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First Canadian appearance! Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L!

The Canadian motorcycle media was brought to downtown Toronto on December 16 for a first glimpse at the 2016 Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L, one of the most anticipated new motorcycles of the coming season.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 14:44 Published in Industry News


Honda Introduces Updated CB500F Plus More Returning Models For 2016‏

@HondaPowersprts • MARKHAM, ON (Nov. 16, 2015) – At a special media event held in Milan this evening ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show, Honda unveiled the updated CB500F naked sport bike, which gets an aggressive new look and a number of important technical improvements for 2016. At the same time, Honda announced the refreshed CBR650F and updated Giorno, as well as a number of returning 2016 models.

Monday, 16 November 2015 20:43 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


Lorenzo Takes Win and Title in Valencia (Exclusive IM report)

Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo led from lights off to the checkered flag to win both the battle and the war, earning his third career MotoGP World Championship and his fifth career world crown with victory at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain today. Lorenzo experienced almost race-long pressure from the Repsol Honda of outgoing two-time world champ Marc Marquez, as well as a late race push from on-form Dani Pedrosa on the second Honda, to earn his crown.

Sunday, 08 November 2015 13:12 Published in News


Uncle Colin's blog: Ready for Valencia? Rossi vs Lorenzo for all the marbles

Four days from now, we should know who has won the 2015 MotoGP World Championship. I say “should" since protests and ongoing legal wrangling might delay the official results.

This type of behavior is rare in bike racing, more likely in automotive competition. However the days following October 25 and the penultimate 2015 season round in Malaysia have confirmed that we live in interesting times.

Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:57 Published in Colin Fraser


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


From the road: Honda Gold Wing vs. F6B Comparo

My dad and I are currently half way through our epic US Rock 'n Roll Ride aboard the 40th anniversary Honda Gold Wing and its bagger brother, the F6B (check out the IM Facebook page if you haven't been following our ride already). We've put down over 3,000 km so far. So what's better - the classic Wing or its streamlined offshoot?

Monday, 06 July 2015 23:31 Published in Feature Stories


Honda launches Youtube channel for powersports division

@HondaCA • @HondaPowerCA • Honda Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a Powersports YouTube channel. The new channel is designed to attract, engage and educate viewers on the brand's impressive new lineup ranging from entry-level sport bikes to off-road motorcycles to ATVs.

These short, informative clips showcase Honda's most popular models, complete with spec information and stylish shots of the product, with easy-to-understand dialogue that encourages viewers to learn about the new models in a fun and casual environment. The official Honda Powersports Canada channel will provide the latest news and updates from the Honda Powersports family with new videos to be posted regularly.

The new channel will also include highlights from Honda's two national race teams -- the motocross riders who are supported by the Honda GDR team and the Honda Accelerated Technologies team featuring Sportbike and Superbike racer Jodi Christie.

Please check out the Honda Powersports Canada channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/RedRiderTVCanada. If you're a Youtube subscriber, Honda welcomes you to subscribe to the channel directly to get instant updates.

Friday, 26 June 2015 15:15 Published in Industry News


Honda Generators Celebrates 50th Anniversary‏

@HondaPowerCA * @HondaCA * MARKHAM, ON. (June 25, 2015) - Honda celebrates its 50th anniversary of generator production that transformed from humble beginnings to a pioneering legacy made evident today through its burgeoning business and comprehensive product line.			  

Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:33 Published in Products


IT'S ALIVE! Honda finally introduces MotoGP-based RC213V-S street bike

After years of speculation and months of anticipation, Honda finally unveiled its MotoGP-derived street bike, the RC213V-S, live on the internet from the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya ahead of the weekend's MotoGP race.

Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:39 Published in Industry News


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