2012 Honda Motorcycles
Honda may place much emphasis on all-out performance dirt bikes such as the CRF 450 R, but the Japanese marquee continues to cater to the play-bike scene.
For 2012, Honda returns with the CRF230 F and the CRF150 F, both motorcycles featuring electric start. The CRF230F is designed for maintenance-free, all-day fun and off-road adventure.
Don’t Eat Your Motorcycle
In the off-road world, even small, simple motorcycles can offer a great deal of fun, and Kawasaki’s popular KLX110 motorcycle offers more fun than most. Designed for mini-moto enthusiasts, the 2010 KLX110 and new KLX110L now offer electric starting and numerous performance upgrades to make them even better than ever.
Honda Stirs the Custom Bike World
As the custom motorcycle business adjusts to challenging market conditions, Honda is forcefully re-asserting its presence in the cruiser class. The early-release 2010 Honda Fury is the company’s first venture into the high-neck chopper bazaar, featuring a 38-degree rake, a narrow 21-inch wheel, and the longest wheelbase ever on a Honda motorcycle-just a hair under six feet.
Seasoned riders will remember the Cushman scooters that inexpensively transported people and cargo from the 1930s until the mid-’60s. Yamaha has tapped the spirit of the Cushman for its all-new 2007 C3, which is something of a replacement for the best-selling Zuma scooter, as the friendly two-stroke has fallen victim to EPA emissions regulations. Christened the C3 (cargo cubed) due to its nine gallons of cubic storage space, the scooter is powered by a fuel-injected, three-valve, SOHC, air-cooled 49cc motor.