Honda Grom Rack recall

Honda recall on Monkey rear rack

Honda Australia has recalled the rear carrier rack for their Monkey mini-motorcycle as it has insufficient strength to carry its maximum payload of 3kg. The official recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says the rear rack may crack and fall off if overloaded. It says it could possibly fall into the …

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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 CX500 journalist regret emotions

Bikes may respond to your emotions

In the future, your emotions could be monitored by household appliances and sent to your motorcycle to govern the way it is ridden. This is the scenario being considered by Honda which has filed for a patent. The Japanese auto manufacturer hasn’t supplied a lot of details except for a crude drawing of appliances and …

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Honda patents direct injection in Africa Twin 2

Honda patents direct injection, active aero

Honda has been busy this past year filing several interesting patents including the most recent for active aero and direct injection, possibly in the Africa Twin (above). Active aero is like those cars that deploy a rear spoiler at certain speeds, only this deploys MotoGP-style winglets. Direct injection is widely used in diesel and some …

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Ducati test ride demo motorcycle sales showroom selling motorcycles pace sales slide

Election shares motorcycle sales crash blame

A continuing downturn in motorcycle sales, as well as car sales, in the first half of the year has been blamed on the Federal election, floods, drought and tight financial lending. There is little relief from the bleak news with road bike sales suffering the biggest loss of -17.7% as sales of all motorcycles, scooters …

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Honda CBF300R locking

Honda recalls learners over wheel locking

Honda Motorcycles Australia has recalled 183 of their learner motorcycles over an issue which could cause locking of the rear wheel. The recall notice, issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) affects the 2019 CBF300N, 2018 CBR300R (pictured above) and 2017 CRF250L. Vehicle identification numbers of affected bikes are listed at the end of this …

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