November 12, 2013
By Wes Siler –
Shopping for a new bike? You’re in luck. You can now get a better bike than ever, cheaper than ever, with better performance. Here’s 2014′s best motorcycle bargains. Continue reading
Nice version Honda….;-)
I am sooooo drawn to this bike for some reason!
Humans are addicted to all kinds of things. The usual suspects are cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs. Then you have people who are addicted to objects like motorcycles – you tend to find a lot of them here at ‘Pipeburn Anonymous’. They collect all kinds of bikes and they crave anything motorcycle. Then you have people who are obsessed with certain brands of bikes. Continue reading
As the average age of motorcyclists rises, the industry is scrambling to find a way to attract new riders to the street. How do you turn curious bystanders into devoted consumers?
Honda thinks it has the answer. In addition to the recent launch of the new shift-free CTX700s, Honda has now pulled the wraps off of two of its new trio of 500cc middleweight motorcycles: the naked CB500F and the sporty CBR500R. The adventurish CB500X is dragging its tail over from Japan; expect it by summer.
The CB500s fill a mid-size chasm in an industry too long enamored of flash, power and dash, hoping to strike it rich with high-dollar product rather than build a customer base using reliable and fun transportation that’s also economical and attractive. Those elements are all hallmarks of the Honda brand, so these new entry-level motorcycles should strike a chord with an eco-minded younger generation that’s also image-aware and price-conscious.
Each of the Honda CB500s has its own look and personality. Despite their distinct characteristics, the bikes (along with the new X version) share the same basic chassis, including the frame, fuel tank and engine. This helped Honda reduce development and production costs, and results in a remarkably low price point.
It’s hard not to have a gut reaction to the freshly announced 2014 Honda CTX700T, a strange and disfigured attempt to graft the Goldwing F6B’s styling onto a NC700X. What does look the business, or at least startlingly dashing by comparison, is the naked CTX700N. The CTX700T (doomed) and CTX700N, will share the NC700X’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin, and should have similar good manners on the road. Continue reading
January 19th, 2013
Cheryl and I rode out to the Vancouver Show Saturday to check out the latest and greatest. Not that we haven’t been keeping an eye out for all these great bikes but seeing them in person is always a treat. Riding out to the show we were confronted with our infamous FOG. Cold out and frosty, this fog makes it almost impossible to see. At times it freezes on your shield but the real nuisance is how the fog saturates your shield making you wish you actually had a wind shield wiper.
Both Cheryl and I agree riding in this type of FOG is not fun and we would rather be poured on versus this crap. Having said that, there were pockets where the sun broke through and the glare off the wet roads was blinding. Sun glasses came out, FOG rolled back in and it was like this to the show and back home. We only live about 40 minutes away from Abbostford but riding in this stuff makes it seem further. In the end worth it though, we get to park for free and right in front of the entrance. Anyone driving a cage by the time we got there, around noon had to park FAR away and paid!
LOVE how they introduce this bike is aimed at youths and watch the video….yeah sure for kids! I would have loved this when I was kid plus my Yamaha YZ 100!
Honda announced a new 125cc motorcycle aimed for youths that draws its inspiration from the Honda Monkey mini-bikes first introduced in the ’60s. The new 2013 Honda MSX125 (which stands for “Mini Street X-treme 125″) will be manufactured in Thailand. At the moment, it has been confirmed for Europe and Japan, but there is no word about U.S. availability. Continue reading
To face the challenge posed by the current worldwide economic crisis, Honda has developed a flexible
design plan that creates two families of models: the NC700S/NC700X duo and new Integra maxi-scooter. In
our November issue, we tested the urban/touring-crossover NC700X, the most-spirited and better-selling of the two bikes in Europe. More recently, I spent extensive time riding the new Integra. Continue reading
Thanks GARY, AK!
Thanks Kathy for posting this on our FB page!
This should have followed my post from May 2nd, 2012 click here
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Now this is just a fun video to watch over and over again….
Just not sure what to make of what Honda is doing over there….this bike looks a bit like a Multistrada but like the article says what will folks use this bike for? We are always looking for that one bike to do it all…we don’t have the $$ or the garage space to by different bikes for different occasions. This one is not an option for us but for who? I am not sure….maybe commuters?
It’s difficult to figure out from looking at the new 2012 Honda NC700X exactly what it will be used for. A beginner bike for someone moving up to a motorcycle from a scooter, or a cool way for someone to get back into motorcycling. The perfect commuter? A tamed-down adventure bike?
It might just be a bit of everything. Or what you decide to make of it.
So, while I was out and about today in search for a Y-splitter for my Gerbing’s liner I decided to stop here…
While at this dealer, I had a look around of course to see some of the new 2012 bikes I have been reading about. I saw the new Suzuki V Strom 650, some KTM dirt bikes I wanted to get a look at, a Dakar model KTM and to be honest among all these great looking bikes…none did it for me. Well, the KTM Dakar sure was an interesting looking bike and I can even touch the ground. Not flat foot but really no different from the way I fit on the Triumph Tiger 800XC. Continue reading
Even though I ask if $$ was no issue, is weight? Height an issue? Vote for the most realistic bike if you had the money…. :-)
**Should have added the KTM 990 so if you choose that bike or the Multistrada and Moto Guzzi vote other and if you can leave a comment which other bike.
Feel free to answer and comment as to why you would buy the bike you picked. If you choose other also feel free to reveal the other bike you would buy and why. I am curious to see how this poll turns out. Comments will help all of us understand decisions being made and maybe add what you ride now.