Hondanews Online Newsroom http://hondanews.com en-US dev@wieck.com (Wieck Media) Copyright 2014 40 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:08:24 -0700 Motorcycles: 2015 Honda CRF250R Development <p>Honda's CRF250R has a long history of winning championships, and the records show that the bike earned another AMA 250 Supercross championship in 2014.</p> <p>But there's another story too. In 2014 the CRF250R wasn't just a winner, it was also the overwhelming favorite choice among Pro AMA Supercross racers. An impressive 53 percent of all main event qualifiers in the 250 class rode CRF250Rs, including an amazing 124 of 198 spots—63 percent—in the SX East series. </p> <p>A stopwatch will show the CRF250R can turn fast laps. But from the top teams to privateers, racers are also banking on Honda's legendary durability, quality and reliability that enable them to earn a living racing motorcycles.</p> <p>These racers also rely on the CRF250R's unique balance: a great powerband, agile handling and top-level suspension components all combine to give the CRF250R well-integrated performance that makes it great fun to ride whether you're a weekend warrior or a seasoned pro racer. And to make a championship-caliber ride even better, for 2015 the CRF250R offers a host of improvements that elevate its performance to even higher levels, including a new Showa air fork, three-setting Engine Mode Select Button, enhanced power characteristics, new brakes and more.</p> <p><strong>A New-Generation Fork</strong><br> A new-generation 49mm Showa Separate Function Fork, Triple Air Chamber (SFF-Air) air fork introduces a new level of front suspension performance for 2015. This fork eliminates steel springs for significantly less weight (2.8 pounds lighter) while offering a wider range of adjustments than a conventional spring fork. As its name states, the two fork legs perform separate functions; the right side houses the damper mechanisms for compression and rebound control, while the left side contains a three-chamber pneumatic spring system that completely eliminates the use of steel springs.</p> <p>This design allows a huge degree of adjustability in damper settings—16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability—plus convenient spring-rate adjustments. And because this air fork uses high-pressure settings—a maximum of 189 psi—any increases in pressure that may occur as the fork heats up during use represent a negligible percentage change.</p> <p>Within the air-side fork leg, the balance chamber handles spring force at the initial portion of fork travel and at low speed, while the inner chamber affects spring rate throughout the entire range of fork travel. The outer chamber contains fork oil and air at ambient pressure; adjusting the level of oil in this chamber affects the rate of spring progression during the latter portion of travel when the fork approaches its greatest degree of compression. Together, these three chambers work in concert to provide smooth, more progressive suspension action that aids front-end traction and feel.</p> <p>Static sag and preload is changed by adjusting air pressure in the inner and balance chambers via a Schrader valve on the fork cap, and by changing the oil volume in the outer chamber. As an added benefit, riders can easily alter pressures in the balance chamber and inner chamber with a pump while at the track to fine-tune fork action to match riding conditions; no need to change fork springs, as with a conventional fork.</p> <p>In back, the Honda Pro-Link® single-shock rear suspension system now incorporates a stiffer spring that is 7.8 ounces lighter than before. Also fully adjustable, the rear shock offers 17-position rebound adjustment, while compression damping is separated into 13-position low-speed settings and 3.5 turns for high-speed adjustment.</p> <p>The twin-spar aluminum frame was completely revised for 2014, and in keeping with current Honda motocross design it features aggressive steering geometry settings for nimble handling and quick steering. These dimensions work in concert with the Honda Progressive Steering Damper that aids high-speed handling to give the best of both worlds.</p> <p>The HPSD system features a compact damper that is attached to the lower triple clamp and the steering head to assist with straight-line handling. The HPSD damping action smoothly progresses as handlebar deflection increases, which aids handling while also producing very natural steering characteristics and feel. Net result: exceptional steering response along with excellent high-speed manners.</p> <p><strong>Engine Mode Select Button</strong><br> The 2015 CRF250R also incorporates Honda's new Engine Mode Select Button with three EFI/ignition map settings, an industry-first in the world of motocross bikes. Beginning with Honda's four-valve Unicam engine already known for its wide powerband and accommodating nature, this new Engine Mode Select system allows the rider to easily select one of three different EFI/ignition maps to modify power delivery. And that's a huge benefit for matching track and riding conditions.</p> <p>Mode 1 uses the standard ignition and fueling maps for balanced delivery of horsepower and torque. Mode 2 is designed for use in slippery, muddy conditions and is all about throttle control, producing an easy-to-manage character that places an emphasis on traction—getting power down to the ground efficiently. Mode 3 hits all-out hard with aggressive and responsive top-end power to drive through deep, soft terrain. Peak power remains unchanged for all three settings; only the delivery characteristics change. To add an even greater degree of adjustability and control, the settings in Modes 2 and 3 can be further tailored via the HRC mapping hardware and software.</p> <p>While on the bike, making these changes is super-simple: the rider merely stops with the engine at idle and presses and holds the button for about a second to select the next map in sequence. A highly visible LED light built into the lightweight button signals the map in use; a quick press identifies the mode with the corresponding number of flashes. When a new map is selected, the choice is also confirmed to the rider.</p> <p>In addition to the new Engine Mode Select Button, the 2015 CRF250R also comes equipped with a new, larger-diameter exhaust system and new fuel-mapping settings for the Dual-Timing PGM-FI fuel injection system to increase engine performance for smoother acceleration, crisper throttle response, quicker revving and more peak power. Specifically, the inner diameter of the right-side muffler grows from 22 to 23.8mm, while the left sees an increase in diameter from 23.4 to 26.6mm. Also, a new throttle return spring now gives a lighter pull.</p> <p>By design, this Dual-Timing PGM-FI fuel injection system helps boost power while also delivering even better throttle feel and control at partial throttle openings. During every cycle of the fuel injection system, the Dual-Timing PGM-FI setup injects two charges: the first, short-duration charge is used to cool the intake valve/port area in order to increase the density of the air/fuel mixture; the second charge increases the amount of fuel directed into the combustion chamber to improve power and response.</p> <p><strong>Unicam Design</strong><br> Honda's Unicam® design features a single overhead camshaft and four-valve head for a powerful, compact powerplant. Since the single camshaft sits lower and takes up less space in the cylinder head, the overall engine height is shorter and it also contributes to a lower CG. The 30.5mm intake valves are made of light and tough titanium, while the 25mm exhaust valves are durable steel. This SOHC configuration with a forked, low-friction roller rocker arm to actuate the exhaust valves is not only space efficient, it also saves weight over a comparable dual-overhead-camshaft motor and also allows for a narrow included valve angle for excellent flame propagation in the combustion chamber even at higher compression ratios.</p> <p><strong>Sweating the Details</strong><br> Close attention to other details make things even better in 2015. The CRF250R now features new front/rear wave-style rotors, with a larger 260mm front disc brake for increased stopping action that's easily modulated. New-generation Dunlop Geomax MX52 motocross tires front and rear offer superb grip over a variety of conditions, with block-within-a-block knobs for more progressive side-grip and cornering, superior bump absorption from new-design sidewalls and recessed carcass design, plus increased durability. New fork covers offer a different look plus better rock protection, the front brake guide and radiator grill now feature a black finish, and an all-new CRF graphics package tops off its fresh looks.</p> <p>Building championship-winning bikes is a great achievement. Designing successors to extend that legacy presents new challenges—a process of development Honda has mastered well. By applying innovative engineering and new technology, Honda has once again created a new CRF250R that's sure to become a favorite in the hands of pro and amateur riders alike.</p> Motorcycles Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:03:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/a00799e3-1d01-46c9-8754-8253c42c9744 http://hondanews.com/releases/a00799e3-1d01-46c9-8754-8253c42c9744 2015 Honda CRF250R Development <p>Honda's CRF250R has a long history of winning championships, and the records show that the bike earned another AMA 250 Supercross championship in 2014.</p> <p>But there's another story too. In 2014 the CRF250R wasn't just a winner, it was also the overwhelming favorite choice among Pro AMA Supercross racers. An impressive 53 percent of all main event qualifiers in the 250 class rode CRF250Rs, including an amazing 124 of 198 spots—63 percent—in the SX East series. </p> <p>A stopwatch will show the CRF250R can turn fast laps. But from the top teams to privateers, racers are also banking on Honda's legendary durability, quality and reliability that enable them to earn a living racing motorcycles.</p> <p>These racers also rely on the CRF250R's unique balance: a great powerband, agile handling and top-level suspension components all combine to give the CRF250R well-integrated performance that makes it great fun to ride whether you're a weekend warrior or a seasoned pro racer. And to make a championship-caliber ride even better, for 2015 the CRF250R offers a host of improvements that elevate its performance to even higher levels, including a new Showa air fork, three-setting Engine Mode Select Button, enhanced power characteristics, new brakes and more.</p> <p><strong>A New-Generation Fork</strong><br> A new-generation 49mm Showa Separate Function Fork, Triple Air Chamber (SFF-Air) air fork introduces a new level of front suspension performance for 2015. This fork eliminates steel springs for significantly less weight (2.8 pounds lighter) while offering a wider range of adjustments than a conventional spring fork. As its name states, the two fork legs perform separate functions; the right side houses the damper mechanisms for compression and rebound control, while the left side contains a three-chamber pneumatic spring system that completely eliminates the use of steel springs.</p> <p>This design allows a huge degree of adjustability in damper settings—16-position rebound and 16-position compression damping adjustability—plus convenient spring-rate adjustments. And because this air fork uses high-pressure settings—a maximum of 189 psi—any increases in pressure that may occur as the fork heats up during use represent a negligible percentage change.</p> <p>Within the air-side fork leg, the balance chamber handles spring force at the initial portion of fork travel and at low speed, while the inner chamber affects spring rate throughout the entire range of fork travel. The outer chamber contains fork oil and air at ambient pressure; adjusting the level of oil in this chamber affects the rate of spring progression during the latter portion of travel when the fork approaches its greatest degree of compression. Together, these three chambers work in concert to provide smooth, more progressive suspension action that aids front-end traction and feel.</p> <p>Static sag and preload is changed by adjusting air pressure in the inner and balance chambers via a Schrader valve on the fork cap, and by changing the oil volume in the outer chamber. As an added benefit, riders can easily alter pressures in the balance chamber and inner chamber with a pump while at the track to fine-tune fork action to match riding conditions; no need to change fork springs, as with a conventional fork.</p> <p>In back, the Honda Pro-Link® single-shock rear suspension system now incorporates a stiffer spring that is 7.8 ounces lighter than before. Also fully adjustable, the rear shock offers 17-position rebound adjustment, while compression damping is separated into 13-position low-speed settings and 3.5 turns for high-speed adjustment.</p> <p>The twin-spar aluminum frame was completely revised for 2014, and in keeping with current Honda motocross design it features aggressive steering geometry settings for nimble handling and quick steering. These dimensions work in concert with the Honda Progressive Steering Damper that aids high-speed handling to give the best of both worlds.</p> <p>The HPSD system features a compact damper that is attached to the lower triple clamp and the steering head to assist with straight-line handling. The HPSD damping action smoothly progresses as handlebar deflection increases, which aids handling while also producing very natural steering characteristics and feel. Net result: exceptional steering response along with excellent high-speed manners.</p> <p><strong>Engine Mode Select Button</strong><br> The 2015 CRF250R also incorporates Honda's new Engine Mode Select Button with three EFI/ignition map settings, an industry-first in the world of motocross bikes. Beginning with Honda's four-valve Unicam engine already known for its wide powerband and accommodating nature, this new Engine Mode Select system allows the rider to easily select one of three different EFI/ignition maps to modify power delivery. And that's a huge benefit for matching track and riding conditions.</p> <p>Mode 1 uses the standard ignition and fueling maps for balanced delivery of horsepower and torque. Mode 2 is designed for use in slippery, muddy conditions and is all about throttle control, producing an easy-to-manage character that places an emphasis on traction—getting power down to the ground efficiently. Mode 3 hits all-out hard with aggressive and responsive top-end power to drive through deep, soft terrain. Peak power remains unchanged for all three settings; only the delivery characteristics change. To add an even greater degree of adjustability and control, the settings in Modes 2 and 3 can be further tailored via the HRC mapping hardware and software.</p> <p>While on the bike, making these changes is super-simple: the rider merely stops with the engine at idle and presses and holds the button for about a second to select the next map in sequence. A highly visible LED light built into the lightweight button signals the map in use; a quick press identifies the mode with the corresponding number of flashes. When a new map is selected, the choice is also confirmed to the rider.</p> <p>In addition to the new Engine Mode Select Button, the 2015 CRF250R also comes equipped with a new, larger-diameter exhaust system and new fuel-mapping settings for the Dual-Timing PGM-FI fuel injection system to increase engine performance for smoother acceleration, crisper throttle response, quicker revving and more peak power. Specifically, the inner diameter of the right-side muffler grows from 22 to 23.8mm, while the left sees an increase in diameter from 23.4 to 26.6mm. Also, a new throttle return spring now gives a lighter pull.</p> <p>By design, this Dual-Timing PGM-FI fuel injection system helps boost power while also delivering even better throttle feel and control at partial throttle openings. During every cycle of the fuel injection system, the Dual-Timing PGM-FI setup injects two charges: the first, short-duration charge is used to cool the intake valve/port area in order to increase the density of the air/fuel mixture; the second charge increases the amount of fuel directed into the combustion chamber to improve power and response.</p> <p><strong>Unicam Design</strong><br> Honda's Unicam® design features a single overhead camshaft and four-valve head for a powerful, compact powerplant. Since the single camshaft sits lower and takes up less space in the cylinder head, the overall engine height is shorter and it also contributes to a lower CG. The 30.5mm intake valves are made of light and tough titanium, while the 25mm exhaust valves are durable steel. This SOHC configuration with a forked, low-friction roller rocker arm to actuate the exhaust valves is not only space efficient, it also saves weight over a comparable dual-overhead-camshaft motor and also allows for a narrow included valve angle for excellent flame propagation in the combustion chamber even at higher compression ratios.</p> <p><strong>Sweating the Details</strong><br> Close attention to other details make things even better in 2015. The CRF250R now features new front/rear wave-style rotors, with a larger 260mm front disc brake for increased stopping action that's easily modulated. New-generation Dunlop Geomax MX52 motocross tires front and rear offer superb grip over a variety of conditions, with block-within-a-block knobs for more progressive side-grip and cornering, superior bump absorption from new-design sidewalls and recessed carcass design, plus increased durability. New fork covers offer a different look plus better rock protection, the front brake guide and radiator grill now feature a black finish, and an all-new CRF graphics package tops off its fresh looks.</p> <p>Building championship-winning bikes is a great achievement. Designing successors to extend that legacy presents new challenges—a process of development Honda has mastered well. By applying innovative engineering and new technology, Honda has once again created a new CRF250R that's sure to become a favorite in the hands of pro and amateur riders alike.</p> Motorcycles: 2015 Honda COTA 4RT Race Replica <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/744c/c469/744cc469-d033-4678-a6b5-97c6c8e9da25-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda COTA 4RT Race Replica Motorcycles Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-cota-4rt-race-replica http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-cota-4rt-race-replica 2015 Honda COTA 4RT Race Replica <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/744c/c469/744cc469-d033-4678-a6b5-97c6c8e9da25-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda COTA 4RT Race Replica Motorcycles: 2015 Honda COTA 4RT 260 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/814c/63c7/814c63c7-37fa-4fa1-8d5e-664b6742baf8-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda COTA 4RT 260 Motorcycles Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-cota-4rt-260 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-cota-4rt-260 2015 Honda COTA 4RT 260 <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/814c/63c7/814c63c7-37fa-4fa1-8d5e-664b6742baf8-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda COTA 4RT 260 Motorcycles: 2015 Honda CB300F Specifications <table border="0"> <tr> <td>Model:</td> <td>CB300F</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Engine Type:</td> <td> 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bore and Stroke:</td> <td> 76.0mm x 63.0mm</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Compression ratio:</td> <td>10.7:1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Valve Train: </td> <td>DOHC; four valves per cylinder</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Induction:</td> <td> PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Ignition:</td> <td> Computer-controlled digital transistor with electronic advance</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Transmission: </td> <td>Six-speed</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Final Drive:</td> <td>O-ring-sealed chain</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Suspension </td> <td>Front: 37mm fork; 4.65 inches travel<br> Rear: Pro-Link® single shock with five-position spring preload adjustability; 4.07 inches travel</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Brakes     </td> <td>Front: Twin-piston caliper with single 296mm disc<br> Rear: Single-caliper 220mm disc</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Tires   </td> <td>Front: 110/70-17 radial <br> Rear: 140/70-17 radial </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Wheelbase:</td> <td>54.3 inches</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rake (Caster angle):</td> <td>25° 30’</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Trail: </td> <td>98mm (3.9 inches)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Seat Height: </td> <td>30.7 inches</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fuel Capacity: </td> <td>3.4 gallons</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Estimated Fuel Economy**:</td> <td>71 MPG</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Color:</td> <td>Red</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Curb Weight*:</td> <td>348 pounds</td> </tr> </table> <p>*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.</p> <p>**Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on-road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.</p> <p>Meets current CARB and EPA standards.</p> <p>Models sold in California meet current CARB standardsand may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.</p> <p>©2014 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. • All Rights Reserved • Specifications subject to change</p> Motorcycles Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/3ce6906f-2462-4689-ad76-7bddfdc5d1f9 http://hondanews.com/releases/3ce6906f-2462-4689-ad76-7bddfdc5d1f9 2015 Honda CB300F Specifications <table border="0"> <tr> <td>Model:</td> <td>CB300F</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Engine Type:</td> <td> 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bore and Stroke:</td> <td> 76.0mm x 63.0mm</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Compression ratio:</td> <td>10.7:1</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Valve Train: </td> <td>DOHC; four valves per cylinder</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Induction:</td> <td> PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Ignition:</td> <td> Computer-controlled digital transistor with electronic advance</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Transmission: </td> <td>Six-speed</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Final Drive:</td> <td>O-ring-sealed chain</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Suspension </td> <td>Front: 37mm fork; 4.65 inches travel<br> Rear: Pro-Link® single shock with five-position spring preload adjustability; 4.07 inches travel</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Brakes     </td> <td>Front: Twin-piston caliper with single 296mm disc<br> Rear: Single-caliper 220mm disc</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Tires   </td> <td>Front: 110/70-17 radial <br> Rear: 140/70-17 radial </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Wheelbase:</td> <td>54.3 inches</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rake (Caster angle):</td> <td>25° 30’</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Trail: </td> <td>98mm (3.9 inches)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Seat Height: </td> <td>30.7 inches</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fuel Capacity: </td> <td>3.4 gallons</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Estimated Fuel Economy**:</td> <td>71 MPG</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Color:</td> <td>Red</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Curb Weight*:</td> <td>348 pounds</td> </tr> </table> <p>*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.</p> <p>**Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on-road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.</p> <p>Meets current CARB and EPA standards.</p> <p>Models sold in California meet current CARB standardsand may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.</p> <p>©2014 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. • All Rights Reserved • Specifications subject to change</p> Motorcycles: 2015 Honda CB300F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/930b/e4c8/930be4c8-25f1-401b-9ef9-afb2665bfa8f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda CB300F Motorcycles Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-cb300f http://hondanews.com/photos/2015-honda-cb300f 2015 Honda CB300F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/930b/e4c8/930be4c8-25f1-401b-9ef9-afb2665bfa8f-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2015 Honda CB300F Motorcycles: 2015 Honda CB300F Features and Benefits <p>This lightweight and nimble-handling naked bike offers plenty of fun for beginners and experienced motorcyclists. Featuring a 300-class engine, the new CB300F carries a dash of attitude and independence along with its versatile creds. Whether you're commuting, zipping around town or headed out for a weekend ride, its roomy ergonomics, great handling and broad powerband make every ride a blast. Thanks to its affordable price tag, adding on a few Honda Genuine Accessories is easy—a simple way to give it that extra bit of flair and make it uniquely your own.</p> <p>Features and Benefits</p> <ul> <li>Engine displaces 286cc for responsive power throughout the rev range. </li> <li>Derived from the CBR250R engine, a new crankshaft and connecting rod create a longer engine stroke (up to 63mm from 55mm) to add 37cc of displacement.</li> <li>PGM-FI fuel injection produces crisp throttle response throughout the rev range.</li> <li>Stylish CBR500R-inspired exhaust system features larger internal volume for increased performance, enhanced appearance and a throaty exhaust note.</li> <li>Specially configured seat and side covers provide an easy reach to the ground.</li> <li>Full LCD multi-function digital meter.</li> <li>Affordable pricing: $3999. </li> <li>Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan. </li> </ul> <p><strong>Honda Genuine Accessories†</strong><br> Honda Racing Seat Bag, Carbon Fiber Tank Pad, Carbon Fiber Fuel Lid Cover, Drive Chain Case (Carbon-Style), Under Engine Cowl (Carbon-Style), Front Fender (Carbon-Style), Under Cowl (Carbon-Style), Front Headlight Cover (Carbon-Style), Tank Shroud (Carbon-Style), Chrome Bar Ends, Seat Cowl (Color-matched), Honda Racing Red Reflective Wheel Stripe Stickers</p> <p><strong>Honda Signature Accessories†</strong><br> Available Accessory Seat is more than 1 inch lower than standard seat for easier reach to the ground.</p> <p>† WARRANTY: Because we're so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we're pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer. </p> <p>Final accessory list TBD and subject to change without notice. </p> Motorcycles Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/ffa2132a-f9aa-4d84-9c2d-e32c6248af99 http://hondanews.com/releases/ffa2132a-f9aa-4d84-9c2d-e32c6248af99 2015 Honda CB300F Features and Benefits <p>This lightweight and nimble-handling naked bike offers plenty of fun for beginners and experienced motorcyclists. Featuring a 300-class engine, the new CB300F carries a dash of attitude and independence along with its versatile creds. Whether you're commuting, zipping around town or headed out for a weekend ride, its roomy ergonomics, great handling and broad powerband make every ride a blast. Thanks to its affordable price tag, adding on a few Honda Genuine Accessories is easy—a simple way to give it that extra bit of flair and make it uniquely your own.</p> <p>Features and Benefits</p> <ul> <li>Engine displaces 286cc for responsive power throughout the rev range. </li> <li>Derived from the CBR250R engine, a new crankshaft and connecting rod create a longer engine stroke (up to 63mm from 55mm) to add 37cc of displacement.</li> <li>PGM-FI fuel injection produces crisp throttle response throughout the rev range.</li> <li>Stylish CBR500R-inspired exhaust system features larger internal volume for increased performance, enhanced appearance and a throaty exhaust note.</li> <li>Specially configured seat and side covers provide an easy reach to the ground.</li> <li>Full LCD multi-function digital meter.</li> <li>Affordable pricing: $3999. </li> <li>Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan. </li> </ul> <p><strong>Honda Genuine Accessories†</strong><br> Honda Racing Seat Bag, Carbon Fiber Tank Pad, Carbon Fiber Fuel Lid Cover, Drive Chain Case (Carbon-Style), Under Engine Cowl (Carbon-Style), Front Fender (Carbon-Style), Under Cowl (Carbon-Style), Front Headlight Cover (Carbon-Style), Tank Shroud (Carbon-Style), Chrome Bar Ends, Seat Cowl (Color-matched), Honda Racing Red Reflective Wheel Stripe Stickers</p> <p><strong>Honda Signature Accessories†</strong><br> Available Accessory Seat is more than 1 inch lower than standard seat for easier reach to the ground.</p> <p>† WARRANTY: Because we're so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we're pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer. </p> <p>Final accessory list TBD and subject to change without notice. </p> Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/6aa0/9514/6aa09514-4069-4f3a-a70b-92e4d708af9a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:26:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-30 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-30 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/6aa0/9514/6aa09514-4069-4f3a-a70b-92e4d708af9a-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/f793/6778/f7936778-0adc-47aa-846d-c1db8be12921-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:26:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-28 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-28 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/f793/6778/f7936778-0adc-47aa-846d-c1db8be12921-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/6d85/212d/6d85212d-b44c-423d-a570-9e35eccf23c7-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:26:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-31 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-31 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/6d85/212d/6d85212d-b44c-423d-a570-9e35eccf23c7-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/c642/96ce/c64296ce-6262-4601-aa0d-4c7e60e1454d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:26:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-33 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-33 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/c642/96ce/c64296ce-6262-4601-aa0d-4c7e60e1454d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e9ef/d6c3/e9efd6c3-9d1f-4969-8a4d-9656a726942d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:26:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-32 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-32 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e9ef/d6c3/e9efd6c3-9d1f-4969-8a4d-9656a726942d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0e4c/c220/0e4cc220-e2b8-434a-8fbe-fb86354a32d4-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:26:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-29 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-29 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0e4c/c220/0e4cc220-e2b8-434a-8fbe-fb86354a32d4-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/774a/e538/774ae538-e067-43a5-8357-45975efecfbf-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:18:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-25 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-25 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/774a/e538/774ae538-e067-43a5-8357-45975efecfbf-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a30b/dd1f/a30bdd1f-14c2-4d65-b1ca-12740f1db48c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:18:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-27 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-27 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a30b/dd1f/a30bdd1f-14c2-4d65-b1ca-12740f1db48c-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/5239/b1f5/5239b1f5-2248-4157-b579-4aa346539ab0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:18:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-24 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-24 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/5239/b1f5/5239b1f5-2248-4157-b579-4aa346539ab0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4dee/4b31/4dee4b31-a2ed-4ecb-984f-ab8cd1ca32b9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:18:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-22 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-22 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4dee/4b31/4dee4b31-a2ed-4ecb-984f-ab8cd1ca32b9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/ea3c/3713/ea3c3713-f2e6-46e6-ac58-a441c1b19904-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:18:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-21 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-21 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/ea3c/3713/ea3c3713-f2e6-46e6-ac58-a441c1b19904-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/1768/2b3f/17682b3f-e717-499a-a3ac-d2fb21e13510-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:18:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-26 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-26 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/1768/2b3f/17682b3f-e717-499a-a3ac-d2fb21e13510-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e1fc/c92b/e1fcc92b-22c7-49db-b304-c1b98053bdf9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:18:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-23 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-23 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/e1fc/c92b/e1fcc92b-22c7-49db-b304-c1b98053bdf9-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/bbbe/9d61/bbbe9d61-5b64-4590-bd31-5d4280047de6-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:09:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-18 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-18 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/bbbe/9d61/bbbe9d61-5b64-4590-bd31-5d4280047de6-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/b6c1/a650/b6c1a650-517d-44dd-823c-3baa7221aaa0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:09:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-17 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-17 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/b6c1/a650/b6c1a650-517d-44dd-823c-3baa7221aaa0-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/065f/6644/065f6644-2a50-4dc2-992f-53736c92775b-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:09:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-16 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-16 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/065f/6644/065f6644-2a50-4dc2-992f-53736c92775b-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/8b70/f63a/8b70f63a-754f-4c93-ba58-b24e56f8ecf2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:09:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-15 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-15 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/8b70/f63a/8b70f63a-754f-4c93-ba58-b24e56f8ecf2-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/d6be/3d47/d6be3d47-d50d-46e8-bc48-a589a92be567-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:09:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-20 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-20 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/d6be/3d47/d6be3d47-d50d-46e8-bc48-a589a92be567-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/defa/ca48/defaca48-3878-46b4-9336-0890c1ceb9c6-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:09:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-19 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-19 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/defa/ca48/defaca48-3878-46b4-9336-0890c1ceb9c6-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/089d/a864/089da864-309c-4cb3-b446-3cd5c3963567-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-12 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-12 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/089d/a864/089da864-309c-4cb3-b446-3cd5c3963567-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a320/87f6/a32087f6-7890-44f1-9737-0876c7c1a058-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-7 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-7 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a320/87f6/a32087f6-7890-44f1-9737-0876c7c1a058-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/daaf/ae3e/daafae3e-bbcc-4cb9-9e9c-4c25acbb6556-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-9 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-9 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/daaf/ae3e/daafae3e-bbcc-4cb9-9e9c-4c25acbb6556-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/36f0/7dae/36f07dae-66d7-47f2-aa6b-6edc6ae8ae75-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-13 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-13 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/36f0/7dae/36f07dae-66d7-47f2-aa6b-6edc6ae8ae75-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/682e/c5eb/682ec5eb-5a3a-4b89-aafc-738ed0955dbb-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-5 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-5 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/682e/c5eb/682ec5eb-5a3a-4b89-aafc-738ed0955dbb-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/cb80/09b1/cb8009b1-2c75-4b3f-98ff-6ffb7ee91ae1-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-3 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-3 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/cb80/09b1/cb8009b1-2c75-4b3f-98ff-6ffb7ee91ae1-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0a1b/c833/0a1bc833-109a-468c-8076-f5a94d98b0e8-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-8 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-8 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/0a1b/c833/0a1bc833-109a-468c-8076-f5a94d98b0e8-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/3bc8/102c/3bc8102c-be4e-416c-b9cb-69a046e32281-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-11 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-11 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/3bc8/102c/3bc8102c-be4e-416c-b9cb-69a046e32281-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/df98/9001/df989001-5d6c-4c3d-b216-7698ccd64893-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-2 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-2 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/df98/9001/df989001-5d6c-4c3d-b216-7698ccd64893-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/7f2b/73af/7f2b73af-3fc7-4852-8cfa-3a4c0ea40535-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-1 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-1 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/7f2b/73af/7f2b73af-3fc7-4852-8cfa-3a4c0ea40535-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/f0c0/144d/f0c0144d-a21d-425a-9e82-19360a823a90-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-6 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-6 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/f0c0/144d/f0c0144d-a21d-425a-9e82-19360a823a90-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/30be/b10a/30beb10a-beb8-4369-98d6-4696cbb37d3d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-10 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-10 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/30be/b10a/30beb10a-beb8-4369-98d6-4696cbb37d3d-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a079/354c/a079354c-2f8b-47ab-ba78-88780e720a35-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-14 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-14 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/a079/354c/a079354c-2f8b-47ab-ba78-88780e720a35-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4288/41dd/428841dd-4a13-4070-9f5a-37dfa5c9ed31-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:04:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-4 http://hondanews.com/photos/2014-honda-cbr650f-4 2014 Honda CBR650F <img src="http://cdn.hondanews.com/photos/4288/41dd/428841dd-4a13-4070-9f5a-37dfa5c9ed31-100x100-thumb.jpg" /> <br/> 2014 Honda CBR650F Motorcycles: 2014 Honda CBR650F Development <p>Supersport styling, nimble handling, easily accessible power, excellent rider comfort, plenty of versatility and a great price—we're talking high-level fun factor here, an all-new motorcycle that appeals to your practical side that's also a blast to ride, no matter where that ride takes you. Commuting, a weekend ride in the country with friends, solo or with a passenger, the all-new CBR650F does it all. </p> <p>The CBR650F is a sport bike that gives you maximum bang for your buck, and offers the kind of performance and quality only Honda delivers. Its 649cc engine is brand new from the sump up, and this torque-laden inline four-cylinder is especially compact. This facilitates optimum positioning in the chassis to enhance weight distribution, and create a slim profile and responsive handling.  </p> <p>Powerband priorities focused on the low- and mid-speed ranges used most frequently for street riding, rather than the harder-edged attributes of a supersport bike that might see lots of track time. As a result, the power jumps in quickly low in the rpm range, right where riders need it on the street. Yet at higher engine speeds, the CBR650F still packs a smooth, strong punch.  </p> <p>The basic configuration and dimensions of this liquid-cooled four-valve engine were initially developed using computer-assisted engineering (CAE). The cylinder bank cants forward at a 30-degree angle to help lower the bike's center of gravity. This angle also facilitates a remarkably straight shot from the air intakes through the air cleaner, to the intake ports and out the exhaust pipe. Net result: a reduction in the intake and exhaust resistance, which helps boost power output and fuel efficiency. </p> <p>Tapered intake air funnels and active streamlining of airflow through the air cleaner—plus use of a large panel-type filter element—provides ample air intake. The four exhaust pipes curve down in an attractive, flowing shape and tuck in tightly to the engine—moving the oil filter to the rear of the engine allows this compact arrangement. The thermostat, in turn, now mounts at the front of the engine to shorten the engine coolant path, adding to the engine's compact design. A large, two-chamber collector box beneath the engine helps make this four-into-two-into-one exhaust system notably short and compact; keeping this weight low and close to the center of mass helps promote nimble handling.</p> <p>Chain-driven dual overhead camshafts and bore and stroke settings of 67mm by 46mm were chosen for optimal power. The DOHC layout allows a large degree of freedom for creating an efficient combination of included valve angle, port shape and combustion chamber design. A silent-type cam chain with tough vanadium surface treatment applied to the cam chain pins helps reduce friction to minimize parasitic power losses. </p> <p>Valve timing was set to minimize the overlap when intake and exhaust valves are both open to promote fuel efficiency. The intake valves measure 27.5mm in diameter while exhaust valves with a diameter of 22.5mm are used. The piston pins and connecting rods are treated with a special friction-reducing protective coating for greater durability and efficiency.</p> <p>Like Honda's supersport bikes, the CBR650F stacks the transmission shafts in a vertical plane to shorten overall engine length and further centralize mass. Breathing holes pierce the walls between crankcase journals to reduce pumping losses during piston travel. For the cylinders, thin-wall sleeves are formed through centrifugal casing to minimize cylinder strain while achieving a lightweight and compact design.</p> <p>Lightweight aluminum engine hangers are used to bolt the powerplant into the twin-spar diamond-shape steel frame, with the engine acting as a stressed member of the chassis—an efficient layout for enhanced handling. The main frame tubes, measuring 64mm by 30mm, are oval in cross-section for added strength in the key vertical axis, while yielding tuned flex in other dimensions for added rider comfort. Thanks to the compact engine design, the engine could be positioned forward in the chassis to achieve close to a 50/50 weight distribution between front and rear axles for a balanced feel. Forged-molding pivot plates eliminate a need for frame covers in the pivot area, which helps minimize frame width in that crucial rider/bike interface point.</p> <p>The rider position feels natural and spacious with just a slight forward lean, and the full fairing deflects a substantial portion of the oncoming wind stream. The one-piece seat requires a reach of only 31.9 inches down to the ground; careful seat shaping makes it feel like that distance is even less.</p> <p>A 41mm fork handles suspension duties up front; it yields a comfortable 4.7 inches of well-controlled travel. In back, the single-shock rear suspension is actuated directly by the strong yet lightweight aluminum swingarm for 5.0 inches of rear-wheel travel. Shock spring preload is adjustable in seven steps to accommodate variations in load and riding conditions.</p> <p>Wave-type dual front 320mm disc brakes and a 240mm rear give strong stopping power and lend a stylish touch while also saving unsprung weight. The front brakes use twin-piston calipers, while the rear is a single-piston type. Honda's ABS system is available for more confident stopping in challenging conditions.</p> <p>The instrument panel on the CBR650F is a full LCD multi-function digital meter that includes speedometer, tachometer, odometer/A&B tripmeters, fuel gauge and clock. This display can also show average and instantaneous fuel consumption. Other thoughtful touches include an LED taillight, an underseat utility area for a modest bit of storage space, a front brake lever with six-step adjustability, and a fuel tank hinged at the front for easy maintenance access.  </p> <p>Conceived from the ground up as a fully integrated package, one in which the new engine design complements the new chassis configuration to create a truly fun motorcycle, the CBR650F appeals to a wide variety of riders. Its supersport style reflects its nimble handling and responsive engine, adding top-level comfort and remarkable versatility you won't find in pure supersport machines. A friendly ride that stirs the heart no matter where you're headed is the embodiment of the Honda CBR650F.  </p> Motorcycles Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:39:00 -0700 http://hondanews.com/releases/a373857c-82d0-408c-b702-15994638bc96 http://hondanews.com/releases/a373857c-82d0-408c-b702-15994638bc96 2014 Honda CBR650F Development <p>Supersport styling, nimble handling, easily accessible power, excellent rider comfort, plenty of versatility and a great price—we're talking high-level fun factor here, an all-new motorcycle that appeals to your practical side that's also a blast to ride, no matter where that ride takes you. Commuting, a weekend ride in the country with friends, solo or with a passenger, the all-new CBR650F does it all. </p> <p>The CBR650F is a sport bike that gives you maximum bang for your buck, and offers the kind of performance and quality only Honda delivers. Its 649cc engine is brand new from the sump up, and this torque-laden inline four-cylinder is especially compact. This facilitates optimum positioning in the chassis to enhance weight distribution, and create a slim profile and responsive handling.  </p> <p>Powerband priorities focused on the low- and mid-speed ranges used most frequently for street riding, rather than the harder-edged attributes of a supersport bike that might see lots of track time. As a result, the power jumps in quickly low in the rpm range, right where riders need it on the street. Yet at higher engine speeds, the CBR650F still packs a smooth, strong punch.  </p> <p>The basic configuration and dimensions of this liquid-cooled four-valve engine were initially developed using computer-assisted engineering (CAE). The cylinder bank cants forward at a 30-degree angle to help lower the bike's center of gravity. This angle also facilitates a remarkably straight shot from the air intakes through the air cleaner, to the intake ports and out the exhaust pipe. Net result: a reduction in the intake and exhaust resistance, which helps boost power output and fuel efficiency. </p> <p>Tapered intake air funnels and active streamlining of airflow through the air cleaner—plus use of a large panel-type filter element—provides ample air intake. The four exhaust pipes curve down in an attractive, flowing shape and tuck in tightly to the engine—moving the oil filter to the rear of the engine allows this compact arrangement. The thermostat, in turn, now mounts at the front of the engine to shorten the engine coolant path, adding to the engine's compact design. A large, two-chamber collector box beneath the engine helps make this four-into-two-into-one exhaust system notably short and compact; keeping this weight low and close to the center of mass helps promote nimble handling.</p> <p>Chain-driven dual overhead camshafts and bore and stroke settings of 67mm by 46mm were chosen for optimal power. The DOHC layout allows a large degree of freedom for creating an efficient combination of included valve angle, port shape and combustion chamber design. A silent-type cam chain with tough vanadium surface treatment applied to the cam chain pins helps reduce friction to minimize parasitic power losses. </p> <p>Valve timing was set to minimize the overlap when intake and exhaust valves are both open to promote fuel efficiency. The intake valves measure 27.5mm in diameter while exhaust valves with a diameter of 22.5mm are used. The piston pins and connecting rods are treated with a special friction-reducing protective coating for greater durability and efficiency.</p> <p>Like Honda's supersport bikes, the CBR650F stacks the transmission shafts in a vertical plane to shorten overall engine length and further centralize mass. Breathing holes pierce the walls between crankcase journals to reduce pumping losses during piston travel. For the cylinders, thin-wall sleeves are formed through centrifugal casing to minimize cylinder strain while achieving a lightweight and compact design.</p> <p>Lightweight aluminum engine hangers are used to bolt the powerplant into the twin-spar diamond-shape steel frame, with the engine acting as a stressed member of the chassis—an efficient layout for enhanced handling. The main frame tubes, measuring 64mm by 30mm, are oval in cross-section for added strength in the key vertical axis, while yielding tuned flex in other dimensions for added rider comfort. Thanks to the compact engine design, the engine could be positioned forward in the chassis to achieve close to a 50/50 weight distribution between front and rear axles for a balanced feel. Forged-molding pivot plates eliminate a need for frame covers in the pivot area, which helps minimize frame width in that crucial rider/bike interface point.</p> <p>The rider position feels natural and spacious with just a slight forward lean, and the full fairing deflects a substantial portion of the oncoming wind stream. The one-piece seat requires a reach of only 31.9 inches down to the ground; careful seat shaping makes it feel like that distance is even less.</p> <p>A 41mm fork handles suspension duties up front; it yields a comfortable 4.7 inches of well-controlled travel. In back, the single-shock rear suspension is actuated directly by the strong yet lightweight aluminum swingarm for 5.0 inches of rear-wheel travel. Shock spring preload is adjustable in seven steps to accommodate variations in load and riding conditions.</p> <p>Wave-type dual front 320mm disc brakes and a 240mm rear give strong stopping power and lend a stylish touch while also saving unsprung weight. The front brakes use twin-piston calipers, while the rear is a single-piston type. Honda's ABS system is available for more confident stopping in challenging conditions.</p> <p>The instrument panel on the CBR650F is a full LCD multi-function digital meter that includes speedometer, tachometer, odometer/A&B tripmeters, fuel gauge and clock. This display can also show average and instantaneous fuel consumption. Other thoughtful touches include an LED taillight, an underseat utility area for a modest bit of storage space, a front brake lever with six-step adjustability, and a fuel tank hinged at the front for easy maintenance access.  </p> <p>Conceived from the ground up as a fully integrated package, one in which the new engine design complements the new chassis configuration to create a truly fun motorcycle, the CBR650F appeals to a wide variety of riders. Its supersport style reflects its nimble handling and responsive engine, adding top-level comfort and remarkable versatility you won't find in pure supersport machines. A friendly ride that stirs the heart no matter where you're headed is the embodiment of the Honda CBR650F.  </p>