offered by the Honda parts catalogue is the soft, grippy, suede-like Alcantara as seen here4. MufflerI hated the silencer when I first saw it but the big conical device has grown on me. It’s size is more of an issue with noise regs and having to include a
I have to admit images of a CB400 Hondamatic sprang to mind when I first heard about this new DCT system. How wrong…First clue that there’s something amiss is the lack of gear pedal and clutch lever. Then you spot the handlebar mounted handbrake device and flappy paddles.What the...
A monumental step forward in motorcycling history. The Honda CB400 Hondamatic was the firm’s last foray into automatic technology. With a dizzy 27bhp propelling 200kgs of lardy, badly suspended rolling stock the performance was never going
accidents since the introduction of safety features. Jimmy Saville’s early clunk-click campaign coinciding with the seat belt law introduction made a stellar difference. Pre-tensioners, air bags, crumple zones, safety cells, head restraints, anti-lock brakes
Honda have always had great faith in the V-4 layout and there’s no denying that it’s been responsible for powering some great bikes over the past three decades.NR 'Never Ready' 500 race bikeTheir first attempt at V-4 victory was possibly best
Insurance companies giving something back to their customers? Eh? Come again?Yes, it’s true.Nipped along to Snetterton on Tuesday where Bennetts Insurance had 100 competition winners along for a free track day. And judging by the hand show when the room was asked how many people ...
(somewhat stupidly) to obtain a non ABS Fireblade as my 2011 long-term test bike. Honda were pretty insistent that I needed an ABS version. Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth for too long or too obviously, I relented.And several thousand miles
Dakar Rally finishes his chosen routes over this terrain are diverse in the extreme. The toy cupboard? Brand-spanking new Honda CRF250 Enduro bikes. Luvverly. There's also the option of lowered bikes and a 150 for the less confident or a 450
last bastion of two-wheeled stupidity, albeit with a hefty serving of common sense organisation and clockwork efficiency. It's a heady mixture of, ahem, highly tuned 50cc two-smoke scoots and Honda C90s with top speeds approaching 100mph. Maybe.For £20
It was the summer of 1985. Me and my Honda CBX Thou' were heading north up the M6 in a hurry. We were racing a 2.8 injection Capri and this 125-130mph duel had been going on for the previous three or four miles, but now it was no longer visible
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