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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 …

Bang Your Own Gears Without Worrying about the Clutch Honda has experimented quite a lot with semi-automatic and automatic transmissions throughout the years. There’s a semi-auto on some of its Mini Moto models and there’s the DCT set up on some of its larger bikes, like the Africa Twin. The company also had the old …

Get Your Vintage Trail Bike Now Honda is bringing back the classic trail bike in the new CT125, but the company hasn’t committed to bringing it to North America yet. It likely will eventually, but right now all we can do is sit and wait, right? Wrong. You can get the trail bike you need …

Mecum Indy 200 Auction At the Mecum Indy auction, there will be a collection of 25 motorcycles up for sale. Al Phillips of Chicago will offer his long-time collection at the auction house for its Indianapolis sale on July 12, 2020. If you can’t find something out of this collection that you want to bid …

A Better Gold Wing The Honda Gold Wing is without a doubt one of the best touring motorcycles out there. The modern Gold Wing features a lot of equipment and a long list of technology features, and it’s about to get even better. According to a press release from the company posted to Motorcycle.com, Honda …

New Patents Surface Honda has made killer V-twin bikes in the past, and it could have another one in the works. The company recently filed some patents for a new V-twin naked bike. The bike was spotted by RideApart. The documents show a “plurality of cylinders in a V-type arrangement.” At first, I thought this …

Coming Next Year? I love it when Honda gets weird, and the company certainly does this with many of its bikes. Recently, according to MoreBikes, the company patented some designs for the CB4X concept that was showcased at EICMA last year. The design that was patented looks a little different than the concept that was …

Joining the Others American Honda has just announced the company is now offering home delivery of all its Honda Powersports products during the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes after several other brands have decided to do so, including Yamaha, Indian, and Kawasaki. Honda’s program is a limited-time offering and it will not continue after the pandemic …

A Fall Reveal I reported a while back on the possibility of a Honda CBR600RR-R, but it was unclear when that bike would come. Now we have a date that has been thrown around by various outlets. As far as I can tell, the news came from Indian Autos Blog. The date? October 2020, specifically …

A True Work of Art The Honda RC30 is a bike built with precision in mind. It’s a bike that was created to be homologated for entry into the then-new WorldSBK Championship in 1987. It was a fully faired sportbike with a 90-degree V4 engine. It’s a beautiful machine even today, and the video shown …

The Rebirth of the Z50? Honda has the new Monkey, which is a fun and silly-looking bike based on the Honda Grom, but apparently that isn’t enough. The company looks like it’s thinking of an even smaller Mini Moto model. MoreBikes revealed some new patent drawings that show a smaller bike than the current Monkey …

They Do Surprisingly Well The Honda Cub is the best-selling motorcycle of all time, but the bike isn’t known for off-roading. However, that’s what a group of guys do. The YouTuber zeze NoPro recently put together a little video of he and some of his buddies taking a group of these little motorcycles on some …

The Perfect Trailhopper Honda has a new CT 125. It’s essentially the Super Cub built for the trail and looks like the CT’s of old. It’s a bike that a lot of people are extremely excited for, myself included. The motorcycle will hit showrooms in Asia first, and then it will come to other areas …

For Streetbikes Aerodynamics is one area of motorcycle design that is getting a fair amount of attention lately. The focus in on reducing drag and increasing downforce, especially for sportbikes and track-focused motorcycles. Wings on the front of the bike are usually the first go-to, but Honda is doing things differently. The company recently filed …

A Large Displacement Rebel The Honda Rebel is a fan favorite of new riders and folks who like lower displacement machines, but now Honda will build an 1100 version of the motorcycle. This larger-displacement machine will take the Rebel platform to all-new levels to challenge the other high-displacement cruisers out there. Honda’s new Rebel will …

Some New Patents Suggest It Honda’s Gold Wing has a sophisticated suspension setup, and according to some new patent info showcased by RideApart, that system could be used on other motorcycles. The system uses a double-wishbone design as opposed to more traditional telescoping forks.  The use of a double-wishbone suspension setup allows for the wheel …

For Our Readers Outside of the U.S. We primarily focus on North American bikes, but there are so many good motorcycles in Europe, India, and other areas of the world. One of these bikes is the Honda CBF125. Haynes, the maker of fantastic shop manuals for various vehicles, reached out to us and shared the …

Marquez and the Fireblade While the Coronavirus has messed up a lot of what’s going on in the world and caused millions of people to shelter inside their homes, Honda is keeping on keeping on. The company recently released a very entertaining video of Marc Marquez riding the CBR1000RR-R around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for …

Rumors for Your Quarantine The new rumor circulating is that a Honda CBR600RR-R could be coming in 2021. The Japanese publication Young Machine was the first major publication to report on the rumor and then Asphalt & Rubber and some other publications picked up the story. The rumor is that the company will reveal a …

Rent it Through the HondaGO Service The Honda CBR1000RR-R looks like a killer bike and it will come out in 2021. However, if you just can’t wait any longer before you get on one, then you have one option. You can go to Japan and rent one through HondaGO, a rental service at participating Honda …

He Also Won the Dakar Rally Ricky Brabec is killing it right now. Recently, he rode his Monster Energy Honda Team CRF450 to a win at the 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally, according to CycleNews. He was able to edge out second-place rider, Skyler Howes, in a close battle. For those unfamiliar with the race, The …

A Cub for the Trails I’ve reported on the 2021 Honda CT125 that has been in the works a few times now. Honda made the bike official. The motorcycle gets a new name, too. It’s called the CT125 Hunter Cub. It has only been announced for the Japanese market at this time, but I would …

The Maxi-Scooter for Long Distances Maxi-scooters are ready for more than just city streets. While most people think of smaller, city-bound machines when they think of scooters, there are larger machines built for touring, and the 2020 Honda Forza 300 is just that. Honda revealed a new version of its Forza 300 recently and the …

Fixing Some Minor Issues The Honda Gold Wing is one of the best motorcycles ever made, and the most modern iteration of the bike is the best it has ever been with more technology and creature comforts than ever before. It’s a killer touring bike with a top-notch infotainment system. The infotainment system and GPS …

The name Honda has been synonymous with motorcycles since 1948 when Honda Soichiro formalized the Honda Technical Research Institute into the Honda Motor Company. The very first motorcycle Honda made in 1949 was technically a motorized bicycle, the Honda Type A, with the second model, the Type D, becoming the first true Honda motorcycle with …

The 125 We All Need Honda’s Mini-Moto lineup is getting pretty awesome. The company has the Grom, Monkey, Super Cub and now the CT125. The company showed off a concept of the bike not long ago, and now Motorcycle.com has spotted some design filings that show the production version of the motorcycle. As expected, it …

The Electric Start for Honda I’ve been waiting for one of the big Japanese bike manufacturers to really get into electric bikes, and now it seems Honda Motorcycle and Scooter of India will be one of the first. With all motorcycle companies taking a serious look at electric motorcycles and scooters, it only makes sense. …

Scootin’ and Adventurin’ The rumor for a while was that Honda will bring its adventure scooter to the U.S. Well, now it has been confirmed. Honda will bring an adventure scooter here, but it won’t be the one that a lot of people thought. The X-ADV 300 is not coming to the U.S. but the …

A Lot of Technology Requires Some Explaining The new 2020 Honda Africa Twin, no matter what type of Africa Twin you get, has the 6.5-inch touch-panel TFT LCD Multi-information Display with handlebar controls and features like Apple CarPlay and settings for the ABS, Torque Control, wheelie control and more. To help folks understand what’s what …

Is the Honda Electric Sportbike Coming? Honda has a lot of patents out there, but one that recently caught my eye was what looked like an electric CBR patent. The application was spotted and showcased by Living With Gravity. Additionally, MoreBikes picked up the story but didn’t have much new info on the bike other …

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 …