– 2021 Motorcycle Reviews / Specs / News / Features Explained + Pictures & Videos –
Looking for info and news on the latest 2021 Honda Motorcycle models? Detailed reviews on some of the 2021 Motorcycles that you’re trying to find out more information on? Below you’ll find details like Specs, Prices, Release Dates, Buyer’s Guides, Comparison Reviews on everything 2-wheels from Honda whether it be their 2021 CBR Sport Bikes, Touring Motorcycles like the All-New Gold Wing, Cruisers, Choppers, Naked StreetFighter & Cafe Racer Bikes, Adventure Bikes, Beginner Motorcycles or Off-Road CRF Enduro / Trail & CRF-R Motocross Race Bikes etc or 2021 Honda DCT Automatic Motorcycles, Scooters and everything in-between! Stay tuned for sneak peek info and more by signing up to our newsletter below or by following me on social media etc for updates as I’m always posting sneak-peek Honda motorcycle info. Looking for 2022 Honda motorcycle news and information? Click Here.
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- 2021 Honda Motorcycle Updates:
- January 2020 Update: 2021 CBR1000RR-R SP introduced (USA).
- March 2020 Update: 2021 CT125 Hunter Cub introduced (Japan. USA soon.).
- April 2020 Update: 2021 ADV 150 introduced (USA) plus the returning 2021 Super Cub, 2021 CB300R ABS and 2021 CRF50F.
- May 2020 Update: 2021 CRF250R. CRF110F, Monkey and more below!
- July 2020 Update: 2021 CRF450R, CRF450RL, CRF450RX, CRF450RWE and the 2021 CB500X with the TRX90X.
- August 21 Update: 2021 CBR600RR release date with big new changes!
- September 2020 Update: 2021 Honda Trail 125 (CT125) released for USA market!
- October 2020 Update: 2021 Honda Grom 125 changes, 2021 Africa Twin sneak peek, 2021 Honda CBR650R & CB650R changes, 2021 CBR500R, 2021 XR650L and the 2021 Honda CB350 H’ness! The 2021 Forza 750, 350 and 125 but will they be coming to the USA? Check out my thoughts on the Forza 350 here when it comes to that subject matter. Check out the new Honda Rebel 1100 here.
- November 2020 Update: 2021 Honda Pioneer 520, 2021 Honda cruiser motorcycles, adventure bikes and standard on the way? New changes to the 2021 Honda CB1000R (Neo Sports Cafe) bike will be released on November 10, 2020! Click on the picture below or here for a Sneak Peek look at the new 2021 CB1000R. The new 2021 Honda CBR1000RR, CBR600RR, Rebel 300, Rebel 500 and more below as well as more on the way for November… Update, the official 2021 CB1000R and CB1000R Black Edition, 2021 X-ADV, 2021 NC750X and more were just announced! Update again, we now have the new 2021 Honda CRF250L and 2021 CRF300L with their Rally counterparts released! Could we see the new 2021 Rebel 1100 announced later in November? Possibly as Honda’s not done with the 2021 motorcycle announcements and we still have cruisers left!
- November 23 Update: The new 2021 motorcycle announcement originally scheduled for today has been delayed. I will be updating you guys with more info as soon as I can…
- November 24 Update: Stay tuned to this page and my social media for new 2021 motorcycle updates today… | Facebook, Instagram or Twitter | Update again: Say hello to the new 2021 Honda Rebel 1100 and DCT automatic Rebel 1100 cruiser motorcycles announced below!
- January 2021 Update: New 2021 Honda Gold Wing changes!
- February 2021 Update: New 2021 Honda PCX scooter plus the first 2022 scooters announced with the 2022 Ruckus and Metropolitan. More to come before February ends…
- March 2021 Update: New 2022 Honda Grom official announcement will be released for the USA…
- March 2nd Update: We not only saw the 2022 Grom motorcycle officially announced but a slew of other 2021 motorcycles that were delayed but now announced for the USA market and tons more info posted below!
- April 2021 Updates: Start checking out my 2022 Motorcycle page for more updates and the most recent news on 2022 Motorcycles from Honda.
- April 25th, 2021 Update: New 2023 Electric Honda Motorcycle Announcement Info – Click Here
- 2021 Honda Motorcycle Model Acronyms / Abbreviations Explained:
- DCT = Dual Clutch Transmission. If you see DCT, it means that specific motorcycle model has an Automatic transmission. The type of automatic transmission is a DCT.
- ABS = Anti-Lock Braking System. If you see ABS next to a specific motorcycle model, it means that model does have Anti-Lock Brakes or is available with ABS as an option.
Below you’ll find the only 2021 motorcycles from Honda that have been announced to date. We’ll see more official 2021 motorcycle news releasing from Honda within the next few weeks…
2021 Honda Rebel 300
With an iconic peanut fuel tank, narrow frame, LED lighting and a host of available accessories, the Rebel 300 is big on style, but they’re also user-friendly and built around the elemental needs of a motorcyclist. Both offer unparalleled enjoyment through their minimalist design, customizable components and exceptional performance in any type of environment—be it city streets or twisting backroads. No wonder they’re the industry’s top-selling small-displacement cruisers. When it comes to 2021 Rebel 300 changes, the only “changes” so-to-say would be in the way of colors with a new Pearl Blue offering on the Rebel 300 that was extremely popular on the older Rebel 250.
- 2021 Rebel 300 Colors: Pearl Blue, Matte Gray Metallic
- 2021 Rebel 300 Price / MSRP: $4,599
- 2021 Rebel 300 ABS Price / MSRP: $4,899
- 2021 Rebel 300 Release Date: January 2021
- 2021 Rebel 300 Changes: Colors
2021 Honda Rebel 500
With an iconic peanut fuel tank, narrow frame, LED lighting and a host of available accessories, the Rebel 500 is also big on style, but they’re also user-friendly and built around the elemental needs of a motorcyclist. Both offer unparalleled enjoyment through their minimalist design, customizable components and exceptional performance in any type of environment—be it city streets or twisting backroads. No wonder they’re the industry’s top-selling small-displacement cruisers. When it comes to 2021 Rebel 500 changes – Honda brought back an old color from a few years ago that they used on the Rebel 300 but for the Rebel 500 this year, Matte Pearl White.
- 2021 Rebel 500 Colors: Matte Pearl White, Matte Gray Metallic
- 2021 Rebel 500 Price / MSRP: $6,299
- 2021 Rebel 500 ABS Price / MSRP: $6,599
- 2021 Rebel 500 Release Date: January 2021
- 2021 Rebel 500 Changes: Colors
2021 Honda Rebel 500 SE ABS
For 2021, Honda takes the “Born Rebel” attitude a step further, adding the factory-customized Rebel 500 ABS SE to the lineup and growing the Rebel family by one. Fitted from the factory with popular Honda accessories, the Rebel 500 ABS SE accentuates the platform’s blacked-out design through the addition of a black headlight cowl, upper fork covers, fork boots and diamond-stitch seat.
American Honda decided to take a page out of Europe’s handbook and offer a “different” model of the Rebel 500. In Europe it was called the Rebel S and here it will be called the Rebel SE. What do you get for the extra $200? You get a few items out of the Honda Genuine Accessory catalog installed on the bike for you, including: black headlight cowl ($95.95), upper fork covers ($18.95), fork boots ($29.95) and diamond-stitch seat ($64.95). If you add those up it comes to $209.80 which makes the $200 bump in price seem like a decent bargain as they already come installed, but only if you were planning on getting those items anyway.
- 2021 Rebel 500 SE Colors: Matte Gray Metallic
- 2021 Rebel 500 SE Price / MSRP: $6,799
- 2021 Rebel 500 SE Release Date: January 2021
- 2021 Rebel 500 SE Changes: Yes, explained above.
Developed according to an ambitious “Relax and Excite” design theme, the all-new Rebel 1100 is an adaptable, forward-looking midsize cruiser made for the modern cruiser rider. Raw yet purposeful, elemental yet modern, this adaptable machine is equally adept at classic no-rish “cruising” and adrenaline-filled outings marked by brisk acceleration and exhilarating corners. Boasting clean, serious styling and built around a returned version of the high-performance, water-cooled parallel-twin engine from the Africa Twin, this motorcycle introduces new technology to the cruiser market – including Honda’s advanced automatic Dual Clutch Transmission, ride modes, cruiser control, wheelie control and more thanks to Honda Selectable Torque Control. Thanks in part to its carefully developed geometry, sport-worthy components and best-in-class power-to-weight ratio, the Rebel 1100 has a unique, deep, pulsing exhaust note, as well as a high level finish, Honda’s renowned reliability and an extremely competitive price. High-quality running gear includes 43mm cartridge-style front forks, ‘piggyback’ rear shock absorbers and four-piston, radial-mount front brake caliper. All lighting is LED, with negative LCD instrument display.
- 2021 Rebel 1100 Model Options / Variations:
- Option 1: 2021 Rebel 1100 (manual transmission)
- Option 2: 2021 Rebel 1100 DCT (automatic transmission
- 2021 Rebel 1100 Colors: Metallic Black, Bordeaux Red Metallic
- 2021 Rebel 1100 Price / MSRP: $9,299
- 2021 Rebel 1100 DCT Price / MSRP: $9,999
- 2021 Rebel 1100 Release Date: January 2021
- 2021 Rebel 1100 Seat Height: 27.5 inches
- 2021 Rebel 1100 Horsepower: 86 HP
- 2021 Rebel 1100 Torque: 72 lb/ft TQ
- 2021 Rebel 1100 Weight: 487 lbs (curb)
- 2021 Rebel 1100 DCT Weight: 509 lbs (curb)
- 2021 Rebel 1100 VS 2020 Rebel 1100 Changes: None, this is a new model for 2021.
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- 2021 Rebel 1100 Model Options / Variations:
2021 Honda CBR1000RR
A World Superbike entry through the 2019 season, the Honda CBR1000RR refocuses its attention for the future starting in 2021, this double-R version transitioning to an alternative option for riders seeking both value and performance. First introduced overseas in 1992 (and in the U.S. shortly thereafter), this legendary model has long followed a “Total Control” philosophy, with a focus on cornering, acceleration and braking. It’s this approach that will enable the bike to carry on in its new role in Honda’s sport bike lineup, alongside the track-focused CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.
If you were hoping we would get the CBR1000RR-R announced for the USA market and actually given a release date for it… Sadly, it’s still a no go with Honda just now releasing that the standard CBR1000RR model is returning for 2021 after being on hiatus in 2020.
- 2021 CBR1000RR Colors: Grand Prix Red, Matte Black Metallic
- 2021 CBR1000RR Price / MSRP: $16,499
- 2021 CBR1000RR ABS Price / MSRP: $16,799
- 2021 CBR1000RR Release Date: January 2021
- 2021 CBR1000RR Changes: None, same as 2019.
The CBR1000RR-R has still not been announced / released for the USA market. It looks like it may be 2022 before we see it, unless American Honda does a later announcement including the 2021 CBR1000RR-R but at this time they are only officially acknowledging the 2021 CBR1000RR as shown above this model.
The CBR1000RR-R is a brand-new motorcycle, built with an unwavering focus on circuit riding, with unprecedented levels of performance and control. Its inline four-cylinder engine draws heavily on the RC213V-S’s combustion efficiency and low-friction technologies – while also sharing its bore and stroke; it also features titanium con-rods and forged aluminum pistons. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) has been optimized and adjustable Start Mode added to Power, Engine Brake and Wheelie Control. An aluminum diamond frame features a longer RC213V-S-style swingarm, with six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), 3-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) and Showa suspension front and rear. New Nissin brake calipers bite 330mm discs through 2-level ABS. The bodywork and riding position have an uncompromising focus on aerodynamic performance, and the fairing features MotoGP-derived winglets to generate downforce. A full-color TFT screen and Honda Smart Key and more are added to the mix.
- 2021 CBR1000RR-R Colors: TBA
- 2021 CBR1000RR-R Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 CBR1000RR-R Release Date: TBA
- 2021 CBR1000RR-R Changes: Yes, explained here.
Focusing on outright track performance, engineers have developed the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP with engine and chassis technology from MotoGP, the all-new model drawing heavily on the RCV combustion efficiency and low-friction solutions. The engine is more compact than the inline four-cylinder powerplant it replaces and benefits from the use of high-end technologies like titanium connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons and finger-follower rocker arms.
The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP uses an all-new aluminum diamond frame with increased vertical and torsional rigidity, but decreased horizontal rigidity, for maximum levels of grip and feel. A longer swingarm—stamped from aluminum of 18 individual thicknesses—is developed with lessons learned through Honda’s Grand Prix efforts, further highlighting the connection between the all-new model and Honda’s championship-winning race bikes.
Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) has been optimized and an adjustable Start Mode joins Power, Engine Brake and Wheelie Control; a quick shifter is standard. The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP is outfitted with a six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), three-level Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) and second-generation Öhlins Smart Electronic Control (S-EC) suspension and user interface. New Brembo Stylema brake calipers bite 330mm rotors through two-level ABS. The bodywork and riding position have an uncompromising focus on aerodynamic performance, and the fairing features MotoGP-derived winglets to generate downforce. A full-color TFT screen and Honda Smart Key are the finishing touches.
- 2021 CBR1000RR-R SP Colors: Tricolor
- 2021 CBR1000RR-R SP Price / MSRP: $28,500
- 2021 CBR1000RR-R SP Release Date: June 2020
- 2021 CBR1000RR-R SP Changes: Yes, explained here.
2021 Honda CBR600RR (USA spec)
Over the years, Honda’s CBR600RR has attained semi-legendary status, in part thanks to its eight World Supersport crowns (nine counting its CBR600F predecessor). For 2021, the middleweight supersport machine returns in a new Grand Prix Red Tricolor. Between its high-revving inline four-cylinder engine; nimble, responsive chassis and supple Showa 41 mm Big Piston Fork, the CBR600RR is equally at home on twisty back roads and at dedicated track days.
- 2021 CBR600RR Colors: Grand Prix Red
- 2021 CBR600RR Price / MSRP: $11,899
- 2021 CBR600RR ABS Price / MSRP: $12,899
- 2021 CBR600RR Release Date: January 2021
- 2021 CBR600RR Changes for USA spec? None, other than colors.
2021 Honda CBR600RR (Japan spec)
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- 2021 CBR600RR Colors: Grand Prix Red
- 2021 CBR600RR Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 CBR600RR ABS Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 CBR600RR Release Date: Early 2021
- 2021 CBR600RR Announcement Date: August 21st, 2020.
- New 2021 CBR600RR Changes Explained – Click Here
The 2021 Honda CBR650R is back and with some new changes! What’s new with the 2021 CBR650R? EURO5 compliance for the engine has been achieved with no loss of top end power for you guys across the pond; other improvements include improved visibility for the LCD display thanks to changing the LED angle and font size; new headlight reflectors and USB Type-C charging socket under the seat. New side panels and number plate mount are other minor cosmetic changes. Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks are a major upgrade; a pressure separation damper in one fork tube and spring mechanism in the other deliver high damping performance and lighter weight. Together with the use of a larger sized piston the result is increased feel, bump absorption and control.
- 2021 CBR650R ABS Price / MSRP: $9,699
- 2021 CBR650R ABS Colors: Matte Black Metallic (USA), Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic, Candy Chromosphere Red
- 2021 CBR650R ABS Release Date: February 2021
- 2021 CBR650R Changes: Yes, explained above.
In the CBR500R ABS, Honda’s championship-winning sport bike DNA blends with its appreciation for practical, user-friendly performance. Aggressive styling and a steel-tube frame are paired to a sporty, parallel-twincylinder engine that offers enjoyable performance in a range of riding situations, from the daily commute to weekend rides through the canyons. Combine the bike’s sporty performance with sensible running costs and a high-quality finish, and you have a motorcycle that’s equally entertaining for returning enthusiasts and riders moving up from smaller-displacement machines. Available in two colors, including new-for-2021 Pearl White.
- 2021 CBR500R ABS Price / MSRP: $6,999
- 2021 CBR500R ABS Colors: Matte Gray Metallic, Pearl White
- 2021 CBR500R ABS Release Date: December 2020
- 2021 CBR500R Changes: You no longer have the option of choosing to ABS. For 2021, the CBR500R comes standard with ABS and that’s the only way to buy it.
2021 Honda CBR300R
Honda’s CBR300R takes the lessons learned through decades of CBR refinement and applies them to a single-cylinder machine capable of conquering tight city streets or twisting back roads. A supersport machine aims to be lightweight, narrow and nimble; the CBR300R checks each of those boxes, enhancing the ownership experience through low operating costs and impressive fuel efficiency. Factor in the bike’s sleek styling, low seat height and available ABS, and the result is a machine suited for new riders, but with the pedigree of supersport legends.
- 2021 CBR300R Price / MSRP: $4,799
- 2021 CBR300R ABS Price / MSRP: $4,999
- 2021 CBR300R ABS Colors: Matte Gray Metallic, Grand Prix Red
- 2021 CBR300R ABS Release Date: April 2021
- 2021 CBR300R Changes: Your color options are slightly different this year. You have the same Grand Prix Red as last year but the graphics changed and the other option went from being Matte Black Metallic last year to Matte Gray Metallic this year with new graphics as well.
Promising performance and lifestyle in equal parts, the CB300R ABS naked bike returns for 2021 featuring Honda’s Neo-Sports Café design in its most lightweight representation. Boasting good power and minimal unsprung weight, it delivers responsive, precise handling and excellent braking performance, thanks in part to standard two-channel ABS with an IMU. The minimalist style centralizes weight for optimum chassis feel, performance and balance, while attitude is expressed through exposed, blacked-out hardware and dramatic cutaway tail. The ultimate lightweight sport-naked machine, the CB300R ABS boasts many of the premium features found on its larger-capacity siblings.
- 2021 CB300R Colors: Matte Pearl Blue
- 2021 CB300R Price / MSRP: $4,949
- 2021 CB300R Release Date: June 2020
- 2021 CB300R Changes: None
The CB500F returns for 2021 after a short hiatus in 2020. Honda’s CB500F is proof that less can be more. Boasting a sporty look and feel, this mid-displacement naked bike offers lightweight, nimble handling and practical performance around town. Ideal for commutes, daily trips into the city or weekend outings to the countryside or mountains, the CB500F blends performance with a neutral riding position. Meanwhile, the bike’s rider-focused feel is honed through decades of iconic Honda CB models that paved the road for this latest parallel-twin platform. The 2021 CB500F now comes standard with ABS.
- 2021 CB500F Colors: Matte Black Metallic
- 2021 CB500F Price / MSRP: $6,499
- 2021 CB500F Release Date: January 2021
- 2021 CB500F Changes: None
The 2021 Honda CB650R is back and with some new changes! What’s new with the 2021 CBR650R? What’s new? EURO5 compliance for the engine has been achieved with no loss of top end power for you guys across the pond; other improvements include slightly more forward-set handlebars, improved visibility for the LCD display thanks to changing the LED angle and font size and USB Type-C charging socket under the seat. New, smaller side panels accentuate the minimalism, as does the rear mudguard, which is now constructed from steel rather than nylon plastic. Showa 41mm SFF-BP USD forks are a major upgrade; a pressure separation damper in one fork tube and spring mechanism in the other deliver high damping performance and lighter weight. Together with the use of a larger sized piston the result is increased feel, bump absorption and control.
- 2021 CB650R ABS Price / MSRP: $9,199
- 2021 CB650R ABS Colors: Matte Black Metallic (USA), Chromosphere Red, Graphite Black, Candy Chromosphere Red, Matte Crypton Silver Metallic, Matte Jeans Blue Metallic
- 2021 CB650R ABS Release Date: January 2021
- 2021 CB650R Changes: Yes, explained above.
The flagship of Honda’s Neo Sports Café family evolves – tighter, sleeker, with an even more aggressive stance - further developing the unique motorcycling proposition that it represents. A new, color TFT instrument display connects the rider to their smartphone via Honda Smartphone Voice Control System, and there’s also now a USB charging socket under the seat. The engine gets revised PGM-FI settings and EURO5 compliance.
What do you guys think about the 2021 CB1000R changes? Should American Honda bring the CB1000R back for 2021 with these new changes? It’s uncertain what the future holds for the CB1000R here in the USA as Honda didn’t build a 2020 CB1000R…
- 2021 CB1000R USA Release? We will not be getting the standard model but we will get the Black Edition below in the USA!
- 2021 CB1000R Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 CB1000R Colors: Candy Chromosphere Red, Matte Beta Silver Metallic, Matte Ballistic Black Metallic
- 2021 CB1000R Release Date: TBA
- 2021 CB1000R Changes: Yes, all 2021 CB1000R changes explained here.
The new CB1000R Black Edition amplifies the more aggressive outlook even further, complementing the new lines with a hand-crafted ‘custom’ look, thanks to the Deep Graphite Black paint scheme and black headlight bezel, fly-screen, fork stanchions, radiator shrouds, airbox covers, exhaust and muffler details.
We are getting this new 2021 CB1000R Black Edition released in the USA!
- 2021 CB1000R Black Edition USA Release? Yes!
- 2021 CB1000R Black Edition Price / MSRP: $12,999
- 2021 CB1000R Black Edition Colors: Graphite Black
- 2021 CB1000R Black Edition Release Date: May 2021
The Honda Grom is back for 2021 and with some new changes! What is the difference between the 2021 and 2020 Honda Grom / MSX125? New retro styling with easily-removed body panels and new, EURO5-specification air-cooled engine (more on the engine specs below) and a new five-speed transmission. Revised LCD dash includes rev-counter and gear position indicator. Want to build a 2021 Adventure Grom? A Scrambler Grom? A Motard Grom? Check out all of the different ways you can easily customize the new Grom for 2021 here! Want to learn even more about all of the new 2021 Honda MSX125 Grom changes? Click Here for my detailed 2021 Grom review of specs and changes etc.
2021 / 2022 Honda Grom Update: American Honda will not have a 2021 Grom in the USA, it will be a 2022 model year Grom. They have decided to skip the 2021 model year on the Grom just like they did in 2016 when that round of changes hit the Grom / MSX125 platform. Check out the 2022 Honda Grom 125 info here.
- 2021 Grom 125 Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 Grom 125 Colors: Force Silver Metallic, Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic, Gayety Red
- 2021 Grom 125 Release Date: TBA
- 2021 Grom 125 Changes: Yes, I explain all of the new 2021 Grom changes here.
Modern and tough, the 2021 Trail 125 honors the past while adapting easily to today’s environment. Powered by Honda’s proven 125cc four-stroke, single-cylinder engine, the adventurous miniMOTO distinguishes itself through iconic styling as well as a longer,high-mounted air intake and upswept exhaust that combine to enhance low-end and midrange power. Model-specific features include a stiffer frame, increased suspension travel, a 39 tooth rear sprocket and an engine guard. Finally, an enlarged, 1.4 gallon fuel tank helps riders in their search for adventure—be it around town or down more remote forest service roads.
- 2021 Honda Trail 125 Colors: Glowing Red
- 2021 Honda Trail 125 Price / MSRP: $3,899
- 2021 Honda Trail 125 Release Date: November 2020
Since its 2018 U.S. return, the celebrated Super Cub has won fans with its nostalgic look and friendly performance. For 2021, the highest-selling motor vehicle of all time is back for more, proving that even 65 years after its debut, you still meet the nicest people on a Honda.
- 2021 Super Cub Colors: Pearl Nebula Red
- 2021 Super Cub Price / MSRP: $3,749
- 2021 Super Cub Release Date: June 2020
- 2021 Super Cub Changes: None
Celebrating its 60th anniversary this mode lyear, the legendary Monkey oozes history and tradition, having originally been produced in 1961 for Tama Tech, a Honda-owned amusement park in Japan. But while this mini MOTO bike’s looks and spirit are faithful to the Monkey’s earliest concept of making mobility fun, its modern iteration touts convenient features that help it perform well and run reliably, which explains why it’s a hit with both nostalgic customers seeking a trip down memory lane, and a new generation of enthusiasts.
- 2021 Monkey Colors: Pearl Nebula Red, Pearl Glittering Blue
- 2021 Monkey ABS Colors: Pearl Nebula Red
- 2021 Monkey Price / MSRP: $3,999
- 2021 Monkey ABS Price / MSRP: $4,199
- 2021 Monkey Release Date: August 2020
- 2021 Monkey Changes: None
Honda’s CB500X proves that adventure is everywhere. Light, powerful and rugged, the bike offers easy-to-access performance that is ideally suited for traveling or commuting. Driven by customer feedback over time, the CB500X has evolved into an increasingly adventurous machine with a bump-absorbing 19-inch front wheel, long-stroke 41 mm fork offering 5.3 inches of travel, wide handlebar and touring-focused features like a tall windscreen. On the city streets, backroads or dirt roads, the CB500X is both practical and rewarding to ride.
- 2021 CB500X ABS Price / MSRP: $6,999
- 2021 CB500X ABS Colors: Matte Black Metallic
- 2021 CB500X ABS Release Date: October 2020
- 2021 CB500X Changes: You no longer have the option of choosing to ABS. For 2021, the CB500X comes standard with ABS and that’s the only way to buy it.
2021 Honda NC750X (optional DCT Automatic Transmission)
One of the best all-rounders gets a well-rounded evolution: more horsepower, plus higher redline and revised gearbox ratios, which come hand-in-hand with Throttle By Wire management, 3 riding modes and refined, expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control. Its renowned fuel efficiency is maintained, and a full 13lbs has been shaved from the curb weight. A redesigned frame is clothed in sharper-edged styling, the unique up-front storage compartment is usefully larger and seat height 1.2 inches lower. The NC750X will still offer a manual transmission and Honda’s DCT automatic transmission. A new screen, LED lighting and LCD dash round out the update.
What do you guys think about the new 2021 NC750X changes? I think Honda is really starting to refine this bike. I’ve never been a fan of the styling of the NC700X / NC750X until now, I think they hit that side of things out of the park – especially in red! Then you add in the lower seat height which will help bring in a lot more people paired up with some new tech and it has an optional DCT automatic transmission. I’m hoping the engine tweaks make the engine a little more exciting as that’s always been a negative in my book on this bike but they are making changes to it so we’ll see how it feels soon. All in all, I think it’ll start to tick a lot more boxes with buyers this year and sales will be better than ever.
- 2021 NC750X USA Release? Yes!
- 2021 NC750X Price / MSRP: $8,199
- 2021 NC750X DCT Automatic Price / MSRP: $8,999
- 2021 NC750X Colors: Grand Prix Red (USA), Matte Ballistic Black Metallic, Pearl Glare White, Glint Wave Blue Metallic
- 2021 NC750X Release Date: May 2021
- 2021 NC750X Changes: Yes, explained above.
2021 Honda Africa Twin (CRF1100L)(optional DCT Automatic Transmission)
Comprising two distinct versions based on a versatile platform, Honda’s Africa Twin embraces the “True Adventure” ethos, winning fans across a broad range of consumers. These adventure touring machines boast an aggressive appearance and capable performance, thanks to an enjoyable engine and capable chassis. Whereas the standard CRF1100L Africa Twin delivers sporting and off-road performance, the Adventure Sports ES boasts comfort and convenience for tackling long distances. Both versions are available with either a manual gearbox or Honda’s advanced automatic Dual Clutch Transmission, and for 2021, both are offered in new colors.
- 2021 Africa Twin Price / MSRP: $14,399
- 2021 Africa Twin DCT Automatic Price / MSRP: $15,199
- 2021 Africa Twin Colors: Pearl White / Blue / Red
- 2021 Africa Twin Release Date: January 2021
- 2021 Africa Twin Changes: Colors
2021 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES (CRF1100L)(optional DCT Automatic Transmission)
- 2021 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES Price / MSRP: $17,199
- 2021 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT Automatic Price / MSRP: $17,999
- 2021 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES Colors: Darkness Black Metallic
- 2021 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES Release Date: January 2021
- 2021 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES Changes: Colors
What exactly is the ADV150? That’s a fair question, given the unique nature of this new model from Honda, the U.S. leader in scooter sales. The answer: It’s a lightweight, compact scooter (based off the PCX150) with adventure-ready features, a crossover model that embraces Honda’s “City Adventure” concept and is positioned for both daily commuting and recreation. Prepared for practical use while still enabling the rider to indulge in opportunities for new experiences, it facilitates smooth urban travel and also inspires back-road exploring. Making the ordinary fun and facilitating the enjoyment of free time, the ADV150 is simply the most versatile scooter on the market, by a considerable margin.
- 2021 Honda ADV 150 Colors: Matte Black Metallic
- 2021 Honda ADV 150 Price / MSRP: $4,299
- 2021 Honda ADV 150 Release Date: June 2020
Introduced to the U.S. market in 2009 as the PCX125, Honda’s sporty scooter has undergone numerous displacement changes over the years, a trend that continues for 2021 with the upgrade to an oversquare, 157cc single-cylinder engine. Designed to be user-friendly and to help navigate the urban environment, the engine remains smooth, quiet and extremely efficient. A redesigned chassis further enhances the experience, offering reduced weight and improved cornering performance. Styling, convenience and safety are addressed through features including all-LED lighting, a larger, 30-liter under-seat storage compartment and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC).
- 2021 Honda PCX Colors: Pearl White
- 2021 Honda PCX Price / MSRP: $3,799
- 2021 Honda PCX ABS Price / MSRP: $3,999
- 2021 Honda PCX Release Date: March 2021
Honda of Japan just announced the new 2021 Honda CRF250L and we have some interesting things to talk about. Are we going to be getting two different models in the USA like they are? They are offering a CRF250L with a 32.6 inch seat height and a CRF250L S model with a 34.6 inch seat height. For reference, the 2020 CRF250L has a seat height of 34.4 inches. If that’s the case, it’ll open up this bike to a lot more riders! Aside from that news, what else do we know about it? Honda kept the same 249cc cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder engine but with a newly designed air cleaner / exhaust pipe / muffler and optimized the ignition timing, aiming for controllable engine characteristics that react strongly linearly from the low rpm range. Furthermore, by changing the valve timing, the output and torque are improved in the low and medium rpms. It also has a new assist slipper clutch, larger gauges and some design tweaks here and there.
At the time of writing this, the 2021 CRF250L has not been “officially” announced for the USA market. We could get this CRF250L or the CRF300L shown below, I can’t say right this moment on exactly which one we’re getting in America but… my money and best guess is that it’ll be the CRF300L you see below.
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- 2021 CRF250L USA Release? TBA
- 2021 CRF250L Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 CRF250L S Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 CRF250L Colors: Red
- 2021 CRF250L Release Date: TBA
- 2021 CRF250L Changes: Yes, explained above.
The 2021 CRF300L is officially here thanks to our latest announcement of new 2021 motorcycles from Honda! Increased cubic capacity for Honda’s popular dual-purpose tool, plus revised air intake, inlet cam timing and exhaust system that extract more peak horsepower and considerably stronger torque across the rev-range. Shorter gearbox ratios are topped with a taller 6th gear while an assist/slipper clutch allows confident control of the rear wheel. Handling on any terrain is improved with a new swingarm and more laterally flexible frame, increased ground clearance, longer travel suspension and revised riding position. Sharp new bodywork and graphics mark the 2021 upgrades, and there’s a crisp, positive LCD instrument display. Curb weight for the CRF300L is reduced by 8.9 lbs to 313 lbs, making for a 13% improvement in power to weight ratio. Want even more info on all of the new CRF300L changes and upgrades? Click Here.
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- 2021 CRF300L USA Release? TBA
- 2021 CRF300L Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 CRF300L Colors: Red
- 2021 CRF300L Release Date: TBA
- 2021 CRF300L Changes: Yes, explained above.
Increased cubic capacity for Honda’s mini-adventurer, plus revised air intake, inlet cam timing and exhaust system that inject more peak power and considerably stronger torque across the rev-range. Shorter gearbox ratios are topped with a taller 6th gear while an assist/slipper clutch maintains allows confident control of the rear wheel. Handling on any terrain is improved with a new swingarm and more laterally flexible frame, increased ground clearance, longer travel suspension and revised riding position. Increased capacity for the fuel tank extends range; the seat is now rubber-mounted and lower, and there are rubber inserts for the footpegs. The handlebars use internal weights, indicators are now flexibly mounted and the finishing touch is an easy-to-read, positive LCD instrument display. Curb weight is reduced by 8.8 lbs to 337 lbs, making for a 13% improvement in power to weight ratio. Want even more info on all of the new CRF300L RALLY changes and upgrades? Click Here.
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- 2021 CRF300L Rally USA Release? TBA
- 2021 CRF300L Rally Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 CRF300L Rally Colors: Red
- 2021 CRF300L Rally Release Date: TBA
- 2021 CRF300L Rally Changes: Yes, explained above.
Through a winning combination of performance, durability and comfort, Honda’s road-legal dirt bike has made a name for itself in the dual-sport world. And for 2021, it has a title befitting its level of performance. Now called the CRF450RL, this capable dual-sport machine remains based on the trail-connecting approach that broadens customers’ ride-planning possibilities. Powered by Honda’s proven 449cc Unicam® engine and wide-ratio six-speed transmission, plus premium long-travel suspension and twin-spar aluminum frame, the CRF450RL now comes standard with lightweight handguards for increased comfort and protection no matter where the ride leads.
- 2021 CRF450RL Price / MSRP: $9,999
- 2021 CRF450RL Release Date: September 2020
- 2021 CRF450RL Changes: Yes. New graphics, hand guards with updated ECU and fuel-injection settings.
2021 Honda XR650L
When the goal is high-value, dependable dualsport fun, the legendary XR650L comes through in spades, which is why the machine continues to be a popular option in Honda’s lineup, year after year. Equally at home on dirt roads, single-track trails, highways and byways, the versatile dual-sport model opens the door to riding adventure in a way that few motorcycles ever have. Those characteristics, combined with its Baja legacy, have garnered the model a diehard following of riders and will continue to help it stand out on showroom floors around the country.
- 2021 XR650L Price: $6,999
- 2021 XR650L Release Date: December 2020
- 2021 XR650L Changes: None
Based on its popularity (it’s the powersports industry’s number-one 50cc trail bike – by a considerable margin), but also on its features, there’s simply no better choice for introducing kids to motorcycling than the CRF50F. The pocketsize machine is armed with a fun-but-reliable 49cc air-cooled four-stroke engine with an automatic clutch, and its 10-inch wheels and low seat height instill confidence in young riders who are just getting started on collecting lifetimes of motorcycling memories.
- 2021 CRF50F Colors: Red
- 2021 CRF50F Price / MSRP: $1,599
- 2021 CRF50F Release Date: June 2020
- 2021 CRF50F Changes: None
2021 Honda CRF110F
With its proven durability and new-rider friendly performance, the CRF110F is the powersports industry’s top-selling off-road motorcycle, and it’s no wonder: This model perfectly encapsulates Honda’s proud heritage—extending back nearly four decades to the legendary XR75—of four-stroke trail bikes that are kid-sized but full-featured. In the modern era, that means clean-running Keihin fuel injection and 50-state year-round off-road legality, as well as a clutch-less four-speed semi-automatic transmission and push-button electric start. The CRF110F is sure to continue delivering smiles long after riding skills develop, so there’s no telling where it could take generations of youngsters.
- 2021 CRF110F Colors: Red
- 2021 CRF110F Price / MSRP: $2,499
- 2021 CRF110F Release Date: July 2020
- 2021 CRF110F Changes: None
2021 Honda CRF125F / CRF125FB Big Wheel
The midsize CRF125F trail bike is available in two versions—standard andBig Wheel, the latter accommodating taller riders with larger front and rear wheels, longer-travel suspension and a higher seat. With their fun performance and looks that mimic those of the CRF Performance line, both versions of the CRF125F promise years of recreational trail-riding enjoyment,and with clean-running Keihin electronic fuel injection, both boast 50-state 12-month off-road legality
- 2021 CRF125F Prices
- CRF125F: $3,199
- CRF125F Big Wheel: $3,599
- 2021 CRF125F Release Date: August 2020
- 2021 CRF125F Changes: None
2021 Honda CRF250F
An incredibly versatile trail bike, the CRF250F can take riders from their first time on dirt to tackling challenging terrain. The flagship of Honda’s CRF Trail line features Keihin electronically controlled fuel injection and is year-round off-road legal in all 50 states. Its SOHC long-stroke, air-cooled engine delivers smooth acceleration and excellent rear-wheel hookup, and its perimeter steel frame and Showa suspension offer confidence-inspiring handling and a compliant ride in varied terrain. Add it all up and the result is a fun-but-capable trail bike that’s ready for just about anything—and any rider.
- 2021 CRF250F Price: $4,699
- 2021 CRF250F Release Date: September 2020
- 2021 CRF250F Changes: None
2021 Honda CRF150R / CRF150R Big Wheel
Honda’s smallest motocrosser is available in both standard and Big Wheel versions (the latter targeted to suit taller riders, offering larger wheels, a higher seat and additional rear-suspension travel). The powersports industry’stop-selling mini motocrosser, the CRF150R has a Unicam® four-stroke engine—unique in the mini MX world—that delivers smooth, ample torque across the rev range. The Showa® suspension components comprise a37mm inverted fork and a Pro-Link® rear-suspension system with a singleS howa shock
- 2021 CRF150R Prices
- CRF150R: $5,199
- CRF150R Big Wheel: $5,399
- 2021 CRF150R Release Date: August 2020
- 2021 CRF150R Changes: None
2021 Honda CRF250RX
Campaigned in national championship off-road racing by JCR Honda’s Tarah Gieger, Phoenix Racing Honda’s Jonathan Johnson and SLR Honda’s Tallon LaFountaine, the CRF250RX features closed-course off-road-focused components like a large fuel tank,aluminum side stand and 18-inch rear wheel. It also has off-road-specific engine mapping and suspension settings,making it ideal for specialties like woods racing, desert racing, off-road grand prix competition and trail riding in legal off road areas.
- 2021 CRF250RX Price: $8,399
- 2021 CRF250RX Release Date: July 2020
- 2021 CRF250RX Changes: None
2021 Honda CRF250R
The machine that took Phoenix Racing Honda rider Kyle Peters to the 2020 AMA Arenacross title returns for the 2021 model year, with strong power across the rev range and a low-center-of-gravity chassis layout that delivers nimble,stable handling. The CRF250R has also performed well in the 2020 AMA Supercross series, where GEICO Honda rider Chase Sexton leads the 250SX East title chase through the first four rounds.
- 2021 CRF250R Price: $7,999
- 2021 CRF250R Release Date: August 2020
- 2021 CRF250R Changes: None
2021 Honda CRF450R
The industry’s benchmark motocross machine, Honda’s CRF450R has amassed an impressive collection of awards and titles over the years. Rather than rest on its laurels, Honda has gone back to the drawing board for the 2021 model year, endowing the legendary machine with updates aimed at improved power, handling and consistency, with a focus on “Razor Sharp Cornering.” Drawing on lessons learned from Honda Racing Corporation’s global race program, including Team Honda HRC’s AMA Supercross and Motocross efforts, the 2021 CRF450R features engine updates focused on low- to midrange performance, a newly designed chassis with revised rigidity and a slimmer overall package. The combination yields a machine that performs at a high level for the duration of a tough moto.
- 2021 CRF450R Price: $9,599
- 2021 CRF450R Release Date: September 2020
- 2021 CRF450R Changes: Yes
2021 Honda CRF450R Works Edition (CRF450RWE)
For motocross enthusiasts who demand the absolute best when it comes to performance, the premium CRF450RWE (“Works Edition”) benefits from the same improvements as the 2021 CRF450R, plus a long list of elite-level updates based on the machines in the Team Honda HRC factory race shop. As with the CRF450R, this model is endowed with important updates aimed at improving power, handling and consistency and—befitting its status as the clear benchmark when it comes to lap times—it boasts additional features aimed at refining power, suspension performance and aesthetics. New for 2021, the CRF450RWE now comes standard with a Hinson clutch basket and cover, as well as a Twin Air air filter.
- 2021 CRF450RWE Price: $12,380
- 2021 CRF450RWE Release Date: November 2020
- 2021 CRF450RWE Changes: Yes
2021 Honda CRF450RX
Ridden by Phoenix Racing Honda, SLR Honda and JCR Honda at the national-championship level, the CRF450RX is well-suited for closed-course off-road competition such as GNCC, WORCS and NGPC. For the 2021 model year, it’s better than ever, getting the same important performance upgrades as the motocross-focused CRF450R and retaining off-road-specific features like dedicated ECU and suspension settings, an 18-inch rear wheel and an aluminum side stand. New for 2021, the CRF450RX comes standard with handguards and a revised 2.1 gallon fuel tank that narrows the bike width at the radiator shrouds. The combination yields a race machine that’s ready to chase arrows and ribbon along trails from coast to coast.
- 2021 CRF450RX Price: $9,899
- 2021 CRF450RX Release Date: October 2020
- 2021 CRF450RX Changes: Yes
2021 Honda CRF450X
When it comes to motorcycle racing in Baja, “dominant” doesn’t quite do justice to Honda’s record. Twenty-two of the last 23 victories in the legendary Baja 1000 have gone to Honda, including SLR Honda’s convincing 2019 win, and 13 of those belong to the CRF450X. Not only does it rule racing south of the border,but the CRF450X is a great trail bike,thanks in part to its 50-state year-round off-road-legal status. With off-road appropriate features like a side stand,18-inch rear wheel, headlight, sealed chain and six-speed transmission, it’s ready for desert expanses or tight woods.
- 2021 CRF450X Price: $9,799
- 2021 CRF450X Release Date: July 2020
- 2021 CRF450X Changes: None
These models may or may not be coming to the USA. I’m not leaning one way or the other, these are just some of the other models from different countries that I like and do wish they would give a chance here in America.
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- 2021 Honda Forza 350 USA Release? Not confirmed.
- 2021 Honda Forza 350 Colors: Pearl Nightstar Black, Matte Pearl Pacific Blue (new), Pearl Cool White, Matte Cynos Gray Metallic, Pearl Falcon Gray (new)
- 2021 Honda Forza 350 Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 Honda Forza 350 Release Date: TBA
2021 Honda X-ADV
Honda’s ground-breaking X-ADV gets a comprehensive update for 2021: more power for the engine, plus higher redline and revised gearbox ratios, which come hand-in-hand with Throttle By Wire management, 4 default riding modes, refined and expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control, all with no loss in fuel efficiency. A redesigned frame is clothed in all-new bodywork and the seat has been re-shaped for easy ground reach. The storage compartment is larger and includes a USB charger; there’s also now a glovebox. Twin LED headlights feature Daytime Running Lights and a 5-inch TFT display allows smartphone connectivity via the new Honda Smartphone Voice Control System.
What do you guys think about the 2021 X-ADV changes? Should American Honda bring the X-ADV to the USA? Could Honda be testing the market here with the 2021 ADV150, with a possible release of the new X-ADV in the USA for 2021? I think we need this bike in the USA, I think it would do well and fill some holes in Honda’s current model lineup.
- 2021 X-ADV USA Release? Not confirmed.
- 2021 X-ADV Price / MSRP: TBA
- 2021 X-ADV Colors: Grand Prix Red, Graphite Black, Matte Beta Silver Metallic, Pearl Mud Gray
- 2021 X-ADV Release Date: TBA
- 2021 X-ADV Changes: Yes, explained above.