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2011 Honda motorcycles with exciting new colours

6th October 2010 Print

Honda has announced some vibrant new colour schemes for the 2011 editions of some of the motorcycles in its current range. From sports tourers to supersport machines and tourers to adventure bikes, Honda’s all-encompassing range will be sporting some exciting colours next year.

Heading the pack is Honda’s awesome supersport king, the CBR1000RR Fireblade, which comes in a trio of stunning new colours. The Fireblade has been the bike to beat in the litre-class category since its introduction way back in 1992. For 2011 in comes a new version of Honda’s popular ‘Tricolour’ scheme of red, white and blue with sparkling white wheels. For your darker side, 2011 will also see a Graphite Black option on the CBR1000RR with contrasting silver frame, while race fans can indulge in a Vibrant Orange Repsol colour scheme to reflect the MotoGP successes of the Honda RC212V and the factory-backed race team.

The Fireblade’s smaller sibling – the CBR600RR – is also released in some attractive new colour schemes. The evergreen CBR600 family was born back in 1987 when the first CBR600F-H hit the streets. Since then power has grown from 80 to around 120bhp and as well as being a sales success it has also won numerous championships around the world – most notably 2010’s World Supersport Championship. For 2011 the CBR600RR comes in a stunning Orange and Silver Metallic Special Edition, patriotic Tricolour (red, white and blue) and a contrasting black colour scheme.

New colours are not limited to just supersport machines however. The VFR1200F, in both standard and Dual Clutch Transmission versions, also has a new colour to add to the existing schemes of Seal Silver Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White and Candy Prominence Red. The VFR has won many accolades since launch this year, mixing a flexible and potent V4 powerplant with a confidence-inspiring chassis, resulting in the supreme sports-touring experience. For 2011 both standard and DCT-equipped VFRs will come in a sensational new black colour scheme.

Honda’s CBF1000 models have always represented good value, uniting a 1000cc motor derived from the supersport Fireblade with a chassis and half-fairing giving the rider a practical machine that reflects excellent value for money. Now, in addition to the existing black and white schemes, the new CBF1000F will be available in 2011 in a gorgeous Pearl Sienna Red finish.

The Honda Deauville has been a dependable work-horse since launch back in 1998. In 2006 the machine received a major facelift, with a larger-capacity engine, new aesthetics and added carrying capacity. For 2011 a new colour – Carnelian Red – will join the existing colours of Pearl Concours Black and Spangle Silver Metallic.

Honda’s adventure bikes have covered countless miles with unerring reliability over the years and two favourites from the range also get new colours for 2011. The XL700 Transalp family has been in Honda’s range since 1987 and been constantly updated over the intervening years. The current version mates the punchy 680cc V-twin engine from the Deauville with a chassis that can handle anything you throw at it, while ABS gives the peace of mind of the latest in braking technology on the road. For 2011 the Transalp will continue in Pearl Concours Black and Tricolour with gold rims, but these colours will be joined by a Matt Grey Metallic with gold rims option.

The Transalp’s larger capacity sibling – the XL1000V Varadero – has also been a long-serving machine in the Honda range. The V-twin machine was launched in 1998 and has been a firm favourite with customers who want a machine to tour on with a more ‘up-right’, comfortable seating position. For 2011 the existing colours will be joined by a new and stylish Tricolour scheme.

Prices for the 2011 range are yet to be announced and they will be available from early next year. The rest of the line-up remains in the existing colours and are available now from your local Honda dealer, although further all-new and revised models for Honda’s 2011 line-up will be announced on 5 November.

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