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Honda Canada announces first returning 2016 models

@HondaCA • @HondaPowerCA • MARKHAM, ON. (May 13, 2015) – Honda today announced the return of the CRF recreational family of motorcycles to
suit the needs of a wide range of off-road enthusiasts. Along with the off-road line up returns a pair of street models:
the category-shattering NM4 as well as the efficient PCX150 scooter.

CRF TRAIL MODELS RETURN
In 2016, the CRF family of recreational models returns in its entirety. From the CRF-F series, a line that has been
instrumental in getting riders started, to the woods riding fun of the CRF250X and CRF450X the CRF brand offers
options for all riders from beginner through to racer.

CRF450X
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With an impressive enduro-racing win record, including
victory at the recent inaugural SCORE Baja Sur 500, the
CRF450X is a hit with trail riders and off-road racers, who
love its proven strength and durability. Inspired by the
CRF450R, the X-model is user-friendly and well suited for
a wide variety of off-road terrain, from wide open fire road
to single track. It has a smooth power delivery with plenty
of low-end torque and excellent throttle response, and the
superior ergonomics maximize comfort for long days in
the saddle. The bike delivers exceptional handling, thanks
in part to works-style front and rear suspension, as well
as Honda’s Progressive Steering Damper, which improves
cornering and increases stability at high-speed. Also
standard are a gear-driven counterbalance and electric start.

CRF250X
A hit with the enduro/trail crowd, the CRF250X is based on
Honda’s successful quarter-liter motocross machine, but
with off-road-ready features like a headlight, push-button
electric start, wide-ratio five-speed transmission and
T-ring-sealed chain. The bike is powered by a lightweight,
liquid-cooled four-stroke Unicam engine, while suspension
is handled by a 47mm inverted Showa cartridge fork and
Pro-Link single shock. Also standard are works-type front
and rear hydraulic disc brakes.

CRF230F
Ideal for riders who want to focus on fun rather than
frequently performing maintenance chores, the CRF230F
offers value and performance in a great-looking package.
It has a proven 223cc air-cooled engine, durable six-speed
transmission, plush suspension and electric start, and its
lightweight components, reliable platform and full-size
ergonomics make it great for adults and larger teens who
put a premium on their riding experience.

CRF150F
Offering fun, maintenance-free riding, the midsized
CRF150F is the logical choice for riders moving up from
its smaller siblings. Electric start simplifies the learning
process, while a smooth-shifting, five-speed transmission
makes for easy gear changes. The motorcycle’s compact
149cc four-stroke engine is small enough for beginners
but packs enough power to entertain experienced riders.
Above all, the CRF150F offers fun in an in-between size
that is hard to beat.

CRF125F/BIG WHEEL
Honda’s commitment to riders of all ages is perhaps most
apparent in the CRF125F. The easy-to-ride package is
offered in both a standard size and a Big Wheel version
that has larger-diameter rims and a two-inch taller
seat height, ensuring that riders of varying sizes can
find a motorcycle with just the right feel. Both versions
come equipped with electric start, a smooth four-speed
transmission and a 125cc, air-cooled four-stroke engine.
While they’re smaller in size, both versions combine
reliability and fun in a big way.

CRF110F
Built with beginners in mind, the CRF110F offers a great
first-ride experience in a reliable package, with a proven,
automatic four-speed transmission and the option to use
either an electric-start button or a manual kick-starter.
Youngsters can focus on the fundamentals of riding, while
a built-in throttle limiter enables parents to customize the
amount of available power depending on the rider’s ability.
The CRF110F is a great choice as that “next” bike or even
for first-time riders.

CRF50F

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When it comes to a young rider’s first motorcycle, few
would dispute that the CRF50F is the best choice around,
and for 2016 the littlest Honda returns with the same
durable, low-maintenance, controllable engine that built
its reputation. With an automatic clutch and an adjustable
throttle limiter, the CRF50F represents an unintimidating
gateway to the world of motorcycling.

NM4 AND PCX150 BACK FOR MORE FUN
To continue the excitement for 2016 model announcements,
Honda Canada welcomes back the NM4 and the PCX150 scooter.

NM4
Since its introduction, the innovative NM4 has
accumulated a fan base from all walks of life, including
people who previously paid no attention to motorcycling.
That’s understandable considering the model’s radical
sculpted styling with integrated storage, plus features like
a 25-colour LED display and integrated front and rear LED
lights. That radical design continues below the surface as
well, with its revolutionary 670cc fuel-injected parallel-twin
engine, plus rider-friendly attributes like a low seat height,
six-speed Dual Clutch transmission (DCT), anti-lock brakes
and a passenger seat that flips up to become a backrest
for the rider. For 2016, the NM4 returns again in limited
quantities and is sure to continue turning heads and
creating unique riding experiences.

PCX150
Known for being practical and versatile, the PCX150 is
great for customers who are looking for a highway capable
commuter and a fun way to get around town. Powered
by a low-friction, liquid-cooled 153cc engine, the PCX150
has a sleek and nimble design, comfortable passenger
seat and 12-volt accessory adapter for charging personal
electronics. With excellent fuel efficiency and an 8 litre
tank, visits to gas stations are few and far between. For
2016, the PCX150 comes in Matte Silver Metallic.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 16:19 Published in Industry News


First Ride: Honda’s 2015 CBR models

Honda Canada invited a large contingent of Canadian media to Savannah, Georgia in late March for an event focused on the company’s broad CBR lineup for 2015.

Monday, 06 April 2015 15:22 Published in Feature Stories


Marquez sets fastest pace in Free Practice in Qatar

Marc Marquez finished on top of the combined timesheets after a frantic end to FP3, with Cal Crutchlow claiming a sensational second place.

Friday, 27 March 2015 16:57 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Marquez on top after first practice in Qatar

Marc Marquez ended Free Practice 1 on top of the timesheets as riders took to the track for the first time in the 2015 MotoGP™ season.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:54 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Honda Celebrates 3 Million Motorcycle Milestone

MARKHAM, ON., November 25,  2014 -- Achieving a milestone more than 65 years in the making, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced production of its 300-millionth motorcycle. The milestone bike is a Honda Gold Wing produced at the company's Kumamoto Factory in Japan.  Honda will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Gold Wing in 2015.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:29 Published in Industry News


Dual Sport Plus celebrates new era with grand opening

Dual Sport Plus owner Rob Long, General Manager Clint MacBride and their friendly staff welcomed hundreds of adventure enthusiasts to the new location at 581 West Street in Brantford, ON on November 8 for an open house to celebrate the next era of Dual Sport Plus. Former owners Les Clarke and Catharine St. Denis took a break from their No Agenda World Tour, flying up from Arizona to greet new and former customers. Industry stalwarts present included Larry Bastedo, Warren Milner, BMW’s Chris Duff, Honda’s Kim Moore and several others.

Saturday, 15 November 2014 14:14 Published in Feature Stories


40th Anniversary Gold Wing Highlights 2015 Honda Motorcycle Additions

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Gold Wing®, and Honda is celebrating with a commemorative 40th Anniversary Edition. "We are proud to be celebrating 40 years of the Gold Wing, this model means so much to Honda and its customers," said, Derek Verheyen, National Sales Manager, Motorcycle & ATV. "When Honda introduced the Gold Wing back in 1975 it revolutionized what motorcycling touring would soon become. It’s the customer’s passion for long distance travel that has really defined the Gold Wing."

Monday, 08 September 2014 17:03 Published in Industry News


Marquez and Pedrosa have first outing on 2015 machine

July 17, 2014- After yesterday's tricky weather conditions, today Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa had their first taste of next year's bike.

Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:50 Published in News


Honda Canada announces 2015 CBR300R and returning models

April 1st, 2014, Markham, ON - Honda Canada is very excited to announce the new and returning 2015 models to the line-up. We are thrilled to announce the addition of the CBR300R both in ABS and Non ABS models. We will also see the PCX150 return to the line-up for 2015 newly refreshed and available in some very cool colours. For the younger off road enthusiasts both the CRF50F and the CRF110F will be returning to the small dirt bike line up.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 13:45 Published in Industry News


Honda Canada announces the All-New 2015 NM4

April 1st, 2014, Markham, ON. - Honda Canada is happy to make the first of the 2015 model line-up launch announcements. We are very excited to welcome the “all new” NM4, another new member and alternative in Honda`s two-wheeled world.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:47 Published in Industry News


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