While I agree the new Honda Civic is sporty-looking by nature, I am not all for the looks. I don’t know. It looks to me like there are just way too many things going on the exterior that makes it looks so… messy, but my perception could change if it has a 2L i-VTEC DI Turbo motor with 306 horsepower and a hefty 295 lb-ft (400 Nm!) of torque like the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R has to offer, which, btw, is happens to be the most powerful, quickest, fastest and most agile Civic ever. Now, you see why the leeway I had for the look that I wasn’t that impressed with? Continue reading 2017 Honda Civic Type R: Track-ready, U.S.A-ready, But Are You Ready?
Apart from the threat from other road users, motorcycle riders have another big concern: keeping the bike from falling over when coming to a rest or in slow traffic. That has been a problem that riders of past and present learned to deal with, but thankfully, it won’t be pass on to the future (or perhaps even near future) – thanks to Honda’s innovative Riding Assist. As of now, technology by the way of gyroscope is one option to keep a two-wheeler, or even single-wheel, vehicle upright without the rider performing circus act, but that, to Honda, is just way too cumbersome and could potentially alter the ride experience. So, instead, the Riding Assist leverages on the company’s robotics technology originally for Honda UNI-CUB self-balancing personal mobility device. Continue reading Honda’s Riding Assist Technology Self-balances A Bike Without Gyroscope
As we are accustomed to the routine of paying for parking and fuel as we normally would, Honda, together with Visa, Gilbarco and IPS Group, has been working to make that experience a lot more easier. Not that the current way of doing things is any more difficult, but if it could more streamlined (read: more convenient), then why not? Developed by Honda Developer Studio (HDS), this fuel and parking proof-of-concept allows you, the driver, to pay for both parking and gas via a touchscreen monitor right inside the vehicle. Interestingly but also not surprisingly, smartphone integration is also on the menu, but more on that later. Continue reading Honda In-Vehicle Payment May Make Gas Station Stores Very Worried
Regardless of your argument on whether a three-wheeler is a motorcycle or not, you can’t deny that the 1984 Honda ATC 70 Three-Wheeler was probably one of the greatest thing the Japanese marque has rolled out in the 80s. While the performance offered by the ATC 70’s 72 cc, four-stroke engine is definitely not something to shout about, it is by no means a toy ride. On contrary, it is a full-fledged three-wheel motorcycle that comes complete with an automatic clutch, adjustable throttle, an upper design that was a familiar sight of the 80s Honda motorcycle, and also, fat, knobby tires that makes this the ideal beginner ride that to take on the beaten trails. Continue reading Trust Me, You Will Want This Pristine 80s Honda ATC 70 Three-Wheeler
Some custom motorcycles are like superheroes. They are all guts and glory, but at the same time, they are as mysterious and elusive as the fictional cape/mask mankind saviours. The 1930 Henderson KJ Streamline-inspired Custom Honda Shadow 600 you see here is one of those awesome, heart-grabbing custom two wheelers. Inspired by the not-so-practical but highly revered 1930 Henderson motorcycle, this replica is apparently the masterpiece of a workshop in Vietnam. Now, that’s the thing. When it comes spectacular customs, Vietnam is probably the last place you expect to find one, but here we are, witnessing this majestic work of art and salivating over it. Continue reading 1930 Henderson-inspired Custom Honda Shadow Is Absolutely Fabulous
Honda is a like a person. As it grew older, it mellow downs. There was one time when a regular sedan from the Japanese automaker made 160 horses easy, but then, like all things in life, it sort of “deteriorates” and while the subsequent generations still used VTEC technology, they don’t quite match the horsepower the EK has to offer, unless you look to the Type R variety. Speaking of Type R, Honda has officially taken the wrap of the new sports variety of the sporty Civic at the Paris Motor Show and boy, does it look awesome. Continue reading Honda Civic Type R Prototype Unveiled In Paris And It Is Headed To The U.S.
At 261.875 mph, the Honda S Dream Streamliner may not have broken the world record, but it is the fastest Honda ever to be built. Also, you won’t be able to buy even if you flex your financial muscles. The Honda S Dream Streamliner is a purpose built speed rig based on the S660 sports car’s engine, hence the S in the vehicle’s namesake. A small team of Honda engineers hand picked from no less than 100 volunteers was tasked to developed a vehicle that could challenge the fastest speed recorded for a Honda vehicle. Almost the entire original S660’s three-cylinder 660cc motor was overhauled and reinforced to produce over three times more power than the original while maintaining the integrity at high speed runs. Continue reading S660 Engine Plumped Honda S Dream Streamliner Is The Fastest Honda Ever
We don’t know what to say about the BW650 Custom Motorcycle by Classified Moto when we first lay eyes on it. At that point, we call upon our usual mantra, which states that if it is a beauty, it is a beauty and more often than not, beauty means style and style is what many motorcycle of today lacks. Sure, there are some delightful mass produced two wheelers, but being mass produced means many will be riding one and that’s not to mention the ride quality is also pretty much the same across the board. In other words, there’s nothing unique, nothing personal. Continue reading BW650 Custom Motorcycle Takes A Stab At “Armchair Builders”
Finally, March arrives and so has the Honda 5-Door Civic Hatchback Prototype which we had a sneak peek sometime in mid February and it looks pretty awesome and surprisingly, sporty. Like, really, really sporty. Even Honda can’t help but to claim that this would-be 10th generation Civic is the sportiest Civic ever. It has a low, wide stance and a long wheel that would translate to a roomier interior. The first European Civic will be available with Honda’s all-new 1.0L and 1.5L VTEC Turbo petrol units, and a revised 1.6L i-DTEC diesel variety (EU only) will also be available. Here’s what Honda has to say about the power plant: Continue reading Honda 5-Door Civic Hatchback Prototype Is The Sportiest Civic Ever
First unveiled at the North American International Auto Show last month, the Acura Precision Concept is heading to the Chicago Auto Show, happening between February 13 and 21 at McCormick Place. This bold and edgy ride coming from Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance looks more sci-fi-ish then anything else. What goes under the hood is not known, but the design is enough to win us over. It sports a design that emphasizes on “high-contrast details and the intersection of modern, sheer surfaces and muscular, and organic sculpting,” which results in an angular look. We can’t help but to relate it to Transformers. Continue reading Bold Acura Precision Concept And 2017 NSX Heads To Windy City