Honda CB1100 pics and video
2 CommentsPosted by prd on March 9th, 2010 at 4:52 pm under Honda Motorcycle
The Honda CB1100 vintage naked is available in Japan dealerships this week, at a price of about 8,000 euros (950,000 yen). There’s no knowing whether the CB1100 will hit the export market yet, although even if that price were to increase, it seems quite competitive. The production CB1100 is based on the CB1100F concept of 2007, and is available in red, black and white, with ABS or without, and with an option of high or low handlebars. The CB1100 is designed very much as a vintage style bike and as such has modest performance stats. The four-cylinder DOHC engine produces 87 hp and 92 Nm ...Read more.
Honda Constructing Second Production Plant in India
0 CommentsPosted by prd on March 9th, 2010 at 2:00 pm under Honda News
Honda has announced that it intends to build a second production plant in India in order to meet the rising demand in the world’s second largest motorcycle market. Located in western Rajasthan, the production facility will cost Honda over $100 million, but will also allow the Japanese firm to churn out an additional 600,000 units per year starting in the second half of 2011. This new facility in western Rajasthan is just one element in Honda’s plan to increase Indian production. Honda also expects to increase production at its Haryana plant in northern India from 1.25 million units to ...Read more.
2010 Honda CB1300S and VT750S
0 CommentsPosted by prd on March 2nd, 2010 at 12:44 pm under 2010 Models, Honda Motorcycle
The Honda CB1300S ABS and VT750S for 2010 will be available from this month in Europe. The Honda CB1300S ABS is a maxi-naked bike with 1300cc, four cylinder in-line engine with PGM-F1 electronic fuel injection. The Honda VT750S on the other hand, is an entry level bike with a 52° V2, 745cc motor and three valves. Prices should be about 11,650 euros for the CB1300S and 6,690 euros for the VT750S. For more discussion on Honda Motorcycles go to ...Read more.
Repsol Honda team wrap up Sepang test
0 CommentsPosted by prd on February 26th, 2010 at 11:09 am under Honda Racing
Making full use of the two days of testing at the Sepang International Circuit on Thursday and Friday, Repsol Honda riders Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa gained more of an idea of where their RC212V machines are ahead of the final pre-season test in Qatar. Dovizioso was happy with his day’s work on Friday as he brought his time down by a further two-tenths of a second from the previous day, taking in 46 laps in the Malaysian heat as he completed a three-quarter race distance in the afternoon. “If we consider the two days in total this second test session has represented a big ...Read more.
San Carlo Honda Gresini ride with new livery
0 CommentsPosted by prd on February 25th, 2010 at 7:35 pm under Honda Racing
The MotoGP team riders Marco Melandri and Marco Simoncelli both displayed the new livery for the 2010 season at the Sepang test on Thursday. Two more days of testing for the San Carlo Honda Gresini team began on Thursday with Marco Melandri and Marco Simoncelli picking up where they had left off in the last session at Sepang three weeks ago. Intense heat put the riders through a gruelling workout and both took to the track at 10am riding their RC212V machines, decked in the new 2010 Team San Carlo Honda Gresini livery. Work focused around setting up the new Honda RC212V, in particular ...Read more.
CB750 Cafe Type Motorimoda
0 CommentsPosted by prd on February 18th, 2010 at 8:24 am under Featured, Honda Motorcycle
Straight from the streets of Japan, this Honda CB750 Café Type Motorimoda is our kind of retro-styled café racer, even if it does have a very long name. With styling borrowed from 1970s endurance racers, the Type Motorimoda, designed by one Shinichiro Arakawa, is fitted with a standard CB750’s carburetted, air-cooled, four-cylinder engine. With a replacement exhaust system and careful tuning, power output is a claimed 20bhp up on the stock CB, which means it’s probably around 85bhp now. With its handmade aluminium fuel tank, custom fabricated 4-2-1 exhaust system and long list of ...Read more.
Honda Transalp Takes the Celebrity Charity Challenge
0 CommentsPosted by prd on February 17th, 2010 at 2:08 pm under Honda News
Honda UK announced that actor Danny John-Jules, who plays The Cat in cult classic TV series Red Dwarf, and endurance rider Graham Hoskins, are to take the ‘Iron Butts’ Challenge in aid of Sport Relief, on two Honda Transalp motorcycles. The 7,000-mile ride is scheduled to take place from February 27 to March 14, crossing from Europe into Africa, through the Middle East into Turkey and back to the UK. The two will cover 480 miles on their shortest day and 630 miles on their longest. They will set off on their Honda Transalps from Alexandra Palace in North London on February 27, during ...Read more.
Honda Motorcycle India Looks to Expand
0 CommentsPosted by prd on February 10th, 2010 at 9:31 pm under Honda News
Honda India plans to expand capacity to meet the company's annual 20 percent increase in demand, a Honda official said today. However, he gave no details on the investment or the additional capacity. We are doing an internal study on a second plant," said Shinji Aoyama, president and chief executive of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt, which will reach its full capacity of 1.5 million units in 2010-2011. "We cannot let our sales stagnate, we will take a decision soon," said Naresh Kumar Rattan, marketing and sales head. India is the world's second-largest market for ...Read more.
Swan Honda confirms Ellison & Easton
0 CommentsPosted by prd on February 10th, 2010 at 2:28 pm under Honda Racing
Swan Honda has confirmed their completed line-up for the 2010 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship with James Ellison joining Stuart Easton to form one of the strongest teams on the grid in a bid to secure a maiden BSB title. The completed line-up was unveiled in front of thousands of fans at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this past weekend. Former Tech 3 MotoGP and 2007 AMA Superbike Corona Honda rider James Ellison returns to the team focused and determined after finishing runner-up in 2009 following weeks of uncertainty over his BSB return when he was left without a ...Read more.
Repsol Honda return to action at Sepang
0 CommentsPosted by prd on February 4th, 2010 at 5:30 pm under Honda Racing
The first day of first test of 2010 for factory riders Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso is completed in Malaysia. The Repsol Honda Team began the first official test of 2010 today as the MotoGP winter break came to an end at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. With an unchanged rider line-up of Spaniard Dani Pedrosa and Italian Andrea Dovizioso, the factory Honda squad once again rolled up the garage shutters and got back out on track in preparation for the coming season. Although HRC’s engineers and test riders have continued development of the RC212V during the winter ...Read more.
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