AMP UP YOUR STREET CRED WITH THE 2017 CBR650F
10/08/2017 – The super sharp 2017 CBR650F has arrived and is ready to hit the streets.
With one of the highest engine capacities of LAMS approved motorcycles in Australia, the CBR650F is the ideal street bike for riders who want a sport machine that makes sense seven days a week.
The 2017 CBR650F has a new 41mm Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) fork with firmer compression damping, to improve rider comfort and handling.
The new free breathing exhaust gives the CBR650F a satisfying rush through improved flow management and front and rear tyres feature L-shaped air valves for easier maintenance.
An upgraded front fairing design channels airflow from the high pressure area at the font of the bike to the interior air box intake duct to improve performance. The new design also incorporates an LED headlight.
The high-set handle bars offer a more relaxed riding position and the low centre of gravity make the CBR650F the ideal partner for conquering corners on both the open road and in busy urban streets.
The engine is positioned further forward in the chassis for optimal weight distribution resulting in optimum handling and control.
The CBR650Fs twin 320mm front discs and single 240mm rear disc with standard 2-channel ABS offer confident and controlled stopping power.
The CBR650F is available in two colour variants for 2017: Millennium Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic. For more information on the entire Honda range, drop in to see us or call 03 5176 2399.
ANOTHER ‘ABSOLUTE HOLESHOT’ JOINS HONDA’S MX LINE UP
31/07/2017 – Honda’s next generation CRF250R is on its way with a December arrival and plenty of exciting upgrades - the wait for this allnew race beast is worth it!
The 2018 CRF250R has more engine power, upgraded stability and traction as well as a re-designed dual exhaust and titanium intake system to help get you that holeshot.
Notable changes found in the CRF250R; a new compact DOHC engine with rocker arms, higher valve lift, larger valve diameter and a higher rev limit resulting in a +5% power-to-weight and peak power at 2000rpm higher.
A new straight intake layout and dual exhaust system further enhance the power and speed range of the entire engine. Adapting an advanced Scavenge Pump system reduces engine friction and ‘pumping’ losses at high rpm which results in upgraded engine efficiency.
The CRF250Rs redesigned chassis gives the rider absolute control of this new powered-up DOHC engine.
Changes to geometry and dynamic parameters of the frame’s performance give the CRF250R enhanced starting performance, frontend stability and rear wheel traction.
The shorter wheel base on this 18YM distributes riders weight onto the rear wheel for far better rear wheel grip.
Weight reduction from a new titanium tank, lower engine mount and lower rear shock mounts give the CRF250R a lower centre of gravity and greatly improve overall stability and offer anti-front end lift.
Front suspension is now steel-sprung 49mm Showa USD front forks and smooth surface plastics make the CRF250R look more like its bigger motocross brother – the CRF450R.
For 2018, the CRF250R is also equipped with a compact, lightweight lithium-ion battery. Electric Start is now standard for superior start / restart and recovery especially in cold conditions where the lithium battery can sustain temperatures of -10 degrees Celsius. Kick start has been removed.
The three engine modes; as with the 2017 model are available on the 2018 CRF250R to maintain its versatility whereby riders can select from 3 different Engine Modes to accommodate different riding conditions and riding skills: Mode 1: Standard, Mode 2: Smooth and Mode 3: Aggressive.
Leaked images of this new machine circulated back in May where the 18YM CRF250R made its race debut at the Japan MX Championship in Hiroshima; ridden to victory by four-time 250cc class Champion in Japan, Takeshi Katsuya
This redesign will ensure the CRF250R achieves outstanding hole shot start acceleration and provide racers with exactly what they need and makes it Honda’s most competitive, durable and formidable 250cc race machine to date.
TIME FOR A SCOOT WITH HONDA
04/07/2017 – Honda’s mid year Scooter Sale is here with some great Honda Dollar savings available across the Honda scooter range.
Ideal for day trips, the daily commute, or simply zipping down to grab a coffee from your local, Honda has a scooter for every rider.
The SH150 is the newest adddition to the range, stylish, lightweight and a joy to ride while offering optimum fuel economy thanks to PGMFI fuel injection and Idle Stop.
Fitted with a useful 12V charging socket, the Honda Smart Key System and LED headlights, life aboard the SH150 is all about convenience.
The Forza 300 is Honda’s mid-size, sporty scooter, perfect for commuter travel, weekend tours or highway riding.
With a powerful 279cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with PGMFI fuel economy offering excellent all-round usability and great cruising speed.
The PCX150 is Honda’s worldwide best seller, a stylish machine of remarkable value, innovative design and thrifty fuel efficiency.
With Honda’s Idle Stop Switch, which reduces fuel consumption while stationary by automatically stopping the engine after three seconds at idle and re-starting instantly when the throttle grip is twisted.
For something smaller the Dio110 is a winning choice, with a spirited 110cc engine and sleek, attractive styling. The ergonomically sculpted one-piece seat accommodates a passenger with ease, offers convenient storage and plenty of legroom for optimum rider and passenger comfort.
For a workhorse designed for carrying luggage or loads, the MW110 Benly is the ideal choice as Honda’s purpose built delivery scooter.
Powered by an economical 108cc engine with PGM-FI fuel injection for optimal reliability and packing a generous 10L tank to get more deliveries done.
Honda’s current scooter range is LAMs approved and ready for action.
Whatever your needs make sure you take advantage of Honda’s Scooter Sale and race into your local Honda dealer before September 30.
*HondaDollars may be used instore to purchase accessories, servicing or reduce purchase price. Honda Dollars is not redeemable for cash, includes GST ^HondaDollars are not available on commercial fleet purchases on the Benly110. Available between 1 July and 30 September 2017. Only at participating Honda Dealers. Overseas models shown.
GET ON BOARD THE HONDA ‘ON TOUR’ SALE
03/07/2017 – From the 1st July until the 30 th September, Honda’s ‘On Tour’ sale offers excellent savings across a range of Honda tourers.
Get out on the open road in style on a VFR800F for $14,999 ride away; an extrodinary deal considering this model shares an engine configuration with the RC213V MotoGP machine.
With adaptable capabilities, a unique power delivery and Honda’s Traction Control System, the VFR800F is a top quality ride.
Those after something with an upright riding postion and sharp styling will enjoy the VFR800X, the ideal touring companion available for $14,999 ride away during the sale.
The VFR1200F and its unmistakeable engine note join the tour, with $1200 Honda Dollars on offer. With ultimate power and torque in the low-mid range, the VFR1200F adopts a unique cylinder configuration with the rear cylinders spaced closely together, both centralising mass for a more balanced feel as well as allowing a narrower ride.
$1200 Honda Dollars are also available on the VFR1200X, a goanywhere, do-anything machine with a 1,237cc, 16-valve engine which employs PGM-FI and fly-by-wire throttle technology for precise throttle control.
The CB500X has $700 Honda Dollars on offer, its light weight and comfortable upright riding position and LAMS friendly approach make it the perfect entry into adventure riding. The CB500X has also gained approval from experienced motorcyclists seeking an authentic allrounder to fulfil those everyday needs.
Those after a chopper style machine will enjoy the $1300 Honda Dollar savings up for grabs on the VT1300CX Fury. With its monster 1312cc V-twin engine that erupts with a characteristic throaty V engine note, this beast turns heads wherever it goes.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to own a motorcycle of impeccable reliability and build quality, then get into your Honda dealer today and make the most of the savings available during the ‘On Tour’ sale.
HONDA’S SUPERSPORT DEALS
03/07/2017 – From 1 st July until 30th September, Honda’s Ride Away* deals available on the CBR500R and CBR650F are here to inject more excitement and thrill into your daily life.
The CBR500R features a 471cc DOHC engine and steel diamondtube frame with hard-edged assertive lines and is available for $7,999 Ride Away.
Armed with LED lighting, a large fuel tank and adjustable front forks; the LAMS approved CBR500R is an excellent choice for riders ready to move up to a larger capacity motorcycle, or for any rider looking for a light, sporty, all-round street machine.
The CBR650Fs are one of the highest engine capacities of LAMS approved motorcycles in Australia and during the sale can be picked up for $9,999 Ride Away.
With renowned Honda build quality and reliability partnered with aggressive styling for a truly epic ride, the CBR650Fs 649cc DOHC four-cylinder engine has a strong response below 4000rpm, a crisp pick-up high in the range and a full-bodied sportsbike howl radiating from the exhaust.
The CBR650F offers a sporty riding position and gives a nod to Honda’s CBR legacy with a sharp racing livery. The CBR500R is the ideal beginning for someone keen to dip into the supersport realm with just the right mix of power and useability.
HONDA SP2 TO DEBUT AT DARWIN ROUND OF ASBK
28/06/2017 – Following a positive test at Winton Raceway this week with Troy Herfoss; the Motologic based Honda team are ready to race the new CBR at Round 4 of the ASBK series at Darwin on the 8th and 9th of July.
With an injection of top end power and a sophisticated new electronics package, the 2017 CBR1000RR SP2 is the perfect evolution from the previous model, according the team owner Paul Free.
“We are all really looking forward to Darwin and the remainder of the championship now that we have this new SP2. The level of excitement within the team right now surrounding the new bike and the improvements it brings is fantastic, we feel more competitive than ever coming into the next round.“ Said Free.
Current Australian Superbike Champion Troy Herfoss is also feeling just as positive about the SP2s capabilities after more testing earlier this week; “The bike feels so well balanced and seems to offer more grip than I remember from the old bike, even on a very average day at Winton.” Said Herfoss.
“When I open the throttle I can open it so hard and so fast, yet the bike just lets me do it, lap after lap. Under brakes and corner entry feels quite different now, the whole engine braking – deceleration control system is so streamlined.” Herfoss Added.
The team are confident in the work they have undertaken so far on this new bike and will continue to improve throughout the remaining ASBK season.
“There are so many electronic functions we still need to work through and refine as we move along, but for now I couldn’t be happier for myself and Bryan to take this championship to the next level.” Said Herfoss.
Team Manager and head of the technical direction, Shaun Clarke is impressed with the progress so far. “The SP2 has been easy to work with, the chassis is so similar, we simply bolted the rear shock and fork internals from the old bike straight into the new one and it works perfectly. The new engine offers increased performance upwards of 10,000 rpm which is exactly the area we needed it, and the electronics are remarkable.” Clarke said.
“We have fitted the HRC kit electronics package to the bike and it works great, there is so much adjustability available, but in saying that its quite easy to navigate around, either within the dash where the rider can make mode changes on the fly or through the HRC setting tool on the laptop.” Clarke added.
Round 4 of the Australian Superbike series will take place at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin on the 8th and 9th of July.
AFRICA TWIN, THE TRUE ALL ROUNDER
27/06/2017 – The 2017 Africa Twin will hit Honda showrooms this week, still available in three different variants of Standard, ABS and ABS-DCT and with the addition of two new colours.
For Australia, the CRF1000L Standard Africa Twin will be offered in the new Matte Ballistic Black Metallic and Candy Prominence Red and available for an MLP of $14,499.
The ABS variant will be available in Matte Ballistic Black Metallic, Victory Red/Graphite Black and Pearl Glare White/Pearl Spencer Blue and for an MLP of $16,999.
The ABS-DCT model will be available for an MLP of $17,999 in Victory Red/Graphite Black and Pearl Glare White/Pearl Spencer Blue.
All 2017 Africa Twin models will feature new stainless steel spokes, perfect for some added durability.
Apart from all of the obvious adventure riding capabilities, the Africa Twin is a comfortable and exciting commuter for on road.
With overwhelming feedback from recent product testing held in Sydney and Queensland earlier this month, the Africa Twin was the stand out as most popular model during tests.
Attendees were impressed with the Africa Twin’s fun factor on the road, its surprisingly nimble and easy to handle chassis and its power thanks to the 998cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke, PGM-FI electronic fuel injected engine.
An all-round beauty; have a chat to your local Honda dealer today to book a test ride on the 2017 Africa Twin and see why it has become the best-selling adventure bike in the market*
*Data from most recent FCAI Report
(Please note the images shown of the Matte Ballistic Black Metallic and Candy Prominence Red are overseas models and will not be available in the DCT. The Matte Ballistic Black Metallic is available in Standard and ABS; the Candy Prominence Red is available in Standard only.)
UPGRADE TO AN AFRICA TWIN DCT FOR FREE
13/06/2017 – For a limited time Honda is offering Africa Twin ABS cusomers a FREE upgrade to the auto DCT model.
With unmatched rugged durability and on/off road riding suitability, the Africa Twin has quickly become the number one Adventure Touring bike* in the short time it has been on the market.
MotoGP legend Daryl Beattie can tell a story or two about his experiences with the Africa Twin; pushing it to its limits when riding some of the most remote and harsh landscapes in Australia, including the famed Canning Stock Route from Wiluna to Halls Creek - covering over 2,000 kms of tough Aussie terrain.
Daryl chooses the DCT model for his adventure tours because of its ease of use in all conditions and for its reliability to get him from start to finish, hassel free.
“I love the DCT; it’s got everything I need for all of the different types of riding I do; prefect for commute riding and then when I’m in the bush the DCT just does all you need it to do.” Daryl said.
“You get the best of both worlds from the DCT as you gain the ease of having the auto but you can still switch to manual if you feel like it,” Daryl added.
The Africa Twin with Honda’s innovative Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology features the standard manual mode, allowing the rider to shift gears through a handlebar trigger, as well as two automatic modes. ‘D’ mode offers a fantastic balance of fuel economy and comfort cruising. ‘S’ mode has been revised to give extra levels of sports performance, with three different shift patterns to choose from: S1, S2 and S3.
In the spirit of adventure; the DCT technology has also been customised for the Africa Twin, with a ‘G’ switch on the right side of the instrument panel improving traction and machine control by reducing clutch slip.
This system also features incline detection, which adapts the gear shift pattern to match to the grade of incline, aiding overall control and allowing you to put more trust into your adventure machine when riding on those ‘roads’ less travelled.
The Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system offers three levels of control, while the rider is also able to turn off the ABS system for the rear wheel.
The compact and lightweight chassis ticks all the boxes with outstanding off-road performance, touring comfort plus agile handling for everyday use. The steel semi-double cradle frame provides the perfect balance of high-speed stability, off-road agility and sheer strength.
The 1000cc parallel twin engine delivers impressive power and torque, with an ability to take riders through some of the roughest terrains in Australia with ease.
The Africa Twin is the best excuse you will ever have to get out and see the beautiful Australian countryside and with the added bonus of a free DCT upgrade, what’s holding you back? Hurry, adventure awaits!
WANT TO BE A MOTOGP HONDA VIP?
23/03/2017 – Tickets are on sale now for Honda’s premium Australian MotoGP VIP suite for 2017.
Witness all the excitement and adreneline of the big race from the best seats in the house; in Honda luxury on Gardner Straight at the Australian MotoGP, Phillip Island Circuit from October 20 – 22.
You wont miss a moment of action thanks to inside, outside and grandstand seating, CCTV screens, prime viewing of the super screen and sweeping views of the track.
Watch Marc Márquez continue his fight for a back to back championship for Honda along with team mate Dani Pedrosa. Cheer on Cal Crutchlow, no doubt hungry for a repeat of his 2016 Phillip Island campaign where he took a stunning win for LCR Honda.
Get behind Titot Rabat and crowd favourite and Aussie young gun - Jack Miller and his pursuit for a home country win – there isn’t a better place to support the stars who fly the flag for Honda than in the Honda VIP Suite.
Indulge in fully catered hot lunches, morning and afternoon tea, free non-alcoholic drinks including barista coffee and a cash bar for alcoholic drinks.
Guests will also receive a special Honda gift, an event program, as well as access to exclusive daily pit walks for your chance to get up close to the Honda race teams and a special glimpse into the world of MotoGP through the team garages.
Enjoy premium comfort and perks only Honda can offer by booking your three-day pass to the most sought-after spot at the track for $865 for 2017.
Tickets are strictly limited and will sell out. What are you waiting for? Jump online and book your today! Head over to www.hondamotorcycles.com.au and click on the Events / Buy Tickets link.
THE 2017 300s ARE HERE
22/02/2017 – The 2017 CB300F and CBR300R will be hitting Honda show rooms this week.
Built for maximum exhilaration on the road and offering as much fun for new riders as they do for the more experienced; Honda’s 300s promise riders the best of both worlds: power and practicality.
The CB300F and CBR300R host spritely fuel efficient, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engines coupled with a staunch six-speed gearbox allowing for a crisp throttle response and optimum power delivery.
Following a long line of superb Honda Sportsbikes, the CBR300R offers all the excitement of its larger counterparts with a broad power band and abundant torque down low in the rev range.
The naked styling of the CB300F – offers a raw and aggressive look for those who prefer a bike stripped of its fairings.
Both LAMS-approved motorcycles are comfortable to ride through city streets or for cruising on the highway and are fitted with ABS as standard.
The 2017 CBR300R is available in Millennium Red, Black and Lemon Ice Yellow/Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic and provides the perfect entry point into Honda’s famed Supersport CBR range.
The CB300F is available in Matte Crypton Silver Metallic/ Lemon Ice Yellow and Millennium Red.
With a powerful 300cc engine, nimble handling and sporty silhouettes, the 2017 300s tick all the right boxes.
THE NEW SH150 IS SCOOTING TO AUS!
16/02/2017 – One of Europe’s most popular scooters, the SH150 is coming to Australia in March.
The 2017 SH150 is on a mission to provide fun and fuss-free transport down under and can be picked up for an MLP of $4,999.
With LED lighting and a large glove box which houses a 12V power socket; the SH150 will keep you charged and get you where you need to be in style.
The 153cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled 2-valve engine is a masterpiece of mass centralisation. The radiator, rather than being mounted at the front of the machine has been built into the engine itself for a much simpler and lighter layout.
With a focus on efficiency and engine performance, the SH150s PGM-FI settings and key fuel-saving technology including Idle Stop coupled with an easy to handle chassis, make for an ultimately practical commuter.
Fitted with Honda’s Combined Breaking System – CBS and lightweight 16-inch aluminium die-cast wheels are key to its sure-footed handling ability and stability on a variety of road surfaces.
To make daily life on board the SH150 that little bit more convenient, the fitted with the Honda Smart Key system.
The Smart Key itself resides in the rider’s pocket and does away with the need to constantly insert and withdraw a key for ignition, fuel cap and seat.
Available in Pearl Dark Ash Green and Pearl Jasmine White; to check out this exciting new model, scoot over to Traralgon Motorcycles or call 03 5176 2399.
2017 PIONEER 700 - MADE FOR AUS!
13/02/2017 – For the first time Honda has developed a unique specification side-by-side destined only for the Australasian market.
The 2017 Pioneer 700; due to arrive this month has been carefully designed for the needs of our Aussie farmers.
The Pioneer 700-2 can be picked up for an MLP of $18,499 and the Pioneer 700-4 is available for an MLP of $19,999.
Senior Honda SXS/ATV engineers conducted extensive research; in conjunction with several farming communities in Australia, to further understand what was needed in the extreme and unique conditions down under.
After several months of development and analysis of farmer feedback; the 2017 ‘Aussie’ Pioneer 700 is now here.
With electric power steering and fully automatic transmission which now comes with a manual mode that can be activated via a dash-mounted toggle switch. The auto transmission is all-gear so no belts that slip, break or burn out.
Paddle shifters can be used to change gears while in manual mode or to override shift points on the fly while in automatic mode.
The industry’s first QuickFlip™ seating design is also available in the Pioneer 700-4, which allows the two rear seats to fold into the bed so that owners can select between two-, three- or four-seat configurations.
Driver seatbelt interlock is a new safety feature to make sure drivers wear their seatbelt while operating the machine. Speed is also limited when the seatbelt is not engaged.
New passenger and driver torso bars also offer enhanced occupant safety.
A model truly developed for ‘down under;’ this Pioneer 700 will only be available to Australia and New Zealand.
To see the available accessories for customising you Pioneer 700 or to view the full SXS range and safety information, head over to: http://hondaatvselector.com.au/index
THE 2017 CBR600RR IS HERE!
18/01/2017 – The CBR600RR is alive and well and the 2017 model is now infiltraiting aussie garages all around the country!
Available in the same exciting colour as the new CBR1000RR Fireblade; (Victory Red) you could own one of these optimum super sport machines for $14,999 MLP.
The CBR600RR features adjustable Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) front suspension and Unit Pro-Link® rear suspension as well as aerodynamic bodywork for optimum wind deflection to enhance rider comfort.
The lineage behind the CBR600RR boasts ongoing track-tested, championship-winning advancements in form and function that have kept this machine at the forefront of the 600cc Supersport class.
Contributing to the CBR600RRs superb handling is the compact liquid cooled 599cc, DOHC 16-Valve inline four-cylinder power plant, with a centrally located ram-air intake system which delivers midrange power and good throttle response in the high-rpm range.
The CBR600RR has HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Damper) with optimal damping force constantly maintained by the ECU, allowing for an ultimately smooth ride.
The 2017 CBR600RR opts for blacked out styling from the swing arm through to the exposed engine through the body work.
Whether it’s at the track or for a fun afternoon ride on winding back roads; the CBR600RR is ready to show off.
For more information on the entire Honda range call 03 5176 2399 or email email@example.com