August 08, 2011, 04:43:01 PM
xx Introducing: Honda CBR250R
It's not very often that there is news you could exactly consider 'exciting' when it comes to the Honda CBR.  Every couple of years we get new designs or new features, most recently in the form of ABS, but we don't always get that sense of excitement.  However, today is a special day.  A day when we meet--and by we I mean me because I'm not quite in the loop as I used to be and that's pretty obvious given how late to the party I am on this one--the newest generation of CBR, the Honda CBR250R.

Equipped with a 250cc single-cylinder engine, fuel-injection, optional ABS and an estimated 77 MPG we don't have to talk this bike up.  It is available in two colors: black or red and silver.  The ABS model comes with a price tag of $4499 while the base model sits just shy of 4K; at $3999.

December 16, 2009, 09:30:46 AM
xx First Look: 2010 Honda CBR
It's about that time of the year (again) where the new CBRs are revealed and we get all giddy like children on Christmas morning.  No major changes this year, next year we should see some major changes to the 600RR and minor changes for the 1000RR, but for now, just minor tweaks and new color options.  The 600RR will come in two new color codes, a black/orange as well as a new decal theme replacing the Phoenix.  The 1000RR will be available in a red/black as well as an orange/silver.

Earlier this week, Honda made an announcement that they will be withdrawing factory support from AMA Road Racing.  This comes as a shock after not more than a week ago they made a statement that they were not planning to pull support from other motorsports after announcing they were dropping Formula 1 support.  In their press release, Honda stated:

"The primary factor contributing to this decision is the current global economic situation and its impact on Honda. This was an extremely difficult decision to make as the racing spirit reaches to the very core of Honda.  While it is unfortunate that the current economic conditions led us to take this action, rest assured that Honda¹s deep-seated passion for racing has not been, and will never be, diminished."

Fortunately, The Erion Honda Racing and Corona Honda Racing teams will continue to receive support from Honda for at least the 2009 season.  The move will not affect Supercross or Motocross.  This just leaves us wondering one thing, what is to happen to already contracted rider Neil Hodgson for the 2009 AMA Road Racing season?

October 02, 2008, 09:06:02 AM
xx Honda Hybrid Motorcycles in 2011
A Japanese news station, Mainichi, is reporting that Honda is in the works of producing a hybrid motorcycle due on the market in 2011.  The Japanese manufacturer is confident they can shrink their hybrid engines enough to fit into a motorcycle frame.  The new bikes will be available in displacements of 200-1000cc and are expected to achieve 50 percent better fuel efficiency.  Honda is also going to produce a line of smaller electric scooters with an engine size of 50-125cc.