2016 Honda Cruisers / Motorcycles | Model Lineup Comparison Review / Specs

– 2016 Motorcycle Buyers Guide | Cruiser Models Explained / Breakdown –

Honda’s cruiser model lineup of motorcycles keep evolving year after year and for 2016 you have more bikes to choose from than ever that fit into the category dubbed ‘cruisers’. Similar to what I mentioned in the 2016 Adventure Motorcycle Model Lineup Comparison, the cruiser model lineup and what defines a cruiser is more blurred than ever with multiple models not only fitting into the cruiser category but also other ‘categories’ too – What do I mean by that? Well, here’s a quick example: You would expect something along the lines of the Gold Wing F6B to be classified as a Touring model since it is a closely related cousin to the standard model Gold Wing but with chopping the trunk off of it and shaving the windshield down a couple inches and removing reverse helps it slot into the Cruiser category in Honda’s eyes. Thanks to the Cruiser category lines being blurred so much for 2016, you’ll see some models below that will overlap and also fit into other categories but technically this is what Honda slots them into category wise should you browse through Honda’s main website.


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Typically, in the past, if a bike was considered a ‘cruiser’ it had a V-Twin Engine. That’s a thing of the past though when it comes to Honda motorcycles as they are always evolving and working on not only better options for us riders but also just something different to choose from. Why make something “different”? It’d be a boring world we live in if we all had the same style motorcycle and thankfully Honda likes to mix things up and bring different engine configurations into the mix. Here are the different engine types you’ll find mixed in with Honda’s cruisers:

  • V-Twin Engine
  • Parallel-Twin Engine
  • Horizontally Opposed Six-Cylinder Engine

While we’re on the topic of engines, here’s a 2016 motorcycle horsepower chart showing all of the cruiser bikes we are talking about today. I also touch base on each of the torque ratings plus MPG, power-to-weight ratios and the MSRP / prices for each.

* Models in RED are clickable links for more detailed specs on the model, pictures, videos etc.

Model Year Model Name Horsepower Torque (ft/lb) Price MPG Weight Power-to-Weight Ratio
 2016  Rebel 250  18.2 HP  12.4 TQ $4,190  84 MPG  331 lb  .055
 2016  NM4 (NC700JD)  46.9 HP  44.3 TQ $10,999  61 MPG  562 lb  .083
 2016  CTX700N  46.9 HP  44.3 TQ $6,999  64 MPG  478 lb  .098
 2016  Shadow Phantom 750  40.5 HP  47.9 TQ $7,499  56 MPG  549 lb  .074
 2016  Shadow Aero 750  44.7 HP  47.2 TQ $7,499  56 MPG  560 lb  .080
 (2013)  Shadow RS 750  40.5 HP  47.9 TQ $7,499  56 MPG  503 lb  .081
 (2014)  Shadow Spirit 750  40.5 HP  47.9 TQ $7,499  56 MPG  536 lb  .080
 (2013)  Sabre 1300  67 HP  78.9 TQ $9,999  46 MPG  664 lb  .100
 2016  Stateline 1300  67 HP  78.9 TQ $9,999  46 MPG  672 lb  .100
 (2015)  Interstate 1300  67 HP  78.9 TQ $10,999  46 MPG  712 lb  .094
 2016  Fury 1300  67 HP  78.9 TQ $9,999  45 MPG  663 lb  .101
 2016  Gold Wing F6B 1800  118 HP  123.2 TQ $20,499*  34 MPG  844 lb  .140
 (2015)  Gold Wing Valkyrie 1800  117 HP  123.2 TQ $17,999  41 MPG  752 lb  .156

When browsing the 2016 models below you’ll find that some of them aren’t available as a 2016 model. Sometimes Honda will skip a production year on select models if they have enough of the previous model year to carry through the following year and then kick up production again the following year. Example, Honda didn’t make a 2016 Grom as they had enough 2015 Grom’s in the warehouse to carry through until this month when they just made the announcement for the 2017 Grom. So… Why am I including them in this 2016 motorcycle lineup overview? Since they are so recently discontinued and not in production, you’ll find that many dealers still have them as new but leftover 2013, 2014 etc models.

Honda Rebel / 250cc (CMX250C)

2016 Honda Rebel 250 Review / Specs - Cruiser / Motorcycle CMX250C 250cc

For over 25 years now, the Rebel has remained a favorite among entry-level street riders—and for good reason. Its cruiser style & looks maintain an enduring appeal, it’s comfortable, light in weight and easy to maneuver with a low seat-height, and its durability has grown to legendary proportions. Whether you’re running errands around town or heading out of town for a riding adventure, the tough Rebel serves as a great riding partner.

It’s hard to find a motorcycle that is any easier to ride than the Rebel. That’s why you’ll find the 250 Rebel at home around the country in many MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) classes. It’s not only a cheap alternative to many other bikes but it’s also cheap to replace parts should the inevitable happen and she hits the ground a time or two. Pair all of this up with the features and specs below and you’ll see why the Rebel is still in production after all these decades.

Rebel Engine / Drivetrain

  • Proven twin-cylinder 234cc SOHC four-stroke engine is smooth, quiet, economical and easy to maintain.
  • Screw-type valve adjusters simplify maintenance.
  • Constant-velocity (CV) carburetor gives excellent throttle response.
  • Easy-shifting five-speed transmission.
  • Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner.
  • Radically styled twin-muffler exhaust system.
  • Maintenance-free, solid-state CD ignition.

Rebel Chassis / Suspension

  • Semi-double-cradle frame allows a long wheelbase and extremely low seat height.
  • Hydraulic front fork with dual Syntallic bushings.
  • Dual rear shocks feature five-position spring preload adjustment.
  • Rectangular-section swingarm.
  • Front disc brake with twin-piston caliper.
  • Wide 15-inch rear tire.
  • Spoke-type wheels with chrome rims.
  • O-ring-sealed chain for increased durability.
  • Low seat height of only 26.6 inches.
  • Pullback handlebar.
  • 2.6-gallon teardrop fuel tank.
  • Two-piece custom-styled seat.

Additional Rebel Features

  • Custom-styled, chrome-plated headlight case.
  • Stylish, chrome-plated taillight housing.
  • Simple, straightforward instrumentation.
  • Chrome-plated turn-signal housings.
  • Maintenance-free battery.
  • Push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.
  • Key-operated steering lock for added security.
  • Easy-to-use helmet lock.
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Honda Shadow Spirit / 750cc (VT750C2)

Honda Shadow Spirit 750 Review / Specs VT750C2 Cruiser Motorcycle

Here’s a machine that’s perfect for cruising city streets as well as exploring back-country roads—the Shadow Spirit 750 C2. Honda has brought together a big-bike look, distinctive street-rod styling and a muscular V-twin engine—now including the sophistication and metering precision of Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). And it all comes wrapped up in a surprisingly affordable package.

The VT750C2 version of the Spirit replaced the VT750DC back in 2007 halfway through the production year which is why you’ll find both versions listed in 2007 but that was the final year for the DC. The newer version offered you shaft-drive instead of the now ancient chain-drive system when it comes to cruiser motorcycles. It also brought a few other changes to the 750 Spirit like a larger 19″ front wheel and many other small aesthetic changes to bring the Shadow Spirit into the 21st century. The Spirit has remain unchanged since 2007 except for the welcome addition of fuel injection in 2012 to better help the overall fuel-efficiency of the 750cc engine.

With an incredibly low seat height and curb weight that barely tips the scales at 500 lbs you’ll have a difficult time finding a bike that’s any easier to ride in the cruiser model lineup. That goes for all of the Shadow 750 lineup including the Spirit, Aero and Phantom as they are all cousins and share the same backbone.

Sadly, there isn’t a 2016 Shadow Spirit 750 but due to leftover inventory at motorcycle dealers you’ll have great odds at still being able to find a bargain on one. That’s why I’m still including the Spirit in this 2016 model lineup review.

Shadow Spirit Engine / Drivetrain

  • 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
  • Crankshaft features long-stroke design along with high-mass ACG to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
  • Finned cylinders enhance appearance and give a big-bike look.
  • Aluminum radiator maintains consistent engine temperature for optimum performance and long engine life. Mounted between frame rails for enhanced appearance.
  • Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.
  • Sleek 2-into-2 exhaust system features bullet-style mufflers for a classic street-rod look.

Shadow Spirit Chassis / Suspension

  • Innovative frame design features large, steel-tube backbone reaching back from steering head to rear of the engine case for simplicity and strength.
  • Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork delivers confident, neutral handling and plush 4.6-inch wheel travel.
  • Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and eye-catching chrome covers, while offering 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride.
  • Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake is drum type.
  • Shaft final-drive system provides smooth and reliable low-maintenance operation.

Aditional Spirit Features

  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for good throttle response and fuel efficiency.
  • A 21-inch front wheel for a narrow, custom look and light steering feel.
  • Incredibly low 25.8-inch seat height.
  • Big-bike looks and feel at a very attractive price.
  • Chrome highlights include cylinder-head cover, air-cleaner cover, left and right engine sidecovers, brake and clutch lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, swingarm pivot cap, ignition switch cover, handlebar, rear shock covers and headlight.
  • Handlebar design offers sporty, street-rod feel.
  • Tank-mounted speedometer features attractive chrome instrument housing.
  • Sleek, one-piece gunfighter-type seat.
  • Custom, integrated taillight design.
  • Stylish 3.7-gallon fuel tank.
  • Steering-head lock and helmet lock for added security when parked.
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Honda Shadow Phantom / 750cc (VT750C2B)

2016 Honda Shadow Phantom 750 Review / Specs - Automatic Motorcycle MPG / Price

The Shadow Phantom was introduced back in 2010. The Phantom 750 takes what was cool about the Spirit and delivers on a minimalist concept with a uniquely clean and uncluttered look accented by an extensive blackout treatment, bringing motorcyclists back to the core essence of cool. Don’t care for loads of chrome like that of a typical cruiser? Then the Phantom is the bike for you! Thankfully Honda understood that not everyone is into the whole ‘bling bling look’ and brought the Phantom to market without the typical chrome covered pieces from head to toe and instead finished those pieces in a matte black finish with only a simple touch of chrome here and there to mix it up. They also took the larger 19″ wheel from the Spirit and shrunk it back down to 17″ while throwing a wider tire on there to finish the ‘look’ off. The handlebars were also changed up from the Spirit to give it more of a sportier look thanks to the drag style bars.

With a torquey 745cc V-twin engine featuring the convenience of sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection, the Shadow Phantom brings the joy of back-to-basics riding within reach of just about every rider with its affordable price / MSRP. Pair all of the features mentioned above and below up and you’ll see why the Shadow Phantom is here to stay for many more years after 2016.

Shadow Phantom Features

  • New bobber-inspired styling with extensive blacked out and matte finishes.
  • Minimalist front fender.
  • New handlebar shape enhances bobber styling.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for good throttle response and fuel efficiency (see 2009 Technology Section).
  • New spoked black wheels and hubs feature a 120/90-17 front tire and 160/80-15 rear tire to complete the overall custom look.
  • Low 25.6-inch seat height.
  • Sleek, one-piece gunfighter-type seat.
  • Tank-mounted speedometer in a stylish 3.7-gallon fuel tank.
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Shadow Phantom Engine / Drivetrain

  • 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
  • Crankshaft features long-stroke design to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber (see 2009 Technology Section).
  • Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.

Shadow Phantom Chassis / Suspension

  • Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features large-diameter matte finished shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive look. Delivers confident, neutral handling.
  • Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability for a smooth ride.
  • Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake is drum type.
  • Shaft final-drive system provides smooth and reliable low-maintenance operation.

Shadow Phantom Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Boulevard Screen (smoke), Custom Rider Seat, Solo Rider Rear Carrier, Backrest (tall/low), Rear Carrier, Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets, Tank Belt (plain/studded), Saddlebags, Saddlebag Supports, Saddlebag Liner Set, Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed), Front Pouch (plain/studded), Cycle Cover

Honda Shadow Aero / 750cc (VT750C)

2016 Honda Shadow Aero 750 Review / Specs - Cruiser / Motorcycle VT750C

 

As a proven favorite, the Shadow Aero 750 is the oldest kid on the block when it comes to the Shadow 750 model lineup as it was introduced back in 2004. The Shadow line of cruisers are some of the most popular bikes on the road, and one look at the Shadow Aero will tell you why. Factor in the Shadow Aero’s classic retro styling with full and long fenders, chromed mufflers and a low seat height, modern performance courtesy of this bike’s 745cc V-twin engine, specially tuned for low-revving torque with sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection and fine handling—all at a price that’s just right for today’s budgets—and that’s why the Aero has been around for more than a decade and won’t be going anywhere soon! Speaking of the Aero’s engine, the Aero features a custom two-into-two exhaust system, flowing into bullet-style mufflers. The result is a very deep and throaty sound that’s classic V-twin cruiser, making the Aero a bike that sounds as good as it looks. Some people will want it to have a little more bark and in those cases you have many and I mean many aftermarket exhaust options out their for the entire Shadow 750 model lineup.

We also can’t forget maintenance-reducing features like shaft final drive make the Aero easy to own and actually any newer 750 Shadow for that matter as they all have the same shaft drive setup (except 750 RS). Cruisers should be about getting out and having fun, not about maintenance headaches. That’s why the Aero’s shaft final drive makes so much sense. Clean, virtually maintenance-free and efficient, it’s the smart choice.

Shadow Aero Features

  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for good throttle response and fuel efficiency.
  • Chrome highlights include cylinder-head cover, air-cleaner cover, left and right engine sidecovers, brake and clutch lever brackets, rear brake pedal, shift lever, swingarm pivot cap, ignition switch cover, handlebar, rear shock covers and headlight.
  • Classically styled fenders.
  • Speedometer is set into the front of the fuel tank for classic retro styling.
  • Broad, low-slung solo seat with detachable passenger seat.
  • Stylish 3.7-gallon fuel tank.
  • Large, custom-styled taillight and attractive retro-styled turn-signal indicators.
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Shadow Aero Engine / Drivetrain

  • 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
  • Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.

Shadow Aero Chassis / Suspension

  • Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features large-diameter chrome-steel shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple-clamp for a distinctive retro look, and delivers confident, neutral handling control and plush 4.6-inch wheel travel.
  • Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and eye-catching chrome covers, while offering 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth, well-controlled ride.
  • Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake features a 180mm drum.
  • Shaft final-drive system provides smooth, low-maintenance operation.

Shadow Aero Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Chrome Windscreen, Chrome Lightbar, Chrome Spotlight Visors, Chrome Backrest, Tall Chrome Backrest Trim, Low Chrome Backrest Trim, Chrome Rear Carrier, Chrome Solo Rider Rear Carrier, Chrome Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets, License Plate Frames, Chrome Billet Master Cylinder Caps, Chrome Master Cylinder Cap, Chrome Swingarm Pivot Cover Set, Chrome Front Fender Guard Rail, Chrome Front Fender Trim, Chrome Rear Fender Guard Rail, Chrome Rear Fender Trim, Chrome Seat Trim Rail, Chrome Radiator Guard, Chrome Driveshaft Cover, Digital Audio System, Digital Audio Attachment Kit, Leather Saddlebags, Synthetic Leather Saddlebags, Leather Front Pouch, Leather Tank Belt, Replacement Buckle, Saddlebag Mounting Brackets, Leather Touring Bag, Heated Grips, Chrome Allen Bolt Inserts, Chrome Saddlebag Supports, Saddlebag Liner Set, Cycle Cover

Honda Shadow RS / 750cc (VT750RS)

Honda Shadow RS Review / Specs VT750RS Cruiser Motorcycle

The Honda Shadow 750 RS was first introduced in 2010 and lived a fairly short lifetime in Honda’s 750cc cruiser motorcycle model lineup as 2013 was the last year since Honda decided to discontinue the Shadow RS. Why am I talking about the Shadow RS model in a 2016 blog post covering all of these models? Because some dealers are still sitting on new leftover 2013 models, so I figured I would throw them into the mix with the others. Honda wanted to try the “sportster” look on their venture with the RS while throwing a little “old-school” in the mix too with going back to a chain-drive bike instead of the shaft drive outfitted on all of the other 750 Shadow models. By combining agile and responsive handling, V-twin power, clean, crisp lines and standard-style riding ergonomics, this is one ready and willing bike that’s perfectly poised for whatever the journey may bring. The Shadow RS’s higher footpegs enhance ground clearance, and its thoroughly modern liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin engine boasts Honda’s sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection to enhance your riding pleasure. Climb aboard the Honda Shadow RS, and the open road is all yours.

Shadow RS Features

  • Classic roadster tank shape and seat are inspired by the world of flat-track racing.
  • A torquey 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine pumps out a strong spread of power over a broad rpm range.
  • Minimalist front fender.
  • Handlebar shape enhances classic styling.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 34mm-diameter throttle body.
  • Lightweight chain final-drive system continues classic styling theme.
  • Spoke wheels feature a 100/90-19 front tire and a 150/80-16 rear tire to complete the overall classic look.
  • Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Shadow RS Engine / Drivetrain

  • Crankshaft features long-stroke design to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
  • Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.

Shadow RS Chassis / Suspension

  • Sturdy and responsive 41mm front fork features a large-diameter billet-aluminum triple clamp for a distinctive look plus confident, neutral handling and a plush 4.6 inches of wheel travel.
  • Classic dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability and 3.5 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride.
  • Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake is drum type.

Shadow RS Honda Genuine Accessories

  • – Backrest (tall/low), Backrest Trim (tall/low), Rear Carrier, Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets, Master Cylinder Caps (fluted/V design/neo-retro), Billet License Plate Frame (fluted/V design/neo-retro), Saddlebags, Saddlebag Supports, Saddlebag Liner Set, Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed), Front Pouch (plain/studded), Cycle Cover

Honda NM4 / 700cc (NC700JD) – Automatic Motorcycle

2016 Honda NM4 Vultus DCT Review / Specs - Automatic Motorcycle MPG / Price

The NM4 was originally released in 2015 and thankfully carried over to 2016 as well. You won’t see a lot of these around though as Honda classifies them as “Limited Production” so finding one can be a difficult task at times. If you’ve ever wanted to look  like you could transport yourself into the future, this is your motorcycle. Ever wanted all of the eyes on you when you roll down the road on your bike and for everybody to come up and ask you what you’re riding? If so, this is your motorcycle! Even though its model name is the NM4 (Vultus other parts of the world), it’s been dubbed the “Bat-Mobile” thanks to its crazy styling. By design, the NM4 shakes up the status quo and explodes conventional barriers in order to attract a whole new segment of forward-thinking riders to motorcycling. Beneath its futuristic and rather odd bodywork there’s a 670cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine with four valves per cylinder, automatic dual-clutch transmission and ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes). Storage pockets in the fairing plus saddlebags add real-world utility, and the rear turn signals are neatly integrated into the rear bags. The rider settles easily onto a comfy seat that’s perched a low, 25.6 inches off the ground, and there’s also a cool and practical rider backrest feature—the passenger seat flips up and can be set at three different angles and slides fore and aft to one of four positions. Full LED lighting lets the NM4 stand out whether it’s coming or going, the fat, 200mm rear tire gives it a real aggressive “look” and overall stance from the rear, and the gauges / meter display can be illuminated in any of 25 different color choices which is a pretty cool feature not found on any other motorcycle in Honda’s entire model lineup.

NM4 Features

  • Neo-futuristic styling highlights Honda’s capabilities for innovation.
  • High-tech meter display can be set to any of 25 different colors. Stock settings alter by drive mode: white for Neutral; blue for D; pink for S; red for MT.
  • Rider floorboards for added comfort.
  • Full LED lighting for the headlight, taillight and turn signals give bright illumination and a distinctive appearance with reduced power draw.
  • Convertible passenger seat flips up to provide a backrest for the rider; three-way adjustable for lean angle, four-way adjustable for fore-and-aft positioning.
  • Integrated storage includes two saddlebags plus two storage pockets in the upper cowl.
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

NM4 Engine / Drivetrain

  • Sophisticated, liquid-cooled SOHC eight-valve 670cc parallel-twin engine pumps out abundant torque for a linear and smooth power delivery.
  • Remarkably low seat height of 25.6 inches along with the 62-degree forward angle of the cylinder assembly help create a very low center of gravity, making the NM4 feel distinctly nimble and fun to ride.
  • Second-generation Automatic six-speed Honda Dual Clutch Transmission uses two hydraulically controlled clutches to deliver quick and smooth gear changes in a choice of three modes: Manual (MT), which allows the rider to shift gears using buttons, and two automatic (AT) modes—S for sportier riding and D for everyday use.
  • Twin engine balancer shafts quell vibration for smooth, comfortable operation, and rubber-mounted floorboards also add to rider comfort.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors numerous variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for existing riding and atmospheric conditions, thereby delivering optimal performance and crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions.

NM4 Chassis / Suspension

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) provides full Anti-Lock functionality for secure braking action.
  • Large 18-inch front wheel and fat rear wheel with 200mm tire lend a distinctive look.

NM4 Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Passenger Backrest, Rear Seat Cowl, Tall Windscreen, Heated Grips

Honda CTX700N / 700cc – Optional Automatic Motorcycle / Transmission

2016 Honda CTX700N DCT Review / Specs - Automatic Motorcycle MPG / Price

The CTX700N was originally released in 2014 and is one of (2) different CTX 700 models as an all-new model that stole the engine out of the NC700X but went towards another type of customer than the NC models. This is a bike specifically engineered to make motorcycling more approachable, affordable and fun than ever before. The CTX700N model has (2) different transmission options to choose from, for those of you that want a standard manual-transmission get to have your pick and then those that want an automatic motorcycle get a chance at owning a cool bike that doesn’t have the typical “scooter” style that some don’t care for. Thanks to a low seat height of only 28.3 inches, riders can quickly get acclimated to life in the saddle. Honda’s acclaimed automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) provides either a fully automatic mode or the option of more active gear selection via “paddle-shift” type buttons on the handlebar, and the DCT version also comes with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). The 670cc parallel-twin engine features cylinders canted 62 degrees forward for enhanced weight distribution and a lower center of gravity for ease of handling. This smooth-running fuel-injected engine pumps out loads of low-end and midrange torque to simplify launching from stops even with the optional six-speed manual gearbox, and there’s enough power on tap for wherever the road may lead. Beneath the fuel tank cover there’s a handy glove box area, and the fuel is carried below. All in all, the CTX700N is an amazingly affordable, fun, friendly and comfortable bike that is perfect for everyday rides, weekend trips, two-up exploring or just about anything else you can dream up.

Do you like the CTX700N but want a little more wind protection? Check out the CTX700 which is the exact same machine but with a small fairing and windshield up front for better wind protection.

Two CTX700N Model Options:

  • CTX700N with standard clutch and 6-speed manual transmission
    • CTX700ND with DCT/ABS features a second-generation automatic six-speed Honda Dual Clutch Transmission that uses two hydraulically controlled clutches to deliver quick and smooth gear changes in a choice of three modes: Manual (MT), which allows the rider to shift gears using buttons, and two automatic (AT) modes—S for sport riding and D for everyday use. DCT model also features an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) to provide full Anti-Lock functionality for secure braking action.
  • CTX700N DCT Automatic with ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)

CTX700N Features & Benefits

  • Sophisticated liquid-cooled SOHC eight-valve 670cc parallel-twin engine pumps out abundant torque in the low-end and midrange for easily accessible power.
  • An impressively broad torque curve gives the CTX700N a linear and smooth power delivery.
  • A relatively long engine stroke (80.0mm combined with a 73.0mm bore) and a high-inertia crankshaft are design elements that add to the CTX700N’s extremely tractable power characteristics.
  • The 62-degree forward lean given to the cylinder assembly facilitates near-vertical mounting of the single 36mm throttle body for superior intake port positioning and shaping. In addition, special shaping to the combustion chambers further enhance engine combustion efficiency for clean burning and optimal power production.
  • An engine balancer shaft quells vibration for smooth, comfortable operation, and rubber-mounted footrests add to rider comfort.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors numerous variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for existing riding and atmospheric conditions, thereby delivering optimal performance and remarkably crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions.
  • CTX700N features a manual six-speed transmission.
  • Low seat height, along with the new Honda parallel-twin engine design, creates a very low center of gravity, making the CTX700N feel remarkably nimble and fun to ride.
  • Fuel capacity of 3.27 gallons and great fuel efficiency give the CTX700N a long cruising range.
  • A rigid and compact diamond-shape steel frame, low center of gravity and plush suspension help make the CTX700N responsive, agile and enjoyable to ride all day.
  • Stout 41mm front fork provides 4.2 inches of travel, while the Pro-Link® rear suspension system delivers 4.3 inches of wheel travel.
  • A remarkably low seat height of 28.3 inches helps instill rider confidence.
  • Open, roomy ergonomics position the rider in a well-balanced seating position for all-day comfort and fun.
  • A large array of available accessories allows owners to add just the right combination of capabilities to suit individual preferences and expand their adventures.

CTX700N Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Tall Windscreen (cowl version only), Heated Grips, Heated Grips Attachment, Saddlebags, Saddlebag Stay, Saddlebag Panel (color-matched), Rear Carrier, Backrest, Backrest Bracket, Sub Harness, Accessory Socket, Chrome Master Cylinder Cover, Chrome License Plate Frame

Honda Sabre / 1300cc (VT1300CS)

2016 Honda Sabre 1300 Review / Specs - Cruiser / Motorcycle VT1300

The Honda Sabre 1300 cruiser was released in 2010 as one of the (3) models to replace the (3) VTX1300 models being discontinued in 2009. The Sabre was the specific model replacement for the VTX1300C model as they both shared similar styling traits with short fenders and drag-style bars etc. The Sabre’s muscular pro-street style provides a classic ride, with ergonomics to match while offering a sleek, modern-day custom owing a sizable nod to the stripped-down styling of the Fury while also carving out its own, very unique place in the Honda Custom lineup. Just check out the crisp, clean lines, sporty, minimalist fenders, tall, 21” front tire, raked-out forks and low, aggressively set bars. Add an impressive 1312cc 52º V-twin engine complete with Honda’s sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection

Sabre Features

  • Muscular pro-street styling with a raked-out front end for an aggressive stance.
  • Stylized, curved downtubes create a unique custom look.
  • New-style wheels feature special five-spoke design.
  • Specially designed tank-mounted chrome housing features a speedometer, odometer/A&B tripmeter and indicator lights for turn signals, high beam, neutral, oil pressure, coolant temperature and clock.
  • Handlebar is low, narrow and farther forward for an aggressive pro-street riding position.
  • Minimalist front and rear fenders complement the Sabre’s styling.
  • Sleek one-piece seat design enhances the Sabre’s bold design.
  • 4.4-gallon fuel tank capacity.
  • Slim radiator is mounted unobtrusively to accent the Sabre’s clean lines.
  • Low-maintenance slim-profile driveshaft provides smooth operation with no need for chain or belt guards and covers.
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Sabre Engine / Drivetrain

  • 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin delivers strong low-end and mid-range torque, with ample power for passing and relaxed cruising. Unique dual exhaust offers throaty exhaust note.
  • Powerplant features a single-pin crankshaft to accentuate the engine’s character.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 38mm-diameter throttle body.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
  • Five-speed transmission for exciting roll-on performance.

Sabre Chassis / Suspension

  • Single rear shock provides 3.9 inches of wheel travel.
  • 41mm front fork provides 4.0 inches of plush, responsive travel.

Sabre Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Custom Grips, Boulevard Screen (smoke), 18L Saddlebag (plain/studded), Saddlebag Bracket (18L), Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed), Front Pouch (plain/studded/fringed), Tank Belt (plain/studded), Backrest & Pad (low/tall), Rear Carrier Mounting Bracket, Rear Carrier, Rider Footpegs, Front Spoiler (black/red), Front Spoiler LED Accent Lights, Custom Rider Seat (Scorpion/Flame), Chrome Side Cover, PIAA Driving Light, Braided Lines (Throttle Cable/Clutch Cable/Front Brake Hose/Rear Brake Hose), Digital Audio System, Audio Attach Kit, Master Cylinder Caps (fluted/V design/neo-retro), Billet Dipstick, Fork Nut Covers, Billet License Plate Frame (fluted/V design/neo-retro), Engine Guard, Passenger Floorboards

Honda Fury / 1300

2016 Honda Fury 1300 Review, Specs, Horsepower, Prices

Say hello to the wildest cruiser that Honda has ever built, the Fury 1300 chopper. It was originally introduced to the model lineup in 2010 following the discontinuation of the VTX1300 model lineup in 2009. Technically, the Fury wasn’t a replacement for any of the VTX models as none of them really had that “chopper” styling. The Honda Fury (VT13CX / VT1300CX) is a true original – a chopper that’s visually daring and great fun to ride; yet with the same functionality, quality and reliability you would expect from any Honda. Its raked-out styling, based round a high-mount steering head, long, slim fuel tank and ultra-low seat grabs attention from every angle. Clean lines and curves and an extreme attention to detail create a chopper with the distinct air of a full-on hand-built custom bike, but one that can be owned and maintained for a fraction of the cost.

The heart and soul of the Fury is its 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin engine. It features a single-pin crankshaft, dual balancers and a Programmed Fuel Injection system. It produces satisfying performance and a truly impressive V-twin sound and feel. Fuel consumption is low and, with a clean, reliable, maintenance-free shaft drive, owners can be sure of spending more time on the road and less in the garage.

By looking at the Fury, you would think it isn’t a bike that would handle that well and or be a fun and enjoyable bike to ride but that couldn’t be further from the truth… Even though it’s stretched out and raked out to give it that chopper styling that so many love, it is a blast to ride and quite surprisingly easy to ride too adding in the fact that it is Honda’s lightest 1300cc cruiser coming in at only 663  lbs full of gas and ready to ride. A single, powerful 336mm front disc brake is complemented by a 296mm disc brake at the back, providing smooth, powerful braking. An advanced Combined Antilock Brake System is also available as an option, providing the ultimate in stopping confidence. Comfort is also far beyond the norm for a chopper. The lines of what looks like a rigid hard-tail rear end are deceptively sleek, concealing an ingenious rear suspension system with adjustable rebound damping and 35-position spring preload adjustment. The exhaust emits just enough noise to let you know you’re not riding one of Honda’s “normal” cruisers as it has a little more bite to its bark with a rumble that isn’t too overpowering – just enough to where it’s not obnoxious when you’re just cruising around town without wanting to bring too much attention your way. The Fury offers an overall experience that can be lacking when it comes to most modern-day cruiser style motorcycles. All in all, the Fury is hard to beat if you’re into this style of motorcycle. Why? You get the best of both worlds with the custom chopper “look” but it is backed up with the same fit and finish, functionality, affordability, quality and reliability that’s built into every Honda.

Fury Features

  • High-mount steering head complements the raked-out front end.
  • “Hard-tail” styling.
  • Long, slim 3.4 gallon seamless fuel tank mounts high on the frame for a true custom look.
  • Slim radiator is mounted unobtrusively to accent the Fury’s clean lines.
  • Color-matched bodywork, frame and swingarm. (Matte Silver has a Black frame.)
  • Minimalist front and rear fenders complement the Fury’s chopper styling.
  • Control lines and cables are specially routed for a clean, custom look.
  • New low-maintenance slim-profile driveshaft provides smooth operation with no need for chain or belt guards and covers.
  • Integrated handlebar-mounted chrome housing features a speedometer, an odometer/A&B tripmeter and indicator lights for the turn signals, high beam, neutral, oil pressure, coolant temperature and clock.
  • Electric speedometer with easy-to-read numerals uses an electronic transmission speed sensor, which eliminates the front-wheel-mounted speedometer cable. This contributes to a clean, uncluttered look.
  • Passenger seat and rear passenger pegs are easily removed to yield a clean, solo look.
  • Maintenance-free battery.
  • Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Fury Engine / Drivetrain

  • 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin delivers strong low-end and mid-range torque, with ample power for passing and relaxed cruising. Unique dual exhaust offers throaty exhaust note.
  • Powerplant features a single-pin crankshaft to accentuate the engine’s character.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 38mm-diameter throttle body (see 2009 Technology Section).
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber (see 2009 Technology Section).
  • Five-speed transmission for exciting roll-on performance.

Fury Chassis / Suspension

  • All-new rear suspension system gives a clean uncluttered appearance.
  • Single rear shock with adjustable rebound damping and five-position preload adjustment features an advanced internal valve system for a comfortable ride, and provides 3.7 inches of wheel travel.
  • Large-diameter 45mm extended front fork provides 4.0 inches of plush, responsive travel.

Fury Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Leather Accessories: Custom Rider Seat (multiple designs), Custom Passenger Seat (multiple designs), Leather Front Pouch (Fury logo).
  • Backrest: Low Sissy Bar, Passenger Backrest Pad.
  • Chrome Accessories: Rear Fender Panel, Chrome Allen Bolt Inserts (5, 6, 8mm).
  • Billet Accessories: Master Cylinder Cover, Oil Dipstick, Clutch Cover, Timing Cover, Upper Fork Bolt Cover, License Plate Frame.
  • Additional Accessories: Braided Steel Lines for Brakes, Throttle and Clutch, Front Spoiler (color matched), Front Spoiler LED Light Kit, Boulevard Screen, Outdoor Cover.

Honda Stateline / 1300cc (VT1300CR)

2016 Honda Stateline 1300 Review / Specs - Cruiser Motorcycle / Bike 1300cc - VT1300 / VT13CR

Now, we’re to another model that’s part of the 1300cc cruiser model lineup from Honda – The Stateline. The Stateline 1300 cruiser was released in 2010 as one of the (3) models to replace the (3) VTX1300 models being discontinued in 2009 similar to that of the Sabre that I mentioned above. The Stateline features long, low lines with large fenders and swept-back bars made it the specific model replacement for the VTX1300R model. The Stateline embody’s what cruising is all about, it blends two worlds of motorcycling style: traditional looks plus progressive elements. The deeply valanced fenders arc downward in classic retro style, yet the rolling chassis and overall lines bring a fresh look to the class. Another nice styling point is the tank-mounted speedometer, nestled inside a gorgeous, specially designed chrome housing.

With its fuel-injected 1312cc V-twin engine and three valves per cylinder it packs a good punch with plenty of torque that will try to pry you off the seat at low rpm’s. It’s shaft final drive means you don’t have to worry about the added maintenance of chain and sprockets or messing around with belts. The Stateline also features a 336mm front and a 296mm rear-disc brake and the option of Honda’s Anti-Lock Brake System for that added safety-net should you get into a sticky situation as you never know what the road can throw at you.

Around town and on the road, the relaxed, stretched-out cruiser style is not only comfortable, but it makes sense too. I’ll have to admit the super-wide and swept-back handlebars do take a couple miles to get used to but after you’ve logged a few miles under your belt on the Stateline you’ll find that it is hard to beat on the comfort side of things. I wish Honda would have kept the floor-boards like they had on the VTX1300R and used them on the Stateline for that added comfort that’s always nice on a cruiser but thanks to all of the aftermarket parts available today – finding floorboards for a Stateline is an easy task. If you want to stick with OEM Honda Accessories, Honda has you covered there as they do make floorboards for this model that they use on the Interstate which is the same model as the Stateline but with a few touring accessories.

Stateline Features

  • – Progressive retro styling with a raked-out front end.
  • – Stylized curved downtubes create a unique custom look.
  • – Blacked-out engine.
  • – New-style wheels.
  • – Specially designed tank-mounted chrome housing features a speedometer, odometer/A&B tripmeter and indicator lights for turn signals, high beam, neutral, oil pressure, coolant temp and clock.
  • – Wide retro-styled pull-back handlebar offers all-day comfort.
  • – Deep, long, flowing fenders for a classic look.
  • – One-piece seat design enhances the classic flowing lines.
  • – 4.4-gallon fuel tank capacity.
  • – Slim radiator is mounted unobtrusively to accent the Stateline’s clean lines.
  • – Low-maintenance slim-profile driveshaft provides smooth operation with no need for chain or belt guards and covers.
  • – Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Stateline Engine / Drivetrain

  • – 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin delivers strong low-end and midrange torque, with ample power for passing and relaxed cruising. Unique dual exhaust offers throaty exhaust note.
  • – Powerplant features a single-pin crankshaft to accentuate the engine’s character.
  • – Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 38mm-diameter throttle body.
  • – Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
  • – Five-speed transmission for exciting roll-on performance.

Stateline Chassis / Suspension

  • – Single rear shock provides a comfortable ride and 3.9 inches of wheel travel.
  • – Large-diameter 41mm front fork provides 4.0 inches of plush, responsive travel.

Stateline Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Custom Grips, Boulevard Screen (smoke), 24L Saddlebag (plain/studded), 18L Saddlebag (plain/studded), Saddlebag Bracket (18L/24L), Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed), Front Pouch (plain/studded/fringed), Tank Belt (plain/studded), Backrest & Pad (low/tall), Rear Carrier Mounting Bracket, Rear Carrier, Passenger Floorboard, Engine Guard, Footpegs, Custom Rider Seat (Scorpion/Flame), Chrome Side Cover, PIAA Driving Light, Braided Lines (Throttle Cable/Clutch Cable/Front Brake Hose/Rear Brake Hose), Digital Audio System, Audio Attach Kit, Master Cylinder Caps (fluted/V design/neo-retro), Billet Dipstick, Fork Nut Covers, Side Cover, Billet License Plate Frame (fluted/V design/neo-retro)

Honda Interstate / 1300cc (VT1300CT)

2016 Honda Interstate 1300 Review / Specs - Touring, Bagger Cruiser Motorcycle 1300 cc V-Twin Bike

Next up, we are moving on to the final model that’s part of the 1300cc cruiser model lineup from Honda – The Interstate. The Honda Interstate 1300 cruiser was released in 2010 as one of the (3) models to replace the (3) VTX1300 models being discontinued in 2009 similar to that of the Sabre and Stateline models that I mentioned above. The Interstate replaced the VTX1300T from the generation of 1300cc models before 2010. You may be asking yourself, doesn’t the Interstate look awfully similar to the Stateline? Good attention to detail! The Interstate is nothing more than the Stateline from Honda but with a few of their Honda Genuine Accessories that include: Windshield, Saddlebags and Floorboards. Those added accessories turn the Interstate into more of a touring motorcycle than the standard Stateline. The hard leather bags offer ample storage space and that big, traditional windscreen; we’re talking all-day riding comfort and convenience that will help keep the wind from beating on your upper-body too terribly bad on those long rides.

The Interstate’s 1312cc 52º V-twin engine generates plenty of low-end torque for relaxed urban rides, but is big enough for multi-day trips on long highways or over mountain passes. Shaft final drive gives you a clean, crisp look on the street, but its maintenance reducing features are exactly what you want a thousand miles from home too.

Interstate Features

  • Stylish custom windscreen for rider and passenger touring comfort.
  • Exclusive leather-wrapped hard saddlebags are seamlessly integrated into the stylish progressive design. Unique new hidden latch system furthers the uncluttered look.
  • Floorboards enhance the retro look while providing all-day touring comfort.
  • Stylish fork covers.
  • Progressive retro styling with a raked-out front end.
  • Stylized, curved downtubes creates a unique custom look.
  • Blacked-out engine.
  • New-style wheels.
  • Specially designed tank-mounted chrome housing features a speedometer, odometer/A&B tripmeter and indicator lights for turn signals, high beam, neutral, oil pressure, coolant temperature and clock.
  • Wide retro-styled pull-back handlebar offers all-day comfort.
  • Deep, long, flowing fenders for a classic look.
  • One-piece seat design enhances the classic flowing lines.
  • 4.4-gallon fuel tank capacity.
  • Slim radiator is mounted unobtrusively to accent the Interstate’s clean lines.
  • Low-maintenance slim-profile driveshaft provides smooth operation with no need for chain or belt guards and covers.
  • Transferable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Interstate Engine / Drivetrain

  • 1312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin delivers strong low-end and mid-range torque, with ample power for passing and relaxed cruising. Unique dual exhaust offers throaty exhaust note.
  • Powerplant features a single-pin crankshaft to accentuate the engine’s character.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 38mm-diameter throttle body.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
  • Five-speed transmission for exciting roll-on performance.

Interstate Chassis / Suspension

  • Single rear shock offers a comfortable ride, and provides 3.9 inches of wheel travel.
  • Large-diameter 41mm front fork provides 4.0 inches of plush, responsive travel.

Interstate Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Custom Grips, Boulevard Screen (smoke), 24L Saddlebag (plain/studded), 18L Saddlebag (plain/studded), Saddlebag Bracket (18L/24L), Touring Bag (plain/studded/fringed), Front Pouch (plain/studded/fringed), Tank Belt (plain/studded), Backrest & Pad (low/tall), Rear Carrier Mounting Bracket, Rear Carrier, Passenger Floorboard, Engine Guard, Footpegs, Custom Rider Seat, Chrome Side Cover, PIAA Driving Light, Braided Lines (Throttle Cable/Clutch Cable/Front Brake Hose/Rear Brake Hose), Digital Audio System, Audio Attach Kit, Master Cylinder Caps (fluted/V design/neo-retro), Billet Dipstick, Fork Nut Covers, Side Cover, Billet License Plate Frame (fluted/V design/neo-retro)

Honda F6B & F6B Deluxe / 1800cc (GL1800B / GL1800BD)

2016 Honda F6B Deluxe Review / Specs - GL1800 Touring Motorcycle / Bike

The Honda Gold Wing F6B is a fairly newcomer to the model lineup with it being added in 2013 but it isn’t a freshman around here as it’s backbone has been around since 2001 when Honda introduced the all-new GL1800 Gold Wing. The F6B straddles that fine-line between what a cruiser style motorcycle is as well as a touring / bagger bike. The F6B incorporates all of the basic engine and chassis advantages found in the standard Gold Wing GL1800, plus a number of benefits all its own. Weighing in a full 62 pounds lighter than the full-dress Gold Wing, the F6B delivers a new level of nimbleness and maneuverability for superior handling and agile manners. The stout twin-spar aluminum frame remains remarkably advanced and sophisticated for bikes in this class, and it features a beefy 45mm fork with a cartridge damper plus a sophisticated anti-dive system to yield 4.8 inches of plush yet well-controlled travel. In back there’s a single-sided Pro-Arm swingarm setup, and the rear Pro-Link single-shock suspension system has a new shock with valving specifically tuned to the F6B. A dial-type remote adjuster offers easy access for quick adjustments to rear shock spring preload. Dual full-floating 296mm rotors and three-piston calipers up front plus the rear 316mm disc deliver stellar braking power and terrific feel; Honda’s Combined Braking System links the front and rear brakes.

The powerful 1832cc liquid-cooled six-cylinder engine is literally in a class of its own, having firmly established a well-deserved reputation for exhilarating acceleration, super-strong roll-on power, smooth operation and utmost reliability. The unique, horizontally opposed six-cylinder layout also contributes to an exceptionally low center of gravity to foster improved handling. The Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system carries over from the Gold Wing, and this system too is a model of refined performance under just about every street-riding situation imaginable via its two 40mm throttle bodies and six high-pressure fuel injectors. Likewise, the five-speed gearbox, clutch and shaft final drive have all been thoroughly proven over more than a decade and millions of miles of real-world GL1800 use.

That all-new seat not only gives the F6B a unique look, it also gives the rider and passenger a different, more open feel from the saddle along with plenty of comfort. A premium-quality audio system comes standard on the F6B, and it offers direct MP3/iPod connectivity. The lockable and waterproof large-capacity saddlebags provide over 150 liters of storage providing flexibility for whatever the day’s ride calls for, and a large, centrally located glovebox is both handy and easy to use for storage of smaller items.

For 2015, Honda made logging miles even easier aboard the F6B with the addition of cruise control and also adds more aggressive styling with the addition of a black exhaust.  The F6B is one of those bikes you have to ride to truly appreciate the engineering feat that Honda went through to make a bike this big with an engine larger than most cars handle as well as it does. Once you experience how smooth the engine in the F6B is while your humming down the highway, you won’t be able to go back to a standard v-twin cruiser. I’ll put money on that…

(2) 2016 F6B Model Options:

  • 2016 F6B
  • 2016 F6B Deluxe
    • Deluxe model includes passenger backrest, centerstand, self-cancelling turn signals and heated grips.

F6B Features

  • – Innovative appearance with blacked-out styling plus incredible performance put the Gold Wing F6B in a class of one.
  • – Blacked-out treatment applied to wheels, engine and frame.
  • – Shorty windscreen and gunfighter-style seat add to a unique persona.
  • – Sleek lower cowl adds to the aggressive look.
  • – Stylish tail section incorporates passenger grabrails.
  • – Lockable, waterproof saddlebags offer large storage capacity.
  • – Convenient glovebox.
  • – Premium audio system features direct MP3/i-Pod connectivity.
  • – SRS CS Auto™ technology surround-sound system brings the latest in sound system technology to the Gold Wing F6B.
  • – Sound system includes a pair of front speakers and two tweeters for rich, full surround-sound quality.
  • – Tuner features auto bass control combined with auto volume control.
  • – Handy central storage pocket.
  • – Instrument displays for speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel level, plus adjustable backlighting and high-luminescence white pointers. Indicator/warning lights are provided for Neutral, Overdrive, oil pressure, fuel injection, high beam, sidestand, and low fuel. A high-resolution LCD housed in a separate module is visible in all lighting conditions and displays the odometer, A/B tripmeter, ambient temperature, audio modes, saddlebag-open indicator and clock.
  • – Large, 6.6-gallon fuel tank houses the PGM-FI fuel pump and provides excellent long-distance cruising range.
  • – 20-amp YTX maintenance-free battery.
  • – Available in Black or Red on both standard and deluxe models.
  • – Transferable three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Unique Features – Gold Wing F6B Deluxe

  • – Deluxe model includes passenger backrest, centerstand, self-canceling turn signals and heated grips.

F6B Engine / Drivetrain

  • – Powerful, fuel-injected 1832cc six-cylinder engine produces smooth, effortless power.
  • – Parallel two-valve cylinder-head design utilizes direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation which allows the first valve clearance inspection service to be at 32,000 miles.
  • – Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI).
  • – Two 40mm-diameter throttle bodies deliver air to six specially designed Keihin 50-psi high-pressure programmed fuel injectors. Fuel is delivered through four nozzle holes in each injector, producing an atomized fuel mixture that is highly combustible for optimum efficiency and power.
  • – The ECU provides two digital 3-D fuel-injection maps for each cylinder, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance settings for superb rideability. Unique knock-control sensors monitor for knock to improve performance.
  • – ECU closed-loop emissions system utilizes two oxygen sensors to constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture, while two exhaust catalyzers further reduce emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides.
  • – Two side-mounted radiators enhance cooling efficiency and use low-air-pressure areas created by side cowls to draw cooling air through the radiators and beyond the rider at highway speeds.
  • – Efficient stainless-steel 6-into-2 exhaust system produces a pleasing, aggressive sound.
  • – Precise-shifting five-speed transmission includes Overdrive Fifth.

F6B Chassis / Suspension

  • – Twin-Spar Aluminum Frame.
  • – Suspension settings front and rear yield excellent compliance for a supple ride and exceptional comfort.
  • – Unique Pro Arm® Rear Suspension.
  • – Dual full-floating 296mm front discs with Combined Braking System (CBS) three-piston calipers and a single ventilated 316mm rear disc with one CBS three-piston caliper provide excellent braking power.
  • – Massive 45mm front fork houses a cartridge damper in the right leg with 4.8 inches of travel for a smooth yet superb ride in all road conditions.
  • – Anti-dive system helps minimize front fork dive when braking. The system utilizes brake-fluid pressure generated in the secondary CBS master cylinder mounted on the left fork leg and is activated by input from either the front-brake lever or the rear-brake pedal.
  • – Pro-Link® single shock rear suspension with hydraulic spring preload adjustment.
  • – Cast-aluminum 18 x 3.5-inch front and 16 x 5.0-inch rear wheels are lightweight, strong and clear-coated to ease cleaning. Radial touring tires are specifically engineered for the Gold Wing F6B.

F6B Honda Genuine & Signature Accessories

  • – Heated Grips ††, Centerstand ††, Passenger Backrest with Pad ††, Rear Carrier, Backrest/Rear Carrier Mounting Brackets ††, 12V Accessory Socket, Tall Windscreen, LED Foglight Kit, Deluxe Helmet Headset (Full and Open), Passenger Headset Junction, Saddlebag Cooler, Chrome Front Fender Rail, Chrome Front Fender Extension, Chrome Sidestand, Chrome Front Disc Cover, Chrome Bar Ends, License Plate Frame (“V” Design, Fluted, Neo-Retro), Coin Holder, Saddlebag Liner, Saddlebag Lid Organizer, Saddlebag Mat Set, i-Phone Holder, Cycle Cover, Short Windscreen
    • †† Standard on deluxe model.

Honda Valkyrie / 1800cc (GL1800C)

2015 Honda Valkyrie 1800 Review / Specs - Cruiser GL1800 Motorcycle

Now, let’s get to the baddest. Fastest. Most powerful. Cruiser style bike that Honda has rolled off the production line in many years. The Valkyrie name is legendary, and the machine first introduced in 1996 has a hard-core following to this day. In 2014, Honda decided it was time to bring the Valkyrie back and with a vengeance. The Valkyrie takes that unmistakable swagger to a whole new level. It’s a winning formula: Take a legendary machine, strip it down to the essentials to shed pounds, wrap it in minimalist bodywork and power it with an engine that produces ground-shaking torque and an unmistakable six-cylinder howl. The core of this remarkable custom is Honda’s unique 1832cc liquid-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine that also powers the Gold Wing and Gold Wing F6B. With an awe-inspiring power-to-weight ratio, aluminum twin-spar frame and suspension system tuned for serious riders, the Valkyrie is all about unparalleled performance and style. With a curb weight of 750 pounds, the Valkyrie is a welterweight with a heavyweight punch, that also includes modern touches; LED headlight, taillight and turn signals, multi-function digital LCD instrumentation and available Anti-Lock Braking System. The Valkyrie is one totally cool ride that’s set so far apart from anything else on the market it has to be experienced to be believed.

Valkyrie Features

  • Low seat height of 28.8 inches, curb weight of 750 pounds and low center of gravity all combine to help give the Valkyrie impressive handling and brilliant all-around performance.
  • Spacious and accommodating two-piece seat with removable passenger seat.
  • Stylish tail section incorporates aluminum passenger grabrails which are removable for a streamlined look.
  • LED headlight, taillight and turn signals contribute to a distinctive appearance.
  • Fat 1-inch handlebar lends a custom look.
  • Multi-function digital LCD instrumentation.
  • Optional ABS model contributes to consistent braking action under a wide variety of road conditions.
  • Transferable three-year limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Valkryie Engine / Drivetrain

  • Powerful, fuel-injected 1832cc engine features a parallel two-valve cylinder head with direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation for extraordinary power and performance along with a smooth, sophisticated engine feel plus rugged dependability.
  • Parallel two-valve cylinder-head design utilizes direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation which allows the first valve clearance inspection service to be at 32,000 miles.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates two 40mm throttle bodies and six high-pressure programmed fuel injectors for excellent metering under varying conditions.
  • Two 40mm-diameter throttle bodies deliver air to six specially designed Keihin 50-psi high-pressure programmed fuel injectors. Fuel is delivered through four nozzle holes in each injector, producing an atomized fuel mixture that is highly combustible for optimum efficiency and power.
  • The ECU provides two digital 3-D fuel-injection maps for each cylinder, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance settings for superb rideability. Unique knock-control sensors monitor for knock to improve performance.
  • ECU closed-loop emissions system utilizes two oxygen sensors to constantly deliver a precise air/fuel mixture, while two exhaust catalyzers further reduce emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides.
  • Two side-mounted radiators enhance cooling efficiency and use low-air-pressure areas created by side cowls to draw cooling air through the radiators and beyond the rider at highway speeds.
  • Efficient stainless-steel 6-into-2 exhaust system produces a pleasing, aggressive sound.
  • Precise-shifting five-speed transmission includes Overdrive Fifth.

Valkyrie Chassis / Suspension

  • Twin-Spar Aluminum Frame.
  • Suspension settings front and rear yield excellent compliance for a supple ride and exceptional comfort.
  • Unique Pro Arm® Rear Suspension.
  • Dual full-floating 296mm front discs with Combined Braking System (CBS) three-piston calipers and a single ventilated 316mm rear disc with one CBS three-piston caliper provide excellent braking power.
  • Massive 45mm front fork houses a cartridge damper in the right leg with 4.8 inches of travel for a smooth yet superb ride in all road conditions.
  • Anti-dive system helps minimize front fork dive when braking. The system utilizes brake-fluid pressure generated in the secondary CBS master cylinder mounted on the left fork leg and is activated by input from either the front-brake lever or the rear-brake pedal.
  • Pro-Link® single shock rear suspension with hydraulic spring preload adjustment.

Valkyrie Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Backrest, Wind Deflector, Passenger Floorboards, Rear Carrier, Saddlebags, LED Fog Lights, 12-Volt Accessory Socket, Billet Master Cylinder cover, Chrome Side Stand, Chrome Side Covers, Chrome Swingarm Pivot, Custom Grips, Boulevard Screen, Tall Windscreen, Leather Touring Bag

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