On the eve of the EICMA show in Milan, Honda has announced its 2013 lineup of scooters and motorcycles. The line up includes models like CB500X, CB500F, CBR500, Gold Wing F6B, NSS 300 Forza and the CBR 600 RR. The CB500 range of vehicles, boast of an improved running module which consists of a parallel twin engine which offers fun riding along with superior handling. The engine is capable of producing about 35 kW of power which makes it ideal for A2 license holders too.
In this range the CBR500 is provided with full faring and is designed based on the CBR 1000RR Fireblade. CB500 F is a naked variant of the CBR 1000 RR; its priced reasonably has low maintenance costs. The CB500X is taller with a bigger fuel tank and it’s equipped with ABS features similar to the CBR500R. Gold wing F6B has a superb chassis and a 1800 cc six cylinder engine which provides a touring motorcycle experience.
The NSS 300 Forza is a stylish, long range commuting scooter while the CBR 600 RR has been revamped to provide an excellent super sport experience when using this machine. These models along with CB1100, NSC50R, SH125i and SH150i make up the lineup for Honda’s 2013 range of vehicles.
Honda has added to its uniquely full range of motorcycles and scooters, with the announcement of the following new and upgraded models for Europe, on the eve of the EICMA show in Milan.
<CB500X, CB500F and CBR500R.>
Three new middleweight machines powered by a brand new parallel twin engine, that each offer fun handling, accessible all-round ability and economical running costs. The high-revving 35kW engine offers an engaging power delivery, while also making the trio ideal for A2 licence holders.
The fully-faired CBR500R takes strong design cues from the CBR1000RR Fireblade, and provides an excellent first big sports bike experience. It will also appeal to experienced riders looking for a great value alternative to larger sports bikes, and is equipped with ABS as standard.
The naked CB500F, with design inspired by the CB1000R, makes an ideal first full-size motorcycle – and with its high build quality, affordable price point and low running costs will also make a great long-term partner.
The third of the trio, the CB500X, is the latest addition to Honda’s range of on-off motorcycles. Physically taller, with longer travel suspension, a little more wheelbase and bigger fuel tank than its siblings, the CB500X has styling derived from the 1200cc V4 Crosstourer. It is equipped with ABS as standard and offers both an ideal start to a lifelong motorcycling adventure, and an attractive alternative for experienced riders looking for a practical, affordable big bike both for commuting and weekend fun.
<Gold Wing F6B>
The Gold Wing F6B is a new stablemate to the GL1800 Gold Wing. It combines the Gold Wing’s awesome 1800cc flat-six cylinder engine and nimble handling chassis, with a striking, stripped-down style to create a unique custom-touring motorcycle.
The NSS300 Forza is a new high specification, mid-size sporty sit-in scooter powered by an engine that delivers long-range commuting performance with a compact chassis that offers storage for two full-faced helmets.
For 2013, Honda’s Supersports jewel has been significantly upgraded, with a new-look face, MotoGP-inspired bodywork and aerodynamics. Handling has been further improved with the addition of 41mm Showa Big Piston Forks, refined rear suspension and new 12-spoke wheels, whilst remapped fuel injection and air intake control settings make for even better throttle response. The 2013 CBR600RR will also be available in a new Repsol colour scheme.
These new models follow the previous announcement of the classic naked CB1100, the new sporty NSC50R scooter, and SH125i and SH150i flagship small commuters to round out a new model line-up unique its breadth and variety.