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A Long Name, A Large Price Tag The 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is Honda’s sharp end of the stick. It’s the most impressive sportbike from the company in quite a while. With that said, I was expecting the price tag to be pretty dang high, and, guess what? It is. Honda has slapped a …

The Electric Revolution Continues Honda has a unique electric scooter called the Benly-E. That scooter plans to make its way into the Japan market but now According to Japan Times, there will be more of these out there than originally thought. Japan Post announced it will introduce the Benly-E electric scooters for delivery service.  The …

First Time Since 1989 Honda is celebrating right now. The rider Ricky Brabec won the 2020 Dakar Rally for the Japanese factory. Honda hasn’t won the rally since 1989. In piloting Honda’s bike to the win, Ricky Brabec also became the first American ever to win the race.  “At the end, we put the pieces …

An Engine to Challenge Kawasaki’s? There aren’t many supercharged bikes out there, but Honda seems to be thinking about adding another one to the list. The company recently filed patent paperwork that shows a supercharged V-twin engine is in the works. This would be one of the only other motorcycles to challenge Kawasaki’s H2 motorcycles …

The King Of The Supersport Class: The 2020 Honda CBR600RR Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The legendary Honda CBR600RR returns for 2020. Ever since the CBR600RR rolled onto the scene back in 2003, it has become the standard for 600cc supersports motorcycles. Featuring top of the range technology, MotoGP inspired aerodynamics, and …

Fast, Fun, & Frugal: The 2020 Honda CBR500R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Honda CBR500R is a famously versatile motorcycle which appeals to a broad cross-section of riders. It’s an ideal ride for riders graduating from smaller capacities, and it’s also appealing for riders who’ve done the liter-class and want to …

The Smallest CBR: The 2020 Honda CBR300R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Honda CBR300R is the smallest member of the CBR-family, but good things come in small packages. Don’t be fooled by the small displacement, because this full-faired sport bike has more than enough power to thrill beginner and experienced …

Honda’s Middle-weight Neo Sports Café CB650R Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Honda CB650R is one of the most attractive and versatile motorcycles in the Honda Neo Sports Café line-up. This minimalist and futuristic naked beast redefines the nature of standard motorcycles, dragging the competition kicking and screaming into the 21st …

Introducing The 2020 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links For 2020, Honda pulled the covers off of four models in the Africa Twin family: the Africa Twin, Africa Twin DCT, Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES, and Adventure Sports DCT. Every model received impressive updates from the …

New For 2020: The Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sport ES Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The legendary Honda Africa Twin returns for 2020 with some serious updates. The engine is bigger, the chassis is lighter, and the technology is out of this world—but the most important update is the addition of two …

The 2020 Honda CRF450L: Fearsome Fun On- And Off-Road! Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The CRF450L first rolled onto the scene in 2019 as a bold dual-sport machine that could furiously tear up the trails and perform admirably on the asphalt too: a true dual-sport motorcycle that takes the best DNA from …

The Cult Classic Honda Grom Is Back For 2020 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links When the Honda Grom first arrived in the USA in 2014, no one could predict just how much of a success the little 125 would. Deemed too small for US roads, and far too impractical for American riders, …

Honda’s City Scooting Super Cub Returns For 2020 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Honda’s coolest urban runaround returns for 2020! With so much interest in the 2019 model, Honda has decided to bring back the Super Cub C125 for another year. Many Super Cub enthusiasts were left disappointed last year since the …

Honda’s Retro Monkey Mini Bike Returns For 2020 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Honda Monkey has become one of the most famous models in the Honda line-up. Ever since the original Z100 first rolled onto the scene in 1961 it has evolved into an icon. While the original Monkey line was …

The 2020 Honda XR650L: Honda’s Dual Sport Mainstay Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The XR650L returns for 2020 and continues to be an important part of Honda’s line-up. There aren’t any obvious changes to this versatile dual-sport machine, and that’s a good thing. The beautiful thing about this legendary motorcycle is the …

Small In Displacement But Big In Fun: The 2020 Honda Ruckus Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The Honda Ruckus is arguably one of the meanest looking bikes around. It’s raw, minimalist, industrial, and full to the brim with attitude. It looks like it belongs in a dystopian cyberpunk future rather than on …

The King Of The Urban Jungle: The 2020 Honda PCX150 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Honda PCX150 is the ideal urban ride for those who enjoy the simplicity of a scooter but demand more engine power and greater rider comforts. Light and nimble, yet responsive and powerful, this economical scooter …

The Ultimate Competition Dirt Bike: 2020 Honda CRF450RWE Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Honda CRF450RWE is Honda’s top-of-the-range dirt bike. It’s faster and more advanced than the standard CRF450R, and thanks to a few top notch add-ons, it gets the “Works Edition” moniker. What does that mean? It means that …

The Beginner Friendly 2020 Honda CRF50F Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Good things come in small packages! This is the 2020 Honda CRF50F, the smallest motorcycle in Honda’s off-road range. It’s small in size, but big in character. Built on top of the foundations of the legendary Z50 of old and enhanced …

Honda’s Flagship Trail Machine: The 2020 CRF250F Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The trail destroying Honda CRF250F returns for 2020. As the darling of the CRF-line, the CRF250F is arguably one of the most popular off-road motorcycles on the market, praised for its versatile nature. It’s accessible and unintimidating for new riders …

A Mid-Size Dirt Bike For Huge Off-Road Thrills: The 2020 Honda CRF125F & CRF125F Big Wheel Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Honda’s mid-sized trail bike returns for 2020. The CRF125F platform is an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced riders alike, capable of tackling demanding off-road trails but with smooth and …

The Ultimate Beginner Off-Roader: The CRF110F Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Designed for talented young riders, the compact but mighty Honda CRF110F is the perfect machine for converting promising young talent into trophy-winning champions. In essence, the CRF110F takes the best features from the rest of Honda’s trail-dominating technology and scales it …

Off-Road Fury: The 2020 Honda CRF450X Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links Designed for serious off-road thrills, the Honda CRF450X is a dirt bike that can tackle anything put in front of it. This is a true off-road machine with numerous Baja 1000 victories and SCORE International series trophies to its name, and …

This Sportbike’s Price Bumps Up The new Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade now has a price in the UK. The price according to Honda for the base Fireblade is £19,999. The SP version of the bike comes with a price of £23,499. This new price shows that the standard Fireblade costs as much as the SP version …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Two Days at the American International Motorcycle Expo As many of our readers know from our social media pages, we spent two days in Columbus, Ohio, at the 2019 AimExpo on September 26th and 27th. Jim, Cameron, and I did our best to connect with the right folks to get our hands on the latest …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Many Assumed This Was Dead Honda sure is working on a lot of weird motorcycles. Just the other day we shared patent filings for a leaning trike that was powered by the Honda Gold Wing engine, and now it looks like the company has filed patents for a Hydrogen motorcycle. As RideApart points out, this …

It’s Cool, Indeed When we think cool custom bikes, we don’t usually think of the Honda Gold Wing. The touring machine doesn’t necessarily lend itself to customization. However, Honda didn’t let that stop it from bringing a super-cool custom Gold Wing to Daytona Bike Week. It calls the bike the “Cool Wing.” The team at …

An Extra Set of Eyes for Safety Cameras and sensors for safety purposes are commonplace on cars these days, and now that technology will begin to become commonplace on motorcycles. MoreBikes noticed some new patents from Honda that put stereoscopic cameras into the fairing of the Gold Wing. What does this mean? Well, those cameras would …

Sticking With the Trends We just reported on the fact that Suzuki filed a patent for a cafe racer, and now it seems that Honda could be working on a similar motorcycle. According to the Japanese publication Young Machine, Honda will consider bringing back the GB series of bikes in the form of a modern …