Honda has announced minor updates for two of its middleweight range mainstays, the CB650R and CBR650R.
The four-cylinder middleweight naked CB650R gets a new Sword Silver Metallic colour, while both the Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic and Grand Prix Red of the CBR650R feature updated graphic treatments.
Both bikes are powered by the same 649cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 16-valve, DOHC, inline four-cylinder engine as current units.
While pricing is yet to be announced for the updated bikes, current models are available from $12,171 rideaway for the CB650R and $12,787 for the faired CBR650R.
Honda also today confirmed that the iconic Hornet name will return to its line-up in the near future.
A sneak preview of the concept direction for the new incarnation of the Hornet is on show at EICMA. Showcased in a special area within the Honda stand, projection mapping is used in a 3D display of light and sound that both looks back at previous Hornet generations, and forward to what is to come.
Honda will also release two new colour schemes for its Goldwing Tour next year, with the Glint Wave Blue Metallic and Pearl Glare White designs joining the carry-over Gunmetal Black Metallic paint option.
The 2022 Honda Goldwing range includes two variants, with both the standard version and the higher-spec Tour both powered by the same 1833cc flat six-cylinder engine matched with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Headlining Honda’s EICMA line-up is the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, Fireblade SP and Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary.
To celebrate the original Fireblade the Limited Edition 30th Anniversary version of the Fireblade SP will go on sale in overseas markets next year, however, it has yet to be confirmed for the Australian market.
The CMX500 LAMS approved 500cc parallel twin-cylinder receives a a new paint option for 2022. Standard specification includes assist/slipper clutch, LED lighting and gear position indicator. An ‘S’ version with factory-fitted accessories – headlight cowl, all-black fork covers and gaiters plus diamond-stitch style seat – is also available.
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