Honda has unveiled its full range of motorcycles and scooters, including five new and upgraded models for the UK market. Revealed on the eve of the recent EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, the new Honda motorcycles range allows for diverse riding adventures.
CB500X, CB500F and CBR500R
Honda has announced three new middleweight machines, each of which are powered by a brand new parallel twin engine. The trio is said to offer, “fun handling, accessible all-round ability and economic running costs,” according to Honda.
A2 licence holders will also be pleased to know that all three middleweights boast a powerful 35kW engine, allowing for engaging power delivery.
The latest addition to Honda’s adventure motorcycles range is the CB500X, which shares similar styling to the 1200cc V4 Crosstourer. The CB500X is also a lot taller and boasts longer travel suspension, more wheelbase and a bigger fuel tank than any other motorcycle from the adventure range. Equipped with ABS (as standard), the CB500X is the perfect package for those looking for a practical and affordable bike, ideal for both simple commutes or wild weekends of fun.
Inspired by the CB1000R, the naked CB500F is also equipped with ABS as standard and incorporates a high build and low running costs, making for a great economical ride. It’s also very affordable and would make an ideal ‘first’ full-size motorcycle.
Last, but not least, is the fully faired CBR500R, which takes “strong design cues from the CBR1000RR Fireblade and provides an excellent first big sports bike experience.” For riders looking for an affordable approach to riding a large sports bike, the CBR500R would be the perfect choice.
CBR600RR and NSS300 Forza
Honda’s popular CBR600RR has had a facelift for 2013; it boasts a new-look face, MotoGP-inspired bodywork and aerodynamics. The 2013 CBR6000RR also has improved handling, refined rear suspension, new 12-spoke wheels, remapped fuel injection, air intake control stings and a new Repsol colour scheme.
The NSS300 is a new sporty scooter, “powered by an engine that delivers long-range commuting performance with a compact chassis that offers storage for two full-faced helmets” according to Honda.