American Honda Announces More 2015 Motorcycles

In September, American Honda announced new and returning motorcycles for 2015, including the 40th anniversary Gold Wing, the Gold Wing F6B, a big crop of cruisers (Fury, Interstate, Stateline, Shadow Aero and Shadow Phantom) and its venerable dual-sport, the XR650L.

Read details and see photos of the 40th anniversary Gold Wing and other 2015 Hondas

During the EICMA show going on now in Milan, Italy, Honda unveiled two prototypes: the RC213V-S Prototype, a road-going version of its championship-winning MotoGP bike, and the True Adventure Prototype, inspired by its Team HRC CRF450 Rally and 1989 Paris-Dakar-winning NXR Africa Twin.

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Concurrent with EICMA, American Honda announced another round of returning 2015 motorcycles, highlighted by the CBR1000RR in Repsol Honda livery. The following is from the company’s official press release.

2015 Honda CBR1000RR

2015 Honda CBR1000RR in Repsol livery
2015 Honda CBR1000RR in Repsol Honda livery

This season saw Honda dominate MotoGP racing, securing the Rider and Manufacturer titles for the second year in a row. With one round remaining in the 2014 season, Marc Marquez has already scored a record-tying 12 victories to clinch his second Rider title four rounds early, at Honda’s home race. Meanwhile, the Manufacturer championship was Honda’s 21st in the premier class and 63rd across all three classes—both new marks. Honda is celebrating by offering its CBR1000RR SP and CBR1000RR with a special Repsol Honda livery, as well as a distinctive championship badge on the fuel tank. These editions even come with No. 93 and 26 number-plate graphics, enabling owners to show their passion for Marquez or his teammate Dani Pedrosa.

The CBR1000RR (also available in White/Blue/Red and Red) is an excellent overall liter bike package with a 43mm Showa Big Piston Fork, Unit Pro-Link rear suspension, twin-spar aluminum chassis, assisted slipper clutch and advanced Honda Electric Steering Damper (HESD). There’s also a version with Honda’s revolutionary Combined Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) that’s offered in Red, whereas the track-focused SP (available in the Repsol Edition only) achieves the maximum in performance through fully adjustable Öhlins front and rear suspension, Brembo front brakes, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC premium tires and hand-selected and weight-matched piston and connecting rods.

  • Colors: CBR1000RR: Repsol Edition (new), White/Blue/Red (new), Red (new); CBR1000RR ABS: Red (new); CBR1000RR SP: Repsol Edition (new)
  • Price: CBR1000RR: $13,999 – $14,599 (Repsol); CBR1000RR ABS: $14,999; CBR1000RR SP: $17,299
  • Availability: January

2015 Honda CBR600RR

2015 Honda CBR600RR ABS
2015 Honda CBR600RR ABS

With PATA Honda’s Michael van der Mark having recently secured Honda’s record ninth Rider title and 10th Manufacturer title in the Supersport World Championship, and the CBR600RR engine serving as the basis for Grand Prix racing’s Moto2 class, the middleweight supersport bike’s performance credentials are unquestioned.

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The CBR600RR touts features like Honda Electric Steering Damper (HESD), Showa 41mm Big Piston Fork (BPF) and radial-mounted front-brake calipers. It’s also available in a version with Combined ABS.

  • Colors: CBR600RR: Black (new); CBR600RR ABS: Red
  • Price: $11,490; $12,490 (ABS)
  • Availability: December

2015 Honda CB1000R

2015 Honda CB1000R
2015 Honda CB1000R

The CB1000R’s superbike roots are aptly demonstrated by its aluminum chassis and powerful, DOHC 998cc inline-four powerplant, both of which are proudly on display thanks to minimalist, naked-bike styling. A wide handlebar and upright seating position ensure rider comfort for long days in the saddle, making for an incredibly versatile open-class motorcycle.

  • Colors: Black/Red (new)
  • Price: TBD
  • Availability: February

 

2015 Honda Interceptor

2015 Honda Interceptor
2015 Honda Interceptor

Few motorcycles have earned more dedicated followings than Honda’s VFR series, and the latest edition of the Interceptor continues to earn diehard fans. It’s equipped with radial-mount front brakes, an adjustable seat, front-mounted radiator and a torquey 782cc V-4 VTEC fuel-injected engine. For riders looking for even more, there’s a Deluxe version that has traction control, ABS, self-canceling turn signals, a centerstand and heated handgrips.

  • Colors: Candy Red; Black with Gray frame, Bronze colored wheels (new)
  • Price: TBD
  • Availability: November 2014

2015 Honda CBR650F

2015 Honda CBR650F
2015 Honda CBR650F

Offering impressive performance at an incredible value, the CBR650F and CBR650F ABS house a torquey, smooth, inline-four engine in a nimble-handling, steel, twin-spar chassis, finished off with modern, sportbike styling. The result is a confidence-inspiring middleweight machine that’s great for almost any application, including two-up riding.

  • Colors: CBR650F: Matte Black Metallic, Candy Blue, Red; CBR650F ABS: Matte Black Metallic
  • Price: TBD
  • Availability: November 2014

2015 Honda CBR500R

2015 Honda CBR500R
2015 Honda CBR500R

Available in both standard and ABS versions, the CBR500R combines aggressive looks evocative of Honda’s supersport models with a torquey, fuel-injected parallel-twin 471cc engine and a riding position that’s sporty but comfortable. The result is a versatile middleweight machine that’s great for everything from recreational riding to commuting.

  • Colors: Silver Metallic (new), Black
  • Price: TBD
  • Availability: March

 

2015 Honda CB500F/CB500X

2015 Honda CB500F
2015 Honda CB500F

While Honda’s CB500F and CB500X are both powered by a bulletproof DOHC, liquid-cooled 471cc parallel-twin engine, the packages are very different. The CB500F has a classic, upright riding position, naked-bike styling and a confidence-inspiring low seat height. The CB500X is an adventure bike with an adjustable windscreen, a wide handlebar and a generous 5.5 inches of front suspension travel, 4.7 inches rear. Both are comfortable and capable 500 class machines with adaptable powerbands, and both are also available in ABS versions.

  • Colors: CB500F: White/Red (new); CB500X: Matte Black Metallic/Yellow (new)
  • Price: TBD
  • Availability: November 2014

2015 Honda Gold Wing Valkyrie

2015 Honda Gold Wing Valkyrie
2015 Honda Gold Wing Valkyrie

Combining stripped-down, laid-back styling with the iconic, 1,832cc opposed-six engine from Honda’s Gold Wing, you get the Valkyrie—a distinctive cruiser that turns heads wherever it goes. It has LED lighting, a slash-cut muffler, 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels, a customizable seat and a twin-spar aluminum frame with a low center of gravity, but what really sets the Valkyrie apart is its smooth and plentiful power.

  • Colors: Candy Red (new)
  • Price: TBD
  • Availability: January

2015 Honda NC700X

2015 Honda NC700X
2015 Honda NC700X

A great choice for everything from weekend canyon carving to workday commuting, the NC700X is offered in two versions: one with a conventional six-speed manual transmission and one with Honda’s exclusive automatic DCT (the latter version also comes with ABS). The 670cc parallel-twin engine is powerful but fuel efficient, and there’s an integrated storage compartment that accepts most full-face helmets.

  • Colors: Red; Black
  • Price: $7,799; $8,799 (DCT/ABS)
  • Availability: February

2015 Honda CTX700N

2015 Honda CTX700N DCT ABS
2015 Honda CTX700N DCT ABS

The 2015 CTX700N retains its torquey 670cc twin-cylinder engine and innovative styling but has an updated seat that positions the rider 30mm closer to the handlebar for improved comfort. Additional rider-friendly features include a low 28.3-inch seat height, forward-set footpegs and integrated storage, and there’s an available version with a high-tech automatic DCT transmission and ABS.

  • Colors: Light Silver Metallic (new)
  • Price: TBD
  • Availability: February

2015 Honda CTX700

2015 Honda CTX700 DCT
2015 Honda CTX700 DCT

Available with either a standard manual gearbox or Honda’s revolutionary automatic DCT transmission (DCT option includes ABS), the CTX700 is a futuristic touring machine with a full front fairing. It has a new seat that positions the rider forward, closer to the forward-set footpegs. A full range of comfort- and touring-related Honda Genuine Accessories enable riders to make this bike their own.

  • Colors: Gray Blue Metallic (new)
  • Price: TBD
  • Availability: February

2015 Honda Rebel

2015 Honda Rebel
2015 Honda Rebel

Offering classic styling in an economical, unintimidating package, Honda’s entry-level cruiser has a sub-27-inch seat height and legendary Honda reliability. The proven, smooth 234cc parallel-twin engine gets incredible fuel mileage and has plenty of power for highway use. The Rebel has spoke wheels front and rear, with a hydraulic disc front brake for solid stopping power.

  • Colors: Candy Red, Black
  • Price: $4,190
  • Availability: February

2015 Honda CRF250L

2015 Honda CRF250L
2015 Honda CRF250L

Honda’s popular and lightweight CRF250L is a fuel-efficient dual-sport bike that’s both fun and practical. The fuel-injected, DOHC single-cylinder engine has an electric starter and plenty of low- and midrange torque, while the long, motocross-style seat and upright body positioning are comfortable on the road or in the dirt. Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes are standard.

  • Colors: Red
  • Price: $4,999
  • Availability: March

 

2015 Honda Forza

2015 Honda Forza
2015 Honda Forza

Touting the convenience and approachability of a scooter but with the highway-ready power of a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 279cc engine, the Forza is a master of adaptability. With features like a CVT automatic transmission, enough storage for two helmets and a 12-volt power outlet, it’s ready for everything from commuting to two-up weekend fun. An ABS version is also available.

  • Colors: Pearl Red
  • Price: $5,599; $6,099 (ABS)
  • Availability: February

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