Friday, September 25, 2009

Honda International Bikes: CRF230L

Honda CRF230L: Dual Sport Motorcycle

Price: Starting from $4,549

It’s hard knowing where to begin when describing the CRF230L. First and foremost, it’s a dirtbike that happens to be street-legal, so it has the goods—torquey 223cc single-cylinder engine, six-speed gearbox, lightweight chassis, Pro-Link® rear suspension, head- and taillights and turn signals—to take you anywhere, on-road or off. Add to that a low, confidence-inspiring seat height, no-fuss electric start and great gas mileage, and you’re looking at the perfect dual-sport machine for conquering your commute... or your favorite trail.

Imagine a serious dirtbike made street legal. That’s the versatile CRF230L. It’s got a torquey 223cc single-cylinder engine inside a lightweight frame, an agile suspension with lots of suspension travel and a box section aluminum swingarm.

But for the street it also features full lighting and turn signals, as well as a keyed ignition for its convenient electric starter. And unlike a dirt-only machine, it’s also set up for a passenger.

Plus in a recent major magazine test, the CRF230L scored some really impressive mileage figures.

So if you can’t decide between trail or street, don’t. With the CRF230L you get both.


Engine Type: 223cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Ignition: CD

Transmission: Six-speed

Front Brake: Single 240mm disc

Rear Brake: 220mm disc

Front Tire: 2.75-21

Rear Tire: 120/80-18

Wheelbase: 52.75 inches

Seat Height: 31.9 inches

Ground Clearance: 9.5 inches

Curb Weight: 267 pounds (Includes all standard equipment)

Fuel Capacity: 2.3 gallons, including 0.7 gallon reserve

Friday, September 4, 2009

Honda International Bike: DN-01


Type: Crossover Motorcycle

Price: starting from $14,599

It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen on two wheels. And for good reason: Honda’s stunning new DN-01 is in a class of its own—the world’s first crossover bike. Its styling and seating position alone set it completely apart, showing influence from the world of our sportbikes, sport touring machines, and cruisers. But underneath that bodywork the DN-01 is even more revolutionary, offering Honda’s radical new HFT Transmission. Yes, it’s an automatic—but an automatic unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You can shift it into six preset ratios, or you can let it function as a stepless, no-shifting Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT. The DN-01 is a perfect choice if you’re looking to get into motorcycling, if you’re a long-time rider who wants to be on the most cutting-edge bike out there, or if you’re just looking for something completely different. This bike is going to turn heads like no other in 2009.


Engine Type: 680cc liquid-cooled 52° V- Twin

Ignition: Digital transistorized with electronic advance

Compression Ratio: 10.0:1

Wheelbase: 63.2 inches

Seat Height: 27.2 inches

Curb Weight: 595 lbs

Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gallons, including .08 gallon reserve

Available Colors: Candy Dark Red, Black

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