First Ride: 2010 Honda NT700V

  • AUTHOR
    Motorcyclist
  • POSTED
    Sep 16, 2011
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    Street

What a difference a year makes. Honda’s biggest news in 2009 was the Fury chopper—a stretched-and slammed symbol of aughts-era conspicuous consumption, the two-wheeled equivalent of a Hummer on 28s. This year, the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer did an about face. The era of blinged-out butt jewelry is over, so American Honda representatives tell us. Our nation is hungry for economical, practical motorcycles. Enter the NT700V—just the bike for our post-recession age.

VFR1200F Full Review

  • AUTHOR
    Rider Magazine
  • POSTED
    Sep 16, 2011
  • POSTED IN
    Street

After nearly two decades of being a sleek thoroughbred with racing bloodlines, for 2002 uninspired styling and unnecessary gadgetry (VTEC) transformed the Honda VFR800 Interceptor into Rocinante, Don Quixote's ungainly steed.

2010 Honda VFR1200F: Raising The Bar

  • AUTHOR
    RoadBike
  • POSTED
    Sep 16, 2011
  • POSTED IN
    Street

Sport-touring enthusiasts have been salivating ever since news was first leaked that Honda was revamping its famed VFR platform. While the V-4 engine has its roots in Honda’s lengthy racing history, for years the VFR has been considered by many to be the ultimate sport-touring package. So, the 2010 VFR1200F is, for better or worse, weighed down with some pretty high expectations.

2010 Honda VFR1200F Dual Clutch: Technology Throwdown

  • AUTHOR
    RoadBike
  • POSTED
    Sep 16, 2011
  • POSTED IN
    Street

Man! Talk about slammin’ the competition! I just rode the 2010 Honda VFR1200F with dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Honda has grabbed the competition by the throat, smacked it around, given it a black eye, and made it cry. In short, Honda has, with this bike, made the other manufacturers its bitches.

Riding Around: Phantom of the Opera

  • AUTHOR
    Rider Magazine
  • POSTED
    Sep 15, 2011
  • POSTED IN
    Street

Dramatist Seán O'Casey said, "All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed." This profound insight applies to me more often than I care to admit, and I sometimes wonder if people such as the Honda engineers who came up with the thriving Shadow line can relate....

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