We are pretty sure that you, like us, will have been frustrated at not being able to get out and about on your bike during lockdown! But, Spring always brings some beautiful weather and lighter evenings making the day much longer to enjoy and with lockdown restrictions easing, our freedom to get out on the roads again is tantalizingly close.
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We can’t wait to welcome you all back to our showroom. So, when lockdown permits, make sure we are on your list of ride-to places. You’ll be sure of a warm welcome and can be reassured that we have all the necessary Covid precautions in place. We will ask you to wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser provided and social distancing measures should be respected… In the meantime though, we hope you enjoy this article.
Which bike to choose? Steve says…
If you are lucky enough to be able to treat yourself to a new bike, then our Steve has some suggestions for you with his top picks:
Steve says: An accomplished tourer and all-round performer
The Africa Twin Adventure Sports is focused on comfort with a big fuel tank that will take you a long way. The protective front fairing offers extended weather protection, while the height-adjustable screen reduces helmet buffeting. The new dual LED headlights feature Daytime Running Lights (DRL) for consistent daytime visibility with Cornering Lights incorporated to help illuminate corner blind spots. Heated grips will warm hands whilst the cruise control deals with large distances and there’s also an ACC charging socket. Tubeless tyres mean easy roadside repairs.
Steve says: This is a true symbol of rebellion!
The Rebel CMX1100 has a great deal going on with its torquey, characterful, parallel twin-cylinder engine. This brand new bike features Throttle By Wire management, 4 riding modes, Honda Selectable Torque Control and Wheelie Control. Cruise control comes as standard and our unique, six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission is an option. This cool cruiser is also made for corners with 43mm cartridge-style front forks, piggyback rear shocks and a radial-mount four-piston front brake caliper.
Steve says: Unparalleled practicality and it’s lighter and more powerful than its predecessor
The new NC750X allows you to ride smart, wherever you’re heading. It has sharper, more compact bodywork and is more comfortable thanks to its lower seat height and redesigned protective screen. There’s extra storage space, where the fuel tank would be, which is of the features that really separates the NC750X from a standard motorcycle. Increased power for the engine, a full 6kg weight loss, generates faster acceleration. Four riding modes allow you to tailor overall performance to suit conditions. The Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) levels have been expanded, with refined traction management. The manual, six-speed transmission now features a slipper clutch or alternatively, there’s the unique, six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission option
Steve says: A new contender in the maxi-scooter segment with its state-of-the-art technology
The NSS750 Forza offers every facet of performance to be the ultimate GT scooter. It’s compact enough to get through traffic and easily parked, yet comfortable for two with plenty of legroom for the rider. This stylish scooter has an enjoyable, strong engine with plenty of power and a chassis that elevates handling, with excellent high-speed aerodynamics. As a transport tool, it has useful space under the seat as well as a host of detail convenience that just makes life better.
Steve says: Improved handling, styling, and everyday usability
The all new CBR650R has racetrack DNA, which has been honed for aggressive road performance. The footpegs and handlebars offer the optimal riding position for fluid movement around the machine. You’ll find the perfect cornering balance as you tackle thrilling roads. The front tyre is beautifully weighted, for precise turn-in capability, while the 180-section rear has huge grip. Up front, piercing dual LED headlights fill out the tightly wrapped fairing mirrored by the minimal seat unit and re-shaped, slimmer side panels. And to finish, the electrifying roar of the exhaust chasing the redline will make your hair stand on end!
Steve says: This is the perfect blend of comfort and style with oodles of power and storage
The new Forza 350 scooter has power and torque for faster acceleration and a greater top speed. The bike features a liquid-cooled engine equipped with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), for consistent rear-wheel grip. Sleek bodywork has a refined style, improved aerodynamics (for extra high-speed comfort) and a further 40mm movement for the electric screen. A re-designed digital/analogue instrument panel now features the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system, linking you via Bluetooth to many of your device’s functions. And full LED lighting emits a premium light signature.
Steve says: Equipped with it’s new eSP’ (enhanced Smart Power) engine and boasts a massive 188 mpg!
The CB125F will open up a whole new world ahead, this motorcycle could be the beginning of your new adventure! It has been re-designed from the wheels up around a super-efficient eSP engine and fine-handling chassis, it’s much lighter and much more economical. It still packs the same great around-town performance.
Test rides coming soon…
If there is a new Honda that you would like to take out for demo, please feel free to give us a ring and we can make the necessary arrangements for when the time is right. We have a full range of new Honda demonstrators in stock and would be delighted to show you over your bike of choice and allocate a test ride route that will allow you to explore your dream bike to the max. Don’t forget we offer finance across all models, part exchanges are considered and national delivery is available.
Feel inspired with some route suggestions
If you want some inspiration for where to ride, why not check out journalist Simon Weir’s article? He gives his view on what he will do when restrictions lift and offers advice for UK routes you may wish to explore. All the routes mentioned in Simon’s article, and hundreds more, are available as GPX downloads for sat nav’s from Simon Weir’s website.
It’s been too long, hasn’t it? When did you last have a really good ride on your bike? For the better part of a year, we’ve been living with varying stages of lockdown and riding bikes for pleasure has mostly been off the table. I’ve been making the occasional essential journey on two wheels – I’m sure you have too – but like everyone else, I’ve been following the rules and basically staying at home. And that’s not what motorcycling is about.
Feel free to get in touch
We’d love to hear from you, so why not let us know where you will ride when lockdown lifts? Or, if you have any questions about how we are currently working or you’d like to enquire after any of our motorcycles, please call us on 01492 535959 or Contact Us through the website.