2016 promises to be a strong year for Honda Motorcycles. Two Honda motorcycles, the CB500F and the CBR650F, and one Honda scooter, the Metropolitan, are being revamped for the new model year. The new 2016 Honda lineup includes a lot of old favorites as well, like the CB1000R, the Forza and the Ruckus.
2016 Honda Motorcycle Improvements
The 2016 Honda CB500F is a midsize naked sport bike with an MSRP of $6299 for the ABS model and $5999 for the standard model. The bodywork has been completely redesigned giving the bike a more aggressive look and highlighting the functional components of the bike. The CB500F now has a larger fuel tank with a hinged cap, a shortened muffler with an imporved exhaust note, front and rear LED lights, externally adjutsable spring loaded front forks, an adjustable front brake lever, aluminum die-cast passenger foot pegs and a “wave”-style ignition key. The transmission has also undergone some updates for improved shifting. Both the ABS model and the Standard model come in a Black Matte Metaliic and Silver color.
The 2016 Honda CBR650F that original hit the market in the 2014 model year is a midsized sportbike that can do it all. This comfrotable, sharp handling Honda motorcycle with a 649cc inline-four-cylinder engine can be both a daily commuter or a weekend canyon carver. The updated look for 2016 is a new Matte Black Metallic with Candy Red color option and a new graphic layout. The CBR650F is available in an ABS option with an MSRP of $8999 or a non-ABS model for $8599.
The Honda Metropolitan, a fuel-efficient, 50cc scooter, has been freshened for the 2016 model year. The all-new bodywork with rounded lines is available in three new color choices: Pearl White, Pearl Blue or Red and has a new Metropolitan emblem. A great rider for running errands around town or driving to class across campus, this scooter has a convenient hook for holding shopping bags or book bags, and an underseat, locking storage compartment that can hold a full-size helmet.
Popular Returning 2016 Honda Motorcycles & Scooters
- The CB1000R – another naked bike with a single-sided swingarm, a four-into one exhaust and a beautiful red, gravity-die-cast aluminum frame. The color combination is Black and Red with an MSRP of $11,760.
- The CTX700 – a full-fairing motorcycle with a relaxed seating position and the option of a fully automatic or push button shift Dual Clutch Transmission, this is a great choice for highway commuting with the fairing and windshield offering excellent weather protection. The color for 2016 is Gray blue Metallic with the standard trans model has an MSRP of $7499, the dual clutch trans model, $8099.
- The CTX700N – a low 28.3 inch seat height and forward-set foot pegs offer riders comfort for all day cruising or frequent stop errand running. Like the CTX700 there are two different trans version available, with the DCT models coming standard with ABS. The color for 2016 is Light Silver Metallic and the standard MSRP is $6999, the DCT & ABS model is $7599.
- The CRF250L – Honda motorcycle dealers can’t keep this dual-sport motorcycle in stock. Electric start, fuel-injection, and affordability make this a popular motorcycle for first time riders as well as long time enthusiasts. MSRP is $4999 for the red CRF250L.
- The Forza – Honda’s Forza scooter is a 279cc, liquid-cooled, fuel efficient ride for one or two, that also has a power outlet for accessories and integrated storage that can hold two full size helmets. The Pearl Red Honda Forza is available in an ABS version with and MSRP of $6099 or a non-ABS version for $5599.
- The Ruckus – with chunky tires, minimal bodywork and a tubular frame, this scooter comes in either Black or a White/Red combination and an MSRP of $2649.
The New 2016 Honda lineup of motorcycles and scooters can be seen across the country at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows or on the showroom floor of Honda Powersports Dealers.