Honda Unveils Exciting Line-Up at EICMA 2023

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At EICMA in Milan, Honda delighted motorcycle enthusiasts by revealing its complete 24-year model (24YM) European line-up, featuring innovative additions and significant upgrades. The unveiling showcased four new model names and improvements to four existing models, along with a concept version of Honda’s next all-electric vehicle.

The star of the show is the new CB1000 Hornet, set to join Honda’s European range in 2024. Powered by a retuned version of the in-line four-cylinder powerplant from the 2017YM CBR1000RR Fireblade, the CB1000 Hornet boasts over 110kW of peak power and more than 100Nm of torque. The cutting-edge design, featuring super-compact dual LED projector headlights and a broad-shouldered fuel tank, promises a unique blend of dynamic performance and stability.

Another exciting addition is the return of the CBR600RR, making a comeback after a six-year hiatus. Loaded with MotoGP-inspired electronics and aerodynamics, the CBR600RR is a free-revving four-cylinder powerhouse, delivering 89kW of peak power and 63Nm of torque. The comprehensive electronics package includes a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit, Throttle By Wire control, Cornering ABS, and Honda Selectable Torque Control.

In the A2 licence-friendly 500 series, Honda introduces two new names – the CB500 Hornet and NX500. The CB500 Hornet features aggressive styling inspired by its larger siblings and meets A2 licence requirements with 35kW and 43Nm of power and torque, respectively. The NX500, meaning ‘New X-over,’ is designed for versatility, offering an enjoyable experience on various terrains.

A world-first technology introduced in the line-up is the Honda E-Clutch, available on the upgraded CB650R and CBR650R. This innovative feature is the first fully automatic clutch for a multi-geared motorcycle, providing ultra-smooth gear changes without the need for a clutch lever.

Upgrades extend to the flagship CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and its SP version, receiving frame, bodywork, engine, and gearbox improvements for enhanced mid-range performance. The CRF1100L Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports also showcase practical updates, including a 7% increase in maximum torque, tubeless tires, and a larger adjustable screen.

The SC e: Concept, a concept version of Honda’s second electric two-wheeler for European customers, was also unveiled. With distinctive design lines and swappable Honda Mobile Power Pack e: batteries, the SC e: Concept is set to offer emission-free urban mobility by 2025.




Source: LULOP

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