Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Honda Launches 2019 Big Bike Collection (w/ Specs)
Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) has unveiled its latest range of Touring and Roadster big bike models: the CB650R, CB1000R, and Goldwing.
HPI first introduced its line-up of Big Bikes in the country last year as response to the growing economy and improving lifestyle of Filipinos that created a demand for higher engine capacities. The launch received an overwhelming response from the riding community and marked the company’s completion of its product line-up in the Philippines.
“We are overjoyed with the riding communities’ acceptance of the Honda Big Bikes when we first launched them in 2017. In fact, some models were completely sold out and many riders are asking for more,” said Mr. Jomel Jerezo, General Manager of Motorcycle Sales Office, Sales and Marketing Division of HPI. “We want to continuously expand and improve our line-up to suit the improving lifestyle of our riders. With this, we are happy to introduce the newest big bikes which will once again excite Filipino riders.”
With the growing acceptance of the Philippine market for Big Bikes, HPI released its newest models from their Touring and Roadster categories for Filipino riders to experience the joy of riding Honda’s motorcycles on Philippine highways.
2019 Honda CB650R
HPI launched the CB650R from the Roadster category, highlighting its Neo Sports Café design with a modern and minimalist styling concept. As part of the Neo Sports Café style, the CB650R has its engine on full display and has a round headlight and sculpted fuel tank.
This compact middleweight naked sports bike is equipped with full LED lighting, new digital LCD panel, and tapered handle bar. The design also gives it a more aggressive riding position. Like the CB500X, it also provides superior handling and riding comfort thanks to its lighter frame (around 6 kilograms lighter than CB650F), Showa Separate Function front suspension (SSF), and 4-piston radial mount brake calipers.
The CB650R is equipped with a powerful engine: a liquid-cooled, inline 4-cylinder, DOHC engine with assist/slipper clutch. The model also comes with Honda Selectable Torque Control and a 4-2-1 exhaust which makes for a perfect combination of looks and performance.
The 2019 Honda CB650R comes with a Suggested Retail Price of P 501,000.
2019 Honda Goldwing
Part of its Touring model line-up, the Goldwing has embodied long-range comfort, luxury, and quality for over 40 years. It’s been redesigned from the ground up to be sharper, lighter, and more compact while maintaining its myriad of advanced features.
This bike is hailed as the ultimate performance tourer with its 1,833cc, liquid-cooled, horizontally-opposed 24-valve 6-cylinder SOHC engine mated to a 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) automatic transmission with slipper clutch, cruise control, and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). This tourer also provides superior handling and riding comfort with its double wishbone front suspension, all aluminum swing-arm, combine-ABS, electronic suspension pre-load, radial front brake calipers, ISG (Integrated Starter Generator). It also comes with a selectable Ride Mode with four settings: Tour, Sport, Rain, and Econ providing maximum functionality during any type of ride.
With top of the line equipment and technology based on automobiles, the Goldwing gets features such as throttle by wire, hill start assist, walking/reverse mode, keyless ignition (SMART Key System), LED lighting, and airbag.
Providing the best handling and comfortable of rides, the 2019 Honda Goldwing comes in at P 1,880,000.
2019 Honda CB1000R
Also from the Roadster category, HPI launched the CB1000R. Similar to the CB650R, it has a Neo Sports Café design, with a more compact and muscular big-sized naked bike look. Adding to the overall style is the iconic circular headlight, flangeless fuel tank, and aluminum radiator cowl.
Like most of models in the Honda Roadster line-up, the CB1000R is built for superior handling and riding comfort, thanks to its lightweight mono backbone steel frame, full LED lighting, radial mounted dual disc brake, Showa Separate Fork Function Big Piston (SSF-BP), Ride Mode, full LCD instrumentation, and throttle by wire.
The CB1000R also boasts of a powerful liquid-cooled 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with Honda Selectable Torque Control. The price for the 2019 model is pegged at P 865,000.
Honda’s newest big bike collection is now available at all major Honda motorcycle stores nationwide.