Honda unveils a unique “neo-futuristic” concept bike at the Osaka Motorcycle Show.
Arriving at the Honda area, you can see just how much importance they put on racing. In fact, as in past years, the Honda stand centers on its racing efforts with bikes from MotoGP, World Superbike as well as others series, while their street bikes remain in the periphery. There were over 30 noteworthy race bikes on hand. Then I saw this worn and dirty Honda TT Legends CBR1000RR Fireblade. This bike competed in the 2012 Endurance World Championship and was only one of two teams to finish every race this season; a testament to Honda’s legendary reliability. Shown here “untouched” from its last race at the 24-hours of Le Mans, it uses Honda’s Combined ABS system, the only machine to do so at a championship level.
It was piloted by the likes of John McGuiness, Cameron Donald, Simon Andrews, Gary Johnson.
Here’s a cleaner example.
Now for something completely different. This classy, retro-styled bike is the new for 2013 CB1100. This is begging for clip-ons, bar-end mirrors, wire wheels, custom seat and exhaust: my dream cafe racer.
While not exactly new, this CB1000R is a stunner in matte white.
Staying with white, here’s the latest Gold Wing.
If you’re after a Gold Wing with a more custom look checkout the F6B.
Last, here’s a great looking new thing: the new CBR600F. Shown here with an aftermarket Akrapovic exhaust, the new body and colors of this super sport bike are in great taste. At first glance, it kind of reminds me of the MV Agusta F3 - which can’t be a bad thing.
Here’s the new SH scooter.
With just over a third of last year’s total Super Bowl commercials, car advertising (and related) ranks highest by industry. And if last year’s statistics are anything to go by, car companies will dish out upwards of three million dollars for a 30 sec spot during this year’s game. Seems like a lot, but then again the ‘big game’ does attract both NFL and non-football fans alike to the tune of a hundred million plus viewers. Continue reading