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Honda’s Next Gen Superbike: The CBR1000RR-R SP Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links For 2021, Honda is unleashing two incredibly advanced sport bikes: the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade. There’s more to these bikes than the addition of an extra “R” on the end of the name, and the formal adoption of …

The Highly Anticipated 2020 Honda Rebel 500 Breaks Cover Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links When Honda pulled the covers off of the revamped Honda Rebel 500 back in 2017, a revolution occurred. Once a dowdy and tired looking model, the Rebel was redesigned into a smart and contemporary motorcycle that had instant …

Subtle Upgrades For The 2020 Honda Gold Wing Tour Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Honda Gold Wing Tour has a few cool upgrades for the New Year, but if you’re expecting a completely overhaul then prepare to be disappointed. The Gold Wing line’s upgrades might not be as significant or …

The 2020 Honda Gold Wing Automatic DCT Gets Minor Upgrades For The New Year Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The DCT version of Honda’s ultimate touring machine doesn’t get many upgrades for 2020, but Honda has given the Gold Wing DCT enough interesting tweaks and improvements to give it the edge over …

Small Upgrades For The 2020 Honda Gold Wing Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Honda’s flagship touring motorcycle returns for 2020 with a small package of new updates to guarantee you a comfortable cruise, whether you’re riding for 20 miles or 200. The GL1800 Gold Wing is undoubtedly one of Honda’s most popular …

The Little Trail Bike Could Come to Life Honda has been the unofficial arbiter of small trail bikes for a long time now. Well, honestly small-displacement bikes in general. Now the company is working towards bringing the CT125 Concept it showed off at the Tokyo Motor Show to market. Recently, the company filed trademark paperwork …

A New Sport Touring Machine? Honda is not devoid of sport-touring motorcycles, but the company doesn’t really have a bike like the CB4X Concept that it showed off at EICMA. The motorcycle looks a lot like the NC750X and the VFR1200X, but less adventure-y than those bikes. There’s a pretty good chance the motorcycle could …

There’s a Lot to Love Honda decided to reveal several new bikes at EICMA this year. The headliner for the Honda reveal is definitely the 2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. However, the company also revealed several new models, including the CB1000R, an updated Rebel 500 and new SH125i and SH125i scooters. Here’s a closer look at all …

How Many Rs Can Honda Fit Into This Name I’m going to pretend the end of the name CBR1000RR-R is supposed to be pronounced like a stuttering pirate. In all seriousness, though, Honda appears to have submitted the name to the European trademark authorities. It’s currently under review. RideApart suggests that this could be what …

Restoring Mini Hondas with Museum-Level Attention to Detail There are the kind of minibikes that I race in the Pullstart Racing League—mashed-together ugly things that remind you of what a punk rock band would look like if it took minibike form—and then there are the little bikes that Tracy Schooler and his wife Kellie restore …

The Best Touring Machine in the World? Many Think So Honda isn’t resting on its laurels with the Honda Gold Wing. The company has continued to innovate with the machine. For the 2020 model year, Honda focused on low-speed maneuverability with the Gold Wing. It refined the fuel injection and DCT systems so that they …

The Auction Starts on October 23 American Honda and Iconic Motorbikes teamed up to auction off a pair of rare Honda motorcycles. All of the proceeds will go to help children and teens with brain tumors through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The motorcycles are a couple of truly exotic machines. They are the 2001 …

Royal Enfield Better Watch Out Honda makes some fantastic motorcycles and specifically the kinds of bikes that sell well in India. The company recently has established a new 15-person executive team to help it gain market share in India. With this new focus on India comes the news that the company will come out with …

Smart or More Tech You Don’t Need? I’m going to go with smart. Head-up displays (HUD) are designed to help you keep your eyes on the road, which is why just about every dang smart helmet company wants to come out with a helmet that has a HUD installed on it. I test a lot …

Another Retro Small Displacement Machine Honda has been killing it with the small displacement motorcycles lately, specifically the retro machines. The Monkey and Super Cub hit all the right nostalgia points, and now it seems that Honda will bring back the CT to sit alongside those bikes in its lineup. As Asphalt & Rubber points …

A Good Cause, A Cool Little Bike As many of you know, I’m a sucker for little motorcycles. When I met Tracy and Kellie Schooler of Lil’ Bikes Restoration at a friend’s get together, they had a cool little 1969 Honda Z50A K1 with them. It was painted pink and in immaculate condition. After chatting …

Artificially Intelligent Suspension? If you thought that suspension wouldn’t be impacted by articficial intelligence, then you were wrong. Honda just patented new technology that makes its suspension smart. Basically the system uses AI to decide what damping is correct based on the terrain.  The system utilizes both passive and active suspension components to decide what …

The New Twin Is In We knew already that Honda had a new 2020 CRF1100L Africa Twin coming, and now there are images, specifics, and video of the bike. The company made the new bike with a bigger engine and a lighter weight. Two very good things. The bike now tips the scales at 498 …

The Bikes That Honda Should be Building It appears that Honda wanted to make some bikes that harkened back to the Honda CB750 four-cylinder that really changed the world. That’s why the company reached out to 5Four Motorcycles to have the company created a limited run of CB1100 RS motorcycles that have been reworked with …

Finally, Official Confirmation Yep, Honda will debut the new Africa Twin at AIMExpo. The bike will be revealed on September 23. The company released a teaser video for the motorcycle that I have included below. In the video, you don’t see much of the bike. It’s all shrouded in darkness with the only truly visible …

It’s Coming Up While it’s not clear what Honda will reveal, the publication Asphalt & Rubber revealed that the company will debut an all-new model at the U.S. motorcycle show. The show is happening at the end of September, so this is really just right around the corner. With all that said, there are all …

Proof Surfaces There’s been a lot of speculation about what the next Africa Twin will be. I’d heard it would be a smaller displacement machine and that it would be a bigger displacement one. The jury is still out on the smaller displacement model, but Motorcycle.com has confirmation that the CRF1100 is coming. According to …

Is Active Aero Coming? It appears that Honda is working on a new CBR1000RR Fireblade. That bike could also be the recipient of some fancy new aerodynamics equipment. Active aero, that is. According to Visordown, Honda has filed patent paperwork for a 1,000cc motorcycle with a four-cylinder engine. That bike is a sportbike and while …

A Light Weight Super Sports for the U.S. A hot new rumor in the motorcycling world is that Honda could bring an updated CBR300RR to the U.S. soon. Publications like MotoStation and Visordown are both reporting that Honda may soon have a new CBR300RR that will take the place of the CBR250RR and come to …

Honda Will Expand Its Adventure Scooter Line Honda’s X-ADV recently passed up the BMW R 1200 GS in terms of sales in Europe. This makes it a true force to be reckoned with and Honda has realized its hit. The company now has a 150 version and is reportedly thinking of a 300 version, according …

Updates Will Make the Bikes Better Honda isn’t rewriting the book on its 250cc off-roaders, but it is adding in some updates that should make them a little better. The company will add twin spark technology to the engines of the CRF250L and CRF250 Rally, making the motorcycles more efficient, according to a patent application …

A New Adventure Is Coming Rumors of a new Africa Twin have surfaced in the past. Sometimes its that Honda will build a bigger one, sometimes its that the company will build a smaller one. I don’t care what it chooses to build, but I’m excited about it. The Africa Twin is a killer bike, …

Just Gonna Send It Off-Road Gold Wing Style If you thought that you had to have an off-road bike to go off the beaten path, then you were sorely mistaken. The fellas at Dos Honduros have proven that motocross and off-road riding, in general, is all about rider skill and determination.  In the video below, …

A Baby Adventure Scooter? Sure, Why not? Honda’s X-ADV 750 scooter recently showed how tough it really is at the 2019 Gibraltar Race where it got seventh. Now the company has a smaller version that carries on the bigger model’s mission but with less power. We speculated there would be a 300cc model, but Honda …

The Rumors Say It’s Coming Honda used to sell a bike called the NT700 Deauville. It was a 650cc motorcycle with built-in panniers and a more upright seating position. The motorcycle was a middleweight touring machine that was well-like in Europe. It didn’t last forever, though. Now there are rumors of the company bringing back …

Regulations are Forcing Honda’s Hand Some people say the new emissions regulations for many areas around the world are moving too quickly. Others say they’re not moving quickly enough. No matter where you stand on this issue, you should be able to agree it’s making some interesting business bedfellows. It now seems that Honda India …

The Best Place for Honda Lovers Are you a huge fan of Honda motorcycles? Then the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed is the place to be this July. The Hillclimb event and motoring gathering will have Honda motorcycles as its main motorcycle theme, according to Motorcycle News. The event will celebrate 60 years of Honda’s …

Two Weird Little Concepts Might Go To Production Honda showed off some small-displacement motorcycles in Milan as concepts that many people, including me, thought were pretty dang cool. There was the CB125X, which was a little adventure-style motorcycle, and the CB125M, which was a motard-inspire motorcycle. Well, now it seems these could become real motorcycles …

Get Ready for a Middleweight Africa Twin There have been previous Honda Africa Twin rumors, but those were about a bigger version of the bike. A new rendering of the possible upcoming CRF850L has surfaced at a Japanese publication, suggesting Honda will go the other way. DriveMag Riders recently showcased the rendering. The Japanese publication …

I’ve never ridden a big touring motorcycle from the Honda or Indian lineup of bikes. I have ridden and reviewed other bikes from Ducati, KTM, and Harley Davidson. Lately, the thought of branching out and seeing what I’ve been missing has germinated and even grown some strong roots. I feel like I might be missing …

Go From Sport to Sport Tourer If you could change the riding position on your motorcycle, you would have no need to own multiple bikes. I mean, you still would, but that’s beside the point. Honda has this in mind with the new patent spotted by MoreBikes. The patent shows a CBR1000RR with adjustable handlebars …

A Super Affordable Model? Honda does some weird things sometimes. Lately, the company has had numerous patents for high-tech applications for motorcycles and gear, but now it seems the company is truly going back to basics. It just patented a design that has what looks like a small single cylinder engine and drum brakes.  First …

Upgrade Your Honda With Rizoma Honda’s Neo Sport Cafe motorcycles are some of the coolest bikes on the road right now. They’re sporty, naked machines that offer the best of retro styling in a modern motorcycle. The Honda CB1000R now gets a full collection of Rizoma parts, so you can customize your ride as you …

Safety First Radar and camera safety systems are quickly becoming a topic of discussion and patents for motorcycle riders. This technology has been employed on cars for quite some time now, and it’s making its way to bikes. Most motorcycle companies find ways to put the sensors and cameras on the motorcycle. Honda wants to …

Let There Be Torque Honda has an electric dirt bike it’s working on, and now there’s a video of it doing its thing. I reported on the bike a while back. The bike broke cover in prototype form at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. According to RideApart, the bike did a demonstration run at the All …