REBEL 300 / 500
Simple and raw, Honda’s new Rebel models are exercises in straightforward, minimalist design where every detail matters. Low, lean bobber silhouettes are crowned by iconic peanut-shaped fuel tanks, all blacked out with aggressively raked front ends and fat tires on large-diameter wheels, resulting in stripped forms that express offbeat individuality from every angle. The evocative round headlight sits up high in a die-cast aluminum mount, the speedometer is a compact dial with negative LCD display and blue backlight, and the ignition is housed below the left side of the fuel tank. Honda will offer a passenger seat and footpegs as accessories.
With styling DNA drawn directly from the HRC CRF450 RALLY Dakar racer, the CRF250 RALLY brings something new to the market. It not only looks ready to compete in a desert stage, but also delivers a real taste of adventure to riders who prefer a light, easy-to-manage machine. Around the world or around the block, the CRF250 RALLY is good to go.
PIONEER 1000 EPS LE
Honda unveiled two new limited-edition versions of its popular flagship side-by-side, the Pioneer 1000-5 LE and Pioneer 1000 LE, both of which come with a new I-4WD system. Never before used in the side-by-side industry, this intelligent system is a direct result of Honda’s automotive-engineering prowess, and offers three great benefits: brake traction control, hill-start assist and electronic brake force distribution. When combined with the Torque Biasing Limited Slip differential on the Pioneer 1000, I-4WD can provide as much tractive force as a locking differential but with reduced steering effort and kickback. The result is excellent grip on a wide range of challenging surfaces, a more relaxed driving experience, and no need to stop and engage diff-lock.
CRF1000L Africa Twin
From the start of the CRF1000L Africa Twin project there was one motorcycle that consistently impressed with its balance of usability, poise and handling, on road and in the dirt – the seminal XRV750 Africa Twin. It proved a worthwhile benchmark, even when set against today‟s myriad choice of adventure motorcycles. The machine that now bears its name may share no common part with the old model but it inherits to the full the essence and spirit of what made the XRV750 Africa Twin so good.
Well proven, the CRF250L’s tough steel frame and long travel Showa suspension remain unchanged, but new bodywork draws its influence from the minimalism for the CRF450R MX for a sharper, slimmed-down look. A digital dash adds a tachometer and fuel gauge and ABS is fitted as standard, with the option of disengaging it for the rear brake.
The 249cc engine boasts more bottom-end torque and peak power from revised PGM-FI and throttle body plus a new airbox, connector tube and lightweight exhaust.
Now the pinnacle of Honda's ―X‖ family, the VFR1200X arrives in Canada hosting a myriad of adventure-touring on board fixtures such as an easily-adjustable windscreen and three levels of S Mode in the optional Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) version. Equipped with a 1,237cc V4 engine, advanced chassis and electronic package – Combined ABS, Traction Control System (TCS) and the option of a DCT gearbox – the VFR1200X has already firmly planted a flag at the high-performance end of the adventure-touring segment in the European market.
First introduced overseas in 1992 (and in the U.S. shortly thereafter), Honda’s largest CBR has continuously reset expectations of what an open-class sport bike should be, with a holistic “Total Control” design approach that focuses on cornering, acceleration and braking. That practice is taken to the next level with the 25th anniversary CBR1000RR SP, which has a 14% better power-to-weight ratio thanks to a weight reduction of 33 lbs. and 10 horsepower increase. Fully loaded with a cutting-edge electronics package, the CBR1000RR SP is underpinned by the “Next Stage Total Control” concept, with nimble handling and amazing acceleration.