Honda's large motorcycles took center stage in its booth at the recently concluded Makina Big Bike Expo at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Manila. Honda Philippines, Inc. took this opportunity to showcase its line-up of touring and Neo Sports Café roadster bikes to the public.
The Neo Sports Café line and touring models are Honda's most sought after models.
Headlining its touring line is the Goldwing, the largest and most luxurious motorcycle Honda offers. It provides luxury and comfort during long cruises and serves as the crown jewel among the brand’s Big Bikes. It is powered by an exceptionally smooth, six-cylinder engine with a 7-speed automatic DCT transmission. Its cutting-edge suspension system promises a ride that is exceptionally comfortable, allowing riders and passengers to cruise through long stretches and even not so perfect roads in consistent comfort. It is also equipped with an Apple CarPlay-compatible entertainment system with a 7-inch TFT LCD screen and external speakers for both passengers to enjoy music while on the go.
For those that find the Goldwing's size intimidating, Honda also had the Rebel on display. The Rebel comes with all the cruiser essentials paired with modern technology. It's powered by a 471cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder engine, neatly tucked in low a chassis. The low-slung seats and blacked-out style make it truly deserving of its name.
In contrast to the luxuries touring line, Honda's roadster line offers more undiluted riding enjoyment. The lineup is led by the CB1100EX, powered by a 1140cc air and oil-cooled, DOHC inline four-cylinder engine, pired to a 6-speed transmission. This bike is equipped with a two-piece front fork with Showa suspension with dual-bending valve to return a more linear suspension feel and more confidence-inspiring handling. Its classic styling nods to legendary universal Japanese motorcycles of the past with a curvaceous fuel tank, chrome exhausts, and stainless steel spoke wheels.
Leading the Neo Sports Cafe series is the CB1000R. This retro futuristic line combines classic sports and cafe racer cues with futuristic design touches. The CB1000R is powered by a 998cc DOHC four-cylinder engine governed by state-of-the-art electronics. Honda has spared no expense in equipping it with top-class suspension to return a comfortable yet exciting ride. Its light weight also makes it extremely agile while its built-in slipper clutch makes it easy to climb up and down the gears.
Honda's second Neo Sports Cafe model is the CB650R. Powered by a 649cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine, it too is paired with a 6-speed transmission with a slipper clutch. Its lightweight construction and superior suspension system return comfortable yet agile handling. Its shares the same bold, naked street style as the CB1000R, combining classic and futuristic style for a truly unique look.
“Our Neo Sports Café models combine functionality and elegance in sports bikes by equipping them with powerful and proportionate engines, high-tensile and seductive fuel tanks, as well as high-quality detail in its metal components. We believe that this new product line-up appeals to the mature and more sophisticated rider with a passion and desire to pursue the joy and beauty of riding,” said the Asst. Vice President for Sales & Marketing & Supply Chain Management of Honda Philippines, Inc.
These Big Bikes are exclusively available at Honda Flagship Shops nationwide.
The Makina Big Bike Expo showcases the latest motorcycles in booths from leading motorcycle brands in the country.