2022 FTR Special Edition

This beautiful, new, limited edition model sets an unique precedent in the FTR line-up, combining bold style and exhilarating performance.

And, with availability strictly limited to just 150 exclusive FTR Stealth Grey motorcycles, don’t miss your opportunity to own one.

RRP – £16,095+ OTR

 

The 2022 FTR has a refined engine tune, optimised suspension settings plus a steeper head angle, shorter trail and Metzeler Sportec tyres on 17” wheels.

 

“From its 2019 launch, we have seen the global appeal of the FTR as a true American original,” said Grant Bester Vice President International, Indian Motorcycle. “From its incarnation as the flat tracker for the street, to the 2022 refinements that upped the street performance to another level, we are now proud to introduce the FTR Stealth Grey Special Edition. This factory exclusive, designed by our internationally staffed design teams, takes the FTR’s American heritage and iconic silhouette, and combines its dynamic performance with understated, under the radar, styling.”

 

Delivering a truly superior riding experience, the FTR Stealth Gray benefits from 92 kW (123 hp) and 120 Nm (88.5 ft-lb) of torque from its punchy, sporty 1203cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine.

Precise handling is ensured through a combination of ProTaper handlebars, rake angle of 25°, trail of 99.9 mm, fully-adjustable suspension and 17-inch cast wheels wrapped in Metzeler Sportec tyres while Radially mounted dual Brembo brakes provide powerful stopping power.

For a comfortable and convenient ride, the FTR Stealth Gray comes as standard with cruise control, cylinder deactivation to manage engine heat when the motorcycle is idle and Indian Motorcycle’s 110 mm (4.3-inch) touchscreen display, which offers phone integration via Bluetooth or USB and configurable gauges.

Rounding out the feature set are the Akrapovič exhaust, three ride modes, wheelie control with rear lift mitigation, stability control, traction control and cornering ABS.

 

23YM DAX

Model updates: Sprinting joyfully out of the traps – and after a 41-year absence from Honda’s European line-up – the new Dax joins the Monkey and MSX125 Grom in Honda’s mini-bike line-up. Authentic, robust and offering simple riding pleasure, it features a pressed steel frame, 31mm USD forks, 12-inch wheels and air-cooled SOHC two-valve engine with four-speed gearbox and centrifugal clutch. Full LED lighting, compact negative LCD display and pillion grab rail complete the full specification list, and the intangible and timeless appeal of the unmistakeable Dax styling is something no spec sheet can encapsulate.

23YM HONDA ST125 DAX

Colours:

  • Pearl Nebula Red
  • Pearl Cadet Grey

Price:

  • £TBC

 

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Milestones
  5. Technical specifications

 

 

  1. Introduction

Honda’s pocketful of mini motorcycles has struck a chord with young and old riders alike. The re-imagined Monkey 125 tugs at heart strings that remember the golden 1970s while  providing thoroughly modern, compact and funky urban transport for riders of any age. The MSX125 Grom serves up left-field, customisable style for ‘Generation Y’ but also as perfect paddock transport in the worlds of car and bike racing.

For 23YM a new bike joins the fold. The ST125 Dax fully owns the genuine authenticity of the 1969 original* but brings thoroughly 21st century performance from chassis, engine and ergonomics. The most recent version of the Dax was produced from 1995 to 2003 for the Japanese market. The more recent European success of its siblings has hastened its return and its mischievous charm and easy-going riding proposition bless the ST125 Dax with an extra layer of desirability.

Of course, nostalgia will play a part in the Dax’s appeal to riders now in middle age – riders who may have owned a Dax in their youth and are pleased to see it return. Equally, ‘retro’ is important to younger owners; that’s real retro, not faux. A certain style sets some machines apart and the Dax has just that in abundance thanks to the form of its iconic T-shaped frame. Which is also how the bike got its name: extending from under the seat to the handlebars, and sitting atop the small 12” wheels, the look is reminiscent of the universally-adored Dachshund. Or Sausage Dog, to give it its everyday English name…

Unique, easy, usable and great fun. That’s the new Honda Dax. A faithful old friend is back.

*See Dax Milestones below.

 

 

  1. Model Overview

As it should, the Dax keeps it simple. A steel frame provides strength and houses the fuel tank while 31mm USD forks, twin rear shocks and 12-inch wheels with chunky tyres provide light steering and good suspension performance. Braking is via hydraulic discs front and rear with ABS control.

Robust and fuel efficient, the 124cc SOHC two-valve engine’s power is linear in delivery with smooth torque. A centrifugal clutch manages shifting between the four ratios so there’s no need for a handlebar-mounted clutch lever. It offers twist-and-go simplicity with the added entertainment of changes via a traditional left-foot gear lever.

All lighting is LED and a circular LCD display shows exactly what the rider needs to know. The pillion gets a chromed grab rail, too.

 

 

  1. Key Features

3.1 Styling & Chassis

  • T-shaped pressed steel frame integral to handling and looks
  • 31mm USD forks, twin rear shocks and 12-inch wheels provide a smooth ride
  • Hydraulic disc braking front and rear with ABS
  • Full LED lighting and LCD instrument display

While the Dax is small, its proportions provide enough room to be comfortable for two adults to ride.

The styling really is the frame; everything is attached to, or held within it, giving the Dax its unmistakeable retro look. As do all the other parts; the thick dual seat – seat height is just 775mm – chrome high-set handlebars and the 1970’s dirt bike-inspired upswept muffler with drilled, slotted and chromed heat shield. The frame’s mid-section wears a black stripe with ‘Dax’ picked out in quirky font, right next to the classic Honda Wing logo that marks its special heritage. A unique finishing touch comes in the form of a cartoon image of a Dachshund.

A chromed mudguard leads and sits below the evocative, circular headlight. To add extra charm to the light, signature round LEDs are used and the front indicators/position lights sit snugly in between low and high beams. The compact instrument display is a round, negative LCD while the rear taillight and indicators take their cues from the headlight and are also LED.

There’s a neat chrome grabrail for the passenger to hold while a cover seals the drive chain away from weather and loose clothing. A rear carrier and heated grips are available as optional extras.

The iconic T-shaped frame design houses the fuel tank, is authentic in aesthetic detail and constructed in pressed-steel with modern engineering know-how. Rake and trail are set at 24.9°/84mm with wheelbase of 1020mm. Wet weight is just 107kg.

31mm USD forks provide supple suspension response and, combined with the wide upswept handlebar, easy steering. Twin rear shocks are tuned for smooth compliance, even with a pillion. Blacked-out 12-inch rims (from the super-cool MSX125 Grom) wear fat, balloon-like tyres; a 120mm wide front and 130mm rear. They add sure-footed grip allied to nimble agility.

Single-channel ABS manages braking force. Hydraulic front and rear calipers grip 220/190mm diameter discs respectively.

 

3.2 Engine

  • 124cc, air-cooled SOHC two-valve design produces 6.9kW and 10.8Nm
  • Stress-free centrifugal clutch and four-speed gearbox
  • Fuel economy of 63.7km/l (WMTC mode)

Drawn from the new Super Cub C125 – so flexible, efficient and durable – the Dax’s 124cc air-cooled engine features a SOHC two-valve cylinder head, with relatively long stroke and high compression; bore is set at 50mm, stroke at 63.1mm with compression ratio of 10.0:1. Peak power of 6.9kW arrives @ 7,000rpm, with peak torque of 10.8Nm @ 5,000rpm.

The engine’s strong performance means that even two-up a 90km/h cruising speed is achievable, with smart acceleration from low speed – just what’s needed for lively around-town amusement.

On the left-hand side of the bike the distinctive oval air box, filter and connecting tube ensure smooth, efficient airflow through the clean side, delivering crisp throttle response and driveability. The upswept muffler and heat shield is evocative of that golden motorcycling era of the ‘70s. A single catalyser is all that’s necessary; thanks to precise ECU settings and the engine’s combustion efficiency, EURO5 compliance is achieved.

In keeping with the laid-back, easy to ride feel the gearbox is a 4-speed unit (with neutral at the bottom) operated via centrifugal clutch, without the need for a clutch lever. At standstill the rider simply selects the gear required with the left-hand foot lever and, as the throttle is opened, the clutch operates automatically and does so through each ratio change, up or down.

Various low-friction technologies, like an offset cylinder and roller-rocker arms in the head, ensure impressive fuel economy of 63.7km/l (WMTC mode). This gives the Dax a range of approx. 240km from the 3.8L fuel tank.

 

 

  1. Origins of the Dax

In 1967, The Monkey Z50M was introduced in response to the demand for a ‘leisure-oriented bike’ for the American and European markets. Although well received, especially in America, by adults and children alike, thanks to its adjustable seat height and foldable features which allowed it to be loaded into a car, for 1969 American Honda requested a larger bike for its customers, but one that was still filled with the spirit of Monkey.

After visiting the US to better understand the requirements, engineers, inspired by the T-shaped frame of the CS90, which was a very popular bike in Japan, developed the Dax to have lower and longer proportions (compared to the Monkey) that allowed adults to have a more relaxed riding position as well as ride two up. The fuel tank, wiring and other components were housed in the T-shaped frame to create a unique, but also simple – and now iconic – design.

 

  1. Dax Milestones

1969 ST50/70 Dax Honda

Built for the export markets of Europe and the USA the original Dax was nifty, nimble and easy to ride. It appealed to both die-hard motorcyclists and recreational users as it was just plain fun. This is the bike that launched many two-wheeled journeys.

The engine was based on the well-established Super Cub engine, but with the addition of modifications to both the intake and exhaust system to provide more torque at low-mid range.

Available in both 50cc and 70cc versions, the Dax featured a 3-speed automatic centrifugal clutch, telescopic front suspension, hydraulic rear suspension and wide tyres with a unique tread pattern for stability and handling even when off-road.

 

1972 ST90 Mighty Dax

The ST90 Mighty Dax featured a more rigid T-shape frame, wider, more upright custom style ‘mini ape’ bars, high level front mudguard and a bigger engine that packed more speed and acceleration. The new larger 14in wheels came fitted with semi-off road pattern tyres to increase handling performance and stability, even when off-road.

 

1973 CY50 Nauty Dax

Aimed squarely at the RV (Recreational Vehicle) leisure market, the Nauty Dax was developed to offer even better riding performance and stability over rough terrain. Changes to the valve timing and the final drive – now with 4 speeds – increased torque in the low to mid range. With a new exhaust, fuel tank, side covers and unique rectangular shaped headlight, the Nauty Dax also featured a stepped seat and funky paint scheme. The new light and rigid diamond frame and the new fat balloon tyres made for easy rolling over rough campsite terrain

 

1995 ST50 Dax

After 14 years, the Dax returned to the Japanese market. All the iconic design cues remained in place – a pressed steel backbone frame, telescopic suspension, wide foldable bars, chrome mudguard, muffler and block tyres – and were joined by the addition of a longer seat. The 50cc engine featured an automatic cam chain tensioner and magneto ignition for easy starting. Enjoying an eight-year production run, the ST50 Dax finally went off sale in 2003.

 

2022 ST125 Dax

Straight out of the traps with a useful, usable 124cc engine, four speed gearbox and centrifugal clutch the Dax makes a welcome return to the Honda minibike fold, joining the Monkey and MSX125 Grom.

 

  1. Technical specification
ENGINE
Type Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke 2-valve
Displacement 124cc
Bore x Stroke 50.0 x 63.1mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Max. Power Output 6.9kW @ 7,000rpm
Max. Torque 10.8Nm @ 5,000rpm
Noise Level (dB) 79.2dB
Oil Capacity 1 litre
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.8 litres
Fuel Consumption 63.7km/l
CO2 Emissions WMTC 35 g/km
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery 12V 3.5Ah
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet Multiplate and Automatic Centrifugal Clutch
Transmission Type 4 speed rotary
FRAME
Type Press backbone frame
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1,760 x 760 x 1,020mm
Wheelbase 1,020mm
Caster Angle 24.9°
Trail 84mm
Seat Height 775mm
Ground Clearance 180mm
Turning radius 2m
Kerb Weight 107kg
SUSPENSION
Type Front Telescopic 31mm USD fork, 100mm axle travel
Type Rear Twin shock, 120mm axle travel
WHEELS
Type Front 5-spoke cast aluminium
Type Rear 5-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front 120/70-12M/C 51L
Tyres Rear 130/70-12M/C 56L
BRAKES
Type Front Single 220mm hydraulic disc with IMU-based ABS
Type Rear Single 190mm hydraulic disc
ABS Type Single Channel ABS
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments LCD
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice

Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2022 FTR Championship Edition

Celebrating 5-straight American Flat Track® championship wins by the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew

Own this limited edition bike modelled after the Indian Motorcycle FTR750 that has dominated the American Flat Track Championship for five years running. This rare ride is fitted with exclusive championship badging and loaded with style. This is your chance to own a piece of the history, with only 400 available globally.

 

Price:

  • £15,995 + OTR

 

RESERVE YOURS TODAY

CHAMPIONSHIP PEDIGREE

Inspired by the flat tracking race machine, the FTR750, the FTR Championship Edition flaunts an authentic race paint scheme and a 19″ / 18″ wheel set up.

A WINNING LEGACY

A WINNING LEGACY

With only 400 available globally, the FTR Championship Edition allows race fans from around the world to join the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew in celebration of the team’s five-consecutive American Flat Track® championships.

TOP NOTCH STYLING

TOP NOTCH STYLING

Carbon Fiber bodywork including tank shrouds, headlight nacelle, front fender, and seat cowl, give the FTR Championship Edition eye-catching style.

RACE-BRED PERFORMANCE

RACE-BRED PERFORMANCE

120Nm of torque and 92kW with smooth power delivery push your heart to the back of your chest and your concerns to the back of your mind.

TITANIUM AKRPOVIC® EXHAUST

TITANIUM AKRPOVIC® EXHAUST

Premium titanium Akrapovic exhaust mufflers add a mean look with sound to match.

4.3" TOUCHSCREEN POWERED BY RIDE COMMAND

4.3″ TOUCHSCREEN POWERED BY RIDE COMMAND

A 4.3-inch touchscreen powered by RIDE COMMAND with Bluetooth® lets you easily pair your mobile device and control your bike with the touch of your finger.

FULLY ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION

FULLY ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION

Control your ride and handling with fully adjustable front suspension and piggyback rear shocks to let you tune your ride to the exact feel you want.

RIDE MODES FOR CONFIDENCE IN ALL CONDITIONS

RIDE MODES FOR CONFIDENCE IN ALL CONDITIONS

Sport, Standard, and Rain modes with unique throttle maps and traction control intervention levels give you optimal performance in varying riding conditions.

TAKE CONTROL

TAKE CONTROL

Ride confidently with lean-angle stability control, ABS with cornering pre-control, and wheelie control with rear lift mitigation.

 

 

2022 Scout Rogue

A ride reserved for those who want to be a part of something bigger. A lean, mean cruiser with that menacing vibe you’ve been looking for, and a high-revving engine that demands everyone’s attention.

The new Scout Rogue. Packed with attitude and edge, thanks to its aggressive styling and performance-minded features, Scout Rogue exudes performance,
begs for more throttle and is ready for whatever comes its way.

Combining iconic design with contemporary style, the Scout Rogue demands attention and inspires riders to express a bolder sense of self-expression.
A line-up of new features give Scout Rogue its edgy, hard-riding demeanour, including a quarter fairing, mini ape-hanger handlebars, sport style seat,
blacked-out fenders and valve covers, and a 19-inch front wheel. The proven Scout powertrain packs serious punch with loads of low-end torque for snappy
acceleration.

 

Colours/Price:

  • Black Smoke Midnight – £13,295 + OTR
  • Stealth Grey – £13,495 + OTR
  • Sagebrush Smoke – £13,495 + OTR

Some colours may not be available in your country. Please contact your local dealer for more information.

RESERVE YOURS TODAY

BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

With modern inspired style and amenities, the Scout Rogue brings a new spirit to the Scout line-up.

BARELY-TAMED POWER

The liquid-cooled, 1,133 cc, 70kW V-twin delivers punchy acceleration and the power to pass anyone, anywhere. Electronic fuel injection delivers class-leading horsepower and acceleration, while a responsive 6-speed transmission allows for sporty, aggressive riding.

AGGRESSIVE ERGOS

Mini-ape handlebars complement the bold stance, begging riders to ride as aggressively as it looks.

DESIGNED TO MAKE A STATEMENT

The quarter fairing gives the Scout Rogue a distinct look. Add accessories like LED lighting or a colour-matched quarter fairing to make it tailored to you.

 

SPORT STYLE SEAT

The sport style seat provides a sleek look while keeping riders confidently in command of their motorcycle.

Be part of something bigger

 

19″ FRONT WHEEL

The 19-inch front wheel adds to the aggressive nature of the Scout Rogue – both in style and agile handling.

ENGINEERED FOR EASE

ENGINEERED FOR EASE

The lightweight, cast aluminium frame and low seat make for an expertly balanced bike that’s easy to handle at all speeds.

Always Charging

ALWAYS CHARGING

The hidden USB port makes it easy to charge your mobile devices on the go meaning you don’t have to sacrifice aggressive styling for modern function.

FULL STOP

FULL STOP

Eventually, you’ll have to stop. ABS standard on all colours for superior stopping power.

 

2022 CB300R

Model updates: Honda’s CB300R Neo Sports Café lightweight gains 41mm Showa ‘Separate Function front Fork Big Piston’ (SFF-BP) USD forks, plus an assist/slipper clutch and EURO5 compliance for its 286cc liquid-cooled engine. Specification includes radial-mount 4-piston front caliper, floating disc, IMU-controlled ABS and preload adjustable monoshock. Full LED lighting complements a smartly updated LCD display.

2022 HONDA CB300R

 

Colours:

  • Pearl Dusk Yellow **NEW for 2022**
  • Mat Pearl Agile Blue **NEW for 2022**
  • Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic
  • Candy Chromosphere Red

OTR Price:

  • £5,099

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Technical specifications

 

 

  1. Introduction

Strip motorcycling down to its bare essentials and often less equals more. Honda has long understood this, and for 18YM created the CB300R. Part of the Neo Sports Café family – which includes the flagship CB1000R, A1 licence-friendly CB125R and recently updated CB650R four cylinder middleweight – it distils all of the excitement of two wheels into lightweight form.

Representing a major stepping-stone for any young or new rider, the CB300R is very much a first ‘big’ bike after a 125cc machine, offering as it does engaging response and sensations from both engine and chassis without the weight, cost and licence implications of a larger capacity motorcycle. It’s also a great introduction to Honda, with the brand’s engineering prowess, design philosophy, premium equipment and high build quality firmly on display. Conversely, the CB300R also offers an attractive proposition for experienced riders looking to downsize.

Fun to ride, easy and affordable to own, the CB300R receives some major upgrades for 22YM, including high-quality front suspension, assist/slipper clutch and EURO5 compliance for the engine. Just as before, it brings unique style to Europe’s city streets, with a bare-boned attitude that is guaranteed to turn heads.

 

  1. Model Overview

Light weight – the CB300R tips the scales at a wet weight of just 144kg – gives Honda’s small-bore superstar an immediate performance advantage. Mix in a free-revving 286cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine, with new assist/slipper clutch and EURO5 compliance for 22YM, plus the unique Neo Sports Café naked bike presence and the CB300R has the perfect formula to excite and inspire young riders.

The frame mixes pressed and tubular steel for a tuned rigidity balance that gives great feedback. For 22YM the CB300R now features, as standard equipment, 41mm Showa Separate Function front Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks (the same high-quality specification as fitted to the CB650R, with spring rate and damping changes)  as well as a radial-mounted 4-piston caliper, hubless floating front disc, IMU-controlled ABS and radial tyres.

A tapered steel handlebar, updated LCD instrument display and full LED lighting exude quality and add to pride of ownership.

 

  1. Key Features

 3.1 Chassis

  • New 41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks 
  • Radial-mounted 4-piston caliper and hubless 296mm floating front disc
  • ABS works through Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

Underpinning the CB300R’s minimalism is its tubular and pressed steel construction diamond-style frame. The swingarm is manufactured from steel plate, irregularly shaped in cross-section. Both are designed to achieve high longitudinal rigidity and control torsion from wheel deflection without excess rigidity or weight.

The chassis’ core strength is anchored by the pressed steel swingarm pivot plates and swingarm, allowing the frame to deliver agile handling with stability and feedback; rake and trail are set at 24.2°/90.2mm. 24.7° / 93mm

41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks are a major new upgrade for 22YM. A pressure separation damper in one fork tube and spring mechanism in the other deliver high damper performance and lighter weight. Together with the use of a larger sized piston the result is increased feel, bump absorption and control. The rear shock offers 5-step spring preload adjustment.

A 49.6% front/50.4% rear weight bias provides a positive feel for front-end grip and easy steering which is also helped by the low, 144kg wet weight and compact 1,352mm wheelbase. Seat height is set at 799mm.

Braking is managed by a 296mm hubless floating front disc, worked by a radial-mounted Nissin 4-piston caliper, the rear 220mm disc via a single-piston caliper. Both are modulated by 2-channel ABS. The high specification system works through an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to give precise front and rear distribution of ABS operation depending on the vehicle behaviour.

A 150/60R-17 radial rear tyre matches the 110/70R-17 radial front.

 

3.2 Styling & Equipment

  • Unique Neo Sports Café style puts the hardware on display
  • New seat material improves comfort
  • Full LED lighting and LCD dash with updated gear position indicator

Styling is true to Honda’s Neo Sports Café naked bike design language, putting the CB300R’s blacked-out hardware on display. It’s also brutally neat; the cutaway tail unit is barely there, and supports separate rider and pillion seat. The seat features a new revised cover thickness for additional comfort and both rider and pillion footpeg hangers are aluminium.

A thin (23.5mm and weighing just 230g) full function LCD instrument display provides speed, engine rpm and fuel level, with gear position now highlighted in its own, negative form for 22YM. Warning lights are arranged across the top. Full LED lighting – including indicators – gives a premium feel and contributes to mass centralisation. The headlight uses a dual bar light signature, upper for low beam and lower for high beam and the taillight is extremely thin.

The 10L fuel tank is hidden underneath an angular cover and shrouds and houses an aircraft-style filler cap. With fuel economy of 30.2km/l (WMTC mode), the CB300R can cover over 320km from full.

 

Valerio Aiello, of Honda’s Rome R&D Department on the Neo Sports Café design aesthetic: 

“The entire current Neo Sport Café range from Honda is the result of the CB4 Concept model presented at EICMA in 2015. Our desire was to explore the world of the café racer and reinterpret it in a modern key.

All the models of this CB series are not simply retro-vintage motorcycles, but rather neo-classics – that is, modern motorbikes showcasing classic design styles combined with modern techniques.

 We wanted to create a new stylistic dimension, different from the muscular streetfighters of the last few years, and at the same time, far from the simpler café-racer style. The end result is that none of the bikes from the competition resemble the Neo Sports Café range and, like them or not, they are easily recognisable as Hondas. The competitors have classic or very modern motorcycles in their ranges, but in my opinion, not something that goes in the wake of both styles.

 During development of the CB4 concept, I found inspiration from outside the world of motorcycles, in watches. I’ve always liked their technicality and one of the key concepts used during the Neo Sports Café design was ‘Mechanical Art’.

 ‘Mechanical Art’ is the desire to show the beauty of the various mechanical elements to which Honda has always given great importance. Watches do this very well indeed, with their mechanics always creating a certain charm.”

 

 

3.3 Engine

  • Responsive single-cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine
  • 9kW peak power/27.5Nm peak torque with EURO5 compliance
  • Redesigned underslung side-exit exhaust
  • Assist/slipper clutch now managing 6-speed gearbox

The CB300R’s compact, 286cc DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled single cylinder engine is a diminutive jewel that has won many fans for its free-revving and responsive nature. And while it may pump adrenaline as revs rise it’s also an engine that works well in real-world road riding conditions, around town or out on the highway. Peak power of 22.9kW arrives @ 9,000rpm, with peak torque of 27.5Nm delivered @ 7,750rpm.

New for 22YM, an assist/slipper clutch allows super-smooth shifts and manages rear wheel ‘hop’ on rapid downshifting and hard braking. The 6-speed gearbox offers an even spread of gears for strong acceleration and the gear change mechanism employs an adjustable rose joint linkage.

Bore and stroke is set at 76 x 63mm, with compression ratio of 10.7:1. PGM-FI fuel injection – with 38mm throttle bore and straight-shot intake path – delivers crisp throttle response across the rev range. For EURO5 compliance – alongside an OBD2-compatible crank sensor – the underslung exhaust mid-section has been redesigned and incorporates a new larger catalyser. The right-side exit muffler also features a new, simpler internal structure.

To reduce maintenance costs – an important factor for younger riders – the engine is also designed with the minimum number of moving parts. Details like the low-friction piston rings, high-density core radiator and iridium spark plug help increase fuel efficiency.

 

 

  1. Technical Specifications
ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled 4-valve DOHC single
Engine Displacement (cm³) 286cc
Bore ´ Stroke (mm) 76mm x 63mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Max. Power Output 22.9kW @ 9,000rpm
Max. Torque 27.5Nm @ 7,750rpm
Oil Capacity 1.8L
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.0L
Fuel Consumption 30.2km/litre
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery Capacity 12V-7AH
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate hydraulic clutch
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Steel diamond
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2012mm x 802mm x 1052mm
Wheelbase 1352mm
Caster Angle 24.2° 24.7°
Trail 90.2mm 93mm
Seat Height 799mm
Ground Clearance 157mm 151mm
Kerb Weight 144kg
Turning radius 2.3m
SUSPENSION
Type Front 41mm Showa Separate Function front Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks. 130mm stroke
Type Rear Monoshock damper with 5 stage adjustable preload, 107mm travel
WHEELS
Rim Size Front 17inch
Rim Size Rear 17inch
Tyres Front 110/70R17M/C 54H
Tyres Rear 150/60R17M/C 65H
BRAKES
ABS System Type 2 channel;
Front 296mm hubless floating disc with radial-mount Nissin 4-piston caliper
Rear 220mm disc with single piston caliper
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments LCD
Headlight LED
Taillight LED
Connectivity No
USB No
12V Socket No
Auto Winker cancel No
Security System No
Cruise Control No
Additional Features No

 

# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2022 Katana

THE EVOLUTION OF AN ICON NEW KATANA

The New KATANA is forged to perfection and polished to a magnificent radiance. Engineered to provide maximum control and optimum performance. Finely crafted to take riding pleasure to a new level. The Suzuki KATANA is destined to create a new legend.

 

OTR Price:

  • £12,455

Colours:

  • Metallic Matt Stellar Blue (YUA)
  • Solid Iron Grey (YUD)

 

  • POWER (PS) – 152
  • ENGINE (CC) – 999
  • WEIGHT (KG) – 215
  • MPG* – 46.31

 

Accessories Brochure:

 

FORGING A NEW STREET LEGEND

From the sharp lines defining the length of its body to the performance of its 152PS engine, every detail of the Suzuki KATANA speaks of distinctive beauty. While its design cues pay due homage to the 1981 iconic GSX1100S KATANA, which stole the hearts of riders around the world, the KATANA is a thoroughly modern machine that is breath-taking to behold and inspiring to ride.

The high performance 999cc four-stroke DOHC liquid-cooled inline-four engine that powers the Katana inherits true winning superbike DNA. This street-tuned engine is based on core architecture that benefits from know-how acquired over decades of developing the GSX-R to win countless production race victories, while also incorporating advanced technologies developed for MotoGP racing.

 

OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

Japanese swordsmiths devote countless hours to repeatedly forge, hammer, fold the raw steel to achieve the right balance needed for the blade to perform optimally. Fired by the same spirit, Suzuki’s development team tested and tuned each component to create a compact, lightweight chassis that is engineered to provide agility, ease of control and a fun-to-ride character.

 

GREAT ROAD HOLDING PERFORMANCE

The twin-spar aluminium alloy frame is engineered to provide nimble handling and great road holding performance. The frame’s main tubes are designed to run straight from the steering head to the swingarm pivot.

 

COMFORTABLE SEAT AND SLIM BODYWORK

The sleek two-tone seat is comfortable, and the seat strap provides the passenger with a good grip. The seat height of 825mm provides comfort and allows riders to plant their feet on the ground when stopped. The slim design where the seat meets the fuel tank also helps make it easy for the rider’s feet to reach the ground.

 

FULLY ADJUSTABLE FORKS

The Ø43mm KYB inverted front forks provide 120mm of stroke for a sporty yet plush ride. The forks feature fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring pre-load. The 63mm stroke of the link-type rear suspension is tuned for a superb progressive feel and to react efficiently to road surface conditions, delivering an agile and stable feel. The rear suspension offers adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load

 

BREMBO RADIAL BRAKES

Brembo radial mount monobloc front brake calipers are mated with Ø310mm floating-mount dual discs to provide powerful braking performance. Each caliper has four opposing Ø32mm pistons. The Antilock Brake System monitors wheel speed 50 times per wheel rotation, and matches stopping power to available traction. The ABS control unit, produced by BOSCH is compact and light weight.

 

BI-DIRECTIONAL QUICK SHIFT SYSTEM

This feature lets you shift up or down more quickly and easily without the need to operate the clutch or throttle. When activated, Quick Shift automatically interrupts power delivery just long enough to produce smoother, almost uninterrupted acceleration when you shift up. When decelerating, the system automatically opens the throttle valves just enough to increase rpm and match engine speed to the next-lower gear ratio. The result of this hands-free automatic blipping function combines seamlessly with engine braking to create a highly satisfying experience when downshifting. Bi-directional Quick Shift works in unison with SDMS to bring you even greater riding fun with a more linear feel.

 

CLEAN TAIL DESIGN

The KATANA uses a small rear mudguard supported by the swingarm that hugs the rear tyre. Moving it, along with the rear turn signals and number plate holder, to this position eliminates parts extending from under the seat to give the tail section clean lines and a purer, lighter look.

 

STRIKING LED LIGHTING

The vertically stacked LED headlight with a unique rectangular shape and LED front position lights accentuates the sharp look of the KATANA’s face. At the back of KATANA, the LED rear combination lights feature a sharp line and unique lighting pattern that heighten the advanced look of the KATANA’s styling.

2022 MSX125 GROM

Model updatesHonda’s pocket-sized funster rides into 22YM with its retro-cool style, quick-detach body panels, LCD dash and EURO5-specification air-cooled engine driving through a five-speed gearbox. A fresh new colour ­– Pearl Queen Bee Yellow – sweetens the deal.

 

Colours:

  • Pearl Queen Bee Yellow **NEW**
  • Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic
  • Gayety Red

Price:

  • £3,849 OTR

 Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

Easy to use, fun and functional, the original leisure motorcycle was defined by Honda in 1963 with the iconic, small-wheeled Monkey bike and carried on – redefined for each respective generation – with the Dax, Ape and the Monkey, itself reborn in 18YM.

The formula has found resonance with the new breed of young riders. Known as ‘Generation Y’ in the USA, ‘Dek Neaw’ in Thailand and ‘Street-Kei’ in Japan, they have grown up in the borderless internet age, and share a culture, outlook and spirit that defies convention.

Instinctively drawn to motorcycling, they need their first two-wheeled transport to be exciting but not unduly challenging, with a design that sets them apart and a reasonable price tag. In 13YM Honda introduced the MSX125 (Mini Street X-treme 125) to cater specifically for such young riders.

A truly global product the MSX125 (known as the ‘Grom’ in Japan and USA) has been a hit across the world. In its first sales season the MSX125 joined the CBF125 in the ranks of Europe’s top 5 best-selling 125cc motorcycles. And, over the last few years, it has established itself as a firm favourite, whether used for simple urban transport or as a heavily customised style statement by its target market.

After 6 years of quiet success and several small styling evolutions, with an eye on the next wave of young riders, 21YM saw a new MSX125 hit the streets with an even cooler direction of travel, and a new name – the MSX125 Grom. For 22YM, a new colour sees it remain Honda’s little machine that continues to brim with big dreams.

 

  1. Model Overview

21YM’s completely redesigned bodywork gave the MSX125 Grom a new design language: fresh and fun, and also easily removed ready for an owner’s creativity to get to work. The LCD dash was also updated to include a rev-counter and gear position indicator.

A new air-cooled engine maintained usable, real-world performance but added a fifth gear to help longer-range riding. And the chassis – tried and tested – offers the same small-bike dimensions with big-bike suspension, braking and handling qualities.

 

  1. Key Features

 3.1 Styling & Equipment

  • Bodywork injects fresh individuality 
  • Easy custom potential; all four panels attach with just six bolts each side
  • LCD dash includes rev counter and gear position indicator

There’s a cool kind of quirkiness about the MSX125 Grom’s bodywork; a distinctive individuality that mixes the modernity of sleek LED headlight, pared-down seat unit and subframe with the retro of the super-compact side panels and tank covers. And, influenced by customers’ ongoing efforts to make their bike unique, the MSX125 Grom is designed around the concept of adaptability and easy customisation – all of the bodywork attaches with six bolts each side, a detail highlighted by large bolt surrounds for another unique design touch.

The gold finish to the USD front forks, and yellow shock spring stand out in bright contrast to the blacked-out engine, exhaust, wheels and swingarm. Easy to read for its compact size the LCD digital dash includes a rev-counter and gear position indicator, alongside the speedometer, twin trip meters, fuel gauge and clock. Resetting of the trip meters and clock, or alternation between odometer and trip meter, is managed by the switches either side of the display.

 

3.2 Engine

  • 125cc, air-cooled fuel-injected two-valve engine; 7.2kW peak power/10.5Nm torque
  • Five-speed gearbox for higher-speed cruising
  • EURO5 compliance

 The MSX125 Grom’s 125cc, two-valve air-cooled engine uses a 50mm bore and 63.1mm stroke, with compression ratio of 10.0:1. Peak power of 7.2kW arrives at 7,250rpm, with peak torque of 10.5Nm at 5,500rpm.

It packs a perfect blend of zippy roll-on performance with useful, accessible all-round ability. Really, this unit all about the fun of twisting a throttle; the five-speed gearbox amplifies the pleasure (and usability) and allows top speed of 94km/h.

Manual clutch operation imparts a full-sized motorcycle experience, while the 15T gearbox sprocket, 38T final drive sprocket and 12-inch wheels deliver lively around-town response plus the ability to travel slowly in a high gear – perfect for threading easily through tight traffic.

It’s also economical, returning 66.6km/l (WMTC mode) by using low-friction technologies, such as an offset cylinder and roller-rocker arm for the valve gear. Sophisticated PGM-FI guarantees highly efficient combustion, and works in conjunction with both air intake and exhaust to deliver an involving experience at the throttle. A large, 2.5L airbox and panel-type, wet paper filter provide reliable and quiet airflow; the filter itself has a life of 10,000 miles. The exhaust downpipe and muffler are two separate parts.

The MSX125 Grom is homologated for EURO5, which from January 1st 2020, introduced significantly stricter engine emissions standards compared to EURO4. These requirements include substantial reductions in permitted carbon monoxide emissions, an over 40% decrease in total hydrocarbon emissions, tougher misfire detection and the introduction of a particulate matter limit.

 

3.3 Chassis

  • Steel mono-backbone frame provides central strength; 761mm seat height
  • Quality suspension performance from 31mm USD forks and rear monoshock
  • 12-inch wheel rims and hydraulic disc brakes front and rear

The MSX125 Grom’s well-proven chassis was essentially unchanged during its 21YM makeover, and the original priorities of design remain relevant: provide the base for a practical bike that new riders could use – and park – with ease in an urban environment, but be just as useable and enjoyable out of town, and also readily accept a pillion.

A steel mono-backbone frame ensures the MSX125 Grom’s core strength. Its rigid, square-section tube joins the headstock directly to the swingarm pivot plates and every other part in effect hangs visibly from the frame, greatly contributing to the minimalist look. Specifically tuned vertical/horizontal rigidity and flex in the swingarm pivot and engine hanger plates provides the perfect balance of comfort and confidence.

The frame structure also enables efficient storage of PGM-FI-related components and electrical parts inside the tank cover and fuel capacity is increased (6.0L). Wheelbase is a snug 1200mm, with rake and trail of 25°/81mm. Kerb weight is reduced to 103kg. A low 761mm seat height makes the MSX125 Grom very manageable; its size also ensures that motor home owners find it easy to load/unload, transport and use.

Suspension front and rear delivers ‘beyond class’ quality. The 31mm USD fork reduces unsprung weight and, thanks to the pistons’ greater pressure-bearing area (compared to a standard telescopic fork) offers improved damping feel throughout the stroke. The top and bottom yokes are full-sized, further enhancing handling and rider fee

Fundamental to the MSX Grom’s form and function are its 5-spoke (re-styled) 12-inch cast aluminium wheels, which feature wide 2.5-inch rims. Front 120/70-12 and 130/70-12 rear tyres also inject dynamic looks and performance. Hydraulic dual piston front (finished in gold) and single piston rear brake calipers work front 220mm and rear 190mm discs. The ABS system operates through an IMU.

 

 

  1. Technical Specifications
ENGINE
Type 2-valve air-cooled single cylinder
Displacement 125cc
Bore & Stroke 50.0mm x 63.1mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Max. Power Output 7.2Kw @ 7,250rpm
Max. Torque 10.5Nm @ 5,500rpm
Oil Capacity 1.1 litres
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.0 litres
Fuel Consumption 65.7km/l
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric Motor
Battery Capacity 12V 3.5AH
ACG Output 225W/5000rpm
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet multiplate
Transmission Type 5 speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Steel mono-backbone frame
CHASSIS
Dimensions (L´W´H) 1,760mm x 720mm x 1,015mm
Wheelbase 1,200mm
Caster Angle 25⁰
Trail 81mm
Seat Height 761mm
Ground Clearance 180mm
Kerb Weight 103kg
Turning radius 1.9 metres
SUSPENSION
Type Front USD Front Forks, 31mm
Type Rear Mono shock, steel square pipe swingarm
WHEELS
Type Front 5 Spoke Aluminium Cast
Type Rear 5 Spoke Aluminium Cast
Rim Size Front MT 2.5-12
Rim Size Rear MT 2.5-12
Tyres Front 120/70-12
Tyres Rear 130/70-12
BRAKES
Type Front Single 220mm disc with hydraulic dual-piston brake caliper
Type Rear Single 190mm disc with hydraulic single-piston brake caliper
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments LCD digital dash with speedometer, twin trip meters, fuel gauge and clock.
Headlight LED Headlight and Taillight

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors

2022 CB650R

Model updatesHonda’s Neo Sports Café middleweight continues to carve out a strong following. Specification includes 41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston USD forks, high-revving four-cylinder engine, HSTC, assist/slipper clutch and LCD dash. Minimal styling makes a bold statement, and includes practicality of a USB Type-C socket under the seat. The choice of colours grows to four for 2022, with the addition of a Sword Silver Metallic option.

 

KEY FEATURES

  •  New side panels and rear mudguard/number plate mount.
  • Handlebar angle increased for easier low-speed manoeuvring.
  • LCD display now easier to read; USB Type-C socket under the seat.
  • New Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks.
  • Four-piston, radial-mount front brake calipers and floating discs.
  • 120/70-ZR17 and 180/55-ZR17 front and rear tyres.
  • 70kW peak power, 63Nm peak torque with 35kW A2 licence option.
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC).
  • Full EURO5 compliance.
  • 35kW A2 licence conversion available.

 

Colours:

  • Sword Silver Metallic **NEW**
  • Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic
  • Candy Chromosphere Red
  • Mat Jeans Blue Metallic

Price:

  • £7,699 OTR

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Model overview
  • Key features
  • Accessories
  • Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

Honda has always thrived on exploring new boundaries – in design as well as engineering. In 18YM, the CB1000R, CB300R and CB125R brought a fresh identity to its naked motorcycle line-up, mixing café racer inspirations with a forward-looking ultra-minimalist look under the ‘Neo Sports Café’ design theme.

One segment remained for the new aesthetic to find expression: the hugely competitive naked middleweight arena and, in 19YM, the CB650R confidently took on this role. Aimed at a young demographic that looks to show off in style and enjoy to the maximum a combination of exhilarating four cylinder engine performance and light, versatile, refined chassis handling, it has proved a great success.

Building on the momentum, in 21YM the CB650R received a major front suspension upgrade, plus a range of detail improvements to enhance comfort, usability and practicality. For 22YM, the CB650R gains a cool new colour option.

 

Valerio Aiello, of Honda’s Rome R&D Department on the Neo Sports Café design aesthetic: 

 “The entire current Neo Sport Café range from Honda is the result of the CB4 Concept model presented at EICMA in 2015. Our desire was to explore the world of the café racer and reinterpret it in a modern key.

 All the models of this CB series are not simply retro-vintage motorcycles, but rather neo-classics – that is, modern motorbikes showcasing classic design styles combined with modern techniques.

We wanted to create a new stylistic dimension, different from the muscular streetfighters of the last few years, and at the same time, far from the simpler café-racer style. The end result is that none of the bikes from the competition resemble the Neo Sports Café range and, like them or not, they are easily recognisable as Hondas. The competitors have classic or very modern motorcycles in their ranges, but in my opinion, not something that goes in the wake of both styles.

 During development of the CB4 concept, I found inspiration from outside the world of motorcycles, in watches. I’ve always liked their technicality and one of the key concepts used during the Neo Sports Café design was ‘Mechanical Art’.

 ‘Mechanical Art’ is the desire to show the beauty of the various mechanical elements to which Honda has always given great importance. Watches do this very well indeed, with their mechanics always creating a certain charm.”

 

  1. Model Overview

The CB650R received a significant refresh for 21YM. The major news was the application of 41mm Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SSF-BP) USD forks – high quality suspension that really elevates the bike’s handling ability.

EURO5 compliance for the engine was achieved with no loss of top end power; other detail improvements included slightly more forward-set handlebars, improved visibility for the LCD display and USB Type-C charging socket under the seat. New side panels and rear mudguard were also minor cosmetic changes.

 

  1. Key Features

 3.1 Chassis

  • Showa Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks
  • Four-piston, radial-mount front brake calipers and floating discs
  • 120/70-ZR17 and 180/55-ZR17 front and rear tyres

 The CB650R’s steel diamond frame uses pressed swingarm pivot plates and twin elliptical spars with a rigidity balance specifically tuned (stiffer around the headstock and more flexible in the spar sections) to deliver balanced handling characteristics, with high levels of rider feedback. Rake is set at 25.5° with trail of 101mm and wheelbase of 1,450mm. Kerb weight is 202.5kg.

Showa’s Separate Function Big Piston (SFF-BP) 41mm USD forks offer high-quality reaction. A pressure separation damper in one fork tube and spring mechanism in the other deliver high damping performance and lighter weight. Together with the use of a larger sized piston the result is increased feel, bump absorption and control. Adjustable for 10-stage spring preload, the single-tube monoshock operates directly on the curvaceous gravity die-cast aluminium swingarm.

Four-piston radial-mount front brake calipers work 310mm wave-pattern floating discs, and are paired with a single-piston rear caliper and 240mm disc. The ABS is a two-channel system.

Cast aluminium wheels mount 120/70-ZR17 and 180/55-ZR17 front and rear tyres.

 

3.2 Styling & equipment

  • Minimal side panels and rear mudguard/number plate mount
  • Handlebar angled for effortless low-speed manoeuvring
  • LCD display easy to read; USB Type-C socket under the seat

Tightly wrapped and aggressive, the CB650R’s Neo Sports Café style features the signature compact ‘Trapezoid’ proportion of short, stubby tail and short overhang headlight. The long fuel tank is a key motif of the family design; its smooth lines accentuate the solidity of real metal surfaces and crown the engineering of the four cylinder powerplant. It also houses the ignition.

A 35° handlebar angle makes tight, slow-speed turns and U-turns straightforward. Compact side panels accentuate the minimalism, as does the steel rear mudguard. There’s a USB Type-C socket located under the seat, for easy charging of a mobile device; seat height is set at 810mm.

The round headlight is one of the key words of the Neo Sports Café design language. It’s LED, as is the rest of the lighting. Sharp LCD instruments use the CB1000R as a baseline and include Shift Up, Gear Position and Peak Hold indicators.

 

3.3 Engine

  • 70kW peak power, 63Nm peak torque with 35kW A2 licence option
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
  • Full EURO5 compliance

 The 649cc, DOHC 16-valve engine is tuned to create the purest, most enjoyable mid-sized four cylinder performance possible, with the classically fast ‘pick-up’ through the rev range and hard-hitting, high-revving top end for which Honda’s in-line’s fours are renowned. Peak power of 70kW arrives @ 12,000rpm with peak torque @ 63Nm delivered at 9,500 rpm. An easy 35kW conversion is available for A2 licence holders. EURO5 compliance required revisions to the ECU, cam lobes, intake timing, exhaust pipe, catalyser and silencer, as well as the addition of a crank pulsar.

Direct cam actuation makes for a compact cylinder head; bore and stroke is set at 67mm x 46mm with compression ratio raised of 11.6:1. Iridium spark plugs are employed and twin air ducts – either side of the fuel tank – feed the airbox and produce a throaty intake roar.

Asymmetric piston skirts minimise bore contact and reduce friction. Ferrous spines on the outer surface of the cylinder sleeves reduce oil consumption (and friction) with improved heat transfer and a silent SV cam chain reduces frictional losses by using a Vanadium coating on its pins. Internal water channelling from cylinder head to cylinders does away with most of the exterior hoses.

The engine uses a compact internal architecture, stacked six-speed gearbox and starter layout with the cylinders canted forward 30°. An assist/slipper clutch eases upshifts while managing rear-wheel lock up under hard braking and rapid downshifts. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) is fitted to manage rear wheel traction; it can be turned off should the rider choose.

Fuel consumption of 20.4km/l (WMTC mode) gives a range of over 300km from the 15.4L

fuel tank.

 

Accessories

A range of Genuine Honda Accessories are available for the CB650R:

Several aluminium parts and aluminium inserts to maximise the Neo Sport Café design that CB650R and CB1000R have in common (meter visor, front mudguard panels, shroud covers, side covers, seat cowl).

  • Under cowl
  • Wheel stripes
  • Tank bag and seat bag – the same as those for Honda’s naked flagship, the CB1000R
  • Quick shifter
  • Front visor
  • 12V socket
  • Heated grips
  • Tank pad

 

 

  1. Technical Specifications
ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4 cylinder
Engine Displacement (cm³) 649cc
Bore ´ Stroke (mm) 67.0 x 46.0
Compression Ratio 11.6:1
Max. Power Output 70kW/12,000rpm
Max. Torque 63Nm/9,500rpm
Oil Capacity 2.7L
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 15.4L
Fuel Consumption 20.4km/litre
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/8.6AH
ACG Output 370W
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet, multiplate disc
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Steel diamond
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2130 x 780 x 1075mm
Wheelbase 1450mm
Caster Angle 25.5°
Trail 101mm
Seat Height 810mm
Ground Clearance 150mm
Kerb Weight 202.5kg
Turning radius
SUSPENSION
Type Front 41mm Showa Separate Function front Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks
Type Rear Monoshock damper with 10 stage adjustable preload, 43.5mm stroke
WHEELS
Rim Size Front Hollow section 6-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Rear Hollow section 6-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)
Tyres Rear 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)
BRAKES
ABS System Type 2 channel; hydraulic dual disc 310mm front, hydraulic disc 240mm rear
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments Digital speedometer, digital bar graph tachometer, dual trip meter, digital bar graph fuel gauge, gear position and upshift indicator, digital clock
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2022 CMX1100 Rebel

Model updates: Honda’s super-cool CMX1100 Rebel offers to relax and excite in equal measure, and a vibrant new paint option for 22YM adds even more appeal. Serious performance is on tap from its 1,084cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, plus a meaty character and evocative exhaust note; Honda Selectable Torque Control, Wheelie Control, Cruise Control and 3 default riding modes working through Throttle by Wire make up a comprehensive package of supporting electronics. High-quality running gear includes 43mm cartridge-style front forks, ‘piggyback’ rear shock absorbers and four-piston, radial-mount front brake caliper. All lighting is LED, with negative LCD instrument display. A 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission option is also available.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Full LED lighting with 4 bulb LED headlight.
  • Ignition also opens the seat, which hides storage space and USB-C charger.
  • Cruise control standard
  • 1,084cc parallel twin drawn from the CRF1100L Africa Twin.
  • Strong performance, with a well-defined character from revised valve timing and ignition settings, plus increased flywheel mass.
  • Throttle By Wire engine management and tuned exhaust note.
  • 3 default riding modes to choose from, plus USER customization.
  • 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control.
  • 3 default D mode (automatic) shifting schedules mirror the riding modes.
  • USER mode offers customisation.
  • 43mm cartridge-style front forks and piggyback rear shocks, both spring preload adjustable.
  • Radial mount four-piston front brake caliper and 330mm floating disc
  • 130/70B18, 180/65B16 front and rear tyres.
  • Manual and DCT options available.

 

22YM HONDA CMX1100 REBEL

Colours:

  • Pearl Stallion Brown **NEW**
  • Gunmetal Black Metallic

Price:

  • £9,599 OTR
  • DCT £10,499 OTR

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Accessories
  5. Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

The A2 licence-friendly 500cc twin-cylinder CMX500 Rebel, released in 17YM, fused tradition with ground-breaking new ideas to capture younger riders for whom a motorcycle is so much more than just transport – riders for whom their motorcycle is a lifestyle, an attitude and an expression of individual identity.

The Rebel’s combination of a timeless ‘bobber’ look and a unique, forward-looking, contemporary style earned it immediate popularity in its first sales season. And it has been far from a one-year wonder: in 19YM the Rebel was the third biggest selling custom style machine in Europe. Accessible, easy to ride and live with, by going its own way the Rebel has proved an accomplished success in standard trim. And as a blank canvas for customisation, it has been a machine more than ready for whatever its owner’s imagination has had in store for it.

For 21YM, where the Rebel led, a new motorcycle followed. The CMX1100 Rebel. It took the essence of what’s made the smaller bike so special and added more performance, more character and a wealth of Honda’s most advanced technology.

Armed with all of the above, and a keen price tag, the CMX1100 Rebel offers a step up – or across from a different segment altogether – for a wide range of riders looking for something that extra bit different. It carries on mechanically unchanged for 22YM, but gets an aesthetic boost with a brand new colour option.

 

  1. Model Overview

The CMX1100 Rebel has a dual personality. It’s been designed for a leisurely laidback cruise, but also to offer an exciting riding experience when a twisty road presents itself. Riders moving up from smaller bikes will appreciate the manageable dimensions and weight (seat height is a mere 700mm), while more experienced riders will find instant, accessible enjoyment from the chassis’ handling potential, with its stiff tubular steel frame, quality naked bike-spec suspension and high-powered braking.

All-comers will love the character and performance of the 1,084cc parallel twin-cylinder engine (as used by the CRF1100L Africa Twin), which has been re-tuned for super-strong bottom and mid-range punch and character, plus an evocative, enhanced exhaust note.

Throttle By Wire management brings with it sophisticated rider aids: there are 3 default riding modes with a cluster of different parameters to suit riding conditions or rider mood, including engine power delivery, engine braking, the level of Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control, and the shift schedule of the optional Dual Clutch Transmission technology. Cruise control comes as standard.

As a 21st century bobber, the Rebel 1100’s stripped-back style speaks volumes with its minimalism. Steel mudguards front and rear sit atop fat tyres; the circular headlight mixes old school looks with new school LED bulbs and mirrors the round, negative LCD instrument display. For modern day convenience, there’s a USB-C charger in the under seat storage space.

 

  1. Key Features

 3.1 Styling & Equipment

  • Raw style a statement of muscular, stealthy simplicity
  • Full LED lighting with 4 bulb LED headlight
  • Ignition key also opens the seat, which hides storage space and USB Type-C socket
  • Cruise control standard

The blacked-out CMX1100 Rebel offers a simple, raw and ‘unprocessed’ look created by the same US-based Honda R&D studio that laid down the style of the CMX 500 Rebel. Long and low, with narrow body crowned by a scalloped, two-tone 13.6L flangeless fuel tank, its minimalist presence has real depth, with proportions that are complemented naturally with a rider on board.

Both front and rear mudguards are drawn from 1mm-thick steel and mount with die-cast aluminium brackets. And everywhere you look there are design cues that reinforce the unique overall Rebel look. The low-set 175mm diameter headlight has a classic form but houses four LED bulbs with thick inner lenses for a well-defined frontal signature. The small 55mm circular indicators, too, have classic looks but the oval, clear-lensed LED taillight strikes a contemporary note and chimes with other Rebel details.

The seat is contoured to support the rider under hard acceleration but with soft density for comfort. The Rebel rider can go solo or carry a passenger, as the rear seat pad quickly and easily unbolts. Under the seat there’s a 3L storage compartment which features a USB Type-C charging point.

An offset 120mm negative LCD instrument display offers intuitive information delivery. The ignition key locates on the left side of the frame and also opens the seat without having to be removed from the ignition. The uncluttered handlebars mount with substantial 1-inch clamps and the left-hand switchgear manages the riding modes and the optional DCT. And for long highway days, cruise control is fitted as standard.

 

3.2 Engine

  • 1,084cc parallel twin-cylinder engine
  • Strong performance, with well-defined character and delivery
  • Throttle By Wire engine management and tuned exhaust note

The Rebel 1100’s 1,084cc SOHC 8-valve parallel twin-cylinder engine produces peak power of 64kW @ 7,000rpm with 98Nm @ 4,750rpm peak torque. These are healthy numbers in this segment of the market, and a guarantee of strong performance. Increased inertia from a heavy flywheel mass means the low-rpm response is not only extremely strong, but delivered with real character.

Compact dimensions (thanks to the Unicam drive train and semi-dry sump crankcase) centralise mass neatly, make for a low centre of gravity with maximum ground clearance when coupled with the Rebel’s low-slung frame design.

A 270° phased crankshaft and uneven firing interval ensure character. But also a unique exhaust system, valve timing and lift generate an even stronger ‘pulse’ feel. And, in keeping with the Rebel’s dual personality, the engine pulse changes from one that responds harmoniously at low revs to all throttle inputs, to a more boisterous, sensation-heightening ‘throb’ as the rpm rises.

Engine management is via Throttle By Wire (TBW) and PGM-FI feeds the throttle bodies from a 7L airbox. Adding to riding satisfaction is the exhaust note, which has been tuned to deliver a deep, low-frequency sound pulse through the 5.3L oval-section muffler below 4,000rpm married to a much more powerful, high-frequency note as rpm climbs.

The crankcases split horizontally and the water pump is housed within the clutch casing with a thermostat integrated into the cylinder head. Manual and DCT versions of the engine share common crankcases with only minor external differences. Secondary vibrations are neutralised by the mutually reciprocating motion of the pistons, while primary inertial and coupling vibrations are cancelled by the use of biaxial balance shafts. The water and oil pumps are driven by the balancer shafts.

A crank pulsar – with relator teeth spaced at 10° intervals – manages misfire detection, important for OBD2/EURO5 compliance. In addition for EURO5 Linear Air Flow (LAF) sensors in the downpipes give accurate measurement of the air/fuel mixture ratio.

 

3.3 Engine Electronics

  • 3 default riding modes to choose from, plus USER customisation
  • 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control

TBW manages engine performance and character, plus the level of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and Wheelie Control. There are pre-set 3 modes for the rider to choose covering a wide variety of riding conditions. Mode selection is managed from the left-hand switchgear; an indicator in the instrument display activates when HSTC is working.

STANDARD offers a middle setting for engine power delivery, engine braking and Wheelie Control/HSTC, delivering a relaxed ride at low rpm and speeds, while unleashing much more of the Rebel’s potential as the revs rise.

RAIN transmits low engine power delivery and braking, matched to high Wheelie Control and HSTC, for relaxed riding and extra reassurance on wet or slippery surfaces.

SPORT gives aggressive engine power delivery and standard engine braking, with low Wheelie Control and HSTC intervention to allow maximum performance.

USER mode offers the ability to customise between the settings for the preferred combination. Once set, the USER setting is automatically stored so there’s no need to re-set each time the ignition is turned on.

 

3.4 Dual Clutch Transmission

  • 3 default D mode (automatic) shifting schedules mirror the riding modes
  • USER mode offers customisation

Honda’s DCT technology is now in its 12th year of production, and over 200.000 DCT-equipped Honda two-wheelers have been sold in Europe since 2010. It delivers consistent, seamless gear changes and very quickly becomes second nature in use. It uses two clutches: one for start-up and 1st, 3rd and 5th, the other for 2nd, 4th and 6th, with the mainshaft for each clutch located inside the other for compact packaging.

Each clutch is independently controlled by its own electro-hydraulic circuit. When a gear change occurs, the system pre-selects the target gear using the clutch not currently in use. The first clutch is then electronically disengaged as, simultaneously, the second clutch engages.

The result is a consistent, fast and seamless gear change. Furthermore, as the twin clutches transfer drive from one gear to the next with minimal interruption of the drive to the rear wheel, any gear change shock and pitching of the machine is minimised, making the change feel direct as well as smooth. Extra benefits include durability (as the gears cannot be damaged by missing a gear) impossibility of stalling, low stress urban riding, reduced rider fatigue and extra ‘brain space’ to concentrate on pure riding aspects such as riding line, cornering, braking and acceleration points.

The DCT system offers two distinct riding approaches – the Automatic settings, with pre-programmed shift patterns which constantly read vehicle speed, gear selected and engine rpm to decide when a shift should occur, and the Manual Transmission setting for gear changes using the paddle-shift style triggers on the left handlebar.

Through TBW control, the DCT shift patterns are linked with the 3 riding modes.

In STANDARD riding mode, the DCT shift pattern offers a balance between high-gear, low-speed cruising and low-gear, full-throttle excitement.

RAIN selects higher gears more quickly for a super-smooth ride.

SPORT delivers higher-rpm and lower gears, holds onto revs for longer before upshifts, and downshifting at higher rpms for more engine braking effect.

The USER option also allows the rider to adopt any of the three DCT shift patterns in any riding mode according to preference.

 

3.5 Chassis

  • Signature tubular steel frame underpins Rebel styling
  • Steering geometry provides stability with easy handling characteristics
  • 43mm cartridge-style front forks and piggyback rear shocks, both spring preload adjustable
  • Radial mount four-piston front brake caliper and 330mm floating disc
  • 130/70B18, 180/65B16 front and rear tyres

A styling statement in itself, the Rebel’s tubular steel frame is based around the raw and simple design of its sibling and features the same defined ‘theme’ line running diagonally front to back, with the fuel tank playing its part sat above the 35mm diameter main tubes which, naturally, are larger than the CMX500 Rebel’s. The 50.8mm diameter swingarm, too has an ‘engineered’ look to match.

Wheelbase is 1,520mm; the forks have a 30° angle for cruiser style, 2° offset from the 28° ‘rake’ line itself; trail is 110mm. This combination delivers the right look, but also straight-line stability and accurate, easy handling. Wet weight is set at 223kg for the standard Rebel 1100 and 233kg for the DCT-equipped option.

Seat height is a very manageable 700mm and the triangle between handlebars, seat and mid-mount footpegs places the rider firmly ‘in’ the motorcycle. The overall geometry allows generous lean angles of 35° each side (as measured by Honda), meaning the Rebel 1100 can enjoy a twisty ‘canyon’ ride and clip apexes with the best of them.

The cartridge-style front forks feature blacked-out 2-piece lowers (manufactured from both extruded and die-cast aluminium) mated to 43mm stanchions finished in a dark navy titanium oxide coating. Twin rear shocks feature a 12.5mm rod and pressurised ‘piggyback’ reservoir. Both front and rear suspension are adjustable for spring preload.

Braking power is served up by a front radial-mount monoblock four-piston caliper biting a 330mm floating disc and rear single piston caliper/256mm disc, both managed by ABS. Cast aluminium wheels feature 5 sporty Y-shaped spokes and wear fat tyres; a 180/65B16 rear and 130/70B18 front.

 

  1. Accessories

As a motorcycle born to be accessorised there are a range of Honda Genuine Accessories ready to bolt straight on to the Rebel 1100.

These are grouped into two categories with different customer styles in mind: the ‘street’ and the ‘tour’ line-ups:

 

STREET 

  • Wadding Seat ­– standard/forward set replacement black/brown seats
  • Rear rack (solo type)
  • Tank pad
  • Headlight fairing
  • Short front mudguard
  • Wheel stripes

 

TOUR

  • Wadding Seat – standard/forward set replacement black/brown seats
  • Passenger back rest
  • Rear rack
  • Fabric saddlebag
  • Screen

 

 

  1. Technical Specifications
ENGINE  
Type SOHC liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve parallel twin with 270° crank and Uni-cam. EURO5 compliant
Displacement 1084cc
Bore & Stroke 92mm x 81.5mm
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Max. Power Output 64kW at7,000rpm
Max. Torque 98Nm at 4,750rpm
Oil Capacity 4.8/4.3 (5.2/4.7 DCT)
FUEL SYSTEM  
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.6L
Fuel Consumption 4.9L/100km – MT
5.3L/100km – DCT
CO2 Emissions 114g/km – MT
123g/km – DCT
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM  
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/11.2AH
ACG Output 0.419kW
DRIVETRAIN  
Clutch Type MT:Wet multiplate clutch

DCT: Wet multiplate hydraulic 2-clutch

Transmission Type MT: 6-speed Manual Transmission

DCT: 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission

Final Drive Chain
FRAME  
Type Diamond
CHASSIS  
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2240mm x 853mm x 1115mm – MT
2240mm x 834mm x 1115mm – DCT
Wheelbase 1,520mm
Caster Angle / Fork Angle 28° / 30°
Trail 110mm
Seat Height 700mm
Ground Clearance 120mm
Kerb Weight MT: 223kg / DCT 233kg
SUSPENSION  
Type Front Preload adjustable 43mm cartridge style
Type Rear Preload adjustable twin piggyback rear shock
WHEELS  
Type Front Multi-spoke cast aluminium
Type Rear Multi-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front MT3.50
Rim Size Rear MT5.00
Tyres Front 130/70B18 M/C
Tyres Rear 180/65B16 M/C
BRAKES  
ABS System Type 2-channel ABS
Type Front Radial mounted monoblock four-piston brake caliper, 330mm floating single disc
Type Rear Single piston caliper, 256mm single disc
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS  
Instruments Offset 120mm negative LCD instrument display, USB-C charger
Security System HISS
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

2022 CMX500 Rebel

Model updatesThe Rebel, Honda’s popular A2 licence-friendly 500cc parallel twin-cylinder compact cruiser, receives a fresh new paint option for 22YM. Standard specification includes assist/slipper clutch, LED lighting and gear position indicator. A Rebel S version with factory-fitted accessories – headlight cowl, all-black fork covers and gaiters plus diamond-stitch style seat – is also available.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • 471cc liquid cooled parallel twin.
  • Torque heavy bottom-end output.
  • Assist / slipper clutch.
  • Nitrogen charged front and rear shocks
  • LAF exhaust sensor helps meet Euro 5 regulations.
  • 120mm ‘shotgun’ style exhaust.
  • Lean and low ‘bobber’ styling.
  • Negative LCD display with white backlight and gear position indicator
  • All lighting is LED, including indicators.

 

Colours:

  • Pearl Organic Green **NEW**
  • Mat Jeans Blue Metallic
  • Graphite Black
  • Mat Axis Grey Metallic

Price:

  • Rebel £6,299 OTR
  • Rebel S £6,699 OTR

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Model overview
  3. Key features
  4. Technical specifications

 

  1. Introduction

For many riders in their early 20s – Generation Z, who have grown up through the digital age – motorcycles mean so much more than just transport. They need to represent a lifestyle, an attitude, and allow them to express their own individual identity. These riders’ expectations are different to those of the motorcycling mainstream and the machines that speak to them reflect this. They have to fit in with their life but must also contain the potential for further individualisation. Fusing tradition and ground-breaking new ideas and perspectives, the CMX500 Rebel set out to be that motorcycle.

Showcasing a classic, timeless look, but imbuing it with a forward-looking, contemporary style all of its own, the CMX500 Rebel was an instant hit on its introduction for the 2017 season. Its continued popularity ever since – including among female riders, who account for 33% of owners – has made it the best selling European model in the ‘custom’ category in 2021.

For 20YM, the Rebel received more comfort and practicality thanks to a revised seat and suspension settings, plus a gear position indicator. Both the headlight and tail-light were new, and the addition of LED indicators meant all lighting became LED. A refined exhaust system, including a new exhaust sensor, ensured EURO5 compliance.

Accessible, easy to ride and easy to live with, the Rebel goes its own way but is also a blank canvas, ready for whatever its owner’s imagination has in store. It carries on mechanically unchanged for 22YM, but gets an aesthetic boost from a brand new – and suitably off-beat – paint choice.

 

  1. Model Overview

Development of the Rebel began in North America, with an outlook geared toward firing the imagination of a younger generation of riders in a different way to traditional cruiser motorcycles. Powered by a 471cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, with strong bottom end torque and a smooth, linear power delivery, the Rebel is A2 licence friendly. It’s also slim, with a low seat height and therefore easy to manage at low speeds. The riding position is relaxed and neutral, with gently outstretched arms matched to mid-mounted footpegs.

The Rebel’s tubular steel frame draws fresh, contemporary lines into stripped-back, fat-tyred ‘bobber’ style. Blacked out to the maximum, with the minimum of paint, it also switches from solo-only to pillion-possible via two bolts.

 

  1. Key Features

 

3.1 Styling & Equipment

  • Lean and low ‘bobber’ styling
  • Negative LCD display with white backlight and gear position indicator
  • Pillion pad and rear pegs easily removed for customisation
  • Factory fitted accessory kit available

Two key words ran headlined throughout the Rebel’s development programme: ‘SIMPLE’ and ‘RAW’. But to do so much with so little is an art form in itself, an exercise in minimalist design where every detail matters.

And the Rebel does not disappoint; rolling on fat tyres, its low and lean ‘bobber’ silhouette – crowned by the steeply raked 11.2L fuel tank and fat handlebars – sits the rider firmly ‘in’ the machine. From every angle of its stripped form it expresses an off-beat individuality.

Everything that can be is blacked out, which highlights the Rebel’s lithe design as well as underlining the subtle paintwork. All lighting is LED, and the evocative round headlight features a compact 175mm diameter lens and die-cast aluminium mount. The ultra-thin oval tail-light and licence plate light match the Rebel’s low-down stance; mini circular LED indicators measure only 55mm in diameter, with a circular position light included in the front indicators.

The speedo is a compact 100mm dial with negative LCD display and white backlight and is both striking and effective and features a gear position indicator and fuel consumption display. The ignition is housed below the left side of the fuel tank

The pillion pad and rear footpegs are easily removed and the accessories line-up includes a rear rack, backrest, tank pads and meter visor; a nylon saddlebag also available alongside the leather ones.

An ‘S’ edition – in Mat Axis Grey Metallic paint – comes complete with factory-fit headlight cowl with smoke screen, retro front fork covers and gaiters and a special diamond-stitch style seat.

 

3.2 Engine

  • 471cc liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine, A2 licence compatible
  • Torque heavy bottom-end output
  • Assist/slipper clutch aids control
  • 120mm ‘shotgun’ style exhaust

The Rebel’s 471cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine is drawn from the sporty CBR500R. For cruising duties, revised PGM-FI fuel injection mapping and different valve and ignition timings mean its character is shifted away from the high rpm-focused performance of the CBR to a torque-heavy bottom-end output, with smooth and linear delivery throughout the rev-range. Punchy maximum torque of 43.3Nm torque @ 6,000rpm combines with peak power of 34kW @ 8,500rpm.

It’s a power unit that strikes a great balance between physical size and flexible output. Bore and stroke is set at 67mm x 66.8mm with compression ratio of 10.7:1. Internally the cylinder head uses roller rocker arms; shim-type valve adjustment allows them to be light, for lower valve-spring load and reduced friction.

A silent (SV Chain) cam chain has the surface of its pins treated with Vanadium, reducing friction with increased protection against dust. Inlet valve diameter is 26.0mm with exhaust valve diameter of 21.5mm.

Friction is reduced by the addition of striations on the piston skirt (a finish that increases surface area, introducing gaps in which oil can flow for better lubrication). An AB 1 salt bath process, used after isonite nitriding, forms a protective oxidisation membrane.

The crankshaft pins are phased at 180° and a primary couple-balancer sits behind the cylinders, close to the bike’s centre of gravity. The primary and balancer gears use scissor gears, reducing noise. The crank counterweight is specifically shaped for couple-balance and its light weight allows the engine to spin freely, with reduced inertia.

The crankcases use centrifugally cast thin-walled sleeves. Their internal design reduces the ‘pumping’ losses that can occur with a 180° phased firing order. A deep oil sump holds 3.2L. Slick to use up or down the six-speed gearbox is designed to offer effortless changes, especially around town. An assist/slipper clutch makes the shift lighter and smoother, and controls rear wheel ‘hop’ on rapid downshifting.

The 2-1 exhaust scrubs spent gases in its catalyser, which then speeds them through its first chamber into the second resonator chamber; the sound produced has a heavy-duty pulsing feel that fits the torque delivery. A Linear Air Flow (LAF) sensor and internal adjustments to the 120mm diameter ‘shotgun’ style muffler help the engine’s EURO5 compliance.

 

3.3 Chassis

  • Low slung tubular steel frame
  • Compliant, supple damping front and rear; shocks nitrogen charged
  • 130/90-16 front and 150/80-16 rear tyres

To support the Rebel’s low-slung look its attractive tubular steel frame grips the engine in three places and is designed to be as narrow as possible around the rider’s inseam. The fork spring rates and oil volume are optimised to give compliant damping and a smooth ride. Trail is set at 110mm with 28° rake; the 30° off-set of the forks, combined with 1490mm wheelbase, allows a low 690mm seat height. Mid-mounted footpegs help ensure a natural riding position, with balanced and neutral steering.

The frame includes an innovative rear loop that separates the thicker seat from the textured metal mudguard; the bolt-on cast aluminium subframe provides further scope for customisation.

At 230mm apart the 41mm front fork stanchions are set wide for handling rigidity, comfort and style. The tubular steel swingarm has a 45mm diameter and works twin, nitrogen-charged shock absorbers that feature 5 step preload settings.

Dunlop tyres are fitted as standard sized 130/90-16 front and 150/80-16 rear. The style of the 16-inch cast aluminium wheels is crisp and simple, with the 296mm front disc acting as mirror to the spoke pattern. A twin-piston front caliper is matched by a single-piston rear.

 

Accessories

As a motorcycle born to be accessorised there are a range of Honda Genuine Accessories available both individually or as part of the ‘comfort’ or ‘travel’ packs, that are ready to bolt straight on to the CMX500 Rebel including:

  • Headlight cowl
  • Pillion backrest
  • Meter Visor
  • Adjustable Brake Lever
  • Tank pads
  • Rear carrier
  • Throw-over saddlebags (leather or lightweight nylon)
  • 12v socket

 

 

  1. Technical Specifications
ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC
Engine Displacement (cm³) 471
No. of Valves per Cylinder 4
Bore ´ Stroke (mm) 67 x 66.8
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Max. Power Output 34kW/8,500rpm
Max. Torque 43.3Nm/6,000rpm
Oil Capacity 3.2 litres
FUEL SYSTEM
Carburation PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 11.2L
Fuel consumption 27km/litre
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V
ACG Output 0.5kW
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Type Wet multiplate
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME
Type Steel Diamond
CHASSIS
Dimensions (LxWxH) mm 2,205 x 820 x 1,090
Wheelbase 1490mm
Caster Angle 28°
Trail 110
Seat Height 690mm
Ground Clearance 125mm
Kerb Weight 191kg
Turning radius 2.8m
SUSPENSION
Type Front 41mm Telescopic forks
Type Rear Showa twin shock
WHEELS
Rim Size Front 16M/C x MT3.00
Rim Size Rear 16M/C x MT3.50
Tyres Front 130/90-16M/C 67H
Tyres Rear 150/80-16M/C 71H
BRAKES
ABS System Type Two channel
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Instruments Digital
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

 

Please note that all specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice. Fuel consumption figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.