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FIRST RIDE: 2017 HONDA REBEL 300 AND REBEL 500 (with photos!)

For the international launch of its fresh, youthful 2017 Rebel 300 and 500 models, Honda chose the oceanfront neighbourhood of Venice Beach, California. The vibrant location, what with its trendy restaurants, cafés and free-spirited community, served as the perfect backdrop for the exciting new Rebel series.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 17:06 Published in Feature Stories


Honda unveils Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 roadsters

MARKHAM, ON (November 18th, 2016) – Honda today introduced a pair of progressive custom bobbers that fuse tradition with groundbreaking new ideas and perspectives while offering ample scope for owner customization. Offering a fresh take on custom cool, the Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 mix old- and new-school style and are engaging and fun to ride, with an outlook geared toward firing the imagination of a younger generation of riders.

Monday, 21 November 2016 14:17 Published in Industry News


Honda reveals sneak peek at updated CB500F

Honda today released a preview image of the updated 2016 CB500F, the naked version in the 500 trio alongside the CB500X and the CBR500R. The CB500F and the earlier released CB300F both boast excellent manoeuvrability and a comfortable riding position along with great performance across the rev range, says Honda Canada. For 2016, the CB500F receives a number of important updates that will be announced at its international unveiling, scheduled for the upcoming EICMA Show (November 17-22).

The Honda CB300F, new in 2015 returns in black for 2016. With standard ABS, it is the most affordable in its class, making it an easy choice for all riders.

For more info on the CB300F ABS version visit http://motorcycle.honda.ca/model/naked/cb300fa/2016

 

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 12:16 Published in Industry News


New CBR500R highlights 2016 Honda CBR lineup

MARKHAM, ON (Oct. 15, 2015) – Honda is pleased to announce its 2016 CBR lineup, with the aggressive new styling of the CBR500R leading the way. Almost 25 years after the introduction of the CBR900RR, Honda’s modern sport bikes have always placed performance hand in hand with reliability.

“Since the introduction of both of the CBR500 and CBR300 models, we’ve seen a continuous increase in their popularity. The updated 2016 CBR500R is a striking new take on the larger of the two models. Both draw from the successful racing DNA of the CBR family but in entry level packages that have large appeal,” said Derek Verheyen, National Sales Manager, Motorcycle Division.

CBR500RA (ABS)
With all-new styling that offers a sharper, more aggressive look and refinements like LED headlights and taillights, the new CBR500RA adds great curb appeal to legendary performance and reliability. Other updates include a new muffler design, an adjustable front brake lever, optimized gear change feel, a hinged fuel cap on a larger fuel tank and better suspension. For increased security, the CBR500RA now uses a wave ignition key. The inline twin 500cc engine offers accessible power output that smoothly revs up to redline, while emphasizing low to mid-range torque for real world usability.

Genuine accessories are also available for the new CBR500RA. Those include heated grips, a U-lock, seat bag, hugger-type chain case, rear seat cowl, tank pad, AC socket and a carbon-look front fender. Also available in non-ABS
version (CBR500R).

• Colours:
CBR500RA: Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic, Millennium Red, Pearl Metalloid White
CBR500R: Millennium Red

CBR1000RA (ABS)
Long heralded for its excellent handling and stellar realworld performance, Honda’s legendary CBR100RR is back for 2016 with a 999cc liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine, assisted slipper clutch and twin-spar aluminum chassis. It’s offered in standard and ABS configurations. The SP version with stand-out premium features for track-day enthusiasts, including fully adjustable Öhlins suspension, Brembo front brakes, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC tires, a special lightweight subframe and solo seat cowl.

• Colours:
CBR1000RA: Matte Black Metallic
CBR1000RR SP: Repsol Special

CBR600RA (ABS)
Returning to Honda’s 2016 lineup in a new Black/Ross White colour is the versatile CBR600RR, comprising an impressive package of handling, power, compact size and overall performance. Whether customers are looking to tear up the track, carve through the canyons, or commute to work, this versatile middleweight sport bike can handle it all. The popular and race-proven CBR600RR is available with Honda’s revolutionary Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS), offering added confidence under less-than-ideal conditions.

• Colour: Black/Ross White

CBR300RA (ABS)
Value-oriented riders desiring sporty but user-friendly performance will be pleased with the return of Honda’s popular CBR300RA, the smallest-displacement model in Honda’s sport bike lineup. Known for being an incredible value, the CBR300R impresses with enough versatility that it also appeals to experienced riders. A single-cylinder engine with counterbalance shaft and a wide powerband combines with a narrow cross section to provide a light, nimble motorcycle that boasts excellent fuel economy. Customers can opt for either the ABS or non-ABS version.

• Colours:
CBR300RA: Lemon Ice Yellow/Matte Black, Candy Orange
CBR300R: Millennium Red

ABOUT HONDA CANADA
Honda Canada Inc. was established in 1969 and is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and
side-by-sides in Canada. The Honda Canada Motorcycle Division is responsible for sales, marketing, and operational
activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda Canada powersports
products, please visit: motorcycle.honda.ca. (All information subject to change without notice.) Pricing and
availability to be announced through honda.ca

Friday, 16 October 2015 10:46 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


Harley-Davidson unveils website for new Street 750 and 500

Harley-Davidson has opened up the website for the new Street 750 and 500 models, two Dark Custom-inspired motorcycles featuring the new, liquid-cooled Revolution X engine. H-D designed the new machines "for an entirely new generation of global, urban riders."

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 12:26 Published in Industry News


BMW Sets Future Sights on sub-500 cc Market

BMW Motorrad has announced its plans to enter the 500 cc and under motorcycle market after signing an agreement with TVS Motor Company, one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in India. The aim of the cooperation is to join forces to develop and produce motorcycles in the segment below 500 cubic centimetres.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:21 Published in Industry News