2019 Honda CB650R
Like the CB1000R last year, the CB650R went from concept to reality in only a month. The newcomer will take the place of the CB650F as the new naked middleground player. Inspired by Honda’s famed CB400, the CB650R sports a new frame, shedding 13 lb over the outgoing F.
It is powered by an inline four engine underlined by a set of four downpipes—a tribute to the original CB. The design follows the language introduced last year with the Neo Sports Café Concept series.
2019 Honda CBR500R
Honda put a 500cc trio on stage with a few new updates to show off. The company mildly updated its middleweight sportsbike with an updated look and new, lower clip ons. This slight change in riding geometry puts more weight forward which in turn adds more control of the front wheel. The CBR500R also gets a new LCD tool cluster.
2019 Honda CB500X
Honda put a 500cc trio on stage with a few new updates to show off. The adventure-oriented CB500X is the 500 that received the most significatn changes for 2019. It receives a fresh new look as well as a longer-travel suspension and new riding dynamics with a higher handlebar. These modifications should make the X extra versatile on trails.
2019 Honda CB500F
Though the 650F is getting a replacement, the CB500F is holding the fort (for how long?). To prove it hasn’t turned its back on the F series entirely, Honda gave the 500 a little boost with a modernized design, as well as a new slipper clutch and monotube shock absorber at the back. Like the CBR, the 500F also gets the new LCD display.
2019 Honda Super Cub C125
Though we haven’t seen much of it in North America in the past few decades, the Super Cub has been around for 60 years now and has become Honda’s best-selling motorcycle. In 2017, it reached the 100-million units sold benchmark. To highlight the model’s anniversary, Honda is bringing the tiny moto back into the US after a 40-year absence. The model will be available in the dealers in January.
2019 Honda Monkey
It might be tiny and funky, but the Monkey packs some serious fun factor and it’s coming to the US. Inspired by mid-century carnival rides, the Monkey is what happens when you put an engine in one of those carousel rides.
The 125cc hilarious baby scrambler gets a four-speed transmission and is meant to be a not-so-serious seriously fun bike. For less than $4,000, you get to whip the Monkey around.
2019 Honda Gold Wing
Though the model is considered a carryover from the current model-year, Honda has added a few updates for 2019. The Gold Wings will now be offered with two smart keys and the navigation system will receive a few updates that include voice route guidance and points of interest that will remain available even when the engine is turned off and fired back up again.
Daylight saving change date has now been corrected as well. These updates will also be available to owners of 2018s.
2019 Honda CRF450X
Honda has brought some major changes to its off-roading and enduro lineup—in fact, this is the segment Honda has been the most active in for 2019, starting with the 450X. For the new model-year, the bike has been fully redesigned using a modern version of the CRF platform, built on a new aluminum frame, gaining a few pounds in the process to now sit at 275 lb.
The 449cc, single-cylinder block remains the same, however, new for 2019 is a six-speed transmission, offered for the first time on the model
2019 Honda CRF450RWE
The 450R gets a more hardcore version for 2019, the Works Edition that pushes the base model even further thanks to a full range of performance-dedicated features.
The RWE runs on the same 449cc four-stroke block as the standard R with the addition of trim-specific cylinder head, as well as a Yoshimura titanium slip-on muffler, titanium nitride-covered fork legs and shock shaft, and pro motocross racer no. 94 Ken Roczen-inspired graphics.
2019 Honda CRF450L
The CRF450 is getting a new road-friendly version to accommodate the trail-to-trail trips on the road.
The CRF450L becomes the street-legal cousin. Don’t worry, at a fundamental level it remains a proper dirt bike, but receives a few subtle additions that won’t get you pulled over—namely lights, mirrors, and a civilization-friendly exhaust. The L is a dual-sport in spirit and draws its DNA from the dirt and not the asphalt.
2019 Honda CRF250R/RX
The 450’s little brother, the 250, is also getting a few updates. The 250R is new to the CRF family, introduced last year. In order to keep the offering competitive, the model has been slightly revised for 2019 with new cam profiles and intake and exhaust ports as well as a short exhaust pipe and throttle body.
The CRF250RX is the lovechild of the 250R and the 450RX. The performance-dedicated, closed-course model receives a 2.2-gallon resin tank, optimized suspension and ECU settings, and an 18-inch rear wheel. This model allows Honda to now have a foot in both displacement classes.
There’s one thing Honda let loose on for the new model-year and that is color! A flight of models is getting new paints for 2019 and here’s the rundown.
2019 Honda Gold Wing Tour - Darkness Black Metallic
2019 Honda Rebel 300/ABS - Matte Grey Metallic, Pearl Grey, Candy Orange
2019 Honda Rebel 500/ABS - Matte Grey Metallic, Matte Fresco Brown, Candy Orange
2019 Honda Shadow Aero 750 - Pearl Stallion Brown, Black
2019 Honda Shadow Aero 750 ABS - Black
2019 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 - Matte Pearl White
2019 Honda Fury 1300/ABS - Pearl Hawkseye Blue
2019 Honda CBR600R - Matte Black Metallic
2019 Africa Twin CRF1000L - Matte Black Metallic, Blue White Red
2019 Africa Twin CRF1000L Adventure Sports - Silver Metallic
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