Honda reveals its full 2020 European motorcycle line-up at EICMA in Milan. The new flagship Fireblade models headline the line-up. The products range for 2020 span the worlds of racing, adventure, roadsters, and also commuters.
The new flagship models from Honda are the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. They feature the most powerful inline-four made by Honda to date. It produces a maximum power of 160kW and also a peak torque of 113Nm. It also has a kerb weight of only 201kg. The new track focussed motorcycles get a new RC213V MotoGP inspired engine and styling.
Being the flagship motorcycles, they get all the bells and whistles. The electronics package includes second-generation semi-active Öhlins Electronic Control and also a Bosch 6-axis IMU. We can also see the new Brembo Stylema four-piston radial-mounted front calipers and the same rear Brembo monoblock caliper as used on the RC213V-S. Both motorcycles also sport a lightweight titanium Akrapovic exhaust end can. Both will be available in two color schemes: an HRC-inspired Grand Prix Red and a Matte Pearl Black.
Honda’s flagship Neo-Sports Café naked machine is the CB1000R. It combines classic lines with a modern feel and exhilarating performance. The CB1000R has inspired a wide range of customizations. In the 2020 model, we can see subtle cosmetic changes further enhance its premium look and commanding road presence.
Replacing silver accents, an all-black triple clamp and stem are complemented by a new Metallic Matte Ballistic Black headlight surround. Color changes to the rear spring and front brake discs are capped off with a striking silver racing stripe running up the spine of the fuel tank.
CRF1100L Africa Twin and CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports
The recently revealed CRF1100L Africa Twin and CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports will also make their debut at EICMA. They are powered by a lighter more powerful 1100cc parallel-twin engine. They have increased both power and torque while meeting Euro5 requirements. Also, both versions of the Africa Twin use a lighter, narrower frame, improving both agility and comfort. We can also see a brand new 6.5in TFT color touchscreen interface. This is a first for Honda.
The adventure motorcycle also features a cutting-edge electronics package. This includes a new six-axis IMU, which guides the Honda Selectable Torque Control, Wheelie and Rear Lift Control and Cornering ABS, while also allowing more intuitive gear shifts from the DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) system.
The CRF1100L Africa Twin is available in Grand Prix Red and Matte Ballistic Black colors. The motorcycle is designed for off-road adventure, with rally-style bodywork, a slender 18.8L tank, low fixed screen and tubed tires as standard.
The CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports stands apart from the base Africa Twin with respect to features. It is fully equipped for the long haul with a five-stage adjustable screen, three-stage cornering lights, tubeless tires, and also a 24.8L tank. For 2020, the Adventure Sports comes with optional Showa Electronic Equipped Rider Adjustment suspension ensuring the perfect ride no matter the road conditions. It’s available in Pearl Glare White Tricolour and Darkness Black Metallic.
Honda CMX500 Rebel is a 500cc parallel twin-cylinder compact cruiser that receives a round of updates for 2020. It now features revised suspension and full LED lighting. This includes a distinctively redesigned round headlight. We can also see a new gear position indicator, slipper clutch, more comfortable seat, and a new exhaust. Also, the CMX500 Rebel is also now Euro5 compliant. The CMX500 Rebel S Edition comes in Matte Axis Grey Metallic with a new set of factory-fitted accessories. This includes a headlight cowl, all-black fork covers, and gaiters. There is also the new diamond-stitch style seat.
The Honda SH125i scooter is a brand-new machine for the Japanese company’s 2020 line-up. It is built on the famous SH50 introduced back in 1984. The new 2020 Honda SH125i is equipped with a more powerful and efficient engine. It also gets a sleek, restyled body that offers over 50% more storage space thanks to its redesigned frame.
A new four-valve ‘eSP+’ EURO5 compliant engine powers the 2020 Honda SH125i. This provides more top-end power and stronger acceleration. Also, the new engine also returns even greater fuel-efficiency than the outgoing model. We also have Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) as a standard factory feature.
The newly redesigned frame not only improves handling but also frees up extra and ever-useful internal storage space, with the SH now offering up to 28L of under-seat storage. The inclusion of a USB charger, Honda Smart Key – which now operates together with the new Smart top box – and the optimization of the rear suspension geometry enhances both practicality and comfort. For 2020 the SH125i will again be joined by the SH150i, featuring all the same exciting updates and innovations.
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