Programmed Fuel Injection and fine handling come at a price that’s just right for today’s budgets. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $8,240 (Candy Dark Red, standard model), $8,540 (Pearl Black/Silver, standard model), $9,240 (ABS model)
Honda’s ST1300 sport-tourer is equipped with a powerful 1,261cc V-4 engine and Programmed Fuel Injection, plus full-coverage bodywork, a three-way-adjustable rider’s seat, a motor-driven adjustable windscreen, dual saddlebags and more. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: TBD
More detailed information and images of Honda’s model line can be found on www.powersports.honda.com or see your local Honda powersports dealer.