At the recently-held Makina Moto Show in SMX, Honda Philippines unveiled 3 new big bikes for its Pinoy fans. First on the list was the XL750 Transalp, which is the reincarnation of the legendary XL600/XL700 Transalp that was discontinued more than 10 years ago.
The second and third on their list were a scrambler and a cruiser.
The All-New CL500, featuring a head-turning street scrambler style, presents a smooth and rounded 12-liter fuel tank with a tubular diamond-structure steel frame and a scrambler seat design. The CL500 boasts a 471cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, twin-cylinder powerplant mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Honda adds that the “new CL500 is aimed at the young, style-conscious demographic, it’s a bike designed to fit neatly into an owner’s lifestyle with the ability to handle the daily commute, a long weekend ride, or even some light off-road - and to catch the eye while doing it.”
The CL500 comes available in two colors: Mat Laurel Green Metallic and Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic. SRP is PHP 409,000.
Honda launched another new model to complete the trio, the Rebel1100. According to Honda, the Rebel 1100 is a “certified tourer motorcycle, and offers a modern-day custom style and riding comfort that comes across as classic, cool, and tough.”
The Rebel 1100 shares the same powerplant with the CRF 1100 Africa Twin, and the unit shown at Makina was equipped with Honda’s patented dual-clutch transmission.
The Rebel1100 is available in two color variants: Gun Metal Black Metallic and Iridium Gray Metallic. SRP starts at PHP 650,000.