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Honda telah memperkenalkan model NX400 dan CBR400R untuk pasaran Jepun, dan berikut adalah ringkasan tentang kedua-dua motor baharu itu:

NX400:
– Varian 400cc NX500, diperkenalkan sebagai NX400 di Jepun.
– Menggantikan model rentas 400X 2013.
– Mewarisi warisan model sebelumnya dengan pelbagai penambahbaikan.
– Reka bentuk segar dengan ciri-ciri yang diperbaharui.
– Dilengkapi dengan Kawalan Tork Pilih Honda dan paparan TFT warna 5 inci.
– Sokongan untuk Honda RoadSync app membolehkan pengguna menyambungkan telefon pintar melalui Bluetooth.
– Warna: Mutiara Glare Putih, Merah Grand Prix, Matte Ballistic Black Metallic.

CBR400R:
– Model CBR400R telah dikemas kini untuk pasaran Jepun.
– Peningkatan pada topi lampu, lampu hadapan, dan lampu belakang.
– Saluran udara baru dengan winglet dan celahan pada kubah tengah menambah daya tarikan sporty.
– Pilihan warna: Merah Grand Prix, Matte Ballistic Black Metallic.

Perbandingan Fizikal:
– NX400 memiliki dimensi yang lebih besar berbanding CBR400R.
– NX400: 2150 × 830 × 1390mm, CBR400R: 2080 × 760 × 1145mm.
– NX400 mempunyai jarak roda dan ruang kejelasan yang lebih panjang berbanding CBR400R.
– Berat NX400 adalah 191kg, lebih berat 5kg daripada CBR400R.
– NX400 menggunakan roda depan 19 inci dan roda belakang 17 inci, sementara CBR400R mempunyai roda 17 inci di kedua-dua hujung.

Spesifikasi Lain-lain:
– Kedua-dua model mempunyai sistem brek cakera berganda di bahagian hadapan dan cakera tunggal di bahagian belakang.
– Dilengkapi dengan Showa SFF-BP inverted fork dan kop clutch bantu dan selipan.
– Enjin: Honda 399cc, NC65E, silinder kembar.
– Kuasa: 46PS, tork 38Nm, dengan kotak gear yang sama.
– Tangki bahan api: 17 liter.

Harga:
– CBR400R: 863,500 Yen (RM27,526).
– NX400: 891,000 Yen (RM28,403).
– Harga tidak termasuk cukai tempatan dan boleh berubah mengikut pasaran tempatan.

Di bawah adalah spesifikasi penuh untuk kedua-dua motosikal ini.

 

During the 2023 EICMA event in Milan, Honda unveiled the NX500 and CBR500R. Among the highlights was the revelation of a 400cc variant of the NX500, now introduced as the NX400 in Japan. Serving as the successor to the 2013 400X crossover model, the NX400 inherits its legacy while bringing forth a range of enhancements.

Also new to the range for the Japanese market is the updated CBR400R.

The 2024 NX400 emerges as a contemporary street adventure motorcycle, showcasing a refreshed design and upgraded features. Noteworthy additions to both the NX400 and CBR400R include Honda Selectable Torque Control and a vibrant 5-inch full-color TFT display. Through the integration of the Honda RoadSync app, riders can seamlessly connect their smartphones via Bluetooth, granting access to calls, messages, music, and turn-by-turn navigation.

In terms of aesthetics, the 2024 CBR400R receives a facelift with modifications to the headlamp cowl, headlight, and tail light. The incorporation of new ducts, adorned with winglets and slits on the middle cowls, enhances the bike’s sporty allure. Colour options for the CBR400R include the striking Grand Prix Red and the understated Matte Ballistic Black Metallic, the latter presenting an alluring all-black theme. These color schemes are also available for the NX400, alongside the Pearl Glare White option, adding to the visual appeal of both models.

Physically, the 2024 NX400 boasts larger dimensions, measuring 2150 × 830 × 1390mm compared to the CBR400R’s 2080 × 760 × 1145mm frame. The NX400 also features a longer wheelbase of 1435mm, while the CBR400R measures 1410mm. Additionally, the NX400 offers superior ground clearance at 150mm, compared to the CBR400R’s 130mm.

Weighing in at 5kg heavier than its counterpart, the NX400 tips the scales at 191kg.

Wheel specifications differ as well, with the NX400 sporting 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, while the CBR400R opts for 17-inch wheels on both ends.

Both models feature a braking setup comprising double discs at the front and a single disc at the rear, ensuring optimal stopping power. Furthermore, the inclusion of features such as the Showa SFF-BP inverted fork and assist and slipper clutch further enhances the riding experience, building upon the foundations laid by their predecessors.

Both models also run on the same Honda 399cc, NC65E water-cooled, twin-cylinder engine. Both bikes offer the same amount of power – 46PS and 38Nm of torque, and the same gearbox with identical gearing. They also share the same 17 litre fuel tank. So the real question is whether you like to ride sitting up or a more aggressive sportier sitting position.

Full specifications are available below, and as for pricing, the CBR400R is priced at 863,500 (RM27,526) Yen while the NX400 is priced at 891,000 Yen (RM28,403). All prices do not include local taxes and are subject to change in your local market.

 

– Honda sedang mengembangkan sistem pembantuan rider dengan tumpuan terhadap menangani angin lintang dan memberi maklum balas haptik kepada pemandu.

– Sistem ini menggunakan pelbagai sensor termasuk radar, kamera, dan sensor pecutan untuk menafsir niat rider dan bertindak balas dengan sewajarnya. (more…)

Honda has been actively developing self-steering rider-assistance systems, with recent innovations focusing on countering crosswinds and introducing haptic feedback for riders. The concept aims to strike a delicate balance between providing assistance and maintaining rider control.

The system, detailed in patents, utilises a servo-assisted steering device integrated behind the steering head, resembling a rotary steering damper. (more…)

Honda baru-baru ini telah memperkenalkan penyelenggaraan teknikal yang signifikan bagi model CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade tahun 2024.

Walaubagaimanapun, satu permohonan paten baru menunjukkan bahawa Honda juga sedang mengusahakan pembaharuan visual untuk meningkatkan daya aerodynamik sambil mengurangkan rintangan udara.

Satu perubahan yang ketara pada CBR1000RR-R SP tahun 2024 ialah penggunaan winglet bergaya MotoGP pada bahagian hadapan, menggantikan versi sisi pada model sebelumnya. Walaupun winglet ini menyumbang kepada peningkatan downforce bahagian depan, ia juga memperkenalkan rintangan udara tambahan berbanding dengan reka bentuk kabin yang lebih bersih.

Permohonan paten menunjukkan bentuk yang direka semula untuk mencapai keseimbangan antara mengurangkan rintangan udara dan mengekalkan downforce. Reka bentuk inovatif ini memindahkan winglet lebih dekat kepada bahagian hidung motosikal, menggunakan sistem saluran dan ventilasi untuk mengalirkan udara ke atas permukaan dalaman.

Dalam paten Honda, dijelaskan bahawa dengan menggabungkan bentuk sayap terbalik ke bahagian depan kabin, daya aero boleh ditingkatkan tanpa perlu sayap tambahan, akhirnya mengurangkan rintangan udara. Hasilnya adalah peningkatan prestasi pergerakan, termasuk kelajuan maksimum dan prestasi pecutan yang lebih baik, membawa kepada peningkatan prestasi penggunaan bahan api.

Walaupun gambar paten menunjukkan kabin pada CBR1000RR-R SP, Honda menekankan kegunaan reka bentuk ini untuk pelbagai jenis motosikal gaya supersport. Dengan mendapatkan paten untuk ciptaan inovatif ini, Honda bertujuan untuk menghalang pesaing daripada meniru kemajuan yang sama dalam reka bentuk mereka.

Honda has recently unveiled significant technical updates for its 2024 CBR1000RR-R SP Fireblade, enhancing its performance capabilities. However, a new patent application suggests that the company is also working on visual revisions aimed at increasing downforce while minimizing drag.

One noticeable change to the 2024 CBR1000RR-R SP is the adoption of MotoGP-inspired hoop-style winglets on the front, replacing the previous side-mounted versions. While these winglets contribute to increased front-end downforce, they also introduce additional drag compared to a cleaner fairing design.


The patent application reveals a redesigned shape that aims to strike a balance between reducing drag and maintaining downforce. The innovative design relocates the winglets closer together in the bike’s nose, utilizing a system of intakes and vents to direct air over internal surfaces within the nose.

Honda’s patent explains that by incorporating inverted wing shapes into the front cowl, downforce can be increased without the need for additional wings, ultimately reducing aerodynamic drag. The result is improved motion performance, including maximum speed and acceleration, leading to enhanced fuel consumption performance.

Key visible components of the new design include prominent intakes on each side of the screen near the handlebars and a secondary set of intakes lower down inside the concave section just below the nose’s leading edge. The internal bodywork’s shape, revealed in one drawing in the patent application, showcases an aggressively angled wing profile.

Apart from creating downforce and reducing frontal area, the design claims to offer additional aerodynamic benefits by directing airflow more efficiently over and around the rider. The patent suggests that the discharged air serves as an air curtain, reducing wind protection for the rider and minimizing the bike’s frontal size when viewed head-on, resulting in further drag reduction.

While the patent drawings feature the CBR1000RR-R SP, Honda emphasizes the adaptability of this design for various supersport-style bikes. By securing a patent for this innovative approach, Honda aims to prevent competitors from replicating the same advancements in their designs.

Sidang media Honda baru-baru ini mendedahkan rancangan yang mencabar untuk masa depan, dengan pelaburan sebanyak $3.4 bilion dalam pembangunan dan pengeluaran jentera motosikal elektrik. Syarikat Honda berhasrat untuk memperkenalkan 30 model baru menjelang 2030, dan berjanji untuk mengeluarkan 10 motosikal bertenaga bateri menjelang 2025. Menariknya, Honda berfokus secara strategik ke kawasan-kawasan yang sudah mempunyai pasaran motosikal elektrik yang kukuh, berbanding mengejar pasaran global.


Benua yang menjadi sasaran untuk pengembangan ini mungkin termasuk negara-negara seperti Taiwan, di mana terdapat permintaan yang meningkat untuk motosikal elektrik ringan dan skuter. Kawasan-kawasan ini telah mengalami pertumbuhan yang ketara dari tahun ke tahun, yang didorong sebahagian oleh skim sewaan yang telah lama berjaya.

Walaupun butiran khusus tentang motosikal yang akan datang masih belum diketahui, gambaran masa depan diberikan semasa siaran langsung, menunjukkan 11 model yang dijangka dilancarkan antara sekarang dan 2025. Di antara mereka, tiga adalah motosikal, termasuk yang kelihatan seperti skuter maxi besar menyerupai versi elektrik Honda X-ADV. Selain itu, terdapat dua motosikal jalanan, satu dengan reka bentuk cruiser dan yang lain dengan reka bentuk telanjang yang lebih tradisional. Baris paling bawah disempurnakan dengan motosikal ‘dirt bike’, satu langkah logik mengingat Honda telah memperkenalkan motosikal elektrik CR-E.

Walau bagaimanapun, kebanyakan model yang akan datang adalah dalam kategori skuter, dengan pelbagai saiz dan reka bentuk. Mengingat permintaan global terhadap skuter elektrik, penambahan ini dijangkakan akan memainkan peranan penting dalam strategi pasaran Honda.

Walaupun tumpuan yang kuat pada kenderaan elektrik, Honda tetap komited kepada enjin pembakaran dalam. Siaran langsung menekankan fokus syarikat Honda untuk mengembangkan enjin yang lebih fleksibel, mampu beroperasi dengan bahan api yang mengandungi lebih banyak etanol.

Selain itu, Honda sedang mengkaji enjin pembakaran E100 etanol, dengan matlamat untuk mencapai keseimbangan yang memuaskan pihak-pihak yang berbeza, termasuk ahli alam sekitar, pengeluar automotif, dan pengguna. Pendekatan dwi ini mencerminkan komitmen Honda untuk menawarkan pelbagai pilihan sebagai respons terhadap tuntutan pasaran yang sentiasa berubah.

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Sempena meraikan ulang tahun ke-75, pengeluar motosikal terkemuka Jepun, Honda telah berkolaborasi dengan pengeluar kasut Converse bagi menghasilkan kasut edisi khas.

Mengguna pakai model popular Converse Chuck 70 Hi, Honda X Converse telah melahirkan All Star Honda RS Hi Black dan WP Hi Trico. 

Dari sudut rekaan, Honda RS Hi ini diilhamkan daripada sejarah perlumbaan Honda pada zaman dahulu dan menampilkan logo (tampalan) klasik Honda di bahagian sisi. Beberapa logo Honda juga kelihatan di bahagian lain kasut berkenaan. 

Sementara itu, WP Hi Trico pula menampilkan rekaan lebih moden dan diilhamkan daripada jaket dan topi dipakai kru dan pelumba Honda. Menurut Honda, pilihan warna juga diinspirasikan daripada Honda CB750 Four. 

Turut kelihatan logo Honda yang besar di bahagian sisi luar termasuk lencana sayap Honda. Logo Honda juga kelihatan di bahagian belakang dengan gabungan warna putih dan merah. 

Sayangnya, Honda x Converse Chuck 70 Hi ini adalah eksklusif untuk pasaran Jepun sahaja dengan harga jualan rasmi JPY14,300 (RM456) dan hadir dalam saiz lelaki dan wanita. 

In a significant move towards promoting eco-friendly motorsports, Honda Racing Corporation is set to introduce the Honda CR Electric prototype in a formal competition for the first time. 

Unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motorcycle Show, the CR Electric prototype garnered attention as an electric dirt bike innovation, shrouded in secrecy regarding its powertrain details.

Fast forward to 2023, Honda has chosen the Saitama Toyopet Cup, part of the D.I.D. All Japan Motocross Championship, as the platform for the CR Electric’s debut. This marks Honda’s inaugural foray into formal competition with an in-house developed electric motorcycle—a milestone moment for the industry as manufacturers strive to reduce carbon footprints.

Trey Canard, a former 2010 AMA Pro Motocross 250 champion and current team advisor at American Honda, will be piloting the CR Electric prototype as a wildcard entry.

Despite four years passing since its unveiling, Honda has maintained secrecy around the bike’s specifications, emphasizing its prototype status. Enthusiasts eagerly await official powertrain details, which may emerge if Honda progresses the CR Electric to production.

Honda has introduced the Honda E-Clutch, a pioneering technology designed to enhance clutch control during transitional moments in motorcycle riding. 

This cutting-edge feature is poised to redefine the motorcycling experience by electronically managing clutch engagement when driving force fluctuations occur.

Described as a “clutch assist” by Honda, the E-Clutch represents a pivotal advancement in the world of motorcycling. It is specifically engineered to operate seamlessly during key moments of driving force variation, including starts, shifts, and stops. In these critical situations, the Honda E-Clutch will effectively eliminate the need for manual clutch manipulation by the rider.

However, it is important to note that the rider retains full control over the clutch even when the E-Clutch is in operation. Through the conventional clutch lever, motorcyclists can still engage the clutch manually. 

Nevertheless, the electronic control system delivers “instantaneous, finely-tuned clutch control to optimise performance in scenarios where driving force alterations occur,” according to Honda.

The primary objective behind the introduction of the motorcycle E-Clutch is to allow riders to fully immerse themselves in the joy of riding, unburdened by the complexities of clutch management. 

Honda proudly emphasises that this innovative system can be seamlessly integrated into existing engine layouts, necessitating no significant modifications. As a result, Honda intends to gradually implement the E-Clutch technology across its range of “fun” motorcycles in the foreseeable future.

Notably, the E-Clutch is not Honda’s first foray into groundbreaking clutch innovations. The company has previously introduced the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which has enjoyed considerable success on models such as the Honda NT1100 and the Honda Gold Wing. 

In a highly anticipated move, Honda Motors Europe unveiled the 2024 CRF1100L Africa Twin and CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports on October 4, 2023. Enthusiasts and riders have been abuzz with speculation about these new models, and the official release did not disappoint, bringing substantial changes and enhancements to both versions.

Engine Upgrades

One of the standout improvements is in the heart of these adventure motorcycles—the engine. The beloved 1,084cc parallel twin engine remains at the core, assuring continuity in the iconic Africa Twin performance.

However, Honda has undertaken significant tweaks for the 2024 models. Riders can now enjoy a boost in torque, with 112Nm now available at 5,500 rpm, a substantial improvement compared to the previous iteration that required reaching 6,250 rpm for peak torque.

These enhancements extend beyond torque, with Honda adjusting the compression ratio to 10.5:1, fine-tuning valve timing, optimizing intake ports, and refining the engine control unit (ECU) settings for an overall performance upgrade. These modifications apply across the entire 2024 CRF1100L Africa Twin lineup.

24YM CRF1100L AFRICA TWIN

Suspension and Handling

Honda has democratized technology by extending the Showa Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment (EERA) semi-active suspension, previously reserved for the Adventure Sports model, to the standard Africa Twin for 2024.

Additionally, tubeless Metzeler Karoo Street tires now come standard, promising improved on-road performance. A larger and five-way-adjustable windscreen, as well as a redesigned front fairing, further enhance the riding experience.

Adventure Sports Exclusive Upgrades

The 2024 CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports receives a more substantial overhaul, catering to riders who favor on-road adventures. Notable changes include a new 19-inch front wheel, wider front tire, and a 20mm reduction in suspension stroke.

24YM CRF1100L AFRICA TWIN

Showa EERA semi-active suspension is now a standard feature, ensuring superior adaptability to various terrains. Honda has also reworked the front fairing and introduced a thicker urethane foam cushion seat for increased comfort on extended journeys.

Improved Accessibility

For riders seeking a lower seat height, the 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports answers the call with its change to a 19-inch front wheel. This modification not only lowers the center of gravity but also reduces the seat height, enhancing accessibility.

Seat height options range from 835mm to 855mm and an optional low seat accessory can further reduce it to 795mm. It’s worth noting that the seat height for the standard 2024 Africa Twin remains unchanged.

Color and Features

The 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin will be available in Grand Prix Red and Matt Ballistic Black Metallic. Opting for the Africa Twin with Showa EERA provides riders with additional choices of Pearl Glare White and Glint Wave Blue Metallic Tricolor, accompanied by heated grips and a standard accessory socket.

Meanwhile, the 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sports offers two distinct color options: Matt Ballistic Black Metallic or Pearl Glare White Tricolor.

GALLERY: 2024 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin

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