Years sold: 2007-2012 MSRP new: $10,900 (2007) to $12,550 (2012) Blue Book retail value: $6825 (2007) to $11,750 (2012) Basic specs: A dohc, liquid-cooled, 798cc parallel-Twin sport-tourer with belt final drive instead of BMW’s usual shaft drive. The almost-fully faired F800ST is listed as weighing 461 lb. with its 4.1-gallon [...]
2013 Honda CB500F and CBR500R – First Ride Affordable, fuel-efficient fun in practical and racy flavors.
Honda, in case you hadn’t noticed, is in the midst of a massive product offensive. Over the last two years, Big Red has introduced 19 new models, many of them non-threatening, easy-to-ride bikes designed to get guys like your friendly neighbor Larry (or his wife Denise) riding while also growing [...]
Honda is taking the bull by the horns and doing all it can to ensure motorcycling’s future. Over the past three years, Big Red has developed multiple points of entry into motorcycling. The first wave started with the CBR250R, which was followed by the NC700X and a three-bike, 500cc lineup [...]
Back in 2006, when Honda was selling roughly 20,000 CBR600RRs in the U.S. each year, fast-paced development and short motorcycle life cycles were necessary to keep consumer interest and provide a good platform for Supersport racing. Now, in a market in which CBR250Rs outsell big brother significantly, careful evolution is [...]
Our Super Ténéré is already approaching 14,000 miles (well past the planned 10,000), a clear indication that mileage comes easy on this popular adventure-tourer. Constantly in motion as a commuter, weekend explorer and photo-chase bike, the big Yamaha has burned through another set of tires. Avon’s Distanzias lasted 7300 miles [...]
Mid-Size Baggers Comparison Test Honda Interstate vs. Star V Star 1300 Tourer vs. Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S.
Southern California has its problems, but lack of good places to go for a ride isn’t one of them, even in February. We shoved off from CW HQ in Irvine under warm, partly cloudy skies and rode a couple of hours southeast to Lake Henshaw, elevation 2656 feet, where the [...]