Honda Motor Europe has announced the latest updates for the 2021 model year of the European range of scooters and motorcycles.
The updates cover six key models and one new name. These are Honda products for everyday travel, adventure and roadster. They follow the improvements already announced for eleven other machines as Honda continues to expand its uniquely large and diverse range. Thus, the brand strives to offer a powerful two-wheeler for all riders, regardless of age, experience and riding style.
Update on the range for everyday trips (computers)
The wide range of economical, environmentally friendly and technologically advanced scooters and small motorcycles of Honda sees that stylish sports / GT “sit-in” scooters such as Forza 350 and Forza 125 are among the popular step-through models from the SH family, with the fun-focused MSX125 Grom, the super-economical CB125F and the multi-year hit PCX125.
Updates for three models include:
New more powerful engine 350 cc eSP + in the scooter SH350i, which replaces SH300i at the forefront of the SH range.
In addition to the increased volume, there are improvements to both the inlet air flow and the cooling. They bring even sharper acceleration and class-leading power. The SH350i also features a new LCD display and new muscular design lines. Emergency stop signals and a USB port for charging electronic devices have already been added to the Honda Smart Key and Honda Selectable Torque Control to further improve safety and practicality.
At the other end of the SH range is positioned the stylish base SH Mode, powered by a new, more powerful eSP + engine for 2021. It provides exceptional fuel economy of 47.6 km / l. There is also a new, lighter frame. Convenience is enhanced with a larger floor, USB charging port and Honda Smart Key. The storage space has been increased and so the model has a larger compartment under the seat and a new glove box. The aesthetic appeal is enhanced by the new front end and LED headlight, plus new stylish wheels. PCX125 The second best-selling scooter in Europe this year is the PCX125. The new one, for 2021, is powered by a more powerful and economical eSP + water-cooled four-valve engine. It now has a Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). The all-new body features a futuristic look. It spills over from the redesigned LED headlight, complemented by turn signals, to the X-shaped rear end. The new lighter steel frame encourages improved handling. It is combined with longer, larger dual rear shock absorbers and new wheels with larger tires for a more comfortable and relaxed ride. Practicality is further enhanced by the increased luggage space under the seat with 2.4 liters, becoming 30.4 liters and a USB charging port.PCX125 The second best-selling scooter in Europe this year is the PCX125. The new one, for 2021, is powered by a more powerful and economical eSP + water-cooled four-valve engine. It now has a Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). The all-new body features a futuristic look. It spills over from the redesigned LED headlight, complemented by turn signals, to the X-shaped rear end. The new lighter steel frame encourages improved handling. It is combined with longer, larger dual rear shock absorbers and new wheels with larger tires for a more comfortable and relaxed ride. Practicality is further enhanced by the increased luggage space under the seat with 2.4 liters, becoming 30.4 liters and a USB charging port.
Adventure range improvements
Following the new color schemes announced earlier this year for the CB500X and CRF1000L Africa Twin, Honda’s other two of the ten best-selling on-off motorcycles – the NC750X and X-ADV – are receiving comprehensive updates for 2021.
NC750X Honda’s versatile and economical all-terrain model enjoys improvements in engine, chassis, style and practicality. The peak power of the 750cc in-line 2-cylinder liquid-cooled engine has been increased to 43 kW, further increased by 600 rpm to the red line and the speed range. The weight loss of 6 kg and the shorter ratios for the first three gears further contribute to a more sporty feel. This is complemented by a more aggressive design line and smaller fairings. Three default driving modes (and one user-programmed) operate via Throttle by Wire. They allow the rider to regulate the nature and reactions of the engine. Each mode – Sport, Rain and Standard is connected to the corresponding DCT dual-clutch transmission. The infamous practicality of the NC750X has been further enhanced by increasing the volume of the unique central storage area to 23 liters, a new screen, a full-color LCD instrument panel, a USB port and a 30 mm lower seat. Honda’s torque selection settings now offer finer levels of control. Emergency stop signals are an additional feature. Fuel economy remains attractively low – 28.3 km / l.
X – ADV
With its robust style and adventurous spirit, the X-ADV has created a unique space in the variety of motorcycle segments since its appearance in 2017. For 2021, the X-ADV receives major improvements to the engine and chassis, combined with a sharper new look and feel. new technologies.
The X-ADV shares many of the NC750X’s updates. For more sporty driving, the power has been increased by 3 kW to 43 kW, the gear ratios have been optimized, and the frame has been redesigned. The weight has been reduced by 3 kg, and the technology has also been improved, with new riding modes. They work via Throttle by Wire and the advanced DCT transmission and Honda Selectable Torque Control settings.
Design improvements result in a stronger overall look. The motorcycle has new dual LED daytime running lights, and practicality has also been increased. This is possible thanks to the new windshield, which provides better protection from the weather, a 1.2-liter glove box has been added to the equipment, as well as a larger storage compartment under the seat (22 liters). It now also has a USB charging port.
The X-ADV will also include the new Honda Smartphone Voice Control system as standard. The technology, first introduced on the new Forza 750, allows riders to use steering wheel switches and use headsets to give voice commands to control important functions on their smartphone, including calls, navigation, music and messaging. special application. All information is displayed on the new 5-inch TFT screen.
The Nakid line – the Neo Sports Café range is developing
The Neo Sports Café range brought a fresh identity to Honda’s nude motorcycle family in 2017. It came with a unique combination of café racer style and a promising ultra-minimalist look. of the family have changed significantly for 2021.
CB1000R and CB1000R Black Edition
The flagship of the Neo Sports Café range, the CB1000R, features a new, even more minimalist and forward-looking design. The motorcycle’s round headlight, now mounted in a teardrop-shaped frame, is tilted back. From there, the gaze is directed backwards, past the smaller side covers to the redesigned and raised, inclined subframe. The specific and remarkable new seven-spoke wheels emphasize the sporty aesthetics of the model. The new CB1000R Black Edition features an even more aggressive look and personality.It complements the range with a handmade “personalized” look, thanks to the Deep Graphite Black color scheme. Its headlight is framed by a black frame, black predominates as an accent on the forks, radiator covers, air box covers, it is also present in the details of the muffler. The CBR1000RR Fireblade’s four-cylinder in-line engine delivers smoother power delivery and faster response thanks to redesigned fuel injection settings. The CB1000R and CB1000R ‘Black Edition’ feature the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system. It is connected to the new, most modern, full-color 5-inch TFT display.
In 2021, the CB125R acquires a new liquid-cooled 4-valve engine. It provides a maximum of 11 kW for A1 motorcyclists. The engine has increased torque by 1.2 Nm. For the first time in the world, a 125cc motorcycle is fitted with Showa USD “Separate Function front fork Big Piston” (SFF-BP) forks as standard equipment. The additions to the highest level of furniture are LED lights, LCD display and ABS system operating via IMU. The brakes have a 296 mm floating front disc, held by a radially mounted 4-piston caliper.