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The African Rebel The Honda Rebel 500 has been a huge success for new and experienced riders seeking a mid-displacement cruiser-style motorcycle, but what happens when you cram Honda’s notorious 1084cc parallel twin (taken from the legendary Africa Twin) into the mix? The CMX1100 Rebel is what happens. The Rebel 500 had a very low seat …

Lighter, Faster Honda has brought some nuanced updates to the ‘ride-anywhere’ CRF250L brothers for the 2021 versions of the bikes; some updates being bigger than others. It’s sometimes difficult to spot all the updates found on a new motorcycle when a company decides to add some features, so guides like this make sure every stone …

Freshly Updated! Just when you thought motorcycles couldn’t possibly produce fewer emissions, Euro 5 swoops in and forces every OEM’s hand in updating their line-ups for the 2021 calendar sales year. In November, Honda gave us insight into the six new Euro 5 compliant models they had ready for next year, but it left us …

Just a Look, the Fun Comes Later Honda will have a new CRF250L and CRF250L Rally for 2021. While the official debut has yet to happen, Honda decided to showcase its these two new assets before they were properly debuted.  The company posted a picture to its Japanese website, according to RideApart. A bit more …

Naked Liter Bikes Are Cool The CB1000R is to the CBR1000RR similarly as the FZ(MT)-10 is to the R1. They are both naked versions of the brand’s premiere liter race bikes featuring de-tuned engines and comfortable ergonomics suited for easier riding (or wheelies). Honda touts this as a “Neo-Sport Cafe” styled motorcycle, but I’m going …

Ready to be Upgraded The Grom was rumored to get an update, and now it has. The bike received some significant changes and not just so that it would meet the latest stringent emissions standards.  Honda fitted a new octagonal headlight, new turn signals higher up, new side panels, a new gas tank, and a …

They’re Shipping These Bikes Quickly It’s only been a couple of weeks since Honda of India introduced the H’Ness CB350 but already the company is shipping bikes to customers. According to Hindustan Times, Honda announced it was shipping new bikes to customers across India.  Honda held a special event to celebrate the bikes leaving the …

125, 350, and 750 Honda’s popular Forza scooter lineup just got updated in Europe and there are now three different options: the 750 is the biggest, the 125 is the smallest, and the 350 is right in the middle. The Forza 350 gets a 329.6cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine. The scooter has dual-channel ABS, disc brakes, …

A Big Daddy Rebel Rumors of a Rebel 1100 have been out there for some time, but now there are some new patent filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that show a Honda Rebel with the Africa Twin’s engine and DCT.  The patents and the accompanying drawings show a bike that looks almost …

A Maxi Scooter That Should Do Well Honda’s Forza maxi-scooter is an important model in many markets around the globe. Now the company has added a 745cc version of the bike to the European lineup. This version will join the 125 and the 350. The bike is based on the Honda X-ADV that’s so popular …

Kawasaki Can’t Have All the Fun Recently the publication BikeSocial hunted down some designs from Honda that show the company is working to develop a supercharged Africa Twin.  The patent was recently filed with the Japanese Patent Office. Actually, it was three patents that all show some seriously interesting designs. There’s an engine-driven supercharger and …

Honda Has a Winner The new Honda CB350 H’ness that was revealed and is for the Indian market caused quite a stir when it was announced. Now, there are already rumors of Big Red doing a cafe racer version of the motorcycle. This only makes sense. People take old CB350s (or CBs of any displacement) …

A Better CB650R The Honda CB650R is a great motorcycle, but for 2021 it is getting even better. The company has updated the model for the upcoming year. This is somewhat surprising due to the fact that it just came out in 2019, but Honda must want to keep this bike fresh. The American Honda …

Here Comes the Challenger, Here Comes the H’ness Honda has teased the bike that will take on Royal Enfield, but now it has officially revealed the bike. Meet the H’ness CB350. the motorcycle harkens back to the Honda CB motorcycles of old, but with modern features and engine. The bike that was teased previously was …

Titanium and Stainless-Steel Performance For the CRF450R/RX It’s no secret why Yoshimura has been on top of the game for providing motorcycle exhaust options for the last 65 years. From street bikes to MX; whatever you ride can get a quick performance and sound upgrade with a Yoshimura system. I’m an avid motocross rider myself, …

The Smallest Africa Twin The Honda CRF250L Rally is a bit of a mouthful, and according to the Japanese publication Young Machine, the bike could be rebranded as a version of the Africa Twin.  The bike would likely get some upgrades so that it could become a true adventure machine, but with KTM having the …

Royal Enfield Should Get Ready Although there isn’t even one look at the motorcycle, Honda has teased it’s new Royal Enfield-challenging motorcycle. In the teaser video (included below) there are some folks sitting around a table outside a very nice home or mansion. A motorcycle comes riding by and you can hear it, but you …

A Sub 500cc Motorcycle Royal Enfield is a king in the Indian market for bikes under 500cc, but Honda has said it wants to take the company on at its own game. According to Indian Autos Blog, media outlets received an invitation to a new motorcycle reveal from Honda that looks like it will be …

A Unique Sport Touring Machine Are you looking for a complicated classic bike that is awesome but largely unloved? Then you need to check out this 1982 Honda CBX Supersport that’s for sale on Bring A Trailer. The bike has about 28,000 miles on the clock and appears to be in excellent condition, kitted out …

Let Your Adventures Sound Good, Too The Honda Africa Twin is one of those bikes that most people can agree is a hell of a good adventure motorcycle. However, that’s not to say that it couldn’t use an improvement or two. Now, Akrapovič has a new exhaust designed specifically for the Africa Twin. It should …

I’m Going to Have to Test Ride One Soon I’m a fan of adventures and small bikes and scooters, so I was excited when Honda announced the ADV150 adventure scooter for the U.S. market. I wanted one right away. The bike is based on the PCX, which is ugly as sin but a reliable, practical, …

So Much Yes If you’re swooning over the Honda CBR1000RR-R, but don’t want to go that extreme, then you’ll love the Honda’s 2021 CBR600RR.  Shared with the tagline “Awaken the Race” these images and video show very clearly that Honda has a CBR600RR and it looks like an awesome bike. Motociclismo shared the images and …

Good News Okay, so Honda India motorcycle and scooter sales are still down YTD, but when you look at where sales were in June when compared with July, things look far better. That is good news, and I’m going to take it to mean that India might be coming out of the scooter and motorcycle …

Deliveries Being Towards the End of August Get ready if you’re in India to be able to buy the hottest thing Honda has on two wheels. The Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade is now available in the country. Order bookings are now open for the motorcycles, so if you have the money and you’d like to own …

Yes, Yes Honda revealed an electric Super Cub concept in 2015, and now it seems the company is still working on that possibility. According to a published patent that was filed back in 2016 but just recently got published, the Super Cub could be closer than we think. The patent is actually for the battery …

It’s Just Rumors Right Now Honda could be working on a new V4 Superbike, according to the Japanese publication Young Machine. This new literbike could come out in the next couple of years and it would bring MotoGP technology to the street. This might seem odd because Honda just released the CBR1000RR-R and is working …

Ready to Cruise Around? Cruisers aren’t the massive sellers they used to be. However, manufacturers still sell a lot of them, which is why the cruiser style is still a big part of the industry. A lot of these machines are high-dollar bikes, but they don’t have to be. You can get a wonderful cruiser …

Prepare Yourself for August 9 It’s not official just yet, but according to Motociclismo, Honda could reveal the CBR600RR-R on August 9 at the Sugo Circuit during the All Japan Road Racer Championship. If that were to happen, then there’s a chance for more information about the model in November. Motocilismo doesn’t say where this …

Trying to Get You Familiar A while back Honda released a simulator for the controls of the Honda Africa Twin. Well, now it has done the same with the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. To be fair, the motorcycle does have a pretty advanced multimedia screen for the dash, and knowing how to operate it before you …

Upgrades to a Very Popular Scooter Outside the U.S. the Honda Forza scooter is an extremely popular machine. According to some newly leaked information from Freeman Rider, it looks like Honda has a new Forza scooter in the works.  The current Forza has a 279cc engine in it. That will be upgraded to 329cc. That …

“Ever drink espresso while getting high at an Ikea?” – Mr. Regular Mr. Regular, for those who don’t know, is a bit of an eccentric. His reviews are often laced with dirty language, jokes about male members, and fart noises, but they’re also in-depth, interesting, literary, and at times downright touching. He recently had the …

Could it Come to North America? Honda has now launched a new online booking system in India to help make the process of getting a new bike as seamless and easy as possible, according to BikeWale. With the new system customers can take a closer look at and reserve individual models. This is designed to …

A Ready-to-Go Small Sportbike Honda recently revealed the 2020 version of the CBR400R in Japan, according to Indian Autos Blog. Unfortunately, this motorcycle will be for the Japanese market only, but it’s a killer bike and one that I would like to see Honda take elsewhere in the world. The motorcycle features the same 399cc …

Mecum Auction Anyone? I’m a big fan of little bikes, and the Honda MB5 is on my list of bikes to own. There is one for sale through Mecum right now, and it looks absolutely awesome. The Honda MB5 was only imported to the U.S. for one year, and it was a cool little motorcycle. …

Lightweight Adventure for Japan In terms of small adventure bikes, the market is much more interesting than it used to be, and Honda has plenty, including the new 2020 CB400X that it recently revealed. The bike was already available in certain markets, but the new 2020 model has been updated to keep it current and …

A New Development for This Upcoming Model Recently, I posted about the new 2021 Honda CRF450R that is supposed to be coming out very soon. The bike was spotted in design filings in a few different markets outside of the U.S., including Japan and New Zealand. One of the things I missed in that design …

It’s BS6 Compliant Honda teased a new Grazia 125 scooter recently, according to BikeWale, and I have to say it looks pretty darned cool. I’m an unabashed fan of scooters (especially 125cc ones), and I’d love to see the new Honda Grazia reach North America, though I think that could be unlikely. Anyway, the riders …

Lots of New Stuff There’s a new 2021 Honda CRF450R off-road bike coming soon, and the design filings were recently spotted by Motorcycle.com. The publication noted that there are design filings in Laos, Japan, and New Zealand right now (the Japanese ones haven’t been made public yet). Motorcycle.com says these are for the production model …

Production at Multiple Motorcycle Plants Disrupted Honda’s global operations and network got hit with a cyber attack. Asphalt & Rubber was the first publication I noticed to share the story. From there, Honda confirmed it on its social media saying “a cyber-attack has taken place on the Honda network.”  In response to this attack, Hona …

Is It a Copy? Honda and Hero have been linked up in the past, but now they’re on separate sides of a recently filed lawsuit. According to The Economic Times, Honda believes Hero Electric’s new Dash scooter infringes upon the registered design of the Honda Moove scooter that Honda sold in Thailand.  There are issues …