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Honda Stateline Slammer Bagger Concept
Honda Stateline Slammer Bagger Concept

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The 2013 CB1100A, a modern tribute to the lineup represented by a 1972 standing next to it at the Toronto Show. Styling cues the past — a large single headlight, analog scalloped tank, slim 1140 cc air-cooled inline-four and chromed front and rear – accent a new interpretation of a superbike another era.

Story and by Rob Beintema

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A new always promises new beginnings.

And for it also hints at the not-too-distant, riding season.

Earlier, in the first of the national motorcycle opened in Toronto with of the metal and machinery that can look forward to in 2013. Canada hosted a press and preview tour of their to reveal what’s new in the lineup of the largest motorcycle company.

came the inevitable marketing and details of the ongoing struggle to the whims and desires of aging customers and a non-committal next

Some of Honda’s tactics for the year will include a of last year’s inaugural the Red gymkhana, more ride broadened social media and a new vintage clothing line, to make inroads on Harley-Davidson’s door lock on brand

And, when it comes to machinery, Honda Canada mount a broader assault a wider selection, adding new and new choices to the lineup.

Over the few years, Honda has been new, modernized entry-level starting with the CBR125R, up by the CBR250R and this year, in a progression, filling the gaps with a new 500 series lineup, 471 cc parallel twin engines models available in three – CBR500R sportbike, CB500F version and the CB500X with a more offroad attitude.

to the smaller CBR250R, the CBR500R has more power, bigger a slight stretch of the wheelbase, seat position (+10mm) and a fuel tank (15.5

The CB500F … version more than just a street fighter version. bike boasts an urban character with more seating, and wider handlebars. the R and F models will be at dealers by priced at $6,299.

The CB500X offers tougher a little motocross attitude and in the way of real differences – taller seating (+25mm), a compact and adjustable windscreen, longer suspension travel, different with a dual purpose and a larger 17-litre gas tank. It $500 more at $6,799 and debut a little later in

A step up the performance, power and ladder brings us to an all-new of a familiar icon – the CBR600R lineup with regular and ABS Honda’s tagline on this is “perfection, improved” with a smoother engine, new lightweight tweaks, new ram air intake, new Showa Big front fork, new rear and new bodywork inspired by Honda’s MotoGP racebike.

The new 600 is sleeker and with a 6.5 percent improvement in The CBR600R will arrive in by March, offered in red or HRC colours for a yet to be announced.

Honda’s latest “bagger”, the Gold Wing F6B, a blacked-out Gold Wing, down with a “shorty” slimmer styling and top box removed. at the Toronto Motorcycle Show and to debut at dealers this the F6B is 32 kg lighter than a standard Gold Wing and $7,000 listing for $22,999.

Gold F6B

At the other end of the Honda product the new 2013 Gold Wing F6B the biggest stir when the lineup was unveiled for Honda Essentially, this is, yes, a Gold Wing, blacked-out a shorty windscreen and with the top removed. Honda insists more than just with a slimmer design the silky power of the legendary cc six-cylinder engine.

One of the Honda who has already ridden the bike me that even the minor in mass (32 kg or 70 lb less curb makes a surprising amount of and handling difference. We’ll to see about that. I’m not sure if will really see all that bodywork as a viable cruiser but the F6B comes to market in February for ($7,000 less than the Gold Wing starting

Honda Stateline Slammer Bagger Concept
Honda Stateline Slammer Bagger Concept

Every motorcycle manufacturer you can’t survive the present mining the past, and Honda’s retro-styled entry is the 2013 Designed for customers who longed for but never afford the CB750 that debuted in 1969, the ticks all the timeless styling – the large round single analog instruments, scalloped slim seat, the 1140 cc inline-four engine and chromed and rear fenders.

As a complimentary to the new bike, Honda had a mint 1972 CB750F at the Toronto which turned out to be a sort of a sword because it would drawing more reminiscing than the modern tribute But the CB1100A will inevitably on that fan base with superbike styling that has executed with modern The 2013 CB1100A comes to in a classic shade of Pearly White this March for

Rounding off the rest of the lineup, and with the retro theme, cruisers motor on into – the classic Aero, the blacked-out and a new, also-blacked-out Stateline survivor of the 1300 cc cruiser except for the surprisingly long-lived, Fury.

The NC700 models, last year, continue to innovative storage and parallel-twin fuel economy numbers. And bikes in the Honda stable over with colour and other minor tweaks.

on the entry-level lineup of 50 cc scooters are the 153 cc 2013 PCX150 model on sale this spring and the 279 cc Forza (right) that come to Canada later in

Scooter fans have a varied progression of choices from the 49 cc class featuring the and the Giorno that replaces the a new 153 cc Euro-style PCX150 and the 279 cc 2014 that will come to later in July.

And I haven’t touched on two tough new offroad – the CRF110F and in the CRF450R, new competitors fill the gap in an improved motocross

All of these bikes from will be part of the traveling of coming motorcycle shows, sweeping west to Calgary 4-6, Edmonton Jan. and Vancouver Jan. 17-20, heading east again to Feb. 1-3, Moncton

15-17 and Montreal Feb.

Some of these motorcycles also be on display at local and riders should also to Honda’s dealer demo that begin this (check for schedules).

needless to say, we’ll be some of these exciting new in more detail this Stay tuned.

Honda Stateline Slammer Bagger Concept


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