NEW 2019 Honda Motorcycles Announcement + CRF Dirt Bikes & Scooters | Model Lineup Release Update #4 – EICMA 2018

– New 2019 Motorcycles Announced from Honda in Model Lineup Release Update #4 @ EICMA –

The day has finally came! It’s our last round of 2019 Motorcycle models from to be released this year from Honda at this year’s EICMA show. If you follow the blog, you have been aware for some time now that this update was coming today as I’ve posted ‘Sneak Peek’ info etc when it comes to Honda’s 2019 motorcycles and when they were going to be announced on this page here. As always, if you want to stay updated on the latest 2019 / 2020 Honda motorcycle news, reviews, specs and more you can keep an eye on the blog here or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc for updates.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff and go over all of the news from today… (** I will be doing a detailed review, buyer’s guide, model breakdown etc on each individual model for those of you that want to see every nitty-gritty detail about these bikes. There are 150+ pictures uploading now too! **)


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First up, lets start with the 2019 motorcycles released today that had changes thrown at them when comparing to their 2018 counterpart. Then we’ll go over the models towards the bottom of the page that received no mechanical changes or just saw color changes etc.

2019 Honda CB500X

Honda announced today that its 2019 adventure line of motorcycles welcomes significant improvements when it comes to the CB500X.

  • 2019 CB500X Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2019 CB500X Release Date: March 2019
  • 2019 CB500X Colors: Grand Prix Red (USA)

Nothing delivers the feeling of freedom like an adventure bike, and the new CB500X has significant performance upgrades that make it ready for adventure without losing any of its city manners. A completely revamped intake tract, new fuel-injection nozzles that concentrate their spray, improved cam timing and a new, more precise crank sensor add up to a 3 to 4% torque gain in the 3,000 to 7,000 rpm range of the 471cc DOHC, four-valve, parallel-twin engine. Power is tuned for strong low-end and precise throttle control, ideal for the unique needs of the rider who ventures where others turn back. The new slipper clutch makes downshifts smother, and lever pull is 45% lighter. The front wheel is now 19 inches, improving bump absorption. A new rear shock, increased suspension travel front and rear, higher ground clearance and a new tapered handlebar combine to prepare this midsized machine for full-sized adventures, and a revised steering angle improves high speed cruising yet also allows a tighter turning radius. The rear brake has been redesigned for improved control, and ABS settings have been optimized. Rugged styling, a new multifunction display, a sportier exhaust note and the upright ADV riding position accentuate this machine’s intentions.

 

2019 CB500X Changes:

  • Engine refinements for an increase in overall power, including 3 to 4% more torque from 3,000 to 7,000 rpm.
  • Fuel-injector spray narrowed, fuel-droplet size optimized for improved spray penetration in intake. Improves combustion and therefore creates more linear power from first crack of the throttle through to rpm redline.
  • Smaller battery, repositioning of components enable increased air-intake volume and addition of filter element in tract below headlights. Straighter velocity stacks and reshaped separators between the cylinders make for decreased turbulence, resulting in improved power at every rpm.
  • New valve timing increases torque and improves roll-on response.
  • New crank-sensor system with over 2.5 times more-frequent crank-position readings and model-specific fuel-injection settings allow more linear power delivery, with emphasis on low- and midrange power and more precise throttle response.
  • New muffler with increased volume before and after catalytic converter. Backpressure optimized for improved low-end and midrange power. New dual-outlet muffler tip makes exhaust note racier-sounding to match new power.
  • New transmission gear-dog design is more precise for more accurate, sure shifting action.
  • New slipper clutch design adapts to load stresses for increased hook-up under heavy acceleration and reduced engine braking under downshifting.
  • New clutch design, with the same engineering found in the CBR1000RR, decreases lever pull by 45%, especially helpful in stop-and-go traffic. Lever shape improved as well.
  • Larger, 19″ front wheel for better bump absorption, improved high-speed handling.
  • Steering caster angle slackened by 1 degree (now 27.5 degrees) for improved handling.
  • New front and rear tire design with deep-grooved tread.
  • New shock with advanced pressure-separation design from Honda’s large sport models is more stable and predictable for improved rear-wheel tracking and traction.
  • Increased suspension travel (up .4 in. in front, 1.2 in. rear) for improved performance through stroke, reduced bottoming and increased ground clearance.
  • On ABS version, upgraded modulators improve precision during ABS engagement.
  • Revised hydraulic ratio in rear brake, combined with ABS, achieve improved brake modulation in low-traction situations.
  • Lighter seat rails for improved mass centralization and better handling.
  • New, full-featured display has larger screen and thinner bezel, includes new upshift indicator that can be set to different rpm settings.
  • Turning radius reduced by nearly 8 inches for easier maneuvering.
  • Windscreen is 20mm taller for great wind protection during high-speed cruising.
  • Seat narrowed above pegs to aid touching feet to ground at stops.
  • New tapered handlebar improves feedback, control and style, while new rubber-mounted handlebar clamp minimizes vibration to rider’s hands.
  • More aggressive adventure styling with new fuel tank, radiator shroud, headlight, clear taillight lens and new LED turn signals. New shroud design helps direct radiator heat away from rider’s legs.

2019 Honda CB650R (replacing CB650F)

Honda brings a fresh new approach to the naked middleweight arena, with the Neo Sports Café styling of the CB650R, replacing the CB650F. The classic Honda four-cylinder engine propels a lightweight chassis with a high-revving spirit, and premium specifications include upgrades to suspension, brakes and instrumentation. The new CB650R mirrors the CB1000R, with pared-down lines designed to put maximum machine on show. Its super-compact, trapezoid form draws extremities in tightly, and the four-cylinder engine—blacked-out with cam and engine covers highlighted in burnished bronze—is the machine’s centerpiece. Compared to the street fighter-styled CB650F that it replaces, weight has been trimmed from the chassis. An inverted 41mm Showa SFF fork, radial-mount four-piston calipers, floating brake rotors and new wheels are also new for 2019. Tapered handlebars make for easy steering, and the riding position is sporty. The CB650R also shares the CB1000R’s distinctive round LED headlight (all lighting is LED) and modern LCD instrument display, which includes Shift Up and Gear Position indicators. The engine’s revised intake and exhaust, plus new cam timing and compression ratio, boost peak power and provide a smoother, stronger torque delivery through the midrange. An assist/slipper clutch eases upshifts and manages fast, successive downshifts. HSTC improves rear-wheel traction.

 

2019 Honda CBR650R (replacing CBR650F)

The CBR650R replaces the CBR650F in Honda’s lineup, with new, aggressive styling and a racier riding position to offer more highly tuned sport performance for the street. The four-cylinder 650cc engine revs higher and gets more power and torque, as well as Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and an assist/slipper clutch. An 11.6 pound weight loss means a significant improvement in power-to-weight ratio. While the new CBR650R draws heavily on the CBR1000RR for styling direction, its distinct new lines have an aggressive look of their own. The riding position has been adjusted to move the rider’s weight more forward and downward. All lighting is LED and the new LCD instrument display now includes a Gear Position and Shift Up indicator. Weight has been shaved from the chassis via revisions to the frame, fuel tank and footpegs. A 41mm inverted Showa SFF fork, radial-mount four-piston calipers and floating discs are new additions, and the wheels are redesigned.

 

2019 Honda CBR500R

Honda’s midsize CBR500R gets an aggressive, aerodynamically driven, sporty makeover, plus a racier riding position. Contrasting angles and shaping—between the very slim and the more muscular—outline the bike’s new look, from the fairing nose to the seat unit. It’s an ergonomic design that also features improved aero management. Clip-on handlebars now mount below the revised top triple clamp, and the riding position is canted further forward. Thanks to revisions to the inlet, exhaust and valve timing, the engine has more low-to-midrange power and torque and is also now equipped with an assist/slipper clutch. New LCD instruments feature Shift Up and Gear Position functions, and the turn signals are now LED, to match the rest of the lighting. A new shock absorber delivers consistent damping performance and improved control.

 

  • 2019 CBR500R Price / MSRP: $6,699
    • 2019 CBR500R ABS Price / MSRP: $6,999
  • 2019 CBR500R Release Date: March 2019
  • 2019 CBR500R Colors: Grand Prix Red, Matte Gray Metallic (USA)
    • 2019 CBR500R ABS Colors: Grand Prix Red, Matte Gray Metallic (USA)
  • 2019 CBR500R Review / Buyer’s Guide – Click Here

2019 Honda CBR1000RR

The CBR1000RR returns for 2019 as well with NEW Changes! Both 2019 CBR1000RR & CBR1000RR SP models share extensive revisions to their electronics, including some derived from the HRC MotoGP team, focused on improving every aspect of race track performance:

  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) offers more refined intervention and throttle response
  • Wheelie Control is separated from HSTC for finer set-up management
  • Throttle response improved for better corner entry feel and stronger exit torque
  • ABS intervention level reduced for high speed running
  • 2019 CBR1000RR Price / MSRP: $16,499
    • 2019 CBR1000RR ABS Price / MSRP: $16,799
      • 2019 CBR1000RR SP Price / MSRP: $19,999
  • 2019 CBR1000RR Release Date: April 2019
    • 2019 CBR1000RR ABS Release Date: April 2019
      • 2019 CBR1000RR SP Release Date: April 2019
  • 2019 CBR1000RR Colors: Grand Prix Red, Matte Black Metallic (USA)
    • 2019 CBR1000RR ABS Colors: Grand Prix Red, Matte Black Metallic (USA)
      • 2019 CBR1000RR SP Colors: Grand Prix Tri-Color (USA)

2019 Honda CB500F

Honda’s 500-class street fighter receives an aggressive front-to-back redesign, evolving for 2019 with aggressive bodywork to create a more muscular, wedge-like styling. A tapered handlebar adds to the overall riding feel. New LCD instruments feature a Shift Up and Gear Position function and the indicators are now LED, to match the rest of the lighting. Thanks to inlet, exhaust and valve-timing revisions, the twin-cylinder engine has more low-to-midrange power and torque. The CB500F is also now equipped with an assist/ slipper clutch. A new single-tube shock delivers consistent damping performance and improved control.

 

  • 2019 CB500F Price / MSRP: $6,199
    • 2019 CB500F ABS Price / MSRP: $6,499
  • 2019 CB500F Release Date: March 2019
  • 2019 CB500F Colors: Grand Prix Red (USA)
    • 2019 CB500F ABS Colors: Grand Prix Red (USA)

2019 Honda CRF250F

Remember this blog post (Click Here) where I talked about the major hole in Honda’s CRF-F trail dirt bike model lineup? Talking about a 2019 / 2020 CRF250F & CRF450F? Looks like Honda is working on it cough cough… haha

The flagship of the CRF F Trail line, the new CRF250F has Keihin electronically controlled fuel injection and a SOHC long-stroke, air-cooled engine for a linear power delivery. Meanwhile, the secure chassis is a great platform for learning while also providing capability that many riders will never outgrow. The engine boasts 22cc more displacement than the outgoing CRF230F, while the new chassis has 12mm more rear-wheel travel and 5mm taller seat foam; however, the 34.8 inch seat height is only .2 inches higher. The 1.6 gallon steel fuel tank contains an internal fuel pump with a reserve level sensor; a bar-mounted “low fuel” indicator light means no more reaching down to switch the tank’s petcock to reserve. More power, intuitive handling, race-bike technology and styling, and Honda’s legendary reliability ensure that this starter bike will also be a keeper bike.

2019 Honda CRF110F

Fuel injection reaches the kid-friendly CRF110F, making the 109cc engine even smoother than before. A four-speed semi-automatic transmission is ideal for new riders, and a more supple ride comes courtesy of a twin-spar steel frame that takes the harshness out of big impacts. Although there’s 12mm more rear-suspension travel and a 5mm thicker seat, the seat height is actually .4 inches lower! An indicator light on the handlebar illuminates when only .2 gallons of fuel remain in the tank, grips are now a half-waffle pattern for better feel with smaller hands, and a ratchet-style fuel cap minimizes the chance of loosening during a ride. Parents and riding instructors get the peace of mind of knowing their rider is on a smooth and secure machine that will last through the years, and the CRF110F’s new features instill even more confidence and independence in its young rider.

  • 2019 CRF110F Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2019 CRF110F Release Date: TBA
  • 2019 CRF110F Colors: Red

2019 Honda CRF125F / CRF125F Big Wheel

Already an ideal midsize trail bike for the mid-height recreational rider, the CRF125F now has a new twin-spar steel frame and a Keihin electronic fuel injection system, making it smoother, stronger and more stable, instilling even more confidence in its rider. Returning is the proven SOHC 124cc engine and four-speed transmission. Thanks to the design of the new frame, the seat height is only .2mm higher at a low 29.1 inches, despite thicker seat foam and 10mm and 12mm more front and rear suspension travel, respectively. Customers have the choice of a Big Wheel version that swaps the 17- and 14-inch rims for 19- and 16-inches, raising seat height by 1.8 inches and increasing front and rear suspension travel. The new steel fuel tank houses a fuel pump and a sensor that indicates low fuel via a handlebar-mounted light. There’s no mistaking the CRF Performance line-inspired bodywork, which improves looks and allows easier rider maneuverability.

  • 2019 CRF125F Price / MSRP: TBA
    • 2019 CRF125F Big Wheel Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2019 CRF125F Release Date: TBA
    • 2019 CRF125F Big Wheel Release Date: TBA
  • 2019 CRF125F Colors: Red
    • 2019 CRF125F Big Wheel Colors: Red

Now, let’s get to the models where there were no mechanical changes to the actual motorcycle or scooter itself unless it’s color option changes… 

2019 Honda CBR300R

The CBR300R returns for 2019 with only changes coming in the way of colors options.

  • 2019 CBR300R Price / MSRP: $4,699
    • 2019 CBR300R ABS Price / MSRP: $4,999
  • 2019 CBR300R Release Date: January 2019
  • 2019 CBR300R Colors: Grand Prix Red, Matte Black Metallic (USA)
    • 2019 CBR300R ABS Colors: Grand Prix Red, Matte Black Metallic (USA)

2019 Honda CB1000R

The CB1000R returns for 2019 with no changes to color options or mechanically.

  • 2019 CB1000R ABS Price / MSRP: $12,999
  • 2019 CB1000R ABS Release Date: February 2019
  • 2019 CB1000R ABS Colors: Chromosphere Red (USA)

2019 Honda NC750X

* 2019 NC750X available with Automatic Transmission and Manual Transmission.

Honda’s midsize adventure-touring machine—long heralded as the ultimate commuting motorcycle—boasts sporty performance combined with practical, utilitarian attributes. The 2019 NC750X has a 745cc engine with two-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and an available automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Since it was originally introduced in 2012 as a 700, the model has been noted for its “crossover” styling; comfortable, upright riding position; long-travel suspension and innovative, under-seat fuel cell, with a faux tank housing a storage compartment. The bike’s NC moniker stands for New Concept, and its torque-laden parallel-twin engine borrows from Honda’s automotive technology, with a long-stroke design leading to a low rev ceiling and excellent fuel efficiency.

  • 2019 NC750X Price / MSRP: TBA
    • 2019 NC750X DCT ABS Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2019 NC750X Release Date: April 2019
    • 2019 NC750X DCT / ABS Release Date: April 2019
  • 2019 NC750X Colors: Ultra Blue Metallic (USA)
    • 2019 NC750X DCT / ABS Colors: Ultra Blue Metallic (USA)

2019 Honda CRF250L

Dual-sport or adventure bikes have always been dream machines. Motorcycles that let you ride on both dirt trails as well as the street. But exotic destinations aside, they’re also extraordinarily practical too: rugged, narrow, light, minimalistic, built to survive everything from barren desert to your weekday commute. 

Want a motorcycle with this type of versatility, that won’t cost you an arm and a leg? That’s where Honda’s CRF250L and CRF250L Rally come in. They’re light, simple, fuel-efficient, and super dependable. They fit a wide range of riders and budgets. They work around your lifestyle, rather than asking you to adapt to someone else’s concept. And best of all, they’re both a blast to ride.

Both use the same proven engine: a liquid-cooled fuel-injected single cylinder with electric starting. Both offer some pretty awesome fuel efficiency. Long-travel suspension front and rear is designed to soak up the bumps and rocks trail riding can toss your way, so you know it’s going to handle the lousy pavement you’ll encounter. Both are even available with optional ABS. 

Want to know which one is right for you? The CRF250L costs a little less, and is a little lighter. The CRF250L Rally adds a larger fuel tank, Dakar-inspired bodywork, handguards, a windscreen, a skid plate, and even more suspension travel. Both are an excellent choice as a first bike, a second bike, or even your only way to get around. Bottom line: The CRF250L and CRF250L Rally are two of the best forms of personal transportation you could ever hope for!

  • 2019 CRF250L Price / MSRP: TBA
    • 2019 CRF250L ABS Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2019 CRF250L Release Date: March 2019
  • 2019 CRF250L Colors: Red
    • 2019 CRF250L ABS Colors: Red

2019 Honda CRF250 RALLY

  • 2019 CRF250 Rally Price / MSRP: TBA
    • 2019 CRF250 Rally ABS Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2019 CRF250 Rally Release Date: March 2019
  • 2019 CRF250 Rally Colors: Red
    • 2019 CRF250 Rally ABS Colors: Red

2019 Honda Metropolitan

The Metropolitan makes life more fun. Now you can get around town without any hassles. Traffic? Please. Can’t find parking? Yes, you can. High gas prices? Not an issue. All you have to do is put on your helmet and enjoy the ride.

Sure, it looks cute in new Coastal Blue or Pearl Soft Beige, but underneath that curvy bodywork, it’s pure Honda. It has a fuel efficient, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, a no-shift automatic transmission. All you have to do is turn the key, press the electric starter, and go. It even has lockable underseat storage, perfect for grocery runs. The Metropolitan may be endlessly practical, but when you ride it you’ll see it’s also endlessly fun.

  • 2019 Metropolitan Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2019 Metropolitan Release Date: February 2019
  • 2019 Metropolitan Colors: Coastal Blue, Pearl Soft Beige

2019 Honda Ruckus

The Ruckus keeps it simple and never lets you lose sight of what’s most important: having fun.

It all starts with the Ruckus’ tough, minimalist, tubular frame. And at the center is a dependable 49cc Honda engine with a healthy dose of power. All you need to get started is press a button, twist the throttle and go. That’s because the Ruckus also features a Honda V-Matic® automatic transmission. 

  • 2019 Ruckus Price / MSRP: TBA
  • 2019 Ruckus Release Date: February 2019
  • 2019 Ruckus Colors: White / Red, Black

 


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