Honda Midweight Lineup VideoIn November of 2012, Honda unveiled three brand-new motorcycles – the CBR500R sportbike, the CB500F standard, and the CB500X adventure.
These three midweights were popular from the time of their launches, and received praise from those inside the motorcycle industry and everyday riders.Each bike has a personality that appeals to different styles of riding, from the beginning sportbike pilot seeking more than a 250 can offer (CBR500R), to the commuter seeking a standard (CB500F), to the rider who wants adventure styling and the best in ergonomics (CB500X).Each bike is powered by the liquid-cooled, 500cc parallel-twin DOHC engine that features Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and a counterbalanced, and is hooked to a six-speed transmission.Honda recently released the attached video highlighting each model. For a reviews, check out the following:CB500X CBR500R CB500F
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!