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Honda Announces 2006 Motorcycle Models for Europe

September 29, 2005 - Honda Europe Motorcycle S.R.L. today announced the new 2006 motorcycle models for the European Market. Honda will exhibit the models at the “Mondial du Deux Roues 2005”(Paris Motorcycle Show), which begins October 1, 2005.

 

CBF1000 ABS
 
Deauville ABS


The 2006 models offer versatility and excitement. The CBR1000RR features advanced technology employed in the RC211V, the bike famous for competition in the world’s premier road race, MotoGP. Now lighter and with updated styling, the CBR1000RR offers better performance than ever.

Honda will also exhibit the all-new CBF1000, a touring sports model, and the Silver Wing 400cc model, new to Europe. The Deauville, a touring model popular since its debut in 1998, features displacement increased from 650cc to 680cc for improved cruising performance, large-capacity panniers for ample storage space, and dual multi-reflector headlights for improved visibility.

Fully compliant with the European Union’s Euro 3 emission standards, the 2006 models display high levels of environmental performance. They also feature a Combined Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard on some types (except CBR1000RR, Silver Wing 400).

Model details are as follows:

CBF1000 ABS
This all-new touring sports model features a water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line, 4-cylinder, 1000cc engine based on CBR1000RR engine technology. Including both Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and an air injection system, the CBF1000 offers exceptionally smooth riding from low to high rpm ranges. In addition, its adjustable seat matches the rider for extra riding comfort.

Compliant with the European Union’s Euro 3 emission standards and including a Combined Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard on some types, the CBF1000 offers top-level environmental and safety performance. Produced by Honda subsidiary Honda Italia Industriale S.P.A. (Italy), the CBF1000 it will be released in European markets starting in early 2006 with an annual European sales projection of 10,000 units.

Deauville ABS
This stylish touring model features a water-cooled, 4-stroke, 680cc, V2 engine. Increased engine displacement gives the Deauville ABS extra pep for fun, versatile riding in the city or on the freeway, while the model’s many amenities include large fairing-integrated panniers for ample storage space, an adjustable windscreen for superb protection, and dual multi-reflector headlights for improved visibility.

The Deauville ABS is compliant with the European Union’s Euro 3 emission standards and optionally includes a Combined Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Produced by Honda subsidiary Montesa Honda S.A. (Spain), the CBF1000 it will be released in a wide range of European markets starting in early 2006 with an annual European sales projection of 8,000 units.

CBR1000RR
The 2006 CBR1000RR features advanced technology from the RC211V, the bike famous for competition in the world’s premier motorcycle road race, MotoGP. An on-road super sports model, the CBR100RR is powered by a water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line, 4-cylinder, 1000cc engine. Lighter this model year by 3.0kg, the CBR1000RR offers both improved performance and updated styling.

Fully compliant with the European Union’s Euro 3 emission standards, the CBR1000RR delivers a high level of environmental performance. Produced by Honda’s Hamamatsu Factory (Japan), it will be released in a wide range of European markets starting in early 2006 with an annual European sales projection of 13,000 units.

Silver Wing 400
With a water-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 2-cylinder engine, this large scooter combines cruising performance and convenience to support both daily driving and extended touring. Related to the Silver Wing 600 (sold in North American and European markets) and previously available only in Japan, the Silver Wing 400 expands Honda’s motorcycle lineup for Europe.

The Silver Wing 400 is compliant with the European Union’s Euro 3 emission standards. Produced by Honda’s Kumamoto Factory (Japan), it will be released in a wide range of European markets starting in fall 2005 with an annual European sales projection of 4,500 units.