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2011 Honda CBR250R first pictures

Chris Newbigging, 27 October 2010 10:17

Honda’s new CBR250R will go head-to-head with the Kawasaki Ninja 250R in 2011, these pictures released today reveal. The all-new single cylinder CBR250R makes 26bhp from the new liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-valve single cylinder engine, and weighs 162kg fully-fuelled and ready to ride, compared to the Ninja 250R’s claimed figures of 32.2bhp and 169kg. Honda is claiming impressive fuel range for ...

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Honda VFR1200F price announced: £11,596 on the road

Chris Newbigging, 02 December 2009 10:13

Honda's VFR1200F will cost £11,596 on the road when it goes on sale on Valentine's weekend next February. More info on the Honda VFR1200 Honda has also been announced that it will come with three years' AA roadside breakdown cover as well as a three-year warranty - some proof that Honda is confident in the long 8000-mile service intervals being ...

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2010 Honda GL1800 Goldwing new colours

Chris Newbigging, 13 July 2009 17:17

Honda is introducing three new colours for the GL1800 Goldwing for 2010. The European colour options for the bike are now black, gunmetal grey or white. Find a Honda Goldwing for sale Mechanically the bike is unchanged from the 2009 model. Price is yet to be announced.   

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Honda electric motorcycle ready next year

Chris Newbigging, 09 January 2009 10:27

Honda has announced that it will have an electric moped on sale by the end of 2010. The moped will be built as a zero CO2 emissions alternative to a petrol-powered 50cc moped, using a 360kw light nickel hydrogen battery in a lightweight aluminium chassis. Honda says that the prototype also retains some of the storage space that makes traditional ...

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Milan Show: Honda’s Lead 100 scooter gets less basic

Chris Newbigging, 06 November 2007 10:52

Honda has made a serious of minor tweaks to the bottom-of-the-range Lead 100 to get it through new emissions regulations and improve its ride. The air-cooled 100cc engine has been changed for a 108cc liquid-cooled four-stroke single, with a fuel injection system to ensure it passes emissions. Honda claim that a larger airbox, silent cam drive and new exhaust mean ...

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Milan Show: Honda gives DN-01 green light for UK riders

Chris Newbigging, 06 November 2007 10:02

At the Milan show the production version of the DN-01 concept bike was displayed and confirmed as a European model. The ‘Performance Cruiser’ is the first ever Honda to feature the Human-Friendly Transmission system, a hydraulic CVT system. The system gives a constantly variable gearing ratio as well as a push-button ‘manual’ option, which shifts through six pre-set gear ratios. ...

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Milan Show: FireBlade-based Honda CB1000R to replace Honda Hornet 900

Chris Newbigging, 06 November 2007 10:00

Honda has launched the radical new CB1000R at the Milan motorcycle show. Based on the 2007-spec FireBlade engine, it’s the most hardcore naked bike the firm has ever made. The CB1000R may appear closely related to the Hornet 600, but the CB1000R is only related in its basic styling – the clue is in the name. The current 600 is ...

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2008 Honda CRF450R and 2008 Honda CRF250R revealed

Chris Newbigging, 12 September 2007 13:37

Honda has revealed the 2008 Honda CRF450R and 2008 Honda CRF250R flagship motocross and enduro motorcycles. The two motorcycles have been given a series of detail changes and redesigned parts to keep them competitive in amateur and competitive racing, with the 2008 Honda CRF450R featuring a frame redesign for bigger air intakes and a removable subframe. The 2008 Honda CRF250R ...

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Exhaust patents reveal next generation Honda Fireblade

Chris Newbigging, 25 July 2007 10:20

These patent drawings are conclusive proof that the next Fireblade is to use a Hornet-style under slung exhaust system. The current Fireblade design will be fours years old next year, and in the world of superbike development that means a complete redesign is on the cards. The CBR1000RR was all-new for 2004, and received detail tweaks for 2006, but in ...

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New Hornet dyno tested

Chris Newbigging, 15 March 2007 16:26

Tests have revealed that the new Honda Hornetmakes 98bhp on an independent dyno – only two bhp shy of Honda’s claimed output. The bike uses a detuned version of the latest CBR600RR engine instead of the ancient CBR600F motor used in the old bike. In MCN’s test in January, the new CBR made 107bhp at the back wheel, only 9bhp up ...

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