At the EICMA in Milan not everything has been great news and exclusive models, there are brands such as Sling that have presented those that will make up their range of motorcycles for 2016 and some interesting novelty in the form of a concept. Starting with the latter, the City Adventure Concept is a hybrid between Scooter and Trail bike that tells us that Honda continues to explore new territories and invent new mixes for the nearest future.
At EICMA we have also been able to see first-hand the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin. The long-awaited high-displacement Trail with its 998cc parallel twin engine mounted on a chassis that promises toughness and flexibility in equal measure to offer instant response at any speed. A worthy heir to the original Africa Twin.
Heir, yes, but without neglecting all current technology such as the front headlight and the LED taillight, the ABS, which can be switched off on the rear wheel for off-road use, the Honda Selectable Torque Control, and the version available with double clutch and DCT with three modes S for sporty driving, G for off-road driving with the possibility of adapting the gearbox and clutch when going up or down a hill off the asphalt.
In the family of the 500 suitable for the A2 We found a few details focused on improving the driver's habitability. Starting with the LED headlights and pilot, adjustable preload fork, adjustable levers, larger capacity tanks with hinged cap and "wave" type keys.
The Honda CB500F It has received a restyling that now makes it a little more aggressive and is complemented by six new colors. Something similar to what happened with the Honda CBR500R, which is now sharper and more angular. Both models change the exhaust, which is now shorter and has been redesigned inside to improve the sound. The Honda CB500X It also receives a new 100mm taller adjustable screen and a tank that allows it to reach a range of 500 km.
The trio of the NC have also seen how they are retouched a bit, now all are Euro4 compliant and all receive new functionality from the DCT system, which now includes three levels in S mode. Instrument panels can now be customized by choosing from nine colors, AND that color can be made to change from according to the consumption of the motor.
The NC family exhausts now allow for a deeper sound. The forks of the Honda NC750X and Honda integra They benefit from Showa Dual Bendig Valves technology that improve rebound and allow a more linear suspension. In the aesthetic section we find two new special editions in the Honda NC750S including lights and LED taillight. This technology also reaches the Honda NC750X which is complemented by an aesthetic closer to the rest of the Honda X family motorcycles.
So far the delivery of the Honda 2016 range, shortly we will bring you some more information about the concepts that have been presented in this week of the EICMA.