As Honda's flagship sports-touring machine, the VFR1200F was the first motorcycle Honda chose to equip with a Dual Clutch Transmission like that used by the world's most advanced F1 racers, and featured on many premium sports cars.See all
The NC750S is a unique sports bike having its fuel tank positioned under its seat and a 21-liter luggage space conveniently located directly in front of the seat, equipped with the parallel-twin engine that has gained lots of low- and high-speed torque.See all
Mirrors can be round, square, or other shapes, and mounted in many different ways, from handlebar-mounted types to those attached directly to a fairing or cowl. A wide range of types and styles are also available, but one truth remains: Easy-to-see mirrors make one's riding experience richer and more enjoyable.See all
One of the things riders hate and fear most is 'theft.' We hear on the news that "gangs of bike thieves are running rampant" throughout the world. Unforgivable, but how can we protect our bikes from theft?See all
First, when applying the centerstand, the rider stands on the left side of the bike, grabs hold of the handlebar grip with the left hand, and with the right hand grabs the centerstand lift handle, which is usually located somewhere near the left rear underside of the seat.See all
With the right foot, step on and press down the upward-facing centerstand pedal, and balance the bike on both of the stand's feet, confirming that they're both solidly touching the ground.See all
Next, step down firmly on the centerstand pedal while pulling up on the handle with the right hand and leaning your body slightly to the rear.See all
First, I climbed on the PCX's rear seat. This was my first experience getting on behind a woman rider who was already astride a bike or, in this case, scooter.See all
This bike is the naked version of the CBR250R, and its wedge-like shape reveals impressive sports bike-like styling. Its rear seat is also slightly taller than the rider's seat.See all
Next, we tested Honda's big Forza Si scooter. I decided to leave the driving to Risa and enjoy the ride from the passenger seat.See all
Idling Stop - a familiar function already found in many cars today. However, currently only Honda equips its scooters with this unique and useful function.
With this system, whenever a vehicle comes to a physical stop for a fixed length of time, such as when waiting for a traffic light, its engine automatically shuts off, thereby reducing fuel consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons during that time to effectively "zero." In other words, Idling Stop is friendly to both the environment and one's pocketbook.
However, Idling Stop offers even greater advantages, which further add to a rider's sense of excitement and exhilaration.See all