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Honda Motorcycles, which is the largest motorized bike maker in Japan and has been since it started building in 1955, has been importing motorcycles into the US since 60′s. Motorcyclist Magazine covers the world of Honda Motorcycles with the latest news, reviews, and updates from our Honda experts.

  1. HONDA CBR650F



    Having assembled such a solid lineup of entry-level bikes in the 250cc and 500cc categories, American Honda is now bolstering its middleweight options with another bike borrowed from the European market, the all-new CBR650F. A complete redesign of the Hornet-based CBR600F available overseas since 2011, the CBR650F features an upsized, ...    Read more

  2. 2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe | Up To Speed



    This year, in addition to the regular version of its air-cooled, ’80s-retro CB1100 super standard, Honda will also offer this new Deluxe version with a host of trim changes and antilock brakes. Look closely and you’ll see the sidecovers have been reshaped to cover the frame and close the gap ...    Read more

  3. Ride For Kids Custom Honda



    Enter today for your chance to win this custom Honda CBR1000RR. All proceeds from this drawing benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, so your donation will help make the world a better place for kids with brain tumors. About the bike: Len Higa from Oni Motorworks has reimagined ...    Read more

  4. Honda Interceptor | UP TO SPEED



    Honda’s legendary Interceptor is back and better than ever, now with traction control and numerous other features that sport-touring riders especially will appreciate. Although phased out in the United States after the 2009 model year to make room for the bigger, more-sophisticated VFR1200F, the smaller, sportier—and, it must be said, ...    Read more

  5. Honda Announces New 2015 Models



    American Honda Press Release: Torrance, CA: In recent new-model releases, Honda has covered an extensive span across all categories with more than 20 exciting new powersports products. This remarkably wide variety has impacted virtually all segments of the market, from lightweight, fun bikes such as the Grom™ and 500 series, to ...    Read more

  6. New President for Honda Racing Corporation



    After 5 years at the helm of HRC, Mr. Suzuki will begin a fresh challenge in a new Honda department where his role will be to lead a new team to create captivating bikes for Honda fans Worldwide. Mr. Suzuki commented on his time at HRC and confirmed his replacement, ...    Read more

  7. Honda Exhibits World Premiere of New Concept Model “NM4″



    Honda Press Release TOKYO, Japan, March 21, 2014 - Honda held its press conference at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014 today and unveiled the world premiere of two types of its new production model "NM4" as an exhibition model (planned for production). The NM4 was developed under the keywords of "the ...    Read more

  8. Honda Recalls 2013 CB500 and CBR500 Models for Rocker Arm Shaft Retaining Bolts



    Report filed with NHTSA Report receipt date: February 14, 2014 NHTSA campaign number: 14V056000 Component(s): Engine and engine cooling Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co. SUMMARY: Honda is recalling certain model year 2013 CB500 (FA, F, XA, X) and CBR500 (RA, R) motorcycles. The rocker arm shaft retaining bolts may have been manufactured incorrectly resulting in ...    Read more

  9. Lorenzo Sets Fastest Lap Time As MotoGP Tire Testing Concludes at Phillip Island



    In the absence of injured World Champion Marc Marquez, recovering from a broken leg in Spain, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Lorenzo dominated the Australian MotoGP test by posting the top time over the three days with a 1’29.068 which came on the second to last lap. The final day at Phillip ...    Read more

  10. Drive M7 Aspar Team Unveils Line-Up At Sepang



    The Drive M7 Aspar Team officially unveiled its 2014 team and colors at a special ceremony in Malaysia, home of its new title sponsor. With the second session of MotoGP preseason testing set to begin on Wednesday, the team's new riders, Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama, pulled the covers to reveal the ...    Read more

  11. We Don’t Care How They Do It In California!



    Photos by Mike Calabro Mama Tried is an indoor invitational motorcycle show held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to showcase the “best, most honest, and most unusual home-built bikes in the Midwest.” Here are some highlights from this first-year event:

  12. Marquez Out With Broken Leg



    Repsol Honda Team Press Release MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez, has broken his fibula during a dirt-track training session in Lleida, west of Barcelona, yesterday afternoon. Marquez was immediately taken to the Universitario Quirón Dexeus Hospital where Dr. Xavier Mir treated the spiral fracture of the distal third of his right ...    Read more

  13. Repsol Honda Team Celebrates 20 Years



    Over the past 20 years, the Repsol Honda racing team has celebrated 10 World titles, 124 race wins and 338 podiums in 500cc and MotoGP. The longest running partnership between sponsor and manufacturer in the history of the Motorcycle World Championship began their relationship in February of 1995. At the ...    Read more

  14. April 1969 Motorcyclist Cover Bike Uncovered on eBay



    Of the 10 most expensive vehicles ever sold on eBay, only one is a motorcycle: a 2005 Harley-Davidson Road King that was put up for auction by Jay Leno to benefit victims of the 2004 tsunami. There was nothing rare about the bike itself unless you count the fact that ...    Read more

  15. More New Models Top Off Honda’s 2014 Line-Up



    From American Honda: Torrance, CA: If you haven’t found your dream machine in all the new products released by Honda over the past two years, it might very well be in this latest group of 2014 models. Across all categories, Honda has released unique and fun products that touch the soul ...    Read more

  16. Team Green’s Grom Alternative



    Before anyone gets too excited and starts calling out their Grom-owning buddies for a match-up, Kawasaki has yet to say whether the U.S. market will see the KSR Pro, a new mini-motard that would certainly make for an interesting MC Comparo with the popular Honda Grom. Perhaps the Grom’s surprise ...    Read more

  17. 2014 Honda CBR1000RR SP | FIRST LOOK



    For a company so closely allied to its longstanding suppliers Nissin and Showa, promoting a special-edition of its liter-class supersport with Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes is a bit of an eye opener. But that’s what Honda is doing with the 2014 CBR1000RR SP. Though Honda doesn’t state it, photos ...    Read more

  18. 2014 Honda CTX1300 | FIRST LOOK



    Part of Honda’s rollout of new 2014 models got a slight head start when photos were leaked showing an undisguised CTX1300 caught on public roads during a photo shoot in California. And that’s why when Honda pulled the drape off the 2014 CTX1300, we had that sense of deja vu. ...    Read more

  19. Returning Honda Favorites Hold the Price Line in 2014



    The applause for the introduction of Honda’s 2014 model line might be dying down, but the show’s not over yet as some key cast members take the stage for their turn in the spotlight. Most are unchanged from last year, or at best will be available in new colors. In the ...    Read more

  20. Honda Africa Twin For The U.S. In 2015?



    Rumors abound in the motorcycle universe, and most turn out to be baseless. Some, however, sound so good you really want them to be true. One such whisper heard recently is not only tempting to believe, but tinged with just enough marketing sense to rise above the level of fantasy ...    Read more

  21. Editor’s Blog: MacGyver Makes Good



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  22. Honda Announces 2014 Lineup Additions



    Honda has introduced some new offerings for its 2014 lineup. Brand new are the 12-in wheel shod Grom (priced at $2999), and the Forza scooter (Price: $5599, $6099 for the Combined ABS model).  The 2014 CRF250R gets an entirely new engine and chassis, while the CRF450R introduced last year receives ...    Read more

  23. Remaking Dad’s Honda CB350 Racer



    CB350 on the workbench  A few years back I raced my father's vintage Honda CB350 as part of my Legacy Racing  story in our “Roots” issue (Nov. 2010, MC). It was a fantastic experience. Todd Henning, my father, developed the bike himself and raced it to dozens of American Historical Racing Motorcycle Association ...    Read more

  24. Tool-Less in Torrance



    This is the actual tool kit delivered with a 2013 Honda. And it’s not a mistake: You’re looking at everything intended to come with the bike. Really. ...    Read more

  25. Dakar Rally Preview



    The 2013 Dakar Rally is only days away, and while most teams are putting the finishing touches on their bikes, perennial favorite KTM is scrambling after one of its two top riders, three-time Dakar winner Marc Coma, was injured during the Rally of Morocco. “We worked really hard with the doctors ...    Read more

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