As well as shaking up their middleweight motorcycle line up today at EICMA 2018. Honda have also announced the following updates and colours to their current models:
CBR1000RR Fireblade and CBR1000RR Fireblade SP
After a full model change in 2017, the Fireblade’s ‘Next Stage Total Control’ is enhanced for 2019, with changes to its electronics package aimed at optimal circuit performance. Thus, HSTC and ABS have been modified, and the top Power setting boosted based on input from the HRC MotoGP programme. Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control functions are now separated, with a new ‘W’ indicator on the instrument panel.
The Grand Prix Red colour has a thicker white stripe for a slightly more ‘tricolore’ effect, while the Matt Ballistic Black Metallic version is now totally black, save for its red CBR logo.
Having been an instant hit on its arrival in 2017 and upgraded in 2018 with multi-level Honda Selectable Torque Control and a ‘G’ switch for more off-road friendly gear changes from its Dual Clutch Transmission, for 2019 Honda’s ‘motorcycle SUV’ will now come in new colours including a striking ‘camouflage’ green.
GL1800 Gold Wing
Synonymous with long range comfort, luxury and quality for over 40 years, the Gold Wing was redesigned from the wheels up for 2018 to be sharper, lighter and more compact, while maintaining its reputation as a technological flagship with numerous new features including the first adoption of Apple CarPlay on a motorcycle.
For 2019, both the GL1800 Gold Wing itself and the Manual Transmission version of the Gold Wing ‘Tour’ will be available in a new ‘moody’ Darkness Black Metallic colour. The top of the range Gold Wing ‘Tour’ with Dual Clutch Transmission will be available in a new ‘Pearl Hawkseye Blue’.
For 2019, the perennially popular high-performance mid-sized scooter is newly equipped with Honda Selectable Torque Control and a ‘Smart’ Top Box linked with its remote key system.
Honda’s flagship ‘Neo Sports Café’ naked model will be available in a sharp new Sword Silver Metallic colour, both in standard guise and in a ‘CB1000R+’ version with a wide range of ‘factory-fit’ accessories including heated grips, aluminium fender panel and rear hugger panel, flyscreen, single seat cowl, radiator grille with CB1000R logo, and quickshifter.
Honda’s unique 500cc take on custom cool will be available in a new Pearl Cadet Grey and Matt Axis Grey Metallic.
A new Pearl Glare White for the machine which integrates scooter usability and motorcycle dynamic performance.
SH125 and SH150
Black (silver for the white colour) front panels and floor side panels add further class to the premium step-through scooter.
Darker silver side fairings for the supremely practical ‘do-anything’ 750cc machine.