Tag: Honda

HONDA 250 TAKES ON BABY NINJA

HONDA 250 TAKES ON BABY NINJA

HONDA is going head-to-head with Kawasaki’s Ninja 250R with a 250cc sports bike of its own. The new CBR250R is designed to appeal to new riders limited to the restricted licence and makes 32bhp. The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke machine also weighs in favourably at a claimed 162kg, compared to the […]

HONDA ISSUES V4 TEASER SKETCH

HONDA ISSUES V4 TEASER SKETCH

HONDA has issued a new image of its highly-anticipated VFR800X. The Japanese manufacturer said its new V4 machine will be a “crossover” bike which blends adventure-sports styling with road bike manners and ability. This finished production bike will be unveiled next week at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Honda […]

THE AUTOMATIC CHOICE? ( Honda VFR1200F DTC )

THE AUTOMATIC CHOICE? ( Honda VFR1200F DTC )

HONDA has been very specific about how it has marketed its new Dual-Clutch Transmission. Apparently, it’s an ‘electronic manual transmission’ not an automatic system. Except, essentially, it is exactly that. It can change through the gears without any intervention from the rider and in my book that makes it automatic. […]

IT’S GOOD BUT IT’S NOT GREAT (Honda VFR1200)

IT’S GOOD BUT IT’S NOT GREAT (Honda VFR1200)

MY love affair with bikes began with a Honda, a tired but capable old CBR600R. That soft sports bike carried me for 15,000 bonding miles during my first year of biking. A tricked up CBR1100XX Blackbird quenched my thirst for more power for another 10,000 miles, but it was a […]

THE 10 DEFINITIVE BIKES OF 2010

THE 10 DEFINITIVE BIKES OF 2010

A NEW year and a new batch of hot metal arrives on the market. 2010 promises to be packed with technical innovation, radical new styling and some innovative technical solutions to age-old problems. Meanwhile, with environmental concerns becoming more important in the automotive industry the new year will see some […]

CIVIC DUTY (HONDA CIVIC MK1 AND HONDA CIVIC MK8)


CIVIC DUTY (HONDA CIVIC MK1 AND HONDA CIVIC MK8)


HONDA’S compact hatchback Civic was the model that transformed the Japanese manufacturer from predominantly a producer of motorbikes into a global automotive force to be reckoned with. Across the eight generations and many markets in which it has been present since first unveiled in 1972, the Civic has sold approaching […]

TOP TEN: SUPERBIKES

TOP TEN: SUPERBIKES

THE British Superbike Championship features some of the closest, most exciting racing you’ll see anywhere in the world. Machines which can do 0-100mph in around two seconds and reach almost 200mph while battling elbow to elbow – no wonder crowds of up to 60,000 pack in to see the action. […]

NEW METAL PREVIEW 2008

NEW METAL PREVIEW 2008

ANOTHER year brings with it another crop of bikes; and 2008 looks set to be a vintage. That’s right; it’s already that time of year when money burns holes in our pockets and we manage to convince ourselves that the perfectly capable bike we bought last Spring is now no […]

Driving impressions: Honda FCX Clarity

Driving impressions: Honda FCX Clarity

Since 2006, Honda has been readying the FCX Clarity for production and journalists have been offered short drives in pre-production models. During a recent visit to Honda’s R&D facility at Tochigi, north of Tokyo, I was among the lucky ones who could get behind the wheel and experience the sort […]