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 temperature was in the 40s [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Mid-Size Baggers Comparison Test Honda Interstate vs. Star V Star 1300 Tourer vs. Suzuki Boulevard C90T B.O.S.S.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Honda Motors Press Release: As a further extension of its growing commitment to grassroots racing in North America, Honda announced today that it is making a major commitment to the 2013 running of the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, as both a sponsor and race participant, with plans to field products in nine race [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Jeff Allen
We know what you’re thinking: How could the as-tested price of Cycle World’s long-term 2012 NC700X be $11,633? After all, when this middleweight parallel-Twin made its stateside debut last year, MSRP for the manual-transmission model was just $6999 (add $500 for a ’13). Actually, reaching that astronomical, relatively speaking, figure was easy. First, we requested [...]Read Full Post | Comments(9)
Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide vs. Honda Gold Wing F6B Deluxe – Comparison Test King of Bling meets the Clipped Wing.
Photographer : Bruce Benedict
“What the heck is it?” That’s what most people ask when first laying eyes on the F6B, a Gold Wing whose big touring trunk and full-size windshield have gone AWOL. Without those key items, the F6B couldn’t possibly be the same dominant over-the-road touring rig as always. Could it? Nope. Honda instead bills the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(16)
Years sold: 2000-2006 MSRP new: $9999 (2000) to $11,999 (2006) Blue Book retail value: $3650 (2000) to $6665 (2006) Basic specs: A dohc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 999cc, 90-degree V-Twin superbike weighing 440 lb. dry and making a claimed 133 hp and 71 ft.-lb. of torque. Why it’s desirable: “Designated Duck killer,” is how we labeled the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Pata Honda Media Press Release: Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam have mixed feelings this evening after today’s Superpole sessions at Motorland Aragon in Spain left them in ninth and eleventh places respectively on the grid for tomorrow’s two second-round World Superbike Championship races. Haslam, particularly, had a testing day which began with a crash in [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Pata Honda Press Release: Pata Honda World Superbike riders Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam have made a step forward in the development of their Honda CBR1000RR race machines during today’s opening practice and qualifying sessions at Motorland Aragon in Spain. The duo’s preparations for this weekend’s second round World Superbike event at the 5.344km circuit [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Honda’s CBR250R may be the favored staff errand-runner, but since our last update, it’s also been to another rev-limiter-bumping track day, as well as serving on several long road trips. We added a few items to help it perform better in these varied uses. No secret its 250cc Single, while tractable and snappy, isn’t a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(6)
Pata Honda Media Press Release: Pata Honda World Superbike riders Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam have completed a three-day test at Motorland Aragon in Spain ahead of next week’s second round World Superbike championship event at the same circuit. In spite of strong wind and a damp track on the final day, the all-British pairing [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
LeoVince USA Press Release: LeoVince Has a reputation of getting horsepower out of small motorcycles, and they are proving it again with the 2013 Honda CBR 500R. LV One and GP Corsa systems are now available for the new Honda, both in full system and slip-on options. The LV One for the CBR 500R has [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)