Honda CB4 Interceptor GPS screen

Motorcycle tanks with screen displays

Motorcycle tanks may double as screen displays on future bikes if the Honda CB4 Interceptor concept (pictured above) and Bandit9 Odyssey are a gauge. The Honda CB4 was unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last month featuring a satnav digital screen seamlessly built into the tank. It is unlikely to make it into …

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Honda CB4 Interceptor concept EICMA 2017

Honda CB4 concept uses wind power

Honda’s Italian-designed CB4 Interceptor Concept has innovative wind powered touchscreen instruments according to this official video. It uses a wind turbine to power the instruments which also include satnav, mobile phone connectivity and the ability to make emergency calls. Honda’s press release says: The front of the bike features a fan used to convert the motorcycle’s …

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2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, announced at EICMA, Milano. anniversary anniversary

Honda recalls Fireblade over tank leak

Honda Australia has recalled the 2017 CBR1000RR Fireblade over a defective fuel cap seal that may allow fuel to leak from the tank, or water to enter. The official recall notice has been lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission: In the worst case scenario, water entering the fuel tank may cause the engine …

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Honda CB1000R naked bikes

Honda restyles CB naked bikes

Honda has extended its Neo Sports Cafe concept design to ts range of CB1000R, CB300R and CB125R naked bikes. The bikes were shown ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan today. Other Honda models on display include an updated Africa Twin and a more rugged Adventure Sport model, the GL1800 Goldwing which debuted last …

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2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports more rugged

2018 Honda Africa Twin more rugged

Honda is taking on the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure with a more rugged Africa Twin CRF100L Adventure Sports boasting a bigger 30-litre tank. The bike was shown ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan today. Other Honda models on display include restyled CB1000R, CB300R and CB125R naked bikes, the GL1800 Goldwing which debuted …

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Honda Neo Sports Café Concept retro and futuristic - rugged

Honda’s retro and futuristic concepts

Honda has displayed a variety of futuristic and retro motorcycles and scooters at the Tokyo Motor Show including the exciting Neo Sports Cafe Concept. There was more on the Honda stand than just the hi-tech Goldwing with automatic transmission, traction control, smart key, electronic suspension, four power modes, LED lighting and auto-cancelling indicators. There were …

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2018 GL1800 Goldwing Tour

2018 Honda Gold Wing sheds weight

The 2018 Honda Gold Wing has shed up to 48kg of weight, has an electric windscreen, seven-speed automatic transmission, traction control and a link front fork. It is also more hi-tech with Apple CarPlay that allows iPhone users to use their device, smart key, electronic suspension, four power modes, LED lighting and auto-cancelling indicators. But it …

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With the R 1200 RS ConnectedRide prototype, BMW Motorrad presented a motorcycle, giving visitors of the CMC Conference 2017 on 12 October at BMW Welt in Munich, a look into the future of motorcycle safety systems. V2v

V2V warns rider and traffic of crash

Riders and surrounding car passengers will be warned of an impending crash in future vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, according to BMW, Yamaha and Honda. The features have been displayed in BMW R 1200 RS, Honda Africa Twin and Yamaha MT-09 Tracer prototypes at a conference at the BMW Munich headquarters this week. The companies have committed …

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2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout boy

Breakout breaks out of market slump

The Harley-Davidson Breakout has claimed the top-selling spot for the first time as the Australian motorcycle industry continues its first prolonged slump since the GFC. Usually the top-selling bike in Australia is a postie bike, peewee, trail bike or cheap learner, not a large motorcycle costing more than $30,000. However, the Breakout, which has been …

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