Life on the open road on a Honda Gold Wing (courtesy of the globeandmail.com)

When the American author Robert Pirsig took a two-week road trip to California on his motorcycle, he wrote that if he'd been in a car, watching the scenery pass by through the window would be like watching it on TV. "But on a cycle, the frame is gone," he noted. "You're completely in contact with it all. You're in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming." That was half a century ago, and nothing has changed since. Touring motorcyclists still ride for the... Read more

Why the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 remains at the top

The 1992 debut of Honda’s world-changing CBR900RR Fireblade completely rewrote the design book of supersport motorcycles, introducing a remarkably compact and lightweight configuration. With relatively tiny proportions and an unprecedented power-to-weight ratio, the Fireblade embodied the origin of the modern supersport motorcycle. This ethos of ‘total control’ would ensure the Fireblade would be the benchmark superbike that all others would be compared against. The current CBR1000RR... Read more

Honda’s 2018 NC750X is every Scientist’s Favourite Bike

More power, more tech, same great fuel savings (By Zack Courts - CycleWorld.com) The slogan “you meet the nicest people on a Honda” is 50 years old, and yet we still see reminders of why that phrase defines the brand. Case in point, the 2018 NC700X. Even within Honda’s lineup, it doesn’t have the cachet and pedigree of the Africa Twin or retro flair of the new CB1000R. The NC series isn’t usually a favourite for the “world’s sexiest bike” competition, but it is one of a handful... Read more

New CB1000R and Africa Twin ‘Adventure Sports’ lead Honda’s 2018 line-up at EICMA (Milan Motorcycle Show)

‘Neo Sports Café’ CB1000R brings a striking, unique new identity to Honda’s naked bike line-up Multiple engine modes, 15kW power up and 12kg weight reduction compared to previous CB1000R bring a totally new level of performance New CB300R and CB125R share the same modern, minimalist look, and a wealth of premium specifications for young and ‘step-up’ riders Africa Twin ‘Adventure Sports’ version marks 30th anniversary of original and offers even more adventure-oriented capability Africa... Read more

CB4 ‘Interceptor’ concept adds futuristic extra dimension to Honda’s EICMA (Milan Motorcycle Show) line-up

The 2017 Honda stand at EICMA featured a Design Studio area showcasing the design work of Honda’s R&D facility in Rome. This year’s exhibit was the CB4 ‘Interceptor’ - the result of ongoing research around the ‘Neo Sports Café’ design theme which first bore fruit in the ‘CB4 Concept’ shown at EICMA in 2015. The new concept model adds an evocative ‘Sport Endurance’ tone to the original design language of the CB4 Concept, creating a new perspective on the world of the... Read more

2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports – First Look Review

By Greg Drevenstedt (RiderMagazine.com)  Since its introduction for 2016, Honda’s CRF1000L Africa Twin has been a runaway success. It has been a best seller in the red-hot adventure-touring segment, and it has proven itself to be a solid platform in road tests and comparisons. Powered by a torquey, compact, liquid-cooled 998cc parallel twin and available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), the Africa Twin rolls on off-road-ready 21-inch... Read more

Honda Celebrates 100 Million-Unit Global Production Milestone for Super Cub Series Motorcycles

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has just announced that cumulative worldwide production of Honda Super Cub series motorcycles has reached the 100 million unit milestone, and held a commemorative ceremony attended by President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo at its Kumamoto Factory, Japan, where the Super Cub is produced. Mass production of the first-generation Super Cub C100 began in August 1958 at the Yamato Plant, north of Tokyo. Its instant sales success was due to a number of features: the durability and... Read more

2018 HONDA GL1800 GOLD WING

Click here to view a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWjB8Z7NDpc Model updates: Redesigned from the wheels up, the new Honda Gold Wing is sharper, more compact and lighter; its monumental flat six-cylinder engine now features 4-valves per cylinder and comes equipped with Throttle By Wire, 4 riding modes, Honda Selectable Torque Control and Hill Start Assist. The new chassis features an aluminium beam frame, double wishbone front suspension and single-sided Pro-Arm – damping is electrically... Read more

Honda Quest 2017: Here’s the winning team!

  Twelve days after leaving Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, the Honda Quest convoy finally arrived back at their starting point, tired, happy, content and richer for the experience. Click here to view a brief video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am9V6slWnoA Over the course of the previous twelve days, ten of which were competition days where teams could score points on various skills and tasks, these 20 finalists covered over 2000km, some over the harshest terrain that this... Read more

Honda gets into the spirit of ‘Glemseck 101’, the biggest annual motorcycle ‘happening’ of its kind in Europe

Eight customized Honda's on display Four based on models in current line-up, four customized classics Freddie Spencer to join 'Sprint International' 1/8th mile invitational race event on stripped-back CBR1000RR Fireblade SP Honda Motor Europe will be in full attendance at this weekend's Glemseck 101 in Leonberg, Germany, showing eight customized machines and participating in the event's 'Sprint International' 1/8th mile invitational race. Four of the machines are based on Honda's current... Read more