Africa Twin with head-up display touch screen

Honda patents head-up touch windscreen

Honda continues its blitzkrieg of patent applications with a head-display windscreen that is also touch sensitive. The patent illustrations show both an Africa Twin and CBR1000RR Fireblade. Head-up display of vital information such as speed and navigation has been in cars for several years and is now coming to many “smart” motorcycle helmets. This is …

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2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin

Honda Africa Twin CRF1100L unveiled

The worst-kept secret in motorcycling has been confirmed with Honda unveiling the full tech specs for the bigger, narrower and higher-tech Africa Twin CRF1100L at the AIMExpo motorcycle show in Ohio, USA. Of course, the biggest news is that the engine has gone from 998cc to a longer-stroke 1084cc with power up from 70kW to 75kW. All details that …

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Honda patents variable riding position

Honda has been going crazy with some equally crazy patents lately but the latest patent applications for a variable riding position and drum brakes are both brilliant and bizarre. Recent Honda patent applications include: A helmet that integrates with the bike and monitors for of an impending rear-ender; A helmet that recognises your face when you put …

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Honda helmet radar monitors for rear ender

Honda helmet radar monitors your rear

Honda has been busy recently applying for patents for a range of out-there inventions including this helmet that integrates with the bike and monitors for of an impending rear-ender. The helmet features a rear-facing camera that monitors traffic behind the rider. This information is sent to a processing unit which detects a fast-approaching vehicle and sends …

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Honda plans hydrogen motorcycle

Honda is forging ahead with plans for hydrogen fuel-cell motorcycles. A patent for the design which was submitted in late 2017 has just been made public. The design shows a rather conventional bike from the outside with a perimeter frame, telescopic forks and shaft drive. However, and the seat is a hydrogen gas tank and an …

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Honda granted leaning trike patent

Honda has been granted a patent for a leaning trike possibly powered by the Goldwing six-cylinder engine, a V-twin or electric motor. The Japanese company filed for the patent with the European Patent Office in August 2016 after the Neowing leaning three-wheel concept (pictured above) was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The filing has just been …

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