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HONDA DOES THE DOUBLE AT MOTORCYCLE NEWS BIKE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019

  • Honda CB500X Best sub-500cc bike of 2019
  • Honda Super Cub C125 Best scooter of 2019

Honda topped two categories at the Motorcycle News Bike of the Year Awards 2019, with CB500X and Super Cub C125 claiming the Best sub-500cc bike and Best scooter, respectively. Receiving the accolades from such a recognised authority is a clear indicator of the pair’s class-leading attributes.

2018 marked the return of the Super Cub, the best-selling motorcycle of all time. Since 1958, over 100 million Super Cubs have rolled over production lines around the world. In its latest generation, it wraps modern running gear in an immediately recognisable aesthetic, that’s a clear homage to the original. Retained is the semi-automatic transmission, a model-defining feature, that enables clutch-less gearshifts. Channelling the spirit of the icon’s lineage, the new Super Cub C125 delivers on a nostalgic front, while also providing a great riding experience in urban environments.

Speaking on the Super Cub C125, MCN said: “There is something undeniably charming about Honda’s latest incarnation of the Super Cub, making it a worthy winner of this year’s Best Scooter.” “The latest Cub isn’t designed to be a solely practical solution, instead offering a stylish alternative to a conventional scooter that pays tribute to Honda’s original late 1950s design.”

Honda overhauled the CB500X for 2019, imparting a suite of revisions on the A2-compliant model’s chassis and twin-cylinder engine. Doing justice to these fairing-deep changes, such as the enlarged 19-inch front wheel, is a more aggressive, visual design that draws on Honda’s flagship adventurer, the Africa Twin. All the above enhance and promote the CB500X’s all-round ability, making it the consummate everyday bike.

MCN’s talked-up the CB500X: “It’s Honda at its best with typically brilliant ergonomics and idiot-proof, intuitive rideability. Few bikes are as easy to ride – light, nimble handling and an upright view make for a great bike for commuting and slicking through traffic.” “Finished and detailed like a bike costing twice the price, Honda’s six grand adventurer is an exceptional all-round machine.”

Acknowledging the two awards, Neil Fletcher, Head of Honda UK Motorcycles said, “Praise doesn’t come much better than in the shape of an MCN award. So, we’re delighted to be taking two home! The Super Cub name is synonymous with Honda and motorcycling, so I’m delighted it’s back in our model line-up and this award gives credence to its return. Whereas, the CB500X is better than ever thanks to a raft of upgrades, representing an incredibly capable all-rounder.

The Honda Super Cub C125 is available from £3,339 OTR (inc. VAT) or from £69 per month on a 37 month PCP at 6.9% APR Representative.

NEW CRF1100L AFRICA TWIN AND AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORTS TO ARRIVE IN EUROPE IN 2019

  • Honda’s celebrated adventure machine gains wide-ranging performance and technology upgrades
  • New Euro5-compliant 1100cc parallel twin engine produces top power of 75kW and maximum torque of 105Nm – increases of 7% and 6% respectively
  • 5kg lighter, with 10% improvement in power to weight ratio, thanks to weight reduction in areas including engine, frame and swing arm
  • All-new 6.5” TFT Multi-Information Display incorporates Apple CarPlay® and Bluetooth connectivity, with touchscreen functionality
  • Four pre-set riding modes – plus two user-selectable options – offer scenario-specific tailoring of Power, Engine Braking, Honda Selectable Torque Control, (HSTC), Wheelie Control and Cornering ABS settings
  • HSTC, plus new Cornering ABS, Wheelie Control and Rear Lift Control functions are now managed by a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit; Cruise Control is standard fit
  • CRF1100L Africa Twin itself has even sharper off-road focus
  • CRF1100L Adventure Sports is more ready than ever for the long haul – and now available with cutting-edge Show EERA suspension as an option
  • Unique Dual Clutch Transmission still available on both models

 

The Africa Twin has evolved. Lighter, more powerful and bristling with cutting edge technologies, both the Africa Twin itself and its ‘Adventure Sports’ sibling have been thoroughly updated – with even clearer distinct identities – to give riders the optimal equipment to tackle any True Adventure from an off-road trail to a continent-crossing marathon.

Frame and engine

Set to arrive in Europe within 2019, the Africa Twin will now be powered by a new Euro5-compliant 1084cc parallel twin engine (up from 998cc). Comprehensive revisions to the engine, including revised valve lift, aluminium cylinder sleeves and a new exhaust control valve, bring even stronger performance, while meeting the stringent new Euro5 regulations for 2020. Maximum power output increases by 7% to 75kW @ 7500rpm, with maximum torque up 6% to 105Nm @ 6250rpm, while the motor retains its silky-smooth power and torque delivery and distinctive ‘throb’.

The power unit is held in a new frame with aluminium sub-frame – bolted rather than welded to the main frame. The all-new, lighter aluminium swingarm is based on the same design as the CRF450R moto-crosser, for even better rear wheel traction and rider feel.

Electronics and instrument panel

A comprehensive electronics package managed by a new six-axis IMU includes Ride by Wire and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) plus new features including Cruise Control, Cornering ABS, Wheelie Control, Rear Lift Control and Emergency Stop Signals. Six riding modes are available: four have pre-set levels of power, engine braking and ABS characteristics for different riding scenarios: Tour, Urban, Gravel and Off-road; two User modes allow the rider to set their own preferred combinations of these parameters.

The CRF1100L Africa Twin comes equipped with a 6.5” TFT Multi Information Display touchscreen as standard. The level of information shown on the easy-to-use, sleek and slender unit can be customised to the rider’s preference; information is displayed clearly and concisely, digestible at a glance at any time of day. The TFT touchscreen is also compatible with Apple Carplay®, allowing riders to get directions, make calls, receive messages, and listen to music via the applications on their phone.

CRF1100L Africa Twin

Further sharpening its genuine off-road capabilities, the new CRF1100L Africa Twin itself has been slimmed down even further, with new striking rally-style body work, slimmer fuel tank and 40mm narrower seat, adjustable between 850mm or 870mm.

The low screen allows the rider to move forward and backward freely, whether seated or standing up; compact handguards and sump guard complement the sharper look, while also contributing to the overall 4kg weight reduction. The 10% increase in power to weight ratio brings a new level of dynamic performance.

CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports

Now sharing the same riding triangle as the Africa Twin itself, the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports is fully equipped for the long haul.

The larger 24.8L tank with range of over 500km, broader front fairing, five stage adjustable screen, standard-fit heated grips and ACC socket bring even greater comfort and practicality.

Further rider-focussed technology upgrades come in the shape of new three-stage cornering lights – which create a wider beam of light as the bike leans over – and the option of Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (EERA) suspension.

Aligned to the four pre-set riding modes, and adjustable at will in the two User modes, the Showa EERA has three rear preload pre-sets, and utilises the six-axis IMU and balance-free valve technology in the front forks to provide the perfect suspension response no matter the terrain.

Dual Clutch Transmission

Honda has sold over 100,000 DCT-equipped motorcycles across Europe since the system – still unique in the motorcycle industry – first appeared as an option on the VFR1200F in 2009, and approximately half of Africa Twin customers choose it as an option.

The system has evolved consistently over the last decade. On the new Africa Twin’s DCT, the system’s ‘cornering detect’ function is operated through the IMU, allowing even more natural shift patterns when in automatic ‘D’ or ‘S’ mode.

Colours

The CRF1100L Africa Twin will be available in Grand Prix Red and Matte Ballistic Black Metallic, both of which include a striking new red sub-frame. The Adventure Sports version comes in Pearl Glare White Tricolour – reminiscent of the original classic XRV650 – and Darkness Black Metallic.

Over 87,000 Africa Twins have been sold worldwide since 2016. With this comprehensive round of upgrades – the development of which involved 21 new patent applications – Honda is aiming to attract thousands more customers to the myriad life-affirming experiences made possible by its ‘True Adventure’ flagship machine.

2020 HONDA AFRICA TWIN

Model updates: 

A major evolution for Honda’s definitive full-size adventurer: harder-edged off-road performance comes via lighter chassis, slim rally-style bodywork and revised riding position; weight is reduced by 5kg, while engine capacity is increased, boosting power and torque. It’s also EURO5 compliant. A six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit now manages riding modes and HSTC as well as three additional systems – Cornering ABS, Wheelie Control, Rear Lift Control, plus new cornering detection functionality on the DCT version. A full colour 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen incorporates Apple CarPlay® and Bluetooth connectivity. Dual LED headlights feature Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and cruise control is fitted as standard.

 

Contents:

1 Introduction

2 Model overview

3 Key features

4 Technical specifications

 

1. Introduction

 

It’s been over three decades since the Honda XRV650 Africa Twin first rolled into Europe and while the motorcycle that now bears its name – launched in 2016 as the CRF1000L Africa Twin – was a brand-new machine from the wheels up, it fully inherited the essence and spirit of what made the original so popular.

It was the balance between power and weight that was at the heart of the original bike’s appeal, just as it was for the new model. With its unique, athletic appearance, an enjoyable, usable engine and capable, comfortable chassis, the CRF1000L Africa Twin proved itself a true modern-day all-rounder and has been hugely popular with round-the-world adventurers, around-town commuters and weekend tourers alike.

2018 saw the Africa Twin, in both manual transmission and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) form, receive Throttle By Wire (TBW) control plus 3 riding modes, expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) options, as well as intake and exhaust development for improved engine response and sound. The platform also expanded: the Africa Twin Adventure Sports – with the same updates but featuring improved wind protection, greater tank range and longer-travel suspension – extended the machine even further into long-range off-road territory.

Building on strong European (and global) demand for both models, with over 87,000 sold worldwide since its 2016 relaunch, 2020 is set to be a landmark year for the Africa Twin.

The touring comfort, technology and ability of the new CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports* are further enhanced – and it adds the option of Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (SHOWA EERA). Meanwhile, the CRF1100L Africa Twin itself is comprehensively redrawn with an aggressive, compact rally style and even sharper off-road focus. It also packs more power and torque and is significantly lighter – in keeping with the first principles set out all those years ago.

 

*See separate CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports Press Kit.

 

 

2. Model Overview

The 2020 CRF1100L Africa Twin has a sharply-renewed focus on off-road core ability, that brings with it the look – and feel – of a true rally machine. Smaller, slimmer and 5kg lighter, it offers even more athletic performance, thanks also to changes to the engine, which now produces 7% more peak power, 6% more peak torque and is much stronger everywhere in the rev-range. It’s also EURO5 compliant.

The frame has been completely revised and now features a bolt-on aluminium subframe. The swingarm, too, is aluminium and based on that of the CRF450R moto-crosser. And at the centre of the Africa Twin, the addition of a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) controls not only the 7-level HSTC but also (new for 2020) 3-level Wheelie Control, Cornering ABS (with off-road setting), Rear Lift Control and DCT cornering detection. An OFF-ROAD setting also joins the URBAN, TOUR and GRAVEL default riding modes.

Tailored for complete control, the riding position features a slimmer-section seat and higher-set handlebars. A full colour Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch TFT touch screen offers immersive engagement with the machine’s systems, plus Apple CarPlay® and Bluetooth connectivity. Dual LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are highly visible, improving safety, and cruise control is standard-fit.

 

3. Key Features

 

3.1 Styling & Equipment

 

  • Compact body style designed for off-road, with slim seat and high handlebars
  • Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch TFT touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay® allows use of Apple iPhone® through the MID
  • Bluetooth connectivity, Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and cruise control

 

Aggressive and compact. Two words that sum up the Africa Twin’s taut new rally-style bodywork. And it’s for a reason – to work better off-road. The fixed screen is much shorter than before, to allow for easy scanning of the trail ahead and, while seat height remains 850-870mm, the handlebars now mount 22.5mm higher, giving a more upright riding position and comfortable control, whether standing or seated.

The tail section is slimmer and the seat itself is 40mm narrower, for easier ground reach; its shape has also been carefully contoured to allow easier back and forth movement. Low 825-845mm and high, 875-895mm seat options are also available as accessories.

New dual LED headlights are set higher, deliver a penetrating beam and also feature Daytime Running Lights (DRL) that automatically adjust to ambient light intensity, improving safety, no matter the conditions. Knuckle guards are standard.

The full colour Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch TFT touch screen keeps the rider in control of all of the Africa Twin’s systems, with each of the riding modes­ selectable through the top left of the screen. The MID can also be customised to show various levels of information relative to the riding mode chosen and is easy to use even when wearing gloves.

It also incorporates Apple CarPlay®, allowing use of an Apple iPhone® through the touchscreen. Navigation apps can also be accessed and displayed and via a Bluetooth helmet headset calls can be made or received. The iPhone® itself plugs into a USB charging port on the right of the MID. Hands-free wireless Bluetooth connectivity is also an option for an iPhone® or Android device and all control inputs are made from the left-hand switchgear.

The front and rear indicators have an Emergency Stop Signal function. When braking suddenly over 50kph the hazard lights flash to warn other road users a hard stop is in process. They also auto-cancel; rather than using a simple timer, the system compares front and rear wheel speed difference and calculates when to cancel the indication relative to the situation.

 

For 2020 cruise control is now fitted as standard, to ease long-distance highway travel.

 

3.2 Engine

 

  • Capacity rises to 1,084cc giving 75kW peak power and 105Nm peak torque
  • Achieved through a new cylinder head, valve timing and lift, throttle body and exhaust
  • Manual transmission ratios and gear material optimised, saving weight
  • The muffler now features a variable Exhaust Control Valve (ECV) for improved low-rpm sound and high-rpm performance 

The SOHC 8-valve parallel-twin engine’s essential architecture remains unchanged for 2020 but has a larger displacement of 1,084cc, up from 998cc. And as a result peak power goes from 70kW to 75kW @ 7,500rpm with peak torque going from 99Nm to 105Nm @ 6,250rpm. Significantly, the obvious increase in both power and torque makes itself felt from 2,500rpm all the way through to the redline.

To create the larger capacity, bore remains 92mm but stroke is longer at 81.5mm (from 75.1mm) with compression ratio of 10.1:1. The cylinder sleeves are also now aluminium. Along with other detailed weight savings in the transmission and elsewhere, the manual transmission engine is now 2.5kg lighter (at 66.4kg) than the previous design, the DCT version 2.2kg lighter at 74.9kg.

As before, the 270° phased crankshaft and uneven firing interval create the engine’s distinctive throb and feel for rear wheel traction. The cylinder head however is completely revised, as is the larger diameter 46mm throttle body; the bore and cylinder pitches are also now aligned to create a smooth air intake profile. The ECU setting is new and the injector angle has been modified to deliver a more direct spray into re-shaped twin-spark combustion chambers.

Honda’s SOHC Unicam valve train is a feature of the MX competition-specification CRF450R and the low-set position of the cast camshaft contributes to the compact nature of the cylinder head. For 2020 the valve timing has been optimised and inlet and exhaust valve lift increased to 10.1mm inlet and 9.3mm exhaust (from 9.2/8.6mm).

To match and deal with the uprated intake efficiency and higher output (thus gas flow) the exhaust end-can now features a variable Exhaust Control Valve (ECV) very similar to the unit fitted to the CBR1000RR Fireblade. It enhances both engine performance and efficiency as it opens at higher rpm and gives a pleasing exhaust note ‘pulse’ at lower rpm.

The crankcases are split vertically; the water pump is housed efficiently within the clutch casing with a thermostat integrated into the cylinder head. Manual and DCT versions of the engine share common crankcases with only minor external differences; the water and oil pumps are both driven by the engine’s balancer shafts.

It’s a semi-dry sump design with in-tank lower crankcase oil storage. This allows a lower pan depth, keeping overall engine height low. As the pressure-fed pump is located within the tank where it delivers its oil from, there is no need for a pressure-feed passage. Secondary vibrations are neutralised by the mutually reciprocating motion of the pistons, while primary inertial and coupling vibrations are cancelled by the use of biaxial balance shafts.

For 2020 precision of the front and rear balance gears has been improved, allowing removal of their scissor gears; the addition of a crank pulsar ring adds misfire detection, important for OBD2/EURO5 compliance. In addition for EURO5 the 02 lambda exhaust sensors have been replaced with Linear Air Fuel (LAF) sensors in the downpipes to allow for much more accurate measurement of the air/fuel mixture ratio.

The aluminium clutch centre and pressure plate use ‘assist’ cams to ease upshifts and ‘slipper’ cams for deceleration and downshifting; the clutch diameter is now smaller and features reduced spring tension for lighter lever feel. The gears are also re-shaped and constructed from stronger material. A quickshifter remains available as an optional extra.

 

3.3 Engine & Chassis Management Electronics 

  • IMU-managed HSTC intervention levels optimised for off-road use
  • Wheelie Control features 3 levels and IMU management
  • OFF-ROAD joins the default riding modes TOUR, URBAN and GRAVEL
  • Two USER modes allow for complete riding modes customisation

 

The Africa Twin’s engine received the benefits of Throttle By Wire (TBW) control in 2018, allowing much finer management of engine output and character as well as expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) for rear tyre grip; for 2020 the system has smartly evolved and now works in conjunction with a six-axis IMU*.

The system offers 4 levels of power and 3 levels of engine braking. There are still seven levels of HSTC but each level’s amount of intervention has been optimised to work with real-time input (yaw/roll angle and rate) from the IMU. The spacing of the levels has been optimised to allow the rider a finer choice of the amount of rear tyre slide for off-road riding. HSTC can also be turned off completely.

Wheelie Control is another new feature. Again, with the IMU measuring pitch angle and rate, and controlling engine torque via TBW, the rider can choose between 3 levels of input. Level 1 allows for intended wheel lift but suppresses any sudden movement. Level 3 stops any front wheel elevation and level 2 is mid-way between the two. Wheelie Control can also be turned off completely.

There are four default riding mode settings: TOUR, URBAN, GRAVEL and OFF-ROAD to cover most riding conditions and situations plus two customisable USER settings. Even within the default riding modes, it’s possible to change some parameters – HSTC between levels 1-7 (plus off), Wheelie Control between levels 1-3 (plus off) and DCT S mode shift pattern levels 1-3.

 

TOUR employs the highest level of Power (1), for touring loaded with pillion and luggage plus mid-range Engine Braking (2) with active on-road Cornering ABS.

URBAN suits wide-ranging riding requirements and uses mid-level Power (2) and Engine Braking (2) with active on-road Cornering ABS. 

GRAVEL delivers the lowest level of Power (4) and Engine Braking (3). Cornering ABS is active with an off-road setting; in this setting, the rear brake ABS cannot be switched off.

OFF-ROAD uses lower-mid level Power (3) and the lowest amount of Engine Braking (3). Cornering ABS is active with an off-road setting; the rear brake ABS can be switched off.

USER 1 & 2 modes offer the rider a choice of two distinct personalized setups – choosing between Power levels 1-4 and Engine Braking 1-3, and ABS on-road/off-road parameters.

 

*See the Chassis section 3.5 of this press kit.

 

3.4 Dual Clutch Transmission

 

  • Super-fast gear changes in either Manual Transmission (MT) or Automatic D and S modes
  • S mode (with 3 levels) revs higher and downshifts sooner than D, for more aggressive riding
  • G switch improves rear wheel traction when off-road
  • Incline detection adapts shift pattern depending on gradient
  • IMU allows corning detection function for improved shift timings

 

Honda has sold over 100,000 DCT-equipped motorcycles across Europe since the system first appeared as an option on the VFR1200F a decade ago in 2009. Testament to its acceptance in the marketplace, during the last financial year, DCT accounted for 48% of European sales on models where DCT was an option.

The unique DCT system delivers consistent, super-fast seamless gear changes, and very quickly becomes second nature in use. It uses two clutches: one for start-up and 1st, 3rd and 5th gears: the other for 2nd, 4th and 6th, with the mainshaft for each clutch located inside the other for compact packaging.

Each clutch is independently controlled by its own electro-hydraulic circuit. When a gear change occurs, the system pre-selects the target gear using the clutch not currently in use. The first clutch is then electronically disengaged as, simultaneously, the second clutch engages.

The result is a consistent, fast and seamless gear change. Furthermore, as the twin clutches transfer drive from one gear to the next with minimal interruption of the drive to the rear wheel, any gear change shock and pitching of the machine is minimised, making the change feel direct as well as smooth.

The extra benefits of durability (as the gears cannot be damaged by missing a gear) impossibility of stalling, low stress urban riding and reduced rider fatigue add to DCT’s appeal

Three modes of operation are available. MT mode gives full manual control, allowing the rider to shift with the handlebar trigger control buttons. Automatic D mode is ideal for city and highway riding, and achieves optimum fuel efficiency. Automatic S mode offers three levels of sportier riding, as the ECU lets the engine rev a little higher before shifting up, and shifts down sooner when decelerating for extra engine braking.

In either D or S mode, DCT offers immediate manual intervention if required – the rider simply selects the required gear using the up and down shift triggers on the left handlebar. At an appropriate time, DCT seamlessly reverts back to automatic mode, depending on throttle angle, vehicle speed and gear position.

DCT for the Africa Twin is also fully equipped to operate in an adventure environment, with off-road functionality enhanced by the G switch accessed via the TFT touch screen display. Activating the G switch in any riding mode improves the feel for available traction and machine control by reducing the amount of clutch slip during gear changes.

 

Further functionality for the DCT system comes in the form of incline detection, by means of which the gear shift pattern is adapted depending on the grade of an incline to provide optimum control.

 

A new feature for the CRF1100L Africa Twin’s DCT system is cornering detection. When the IMU recognises the bike is cornering, the system subtly adjusts the shifting programme for the most natural gear changes.

 

3.5 Chassis

 

  • A six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit is housed in the centre of the machine
  • Revised, lighter frame, with bolt-on aluminium subframe and lighter, more rigid CRF450R-style swingarm for improved rear wheel traction and feel
  • Cornering ABS provides sure-footed feel and features an off-road setting
  • New damping and spring rates for the front and rear Showa suspension

 

At the very heart of the Africa Twin’s elevated on- and off-road performance is a Bosch MM7.10 six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) tucked away at the centre of the machine, that measures – in real-time – roll angle/rate, pitch angle/rate and yaw angle/rate. It manages rear wheel traction via TBW and HSTC, front braking grip through Cornering ABS, front wheel lift through Wheelie Control and also adds Rear Lift Control.

In conjunction with the addition of IMU control for its 2020 evolution, the strength and rigidity balance of the steel semi-double cradle frame was completely re-examined by Honda’s development engineers to boost off-road ability – at the same time reinforcing its all-round on-road manners.

Rigidity around the steering head has been optimised to enhance feel for front end grip; the main spars are also slimmer and straighter and do away with the front cross pipe. Frame weight is 1.8kg lighter than before.

A bolt-on aluminium subframe (finished in red) replaces the integral steel structure of the previous design and is 40mm slimmer at a width of 195mm – crucial for easier ground reach. The aluminium swingarm is all-new, 500g lighter and based on the same design used by the CRF450R. Its improved rigidity improves rear wheel traction and rider feel.

Ground clearance remains 250mm, with wheelbase of 1575mm and rake and trail of 27° 30’/113mm. Wet weight is 5kg lighter, at 226kg.

With stroke length of 230mm the 45mm Showa cartridge-type inverted front fork offers long-travel bump absorption and features revised internal settings to improve both on- and off-road performance. Rebound and compression damping are fully adjustable. A cast aluminium top yoke and forged bottom yoke – joined by hollow aluminium stem shaft – clamp the fork legs with two bolts each top and bottom.

Similarly revised to match the front suspension the Showa rear shock delivers 220mm axle travel and features a 46mm cylinder and remote reservoir for stable damping control under extreme off-road riding conditions. Spring preload can be adjusted via a dial on the shock body; rebound and compression damping are also fully adjustable.

The swingarm pivot points’ inner plates now use 600MPa high-strength steel and the upper cross tube that connects them acts as the rear shock upper mount (through a pillow-ball joint) improving feel for rear wheel traction.

The IMU takes in lean angle, deceleration (from front/rear wheel speed sensors) and incorporates the slip rate of the front and rear wheels to manage braking pressure through the ABS; likewise if it detects sudden rear wheel lift, it finely controls brake force to maintain stability. When stationary the rear ABS can be cancelled for off-road riding.

As beFore, compact two-piece radial-mount four-piston calipers work dual 310mm ‘wave’ floating discs through sintered pads. The rear 256mm ‘wave’ disc features hole punching and shaping. 21/18-inch front rear (stainless steel) spoked wheels wear 90/90-21 and 150/70-18 tyres. Block pattern tyres (Continental 90/90-21M/C 54S and 150/70B 18M/C 70Q, rated at 180km/h and 160km/h respectively) are approved for fitment.

 

 

4 Accessories

The range of Honda Genuine Accessories for the Africa Twin has been expanded with luggage options that includes premium (42L) aluminium top box and panniers plus large (58L) plastic top box and panniers, two seat heights (a lower 825-845mm and taller 870-895mm option), touring screen, radiator guards, engine guards and side pipes, knuckle guard extensions, heated grips and an ACC charging socket.

 

 

5 Technical Specifications

 

ENGINE

Type

SOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam

Displacement

1084cc

Bore & Stroke

92mm x 81.5mm

Compression Ratio

10.1:1

Max. Power Output

75kW at 7,500rpm

Max. Torque

105Nm at 6,250rpm

Noise Level

73dB

Oil Capacity

4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburation

PGM-FI

Fuel Tank Capacity

18.8L

CO2 Emissions

112g/km MT

110g/km DCT

Fuel Consumption

4.9L/100km (20.4km/L) MT

4.8L/100km (20.8km/L) DCT

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Starter

Electric

Battery Capacity

12V-6Ah Li-ion battery (20hr)

ACG Output

 0.49 kW/5,000rpm

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Type

Wet, multiplate with coil springs, aluminium cam assist and slipper clutch

DCT – 2 wet multiplate clutches with coil springs

Transmission Type

6 speed manual (6 speed DCT)

FRAME

Type

Semi double cradle

CHASSIS

Dimensions (L´W´H)

2330mm x 960mm x 1395mm

Wheelbase

1575mm

Caster Angle

27.5°

Trail

113mm

Seat Height

850/870mm (low seat option 825mm, high seat option 895mm)

Ground Clearance

250mm

Kerb Weight

226kg (DCT 236kg)

SUSPENSION

Type Front

Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and DF adjustments, 230mm stroke

Type Rear

Monoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with Showa gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustments, 220 mm rear wheel travel

WHEELS

Type Front

21M/C x 2.15 wire spoke with aluminium rim

Type Rear

18M/C x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminium rim

Rim Size Front

21″

Rim Size Rear

18″

Tyres Front

90/90-21M/C 54H (tube type)

(Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T /

Metzler Karoo Street)

Tyres Rear

150/70R18M/C 70H (tube type)

(Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T /

AX41T Metzler Karoo Street)

BRAKES

ABS System Type

2 channel with IMU
Selectable ABS MODE with on-road and off-road setting

Type Front

310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads

Type Rear

256mm wave hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads. 2-channel with rear ABS OFF mode.

INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS

Instruments

LCD Meter, TFT 6.5inch touch panel multi information display

Security System

Immobiliser, security alarm (optional)

Headlight

LED

Taillight

LED

Electrics

Daytime running lights, Bluetooth audio and Apple Carplay, USB socket, auto turn signal cancel, cruise control, emergency stop signal, IMU, HSTC and wheelie control)

 

** Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2020 HONDA AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORTS

Model updates: A major evolution for Honda’s AfricaTwin Adventure Sports: its sights are now set more firmly than ever on the far horizon, as a comfortable, long-haul, go-anywhere adventure machine. Engine capacity is increased, boosting power and torque, with EURO5 compliance, while weight is reduced by 5kg. A six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit now manages riding modes and HSTC as well as three additional systems – Cornering ABS, Wheelie Control, Rear Lift Control, plus new cornering detection functionality on the DCT version. Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERA) is also now an option. A full colour 6.5-inch TFT touchscreen incorporates Apple CarPlay® and Bluetooth connectivity. Dual LED headlights feature Daytime Running Lights (DRL) technology and Cornering Lights. Cruise control, heated grips and an ACC charger are also fitted as standard.

 

Contents:

1 Introduction

2 Model overview

3 Key features

4 Technical specifications

 

1. Introduction

 

It’s been over three decades since the Honda XRV650 Africa Twin first rolled into Europe and while the motorcycle that now bears its name – launched in 2016 as the CRF1000L Africa Twin – was a brand-new motorcycle from the wheels up, it fully inherited the essence and spirit of what made the original so popular.

It was the balance between power and weight that was at the heart of the original bike’s appeal, just as it was for the new model. With its unique, athletic appearance, an enjoyable, usable engine and capable, comfortable chassis, the CRF1000L Africa Twin proved itself a true modern-day all-rounder and has been hugely popular with round-the-world adventurers, around-town commuters and weekend tourers alike.

2018 saw the Africa Twin, in both manual transmission and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) form, receive Throttle By Wire (TBW) control plus 3 riding modes, expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) options, as well as intake and exhaust development for improved engine response and sound. The platform also expanded: the Africa Twin Adventure Sports – with the same updates but featuring improved wind protection, greater tank range and longer-travel suspension – extended the machine even further into long-range off-road territory.

Building on strong European (and global) demand for both models, with over 87,000 Africa Twins sold worldwide since its 2016 relaunch, 2020 is set to be a landmark year.

The CRF1100L Africa Twin* is comprehensively redrawn with an aggressive, compact rally style and concentrated off-road focus. Meanwhile, the touring comfort, technology and all-round capability of the new CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports are significantly enhanced – with the added option of Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (Showa EERA).

Both models also pack more power and torque into a lighter overall package – in keeping with the first principles set out all those years ago.

*See separate CRF1100L Africa Twin Press Kit.

 

 

2. Model Overview

 

The new CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports shares the frame, engine and riding position of the off-road focussed CRF1100L Africa Twin, but has a role very much of its own: to offer riders real continent-crossing long-haul ability and practicality both on and off-road. This comes in the shape of a larger 24.8L fuel tank, extended wind protection (from both the fairing and fairing side panels), height-adjustable screen, large engine sump guard, aluminium rear carrier plus tubeless wheels and tyres. ACC charger and heated grips are also standard fit.

For optimum suspension damping front and rear the Africa Twin Adventure Sports is also available with Showa EERA as an option. Four default modes – SOFT, MID, HARD and OFF-ROAD – cover every type of riding situation, and there’s a USER mode for further fine-tuning. Rear spring preload can also be adjusted while stationary.

Just like the 2020 Africa Twin, its engine produces 7% more peak power and 6% more peak torque and is much stronger everywhere in the rev-range compared to the previous design. It’s also EURO5 compliant.

The frame too has been revised and now features a bolt-on aluminium subframe; the swingarm is aluminium and based on that of the CRF450R. And at the centre of the Africa Twin Adventure Sports, the addition of a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) allows control not only of the 7-level HSTC but also (new for 2020) 3-level Wheelie Control, Cornering ABS (with off-road setting) Rear Lift Control and DCT cornering detection.

Dual LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are highly visible, improving safety, and cruise control is standard-fit. The Africa Twin Adventure Sports also features three-stage Cornering Lights – also managed by the IMU – that automatically adjust the field of illumination depending on the lean angle.

Tailored for control and comfort, the riding position features a slimmer-section seat, which is also set 50mm lower than before. A full colour Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch TFT touch screen offers immersive engagement with the machine’s systems (including the Showa EERA) plus Apple CarPlay® and Bluetooth connectivity.

 

3. Key Features

 

3.1 Styling & Equipment

 

  • Protective bodywork, height-adjustable screen and lower seat height
  • 24.8L fuel tank, aluminium insert panels, rear rack and engine bash plate
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with additional Cornering Lights
  • Cruise control, heated grips and ACC charger
  • Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch TFT touch screen
  • Apple CarPlay® allows use of Apple iPhone® through the MID plus Bluetooth connectivity

Designed for the long-haul, the expanded front fairing offers plenty of wind and weather protection, multiplied by the 5-level height adjustable screen. The Africa Twin Adventure Sports now shares its seat height with the Africa Twin at 850-870mm (down considerably from the 900-920mm of the previous model). 

The tail section is slimmer and the seat itself is 40mm narrower, for easier ground reach; its shape has also been carefully contoured to allow easier back and forth movement. Low 825-845mm and high 875-895mm seat options are available as accessories.

The riding triangle is now common with the Africa Twin itself, giving an upright riding position and comfortable control. Large knuckle guards are standard, as are heated grips and ACC charger.

Holding 24.8L, the fuel tank offers a potential range of over 500km, thanks to fuel economy of 4.8L/100km (20.4km/L, WMTC mode). A large engine sump guard, aluminium insert panels and an aluminium rear carrier are included in the specification.

The new dual LED headlights deliver a penetrating beam and, for additional security, feature three-stage right/left Cornering Lights that use speed and lean angle (controlled by the IMU) to automatically adjust the area illuminated when cornering. Daytime Running Lights (DRL) also automatically adjust to ambient light intensity and give a bright, highly visible light at all times.

The full colour Multi Information Display (MID) 6.5-inch TFT touch screen keeps the rider in control of all of the Africa Twin’s systems and each of the riding modes­ are selected through the top left of the screen. The MID can also be customised to show various levels of information relative to the riding mode chosen, and is easy to use even when wearing gloves.

It also has Apple CarPlay® allowing use of an Apple iPhone® through the touchscreen. Navigation apps can also be accessed and displayed and via a Bluetooth helmet headset calls can be made or received. The iPhone® itself plugs into a USB charging port on the right of the MID. Hands-free wireless Bluetooth connectivity is also an option for an iPhone® or Android device and all control inputs are made from the left-hand switchgear.

The front and rear indicators have an Emergency Stop Signal function. When braking suddenly over 50kph the hazard lights flash to warn other road users a hard stop is in process. They also auto-cancel; rather than using a simple timer, the system compares front and rear wheel speed difference and calculates when to cancel the indication relative to the situation. Cruise control is fitted as standard.

 

3.2 Chassis

  • Six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit located in the centre of the machine
  • Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment now an option
  • Revised, lighter frame with bolt-on aluminium subframe
  • Cornering ABS provides sure-footed braking and features an off-road setting
  • New damping and spring rates for the standard Showa suspension
  • Tubeless tyres make for easy roadside repairs

 

At the very heart of the Africa Twin Adventure Sport’s elevated handling performance is a Bosch MM7.10 six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit tucked away toward the centre of the machine, that measures in real-time roll angle/rate, pitch angle/rate and yaw angle/rate. It manages rear wheel traction via TBW and HSTC, front braking grip through Cornering ABS, front wheel lift through Wheelie Control and also adds Rear Lift Control.

In conjunction with the addition of IMU control for its 2020 evolution the strength and rigidity balance of the steel semi-double cradle frame was completely re-examined by Honda’s development engineers to reinforce its all-round ability on- and off-road.

Rigidity around the steering head has been optimised to enhance feel for front end grip; the main spars are also slimmer and straighter and do away with the front cross pipe. Frame weight is 1.8kg lighter than before.

A bolt-on aluminium subframe replaces the integral steel structure of the previous design and is 40mm slimmer at a width of 195mm – crucial for easier ground reach. The Monoblock aluminium swingarm is all-new, 500g lighter and based on the same design used by the CRF450R. Its improved rigidity improves rear wheel traction and rider feel.

To tailor damping force front and rear – and spring preload to suit load and riding conditions – Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment is an option from new on the Africa Twin Adventure Sports.

Showa EERA adjusts damping force relative to riding mode selected and aims to deliver high-quality suspension reaction in diverse and opposite conditions – riding comfort at slower speeds and stability at higher speeds.

Input is gathered from stroke sensors plus Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). There are three road settings: SOFT has the lowest damping force for smoothest reaction, versatile MID operates as an all-round setting with HARD, using the highest damping force through low-to-high stroke speed, designed for sportier riding.

There is an OFF-ROAD setting that gradually raises front fork damping force as stroke speed rises and uses higher damping settings for the rear shock.

Rear spring preload can be electronically adjusted while stationary, through four default settings; 1) riding solo, 2) riding solo with luggage, 3) riding two-up and 4) riding two-up with luggage. A USER option allows for fine-tuning of damping force front and rear and 24 points of rear spring preload.

The Africa Twin Adventure Sports is also available with standard Showa suspension. With stroke length of 230mm, the 45mm cartridge-type inverted front fork offers long-travel bump absorption and features revised internal settings to improve all-round performance. Rebound and compression damping are fully adjustable. A cast aluminium top yoke and forged bottom yoke – joined by hollow aluminium stem shaft – clamp the fork legs with two bolts each top and bottom.

Similarly revised to match the front suspension, the rear shock delivers 220mm axle travel and features a 46mm cylinder and remote reservoir for stable damping control under extreme off-road riding conditions. Spring preload can be adjusted via a dial on the shock body; rebound and compression damping are also fully adjustable. The swingarm pivot points’ inner plates now use 600MPa high-strength steel and the upper cross tube that connects them acts as the rear shock upper mount through a pillow-ball joint.

The IMU takes in lean angle, deceleration (from front/rear wheel speed sensors) and incorporates the slip rate of the front and rear wheels to manage braking pressure through the ABS. Likewise if it detects sudden rear wheel lift, it finely controls brake force to maintain stability. When stationary the rear ABS can be cancelled for off-road riding.

Ground clearance remains 250mm, with wheelbase of 1575mm and rake and trail of 27.5° /113mm. Wet weight has been reduced by 5kg to 238kg, with DCT at 248kg. The Showa EERATM adds a further 2kg in both Manual and DCT guises.

As before compact two-piece radial-mount four-piston calipers work dual 310mm ‘wave’ floating discs through sintered pads. The rear 256mm ‘wave’ disc features hole punching and shaping.

To make puncture repair easier when on tour the 21/18-inch front and rear (stainless steel) spoked wheels wear tubeless Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T or Metzeler Karoo Street tyres, sized 90/90-21M/C 54H and 150/70R18 M/C 70H. Block pattern tyres (Continental 90/90-21M/C 54S and 150/70B 18M/C 70Q are also approved for fitment.

 

3.3 Engine

  • Capacity rises to 1,084cc giving 75kW peak power and 105Nm peak torque
  • Achieved through a new cylinder head, valve timing and lift, throttle body and exhaust
  • Manual transmission ratios and gear material optimised, saving weight
  • The muffler now features a variable Exhaust Control Valve (ECV) for improved low-rpm sound and high-rpm performance

The SOHC 8-valve parallel-twin engine’s essential architecture remains unchanged for 2020 but has a larger displacement of 1,084cc, up from 998cc. And as a result peak power goes from 70kW to 75kW @ 7,500rpm with peak torque going from 99Nm to 105Nm @ 6,250rpm. Significantly, the obvious increase in both power and torque makes itself felt from 2,500rpm all the way through to the redline.

To create the larger capacity, bore remains 92mm but stroke is longer at 81.5mm (from 75.1mm) with compression ratio of 10.1:1. The cylinder sleeves are also now aluminium. Along with other detailed weight savings in the transmission and elsewhere the manual transmission engine is now 2.5kg lighter (at 66.4kg) than the previous design, the DCT version 2.2kg lighter at 74.9kg.

As before, the 270° phased crankshaft and uneven firing interval create the engine’s distinctive throb and feel for rear wheel traction. The cylinder head however is completely revised, as is the larger diameter 46mm throttle body; the bore and cylinder pitches are also now aligned to create a smooth air intake profile. The ECU setting is new and the injector angle has been modified to deliver a more direct spray into re-shaped twin-spark combustion chambers.

Honda’s SOHC Unicam valve train is a feature of the MX competition-specification CRF450R and the low-set position of the cast camshaft contributes to the compact nature of the cylinder head. For 2020 the valve timing has been optimised and inlet and exhaust valve lift increased to 10.1mm inlet and 9.3mm exhaust (from 9.2/8.6mm).

To match and deal with the uprated intake efficiency and higher output (thus gas flow) the exhaust end-can now features a variable Exhaust Control Valve (ECV) very similar to the unit fitted to the CBR1000RR Fireblade. It enhances both engine performance and efficiency as it opens at higher rpm and gives a pleasing exhaust note ‘pulse’ at lower rpm.

The crankcases are split vertically; the water pump is housed efficiently within the clutch casing with a thermostat integrated into the cylinder head. Manual and DCT versions of the engine share common crankcases with only minor external differences; the water and oil pumps are both driven by the engine’s balancer shafts.

It’s a semi-dry sump design with in-tank lower crankcase oil storage. This allows a lower pan depth, keeping overall engine height low. As the pressure-fed pump is located within the tank where it delivers its oil from, there is no need for a pressure-feed passage. Secondary vibrations are neutralised by the mutually reciprocating motion of the pistons, while primary inertial and coupling vibrations are cancelled by the use of biaxial balance shafts.

For 2020 precision of the front and rear balance gears has been improved, allowing removal of their scissor gears; the addition of a crank pulsar ring adds misfire detection, important for OBD2/EURO5 compliance. In addition for EURO5 the 02 lambda exhaust sensors have been replaced with Linear Air Fuel (LAF) sensors in the downpipes to allow for much more accurate measurement of the air/fuel mixture ratio.

The aluminium clutch centre and pressure plate use ‘assist’ cams to ease upshifts and ‘slipper’ cams for deceleration and downshifting; the clutch diameter is now smaller and features reduced spring tension for lighter lever feel. The gears are also re-shaped and constructed from stronger material. A quickshifter remains available as an optional extra.

 

3.4 Engine & Chassis Management Electronics

  • IMU-managed HSTC intervention levels optimised for off-road use
  • Wheelie Control features 3 levels and IMU management
  • OFF-ROAD joins the default riding modes TOUR, URBAN and GRAVEL
  • Two USER modes allow for complete riding modes customisation

 

The Africa Twin’s engine received the benefits of Throttle By Wire (TBW) control in 2018, allowing much finer management of engine output and character as well as expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) for rear tyre grip; for 2020 the system has smartly evolved and now works in conjunction with a six-axis IMU*.

The system offers 4 levels of power and 3 levels of engine braking. There are still seven levels of HSTC but each level’s amount of intervention has been optimised to work with real-time input (yaw/roll angle and rate) from the IMU. The spacing of the levels has been optimised to allow the rider a finer choice of the amount of rear tyre slide for off-road riding. HSTC can also be turned off completely.

Wheelie Control is another new feature. Again, with the IMU measuring pitch angle and rate, and controlling engine torque via TBW, the rider can choose between 3 levels of input. Level 1 allows for intended wheel lift but suppresses any sudden movement. Level 3 stops any front wheel elevation and level 2 is mid-way between the two. Wheelie Control can also be turned off completely.

There are four default riding mode settings: TOUR, URBAN, GRAVEL and OFF-ROAD to cover most riding conditions and situations plus two customisable USER settings. Even within the default riding modes, it’s possible to change some parameters – HSTC between levels 1-7 (plus off), Wheelie Control between levels 1-3 (plus off) and DCT S mode shift pattern levels 1-3.

TOUR employs the highest level of Power (1), for touring loaded with pillion and luggage plus mid-range Engine Braking (2) with active on-road Cornering ABS.

URBAN suits wide-ranging riding requirements and uses mid-level Power (2) and Engine Braking (2) with active on-road Cornering ABS.

GRAVEL delivers the lowest level of Power (4) and Engine Braking (3). Cornering ABS is active with an off-road setting; in this setting, the rear brake ABS cannot be switched off.

OFF-ROAD uses lower-mid level Power (3) and the lowest amount of Engine Braking (3). Cornering ABS is active with an off-road setting; the rear brake ABS can be switched off.

USER 1 & 2 modes offer the rider a choice of two distinct personalized setups – choosing between Power levels 1-4 and Engine Braking 1-3, ABS (on-road/off-road) and the damping and pre-load of the electronic suspension.

 

3.5 Dual Clutch Transmission

  • Super-fast gear changes in either Manual Transmission (MT) or Automatic D and S modes
  • S mode (with 3 levels) revs higher and downshifts sooner than D, for more aggressive riding
  • G switch improves rear wheel traction when off-road
  • Incline detection adapts shift pattern depending on gradient
  • IMU allows corning detection function for improved shift timings

 

Honda has sold over 100,000 DCT-equipped motorcycles across Europe since the system first appeared as an option on the VFR1200F a decade ago in 2009. Testament to its acceptance in the marketplace, during the last financial year, DCT accounted for 48% of European sales on models where DCT was an option.

The unique DCT system delivers consistent, super-fast seamless gear changes, and very quickly becomes second nature in use. It uses two clutches: one for start-up and 1st, 3rd and 5th gears: the other for 2nd, 4th and 6th, with the mainshaft for each clutch located inside the other for compact packaging.

Each clutch is independently controlled by its own electro-hydraulic circuit. When a gear change occurs, the system pre-selects the target gear using the clutch not currently in use. The first clutch is then electronically disengaged as, simultaneously, the second clutch engages.

The result is a consistent, fast and seamless gear change. Furthermore, as the twin clutches transfer drive from one gear to the next with minimal interruption of the drive to the rear wheel, any gear change shock and pitching of the machine is minimised, making the change feel direct as well as smooth.

The extra benefits of durability (as the gears cannot be damaged by missing a gear) impossibility of stalling, low stress urban riding and reduced rider fatigue add to DCT’s appeal

Three modes of operation are available. MT mode gives full manual control, allowing the rider to shift with the handlebar trigger control buttons. Automatic D mode is ideal for city and highway riding, and achieves optimum fuel efficiency. Automatic S mode offers three levels of sportier riding, as the ECU lets the engine rev a little higher before shifting up, and shifts down sooner when decelerating for extra engine braking.

In either D or S mode, DCT offers immediate manual intervention if required – the rider simply selects the required gear using the up and down shift triggers on the left handlebar. At an appropriate time, DCT seamlessly reverts back to automatic mode, depending on throttle angle, vehicle speed and gear position.

DCT for the Africa Twin is also fully equipped to operate in an adventure environment, with off-road functionality enhanced by the G switch accessed via the TFT touch screen display. Activating the G switch in any riding mode improves the feel for available traction and machine control by reducing the amount of clutch slip during gear changes.

Further functionality for the DCT system comes in the form of incline detection, by means of which the gear shift pattern is adapted depending on the grade of an incline to provide optimum control.

A new feature for the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports’ DCT system is cornering detection. When the IMU recognises the bike is cornering, the system subtly adjusts the shifting programme for the most natural gear changes.

 

4 Accessories

The range of Honda Genuine Accessories for the Africa Twin Adventure Sports has been expanded with luggage options that includes premium 42L aluminium top box and panniers plus large (58L) plastic top box and panniers, two seat heights (a lower 825-845mm and taller 870-895mm option), screen extender and deflector set, 4.5L tank bag, side tank pads, engine guards, side pipes and LED fog lights and centre stand.

 

5 Technical Specifications

ENGINE

Type

SOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam

Displacement

1084cc

Bore & Stroke

92mm x 81.5mm

Compression Ratio

10.1:1

Max. Power Output

75kW at 7500rpm

Max. Torque

105Nm at 6250rpm

Noise Level

73dB

Oil Capacity

4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburation

PGM-FI

Fuel Tank Capacity

24.8L

CO2 Emissions

112g/km MT

110g/km DCT

Fuel Consumption

4.9L/100km (20.4km/L) MT

4.8L/100km (20.8km/L) DCT

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Starter

Electric

Battery Capacity

12V-6Ah Li-ion battery (20hr)

ACG Output

 0.49kW/5000rpm

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Type

Wet, multiplate with coil springs, aluminium cam assist and slipper clutch

DCT – 2 wet multiplate clutches with coil springs

Transmission Type

6 speed manual (6 speed DCT)

FRAME

Type

Semi double cradle

CHASSIS

Dimensions (L´W´H)

2330mm x 960mm x 1560mm (1620mm with screen in uppermost position)

Wheelbase

1575mm

Caster Angle

27.5°

Trail

113mm

Seat Height

850/870mm (low seat option 825mm, high seat option 895mm)

Ground Clearance

250mm

Kerb Weight

238kg (DCT 248kg)

With Showa EERATM 240kg MT (DCT 250kg)

SUSPENSION

Type Front

 

Showa 45mm cartridge-type inverted telescopic fork with dial-style preload adjuster and damping adjustment, 230mm stroke

 

EERATM – Showa Telescopic inverted fork with an inner tube diameter of 45mm, and Showa EERATM with compression and rebound dumping adjustments, 230mm stroke

 

Type Rear

Monoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with Showa gas-charged damper, hydraulic dial-style preload adjuster and rebound damping adjustments, 220 mm rear wheel travel.

 

EERATM – Monoblock aluminium swing arm with Pro-Link with Showa gas-charged damper, hydraulic remote control preload adjuster and electric control unit with compression and rebound damping adjustments, 220 mm rear wheel travel

WHEELS

Type Front

21M/C x MT2.15 wire spoke with aluminium rim

Type Rear

18M/C x MT4.00 wire spoke with aluminium rim

Rim Size Front

21″

Rim Size Rear

18″

Tyres Front

90/90-21M/C 54H (tubeless type)

Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T
Metzler Karoo Street

Tyres Rear

150/70R18M/C 70H (tubeless type)

Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross Tourer AX41T
Metzler Karoo Street

BRAKES

ABS System Type

2 channel with IMU
Selectable ABS MODE with on-road and off-road setting

Type Front

310mm dual wave floating hydraulic disc with aluminium hub and radial fit 4-piston calipers and sintered metal pads

Type Rear

256mm wave hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads. 2-Channel with rear ABS off mode.

INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS

Instruments

LCD Meter, TFT 6.5inch touch panel multi information display

Security System

Immobiliser, security alarm (optional)

Headlight

LED

Taillight

LED

Electrics

Daytime running lights, Bluetooth audio and Apple® CarPlay, USB socket, auto turn signal cancel, cruise control, emergency stop signal, IMU, HSTC, cornering lights, wheelie control

** Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

HONDA CB500X COLLECTS TOP HONOURS IN A2 BIKE CATEGORY AT AUTO TRADER BEST BIKE AWARDS 2019

  • Honda’s compact adventurer beats stiff competition to coveted Auto Trader A2 bike award
  • Slipping effortlessly between the role of short-hop commuter to weekend tourer, the CB500X is the consummate all-rounder for the A2-licenced rider

The Honda CB500X was crowned Best A2 motorcycle at the Auto Trader Best Bike Awards 2019, as the Adventure model continues to collect plaudits for its all-round ability in its launch year.

Long-held as the class leader in the adventure-styled A2 segment by Auto Trader, the CB500X has gone from strength to strength following the introduction of the latest generation. Majoring in all-round ability; intuitive and user-friendly the CB500X earned a 4.6-star review from Auto Trader Bikes’ Senior Road Tester, Phil West, who formed one third of this year’s judging panel.

With design cues inspired by Honda’s iconic flagship Adventure model, the CRF1000L Africa Twin, the new 2019 CB500X cuts a more aggressive figure than its predecessor. The ‘ready for the wild’ adventure styling is reflected in the riding experience thanks to numerous upgrades to the chassis and lively twin-cylinder engine, which elevate the CB500X above the competition.

The Awards are now in their sixth year, with over 30 models judged by a panel of industry specialists. Reliability, running costs, appearance, practicality, performance and technical advancements were all considered by the judges as they selected the CB500X as the Best A2 bike.

Neil Fletcher, Head of Honda UK Motorcycles said: “We’re delighted to see the CB500X extend Honda’s winning streak at the Auto Trader Bike Awards into 2019, after walking away with prizes for the Gold Wing and X-ADV last year. At Honda we understand the importance of creating fun-focused and adaptable A2 models – the CB500X demonstrates those qualities brilliantly.”

Speaking on the winning bike, guest judge, Jon Quirk said, “upgrades to the styling, engine and chassis in the 2019 CB500X have made the might of Honda’s engineering prowess easy to admire, but even easier to live with. This all-rounder is as effortless to ride as it is desirable to own.”

As well as claiming a new trophy, Honda also collected further accolades, with a total of 4 nominations in the categories of Best A1, Naked, Sports and Scooter.

The Honda CB500X is available from £6,069 OTR (inc. VAT) or from £95 per month on a 37 month PCP at 6.9% APR Representative.

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PCP Terms and Conditions: New retail CB1000R (all variants) 18YM orders from 05 August 2019 to 30 September 2019 and registered by 30 September 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Representative example based on 2 years 0.0% PCP. Excess mileage rate applies. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

VPL Terms and Conditions: New retail CB1000R (all variants) orders from 05 August 2019 to 30 September 2019 and registered by 30 September 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 2 years 0.0% VPL; Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

HP Terms and Conditions: New retail CB1000R (all variants) orders from 05 August 2019 to 30 September 2019 and registered by 30 September 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 2 years 0.0% HP; Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

SH MODE 125

3 years 6.9% APR Representative

FINANCE OFFERS

SH MODE 19YM (PCP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £2,699.00
Deposit £59.00
Amount of Credit £2,640.00
36 Monthly Payments £59.00
Duration 37 months
Final Payment £873.77
Final Payment inc Option Fee £883.77
Total Amount Payable £3,066.77
Representative APR 6.9%
Option to Purchase Fee £10.00
Annual Contracted Mileage 4,000
Excess Mileage Charge £0.01
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.51%
SH MODE 19YM (VPL) – Representative Example
OTR Price £2,699.00
Deposit £259.02
Amount of Credit £2,439.98
36 Monthly Payments £75.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £2,959.02
Representative APR 6.9%
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.70%
SH MODE 19YM (HP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £2,699.00
Deposit £252.37
Amount of Credit £2,446.63
36 Monthly Payments £75.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £2,962.37
Representative APR 6.9%
Option to Purchase Fee £10.00
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.51%

PCP Terms and Conditions: New retail SH Mode 19YM orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Representative example based on 3 years 6.9% PCP. Excess mileage rate applies. Final payment includes £10 option to purchase fee. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

VPL Terms and Conditions: New retail SH Mode 19YM orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 6.9% VPL; Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

HP Terms and Conditions: New retail SH Mode 19YM orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 6.9% HP; £10 option to purchase fee applies. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

SH Mode 125

SH Mode 125

£2,699.00

NSS300 FORZA

3 years 6.9% APR Representative

FINANCE OFFERS

NSS300 FORZA 19YM (PCP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £5,099.00
Deposit £807.71
Amount of Credit £4,291.29
36 Payments of £75.00
Duration 37 months
Final Payment £2,263.56
Final Payment inc Option Fee £2,273.56
Total Amount Payable £5,781.27
Representative APR 6.9%
Option to Purchase Fee £10.00
Annual Contracted Mileage 4,000
Excess Mileage Charge £0.02
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.60%
NSS300 FORZA ABS (PCP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £4,699.00
Deposit £575.48
Amount of Credit £4,123.52
36 Payments of £75.00
Duration 37 months
Final Payment £2,058.10
Final Payment inc Option Fee £2,068.10
Total Amount Payable £5,343.58
Representative APR 6.9%
Option to Purchase Fee £10.00
Annual Contracted Mileage 4,000
Excess Mileage Charge £0.02
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.60%
NSS300 FORZA 19YM (VPL) – Representative Example
OTR Price £5,099.00
Deposit £902.00
Amount of Credit £4,197.00
36 Payments of £129.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £5,546.00
Representative APR 6.9%
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.69%
NSS300 FORZA ABS (VPL) – Representative Example
OTR Price £4,699.00
Deposit £502.11
Amount of Credit £4,196.89
36 Payments of £129.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £5,146.11
Representative APR 6.9%
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.69%
NSS300 FORZA 19YM (HP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £5,099.00
Deposit £896.24
Amount of Credit £4,202.76
36 Payments of £129.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £5,550.24
Representative APR 6.9%
Option to Purchase Fee £10.00
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.60%
NSS300 FORZA ABS (HP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £4,699.00
Deposit £496.16
Amount of Credit £4,202.84
36 Payments of £129.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £5,150.16
Representative APR 6.9%
Option to Purchase Fee £10.00
Interest Rate per annum fixed 6.60%

PCP Terms and Conditions: New retail NSS300 FORZA ABS 19YM orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Representative example based on 3 years 6.9% PCP. Excess mileage rate applies. Final payment includes £10 option to purchase fee. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

PCP Terms and Conditions: New retail NSS300 FORZA ABS orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Representative example based on 3 years 6.9% PCP. Excess mileage rate applies. Final payment includes £10 option to purchase fee. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

VPL Terms and Conditions: New retail NSS300 FORZA ABS 19YM orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 6.9% VPL; Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

VPL Terms and Conditions: New retail NSS300 FORZA ABS orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 6.9% VPL; Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

HP Terms and Conditions: New retail NSS300 FORZA ABS 19YM orders from 1 August 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 6.9% HP; £10 option to purchase fee applies. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

HP Terms and Conditions: New retail NSS300 FORZA ABS orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 6.9% HP; £10 option to purchase fee applies. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

Forza 300

Forza 300

£5,099.00

CBR1000RR Fireblade SP 18YM

3 years affordable finance

Finance Offers

CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 18YM (PCP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £19,770.00
Deposit £2,635.21
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £15,134.79
36 Monthly Payments £139.00
Duration 37 months
Final Payment £10,130.95
Total Amount Payable £19,770.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Annual Contracted Mileage 4,000
Excess Mileage Charge £0.09
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP2 18YM (PCP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £22,549.00
Deposit £2,827.16
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £17,721.84
36 Monthly Payments £169.00
Duration 37 months
Final Payment £11,637.93
Total Amount Payable £22,549.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Annual Contracted Mileage 4,000
Excess Mileage Charge £0.10
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 18YM (VPL) – Representative Example
OTR Price £19,770.00
Deposit £2,110.14
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £15,659.86
36 Monthly Payments £435.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £19,770.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP2 18YM (VPL) – Representative Example
OTR Price £22,549.00
Deposit £2,729.16
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £17,819.84
36 Monthly Payments £495.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £22,549.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 18YM (HP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £19,770.00
Deposit £2,110.14
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £15,659.86
36 Monthly Payments £435.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £19,770.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP2 18YM (HP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £22,549.00
Deposit £2,729.16
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £17,819.84
36 Monthly Payments £495.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £22,549.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%

Terms & Conditions

PCP Terms and Conditions: New retail Fireblade (All variants) orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Representative example based on 3 years 0.0% PCP. £1000 Honda UK deposit contribution available; additional £1000 dealer contribution available at participating dealers only. Excess mileage rate applies. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

VPL Terms and Conditions: New retail Fireblade (all variants) orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 0.0% VPL; £1000 Honda UK deposit contribution available; additional £1000 dealer contribution available at participating dealers only. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

HP Terms and Conditions: New retail Fireblade (all variants) orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 0.0% HP; £1000 Honda UK deposit contribution available; additional £1000 dealer contribution available at participating dealers only. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

CBR1000RR Fireblade SP 2018

CBR1000RR Fireblade SP 2018

£19,770.00

CBR1000RR FIREBLADE 19YM

3 years finance at 0% APR representative

CBR1000RR FIREBLADE ABS 19YM (PCP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £15,999.00
Deposit £2,724.42
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £11,274.58
36 Monthly Payments £99.00
Duration 37 months
Final Payment £7,710.71
Total Amount Payable £15,999.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Annual Contracted Mileage 4,000
Excess Mileage Charge £0.08
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE ABS 19YM (VPL) – Representative Example
OTR Price £15,999.00
Deposit £1,938.90
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £12,060.10
36 Monthly Payments £335.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £15,999.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE ABS 19YM (HP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £15,999.00
Deposit £1,938.90
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £12,060.10
36 Monthly Payments £335.00
Duration 36 months
Total Amount Payable £15,999.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%

Terms and Conditions: 

PCP Terms and Conditions: New retail Fireblade (All variants) orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Representative example based on 3 years 0.0% PCP. £1000 Honda UK deposit contribution available; additional £1000 dealer contribution available at participating dealers only. Excess mileage rate applies. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

VPL Terms and Conditions: New retail Fireblade (all variants) orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 0.0% VPL; £1000 Honda UK deposit contribution available; additional £1000 dealer contribution available at participating dealers only. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

HP Terms and Conditions: New retail Fireblade (all variants) orders from 19 July 2019 to 30 November 2019 and registered by 30 November 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 0.0% HP; £1000 Honda UK deposit contribution available; additional £1000 dealer contribution available at participating dealers only. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL. Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

CBR1000RR Fireblade 2019

CBR1000RR Fireblade 2019

£15,999.00

CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP 19YM

3 years finance at 0% APR representative

CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 19YM (PCP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £19,999.00
Deposit £2,686.07
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £15,312.93
36 Monthly Payments £139.00
Duration 37 months
Final Payment £10,309.06
Total Amount Payable £19,999.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Annual Contracted Mileage 4,000
Excess Mileage Charge £0.12
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%
CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP ABS 19YM (PCP) – Representative Example
OTR Price £19,999.00
Deposit £2,686.07
Honda Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Dealer Deposit Contribution £1,000.00
Amount of Credit £15,312.93
36 Monthly Payments £139.00
Duration 37 months
Final Payment £10,309.06
Total Amount Payable £19,999.00
Representative APR 0.0%
Annual Contracted Mileage 4,000
Excess Mileage Charge £0.12
Interest Rate per annum fixed 0.00%

PCP Terms and Conditions:

New retail Fireblade 19YM orders from 01 April 2019 to 31 July 2019 and registered by 31 July 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Representative example based on 3 years 0.0% PCP. £1000 Honda UK deposit contribution available; additional £1000 dealer contribution available at participating dealers only. Excess mileage rate applies. You do not have to pay the Final Payment if you return the bike at the end of the agreement and you have paid all other amounts due, the bike is in good condition and has been serviced in accordance with the Honda service book and the maximum annual mileage of 4,000 has not been exceeded. Excess mileage rate applies should this be exceeded. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL.  Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

VPL Terms and Conditions: New retail Fireblade 19YM orders from 01 April 2019 to 31 July 2019 and registered by 31 July 2019. Subject to model and colour availability. Representative Example based on 3 years 0.0% VPL; £1000 Honda UK deposit contribution available; additional £1000 dealer contribution available at participating dealers only. Offers applicable at participating dealers and are at the promoter's absolute discretion (excluding Channel Islands). Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. All figures are correct at time of publication but may be subject to change. Honda Franchise Dealers are credit brokers, not lenders. Credit provided by Honda Finance Europe Plc. Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HL.  Honda Financial Services is a trading name of Honda Finance Europe Plc. a company registered at Companies House No 03289418. Honda Finance Europe Plc. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register number 312541.

 

CBR1000RR Fireblade SP 2019

CBR1000RR Fireblade SP 2019

£19,770.00

HONDA CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD GRAND PRIX PARTICIPATION

Since its beginning, Honda has strived to reach the pinnacle in its motorsports challenges. In 1954, to realize his dream of becoming the world's best company, founder Soichiro Honda declared the company's entry into the Isle of Man TT in the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (WGP), the premier class at the time. For the next five years, Honda developed the racing machines, and on June 3, 1959, became the first Japanese Motorcycle Manufacturer to enter the Isle of Man TT. Since Junzo Suzuki, Naomi Taniguchi, Giichi Suzuki and Teisuke Tanaka rode their RC142 racing bikes in the 125cc class, 60 years have passed. 

Honda's history of challenging the pinnacle of motorsports is not limited to the two-wheeled category; In 1964, Ronnie Bucknum raced his RA271 in the premier four-wheeled racing category, the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1), at the German Grand Prix. Not only has Honda continued to compete at the pinnacle of motorsports, it has competed in the various two and four-wheeled racing categories to hone its technologies and nurture its people. Sharing the fun, the joy, and the thrill with it customers. 

On this 60th year since the Isle of Man TT marking the beginning of Honda's motorsports history, Honda will be holding numerous “Honda Racing Anniversary Year” events to commemorate its history, and share its joy with all its customers and motorsports fans who have supported its racing activities for six decades. These events aim to share Honda's purpose and history in racing with the current, and next, generation. 

Images from Honda's first world grand prix races

Honda Racing Anniversary Year events

WGP 60th anniversary ceremony

Ceremony commemorates Honda's 60th anniversary of its entry in the Isle of Man TT, with special guests. 

Time and date: 11:45am, Friday, June 28
Venue: Repsol Honda Team hospitality area, TT Circuit Assen paddock
Speakers: Jorge Viegas (FIM President) 
Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna Sports C.E.O)
Kunimitsu Takahashi (1961 German Grand Prix winner, first Japanese to win a grand prix)
Freddie Spencer (Became the youngest champion by winning the 1983 GP500 class, the first to win both the GP250 and GP500 classes, in 1985)
Mick Doohan (Winner of five consecutive GP500 class championships, from 1994 to 1998)
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team)
Tetsuhiro Kuwata (Honda Racing Corporation Race Operations Director)

Racing machines will display WGP 60th anniversary logo
The WGP 60th anniversary logo will appear on the RC213V factory bikes competing in the MotoGP class, and also on racing machines competing in the FIM Superbike World Championship, the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race (Round 5, FIM Endurance World Championship), other road racing, trial and motocross categories, and four-wheeled categories. 

Moto3 60th anniversary livery
Honda Team Asia, competing in the Moto3 category, will race their machines at the Dutch TT (From June 28) with livery from the RC143 that gave Honda its first WGP win in 1961.

WGP 60th anniversary demonstration run
Demonstration runs of the RC142 (replica) entered into the Isle of Man TT, and the NSR500. 

Time and date: 1:21pm – 1:26pm, Sunday June 30
Venue: TT Circuit Assen race track
Bikes / riders: RC142 (replica from 1959 Isle of Man TT / Kunimitsu Takahash
NSR500 (1989 model) / Mick Doohan

Demonstration runs at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
Celebrating Honda's 60th anniversary of WGP racing, demonstration runs of the RC142, NSR500, and RC213V racing bikes, and the McLaren Honda MP4/4 (winning machine of the 1988 Formula One Driver' and Constructors' championships) at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 4 – 7, United Kingdom).

Celebration events will also be held at the Suzuka 8 Hours and the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix. Details will be announced on Honda's website, etc.

HONDA AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 

Honda UK has today unveiled its full plans for the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, including the electrifying stand design, the exciting activations on stand and the dazzling array of two and four wheel machines on the famous hill climb.

Dave Hodgetts, managing director at Honda UK commented: “Honda has been a sponsor of the Goodwood Festival of Speed for over 20 years and we have continually brought something new for visitors to see over the years. This year is no different as we now turn our attention to electrification and the arrival of the new Honda e next year. Our stand this year is called Club EV – a destination for future thinking motoring enthusiasts that showcases the joy of going electric and focuses on our electrification journey, welcoming all visitors to the electric vehicle club!”

Stand design
Taking its cue from the face of the new Honda e, the front of the stand’s first floor, which faces the famous hill climb, will be a direct representation with two large circular windows representing the headlights. This first floor will solely house the new Honda e Prototype, making Goodwood visitors the very first in the UK to see the car.

Keeping the stand design simple to reflect the car’s ethos, the ground floor will showcase Honda’s electrification journey before visitors head upstairs to the first floor to see the new Honda e Prototype in the Club EV lounge. Honda is keen to ensure all visitors get up close and personal with the car, so the first floor area will also have eight virtual reality headsets which will immerse visitors into the interior of the car.

Bringing to life Honda’s bold ambition to have 100% of European automotive powertrain sales electrified by 2025, visitors will enter the stand between two CR-V hybrids before journeying from 1972 to 2019. Visitors will take in the 1972 Civic; then the 1999 Insight, where Honda’s hybrid journey started 20 years ago; and finally the pinnacle of Honda’s hybrid technology, the 2019 NSX, which makes its UK debut at Goodwood. 

Bringing a shot of motorsport to the stand’s electrified theme will be the Mugen Shinden hachi, a battery-powered zero emissions racing motorcycle. Designed and engineered for the TT Zero Class entry at the Isle of Man TT, the Shinden has claimed six victories, thirteen podium-finishes and set four course records since 2012. The 2019 Isle of Man TT saw Shinden’s latest triumph; lapping the 37.73-mile road course at a record average speed of 121.9mph.

Stand activations
As always with Honda at Goodwood, it’s not just cars and bikes to look at – the stand features a host of interactive features to engage and excite. The first is the wobble board, which puts to test Honda’s motto that difficult is worth doing. On average, the Honda team can only stay balanced on a wobble board for 63 seconds, so Honda is challenging visitors to see if they can do better. 

Alongside the 1972 Civic are classic games from the 1970s, Space Invaders and Asteroids and opposite the Insight is a game to relive the TV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire, which was at peak popularity in 1999, the same year as the Insight launched.

Further exploring the hybrid electric theme, there will be an F1 themed racing wall alongside a couple of simulators where visitors can recreate the experience of driving an F1 car at Suzuka in Japan.

Two and four wheel machinery on the hill
F1 fans are in for an absolute treat with Honda specially bringing over from Japan the famed McLaren-Honda MP4/4. Arguably one of the most successful F1 cars ever, the MP4/4 won, and took pole position in, 15 out of the 16 races in the 1988 season. Alongside this iconic car, Honda drivers will be piloting the new Honda e Prototype and the NSX up the famous hillclimb over the course of the four day event. 

To celebrate 60 years of Honda racing, five motorcycles will take to Goodwood’s famous hill, the earliest of which will be the 1959 RC142. Two championship-winning motorcycles in the shape of Marc Márquez’s 2018 RC213V and the 1989 NSR500 are set to follow, with five-time 500cc World Champion Mick Doohan riding the latter. Bringing proceedings on the hill up to date will be a pair of 2019 Honda Racing CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2s which compete at the Isle of Man TT and in the British Superbike Championship.

Making its return to the Festival of Speed hill climb after a three year absence, the Mugen Shinden hachi will put on a dynamic display as it charges up the 1.16-mile course throughout the weekend.

Honda’s F1 activity at Goodwood
Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Alexander Albon will be in attendance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as a special guest of Honda. Alex will pilot the Honda e Prototype in the famous hillclimb on Sunday 7th July. This one-off exclusive drive will take place in the first-glance batch at 10:45am.

This running of the Honda e Prototype will be the ultimate showcase of the advanced technology of Honda’s electrified powertrain, in the hands of one of the most promising young drivers in Formula 1 today.

HONDA MOTOR EUROPE MARKS 50 YEARS OF HONDA INLINE-FOURS AT WHEELS & WAVES

  • Twelve customised CB1000Rs from across Europe on display at France’s leading motorcycle festival
  • Inspirations include the Honda Monkey, a Le Mans-winning Honda race machine, the Africa Twin and the original Honda CB750
  • 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of first sales of the seminal CB750 – acknowledged as the world’s first superbike
  • CB1000R is the flagship of Honda’s ‘Neo Sports Café’ family, which mixes modern and classic design influences to unique effect

Honda Motor Europe this week returns to the Wheels & Waves festival on this, its 8th edition, to celebrate 50 years of Honda’s inline-four heritage, since the seminal CB750 first went on sale in 1969.

 1969 CB750

Now an International event with overseas editions in Japan and the United States, Wheels & Waves (W&W) is a custom bike show with a difference. Not just about bikes, W&W also celebrates surfing, skateboarding and amazing music all set to the stunning backdrop of Biarritz on France’s Basque coast.

50 years after the original superbike went on sale, Honda will celebrate its inline four CB heritage at W&W with a range of the best European customisations of its Neo Sport Café flagship, the CB1000R.

The Honda Neo Sports Café Range, which now includes the CB1000R, CB650R, CB300R and CB125R, are not simply retro vintage motorcycles, but rather neo-classics – modern motorcycles showcasing classic design styles combined with modern techniques.

The twelve unique heart-stopping custom creations from Spain, France, Switzerland and Italy that explore the myriad custom possibilities for the CB1000R, will be joined on the Honda stand by an original 1969 Honda CB750, documenting 50 years of continued development and heritage of Honda’s inline fours.

In 1969, the Honda CB750 was a revelation. Pushing the boundaries at every level, not only was it the first mass produced inline-four 750cc motorcycle, but it was also the first motorcycle produced with an electric start and a disc brake as standard. Originally developed for the American market, with an ultra-competitive price point of only $1495, the CB750 set the tone for the next 50 years of motorcycling and is rightly heralded as the first ‘Superbike’.

Some of the highlights on the stand include three CB1000Rs from Honda Spain’s ‘Dream Garage’ dealer customisation contest. One of them, the ‘Alfredo’, a Freddie Spencer-inspired CB1000R from Hakuba Motos, also took part in the Punks Peak sprint race in the hills above Jaizkibel Hondaribia, which marks the start of the five day festival.

 

Alfredo

Switzerland are represented by two very different takes on the CB1000R. CB1000R-adical by Fuhrer Moto and Gannet Design – a full on, aggressive streetbike complete with bespoke camo paint by Walter Oberli and carbon wheels by Rotobox, was joined by the Africa Four CRF1000R – a merging of concepts and ideas from across Honda’s current range, complete with gold wheels, a CRF450R front end and unique HRC-themed paint scheme.

 

CB1000R-adical

Honda Italy showcases three bikes in Biarritz, one of which, ‘The Tribute’ – a stunning golden CB1000R – was inspired by the original colours of the 1969 CB750. Four custom CB1000Rs from France complete the line-up, including a striking all black edition built by local Biarritz dealer 3C Motos.

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CB650R NEO SPORTS CAFÉ

Sleek, urban design for a modern lifestyle. 
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CBR650R

Chase the rush of the racetrack. 
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Everyday racetrack style. 
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CBR500X

A bike for urban exploration. 
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CB500F

Raw, stripped-down, fierce. 
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