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Honda unveils 2018 returning models

Honda has released its returning 2018 lineup, including the CB300F, CBR300R, CTX700 DCT, CTX700N DCT, Fury, Montesa Cota 4RT260, Montesa Cota 300RR, Rebel, Shadow Phantom and XR650L. 

2018 Honda CB300F 

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Engine displaces 286cc for responsive power throughout the rev range.
  • PGM-FI fuel injection produces crisp throttle response throughout the rev range.
  • Stylish CBR500R-inspired exhaust system features large internal volume for strong performance, stylish appearance and a throaty exhaust note.

Chassis/Suspension

  • Specially configured seat and side covers provide an easy reach to the ground.
  • Full LCD multi-function digital meter.

2018 Honda CBR300R

Great for beginners and experienced riders alike, the CBR300R packs a 300-class engine that delivers a strong spread of power. Thanks to a full sport fairing, dual headlights and stylish exhaust system, the CBR300R has the look of a serious sport bike. With strong power, nimble handling, an affordable price and low operating cost, the CBR300R—also available with ABS—makes every ride a fun one.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Engine displaces 286cc for added power throughout the rev range.
  • PGM-FI fuel injection produces crisp throttle response throughout the rev range.

Chassis/Suspension

  • High-quality full-coverage fairing with dual headlights evokes the styling of Honda's flagship CBR1000RR supersport bike.
  • CBR500R-inspired exhaust system features large internal volume for strong performance, stylish appearance and a throaty exhaust note.
  • Narrow seat and side covers provide an easy reach to the ground.
  • Rear-view mirrors with short stalks have a sleek look.

2018 Honda CTX700 DCT

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Sophisticated liquid-cooled SOHC eight-valve 670cc parallel-twin engine pumps out abundant torque in the low-end and midrange for easily accessible power.
  • An impressively broad torque curve gives the CTX700 DCT a linear, smooth power delivery.
  • A relatively long engine stroke (80.0mm combined with a 73.0mm bore) and a high-inertia crankshaft are design elements that add to the CTX700 DCT's extremely tractable power characteristics.
  • Honda's six-speed automatic Dual Clutch Transmission uses two hydraulically controlled clutches to deliver quick and smooth gear changes in a choice of three modes: Manual (MT), which allows the rider to shift gears using buttons, and two automatic (AT) modes—S for sport riding and D for everyday use.
  • The 62-degree forward lean given to the cylinder assembly facilitates near-vertical mounting of the single 36mm throttle body for superior intake port positioning and shaping. In addition, special shaping to the combustion chambers further enhance engine combustion efficiency for clean burning and optimal power production.
  • An engine balancer shaft quells vibration for smooth, comfortable operation, and rubber-mounted footrests add to rider comfort.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors numerous variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for existing riding and atmospheric conditions, thereby delivering optimal performance and remarkably crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions.

Chassis/Suspension

  • Antilock Braking System (ABS) provides full antilock functionality for secure braking action.
  • Low seat height and very low center of gravity make the CTX700 DCT feel remarkably nimble and fun to ride.
  • Fuel capacity of 3.27 gallons and great fuel efficiency give the CTX700 DCT a long cruising range.
  • A rigid, compact diamond-shape steel frame, low center of gravity, and plush suspension help make the CTX700 DCT responsive, agile and enjoyable to ride all day.
  • Stout 41mm fork provides 4.2 inches of travel, while the Pro-Link® rear suspension system delivers 4.3 inches of wheel travel.
  • Open, roomy ergonomics position the rider in a well-balanced seating position for all-day comfort and fun.

2018 Honda Fury

Engine/Drivetrain

  • The 1,312cc liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin delivers strong low-end and midrange torque, with ample power for passing and relaxed cruising. Unique dual-exhaust system offers throaty exhaust note.
  • Power plant features a single-pin crankshaft to accentuate engine character.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) incorporates a single 38mm diameter throttle body.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
  • Five-speed transmission for exciting roll-on performance.
  • Low-maintenance slim-profile driveshaft provides smooth operation with no need for chain or belt guards and covers.

Chassis/Suspension

  • High-mount steering head complements the raked-out front end.
  • Hard-tail styling.
  • Long, slim 3.4 gallon seamless fuel tank mounts high on the frame for a true custom look.
  • Slim radiator is mounted unobtrusively to accent the Fury's clean lines.
  • Minimalist front and rear fenders complement the Fury's chopper styling.
  • Control lines and cables are specially routed for a clean, custom look.
  • Rear suspension system gives a clean, uncluttered appearance.
  • Single rear shock with adjustable rebound damping and five-position preload adjustment features an advanced internal valve system for a comfortable ride, and provides 3.7 inches of wheel travel.
  • Large-diameter 45mm extended fork provides 4.0 inches of plush, responsive travel.
  • Integrated handlebar-mounted chrome housing features a speedometer, odometer/A&B trip meters, and indicator lights for the turn signals, high beam, neutral, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and clock.
  • Electric speedometer with easy-to-read numerals uses an electronic transmission speed sensor, which eliminates the front-wheel-mounted speedometer cable. This contributes to a clean, uncluttered look.

2018 Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Competition-ready, 259cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder four-stroke engine features a special crankcase decompression system that reduces engine braking, allowing even more control in challenging trials conditions.
  • Close-ratio five-speed transmission.
  • Optional HRC FI tuning kit allows customers to fine-tune the Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and ignition maps to match riding conditions.

Chassis/ Suspension

  • 39mm TECH cartridge-type telescopic fork with preload and rebound adjustments and 6.9 inches of travel.
  • Pro-Link R16V rear suspension damper with preload and rebound adjustments and 6.7 inches of travel.
  • Wide, adjustable foot pegs provide maximum comfort and control.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes with four-piston front and two-piston rear calipers.
  • Slim tank and seat area for unrestricted movement.

2018 Honda Montesa 300RR

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Competition-ready, 288cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a bigger cylinder bore and longer stroke than the 4RT260.
  • Reduced engine braking via gas-decompressing system for the crankcase and enhancements to the electronics.
  • High-flow fuel pump and modified clutch to match engine design.
  • Close-ratio five-speed transmission.
  • Bar-mounted map-selection switch (two modes) and magnetic kill switch.
  • Lightweight titanium exhaust header pipe.
  • Optional HRC FI tuning kit allows customers to fine-tune COTA's Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and ignition maps to match riding conditions.

Chassis/Suspension

  • 39mm TECH cartridge-type telescopic fork with DLC coated upper tubes, lightweight aluminum lower legs, preload and rebound adjustability and 6.9 inches of stroke.
  • Pro-Link rear Showa damper with preload and rebound adjustment and 6.7 inches of wheel travel.
  • Lightweight black-anodized aluminum frame and swingarm.
  • Peg position 5mm lower/rearward compared to the 4RT260.
  • Slender, compact seat and tank.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes with four-piston monoblock front caliper, two-piston rear caliper and red-anodized covers.

2018 Honda Rebel 

Chassis/Suspension

  • Both models' riding positions are relaxed and neutral, with arms gently outstretched and feet dropping straight down to the mid-mounted pegs.
  • Good ground clearances allow surprisingly sporty lean angles.
  • To support the Rebel's low-slung look, its attractive tubular-steel frame holds the engine in three places and is designed to be as narrow as possible around the rider's inseam. Trail is set at 110mm with 28° rake.
  • The 41mm fork stanchions are set wide at 230mm apart for handling rigidity, comfort and style, and the lower legs are blacked-out.
  • Fork angle is 30°, wheelbase is 58.7 in. wheelbase and seat height is 27.2 in., resulting in balanced, neutral steering.
  • Frame body has a narrow shape and includes an innovative rear loop that separates the seat from the stamped-metal rear fender.
  • Dunlop tires (size 130/90-16 front, 150/80-16 rear) are mounted to 16 inch cast-aluminum wheels.
  • Both the Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 are available in standard and ABS versions.
  • Iconic peanut-shaped fuel tanks, aggressively raked front ends and fat tires on large-diameter wheels result in stripped forms that express offbeat individuality from every angle.
  • Blacked-out 45mm tubular swingarm with twin conventional, side-mounted shocks that feature two-step preload adjusters.
  • Evocative round headlight sits up high in a die-cast aluminum mount.
  • Speedometer is a compact dial with negative LCD display and blue backlight.
  • Ignition is housed below the left side of the fuel tank.

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Rebel 500 is powered by a 471cc, eight-valve, liquid-cooled parallel twin with strong bottom-end torque and a smooth, linear power delivery.
  • Rebel 500 cylinder head uses roller rocker arms; shim-type valve adjustment allows them to be light, for lower valve-spring load and reduced friction.
  • Rebel 500 has a silent (SV Chain) cam chain, with the surface of its pins treated with Vanadium to reduce friction through its increased protection against dust. Inlet-valve diameter is 26.0mm with exhaust-valve diameter of 21.5mm.
  • Rebel 500 has reduced friction through the addition of striations on the piston skirt (a finish that increases surface area, introducing gaps in which oil can flow for better lubrication). An AB 1 salt bath process, used after isonite nitriding, forms a protective oxidization membrane.
  • Rebel 500 crankshaft pins are phased at 180°, and a primary couple-balancer sits behind the cylinders, close to the bike's center of gravity. The primary and balancer gears use scissor gears, reducing noise. The crank counterweight is specifically shaped for couple-balance and its light weight allows the engine to spin freely, with reduced inertia.
  • Rebel 500 crankcases use centrifugally cast thin-walled sleeves. Their internal design reduces the “pumping” losses that can occur with a 180° phased firing order. A deep oil sump holds 3.2 liters.
  • Rebel 300 is powered by a peppy 286cc single cylinder engine.
  • Six-speed gearbox is designed to offer effortless changes.
  • Blacked-out mechanical components for a tough, minimalist look.
  • Specially designed muffler looks good and emits a pulsating exhaust note.

 2018 Honda Shadow Phantom

Engine/Drivetrain

  • 745cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine produces impressive power over a broad rpm range.
  • Crankshaft features long-stroke design to produce strong V-twin feel and low-rpm torque peak.
  • Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber.
  • Wide-ratio five-speed transmission.
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for good throttle response and fuel efficiency.

Chassis/Suspension

  • Bobber-inspired styling with extensive blacked-out and matte finishes.
  • Minimalist front fender.
  • Handlebar shape enhances bobber styling.
  • Sturdy and responsive 41mm fork features large-diameter matte-finished shrouds and large billet-aluminum triple clamp for a distinctive look, and delivers confident, neutral handling.
  • Dual-shock rear suspension features five-position spring preload adjustability for a smooth ride.
  • Single front disc brake with twin-piston caliper grips a 296mm drilled rotor between sintered metal pads. Rear brake is drum type.
  • Shaft final-drive system provides smooth and reliable low-maintenance operation.
  • Spoke black wheels and hubs feature a 120/90-17 front tire and 160/80-15 rear tire to complete the overall custom look.
  • Low 25.8 inch seat height.
  • Sleek, one-piece gunfighter-type seat.
  • Tank-mounted speedometer in a stylish 3.7 gallon fuel tank.

2018 Honda XR650L 

Engine/Drivetrain

  • Bulletproof 644cc SOHC four-stroke engine produces power and torque ideally suited for both on- and off-road riding.
  • Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC) allows excellent combustion efficiency and high power output.
  • 42.5mm constant-velocity (CV) carburetor offers crisp throttle response, excellent rideability and maximum power.
  • Reliable electric starter system allows easy push-button starting.
  • Gear-driven counterbalancer minimizes bothersome and tiring vibration.
  • Free-flowing, 2-into-1 exhaust system with quiet, USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler.
  • Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner and maintenance-free CD ignition with electronic advance keep you out of the shop and on the road.
  • Dry-sump engine maximizes power by minimizing crankshaft windage and engine temperature.
  • Durable five-speed transmission offers a gear for every on- or off-road situation.
  • Heavy-duty, multi-plate clutch.
  • Heavy-duty, low-maintenance #520 O-ring-sealed drive chain.

Chassis/Suspension

  • Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.
  • Semi-double-cradle steel frame is lightweight, strong and offers precise handling manners.
  • 43mm Showa cartridge fork features 16-position compression damping adjustability and superb off-road performance.
  • Pro-Link rear suspension.
  • Lightweight, strong and durable aluminum box-section swingarm with quick-detach rear wheel.
  • Front and rear disc brakes offer superb stopping power.
  • Lightweight yet super-strong wheels.
  • Frame-mounted passenger footrests for two-up riding capability.
  • Aggressive, dual-purpose front and rear tires offer excellent performance both on- and off-road.
  • 18-inch rear wheel for greater tire selection.
  • Lightweight rims and hubs feature straight-pull spokes.
  • Combination headlight/number plate and dual airflow shrouds direct cool air to the engine.
  • Enduro-style headlight features high/low beams.
  • Motocross-style seat is comfortable and allows maximum rider movement.
  • Large, durable fenders keep debris off the rider.
  • Lightweight tubular engine guard.
  • Wide-section, folding, cleated foot pegs are comfortable and self-cleaning.
  • Flex-mounted turn signals resist breakage.
  • Compact speedometer features tripmeter/odometer, a neutral light as well as high-beam, turn-signal and side-stand indicators.
  • High-quality controls include comfortable grips and brush guards.
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