2019 Honda CB 500X

Honda updates 2019 CB model range

Rather than new models or a radical V4-powered Fireblade as widely tipped, Honda showed up at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan with a range of updated CB models including a more off-road-oriented CB500X (pictured). 2019 CB models Honda’s mid-sized CB range has been very popular in Australia for years, especially the more recent 500 …

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Triumph triumphs as most satisfying brand

Triumph triumphs as the most satisfying motorcycle brand in the market, according to about 700 riders surveyed by customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue. It is the second year in a row that Triumph has topped the annual motorcycle survey won by Yamaha in 2016 and Harley-Davidson in the first year of ratings in …

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Honda's self-balancing motorcycle

Honda self-balancing bike goes electric

Honda will unveil an electric version of its Riding Assist self-balancing motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2018 indicating they could be the first to market with this technology. While such technology may seem pointless to many riders, there would be a lot of uses for this sort of motorcycle. For example, police, security …

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Honda CB300R boosts small naked market

Honda CB300R boosts small naked market

Novice riders interested in the small capacity naked market now have an even wider variety of motorcycles to choose from with the addition of the Honda CB300R. The all-new learner-approved bike will cost $5999 (plus on-road costs) and is slightly more retro looking than its sister CB300FA ($5699). Naked market This section of the market is …

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Prince Purple Rain rebel Hondamatic

Prince’s Hondamatic motorcycle up for auction

Prince’s 1981 Hondamatic motorcycle, adorned with purple and pink love symbols, that he rode in the film version of “Purple Rain” is going up for auction on Friday (May 18, 2018) at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. The bike is the feature item in the auction which includes 156 of the music legend’s …

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2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Updated Honda Africa Twin price hike

Honda Motorcycles Australia says it is “pleased to announce the pricing for the anticipated 2018 Africa Twin variants”, however there is nothing pleasing about the price hike on the big adventure motorcycles. The Africa Twin CRF100L has been updated with Throttle By Wire engine management with four riding modes, expanded seven-stage Honda Selectable Torque Control …

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V4 magazine

V4 tipped to replace Honda Fireblade

The rumour mill is buzzing again with tips that Honda will replace the Fireblade superbike in 2019 with a V4 to compete with the Ducati V4 Panigale. Of course, it won’t be a CBR1000RR as in the Japanese  Young Machine magazine cover above, but more likely a VFR1000RR, although they could retain the venerable Fireblade name …

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2018 Honda CB1000R Café Neo racer

Honda releases Café Neo Racer price

Just days after announcing a ridiculous price for the new Monkey Bike, Honda Australia has announced a more realistic price for the modern/retro CB1000R Café Neo Racer. It will arrive in Honda showrooms this month at $16,499 plus on-road costs which is $500 less than the CBR1000RR without ABS. Once on-road coats are included it …

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