Honda CB650F

  • WORLD LAUNCH: Honda CB650R & CBR650R

    WORLD LAUNCH: Honda CB650R & CBR650R

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    Words: Mikko Nieminen, Editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure magazine. Photos: Zep Gori, Francesc Montero, Ciro Meggiolaro, Ula Serra-Prats. Honda has produced some great bikes over the years. Some of them have been iconic (the Fireblade and the Africa Twin for instance), others almost indescribable (I still don’t quite know what to call the X-ADV),…

  • EICMA 2018: Honda’s 2019 CB650R appears for the first time in production form. It’s a small CB1000R Neo Sports Cafe roadster type-of-thing

    EICMA 2018: Honda’s 2019 CB650R appears for the first time in production form. It’s a small CB1000R Neo Sports Cafe roadster type-of-thing

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        It’s hardly earth-shattering news (largely because we’ve been banging on about the CB650R becoming a Neo Sports middleweight for most of 2018) but it’s finally here. The Honda four-cylinder engine looks very similar to the CB1000R  funky naked roadster, comes with 41mm Showa SFF USD forks, radial-mount four-piston brake calipers, Honda Selectable Torque…

  • Yamaha RD350. With TWIN front disc brakes and ABS.

    Yamaha RD350. With TWIN front disc brakes and ABS.

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    A bike builder in India has created a special version of the iconic Yamaha RD350. He’s not done a typical custom job – the bike’s not been chopped or café racer-ed – instead, he’s kitted out his RD350 with top quality disc brakes and an ABS unit. There’s no denying that Yamaha’s RD350 is an…

  • PARIS: Honda shows off new ‘Neo Sports’ 650 and new colours for the Africa Twin. Mega Gallery

    PARIS: Honda shows off new ‘Neo Sports’ 650 and new colours for the Africa Twin. Mega Gallery

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    This has just happened at the Paris Motor Show, Honda has taken the wraps off it’s CB650F-based Neo Sports Cafe Concept.     Yep, it’s just a concept at the moment and it shares a lot of DNA with the current CB1000R but for our money it looks quite a bit better. Here’s a load…

  • LATEST Honda Neo Sports Café TEASER. Chassis and clutch cover REVEALED.

    LATEST Honda Neo Sports Café TEASER. Chassis and clutch cover REVEALED.

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    Honda has released the second image of its new Neo Sports Café – revealing the chassis and clutch cover of its new machine. Speculation has been whirling around the web about Honda’s new machine for months – and from what we’ve been able to work out; it’s more than likely that it’s going to be…

  • Motorcycle Live! Loads of Milan show motorcycles are heading for the NEC next week!

    Motorcycle Live! Loads of Milan show motorcycles are heading for the NEC next week!

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    Motorcycle Live! Loads of Milan show motorcycles are heading for the NEC next week! The EICMA motorcycle show opened its doors in Milan, Italy yesterday with the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers unveiling even more brand new models for 2017 – many of which will be heading to Motorcycle Live at The NEC, Birmingham next week.…

  • Milan show: Honda shows the updated CBR650F and CB650F

    Milan show: Honda shows the updated CBR650F and CB650F

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    Honda’s four-cylinder middleweight CBR650F and CB650F gain 3kW peak power (now 67kW/11,000rpm), a Showa Dual Bending Valve front fork, revised Nissin brake calipers and new free-breathing exhaust. Shorter gear ratios should help acceleration through the mid-range. Honda also promises that the updated bikes provide a thrilling soundtrack from down low, growing to a fast-spinning howl…

  • Tested: Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres

    Tested: Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres

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      WORDS: John Milbank, editor Motorcycle Sport and Leisure – PHOTOGRAPHY: Milagro   Price: Around £240 a pair What better way to test a tyre that’s claimed to be perfect for UK riders of sports, naked and sport-touring bikes than in the pouring rain? I’m sure that, in 20°C heat on a sunny Spanish race…

  • SCOOP: Honda’s European CB4 concept: a CB650 turned into a killer future cafe racer

    SCOOP: Honda’s European CB4 concept: a CB650 turned into a killer future cafe racer

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    Dear Honda, if you’re reading this then please, please, please make this CB4 concept a reality that we can ride. As a retro-styled machine, the project really hits the spot. Underneath the shiny outsides is a CB650F. The bike gets a single-sided swingarm, a new exhaust and solid front brake discs with Tokico red calipers.…

  • New Honda CB125F | 2015 new motorcycles

    New Honda CB125F | 2015 new motorcycles

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    Honda has just announced a new machine – the Honda CB125F. Here’s what the press release had to say… An entry-level 125cc motorcycle has to be a multi-faceted machine. To some it represents the most economical way of getting from A to B, both in terms of initial affordability and running costs. To these riders…

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