Honda updates CRF450R

Honda updates CRF450R
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HONDA HAS just announced its upgraded CRF450R motocross bike, which now comes with an electric starter for the first time. The electric starter is powered by a light lithium ion battery and has benefitted from a weight saving due to the removal of the kickstart. Honda has also toyed with front a rear suspension settings, ‘for more agile handling’, it says. The changes are incremental, but build on the 2017 version of the CRF450R, which was the first significant redesign of the CRF450R for eight years thanks with new chassis…

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Honda Rebel unveiled – A2 friendly bobber

Honda Rebel unveiled – A2 friendly bobber
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  Honda have unveiled the Rebel – a bobber aimed at younger riders with an A2-friendly 471cc parallel twin The Honda Rebel is a whole new model targeting a whole new demographic. The Rebel is aimed at riders in Generation Y – those who have grown up in the digital age and for who motorcycles are more than just transport. The Rebel concept was born in the USA, where big cruisers are popular but have not captured the imagination of younger riders. The beating heart of the Rebel is a…

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Meet the woman in charge of designing the Honda NSX supercar

Meet the woman in charge of designing the Honda NSX supercar
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It’s hard to imagine any job more trustingly phallic or back-slappingly blokey than designing super cars. If you had to picture the process it would be a room full of men with beards and expensive pencils making “grrr” and “yeah” sounds in caveman voices, which is why it’s such a revelation to discover that the newest super car on the block, Honda’s reimagined NSX, was largely the work of a woman whose first design job was sketching prom dresses. Michelle Christensen the exterior design project leader for the fast and…

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Porsche Left a Cheeky Message On the 911 GT3 That Acura Bought to Develop the NSX

Porsche Left a Cheeky Message On the 911 GT3 That Acura Bought to Develop the NSX
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“Good luck, Honda . . .” A note to any automakers benchmarking cars built by Porsche: They will find you, and they’ll probably leave you goofy messages hidden somewhere in the car. That’s what happened when the 911 GT3 Acura was using to help develop the NSX’s steering went back to the dealer for a recall service. As many automakers do, Acura bought its 911 GT3 anonymously, but Porsche was able to figure out who it belonged to when it looked at the car’s black-box data, according to Automotive News….

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