HONDA COMPLETES 2013 LINE-UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF FIVE NEW MODELS

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.

CBR500R

CBR500R

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.

CB500F

CB500F

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.

CB500X

CB500X

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.

NSS300 Forza

NSS300 Forza

NSS300 Forza
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.

CBR600RR

CBR600RR

CBR600RR
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 flagship small commuter to round out a new model line-up unique its breadth and variety.

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