Honda showcases slew of updated 2016 models – 2015 EICMA

2016 Honda NC750X

2015 EICMA: Honda showcases slew of updated 2016 models including a revamped CB500 range, improved NC750 range and a new Montesa brand off-roader

Honda CB500 range – The A2 licence-friendly CB500 range of bikes is enormously popular among riders and thus received a whole host of updates for the trio of models: CB500R, CB500F and CB500X. Let’s start with the faired all rounder first:

Honda CB500R:


Going by Honda’s “Aggressive Speed Shape” concept, the CBR500R receives a new muscular look, LED lighting and a newly designed muffler that accents low tones whilst balancing the weight for better centralisation of mass to further improve handling. It gets sharper new CBR style with edgy character lines. The front suspension is now preload adjustable and the re-designed fuel tank accommodates for more capacity. The front brake lever can also be adjusted as well.

Honda CB500F:


The revised CB500F twin-cylinder naked bike for 2016 receives an aggressive new look and a variety of technical updates. The stripped down street bike gets a capacity-increased fuel tank with a hinged cap, spring preload adjustable front fork, standard front and rear LED lighting, aluminum die-cast passenger footpegs, shortened muffler to improve exhaust note and brake lever that can be adjusted just as in the CB500R. The 2016 CB500F will be available in a Matte Black Metallic/Silver colour scheme.

Honda CB500X:


The adventure crossover-styled CB500X’s revisions include a 100mm taller, adjustable windscreen for improved wind protection alongside distinctive new graphics and colour schemes. The larger tank brings range to over 500km whilst improvements are made to incorporate LED lights, spring preload adjustable front fork and adjustable brake lever just as its siblings.

Honda NC750X:


The frugal NC750 range of bikes has been given styling updates to differentiate it as 2016 models and to be in compliance with Euro4 norms. The adventure-focussed NC750X gets bolder new looks with standard LED lights, revision to fork damping, a larger storage compartment and LCD instrument panel with options to personalise colour schemes. Changes have been made to exhaust for a deeper note. The DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) functionality comes with 3-level S modes whilst much welcomed software upgrades have been done to both MT and AT modes.

Honda NC750S:


As like the NC750X, the street-oriented NC750S also gets LCD instrument panel with personalised colour options besides two dual-tone special editions. The DCT version gets similar software upgrades likewise.

Honda Integra 750S:


For the maxi scooter Honda Integra 750S, power comes from a paralle-twin engine with a long stroke mated to a DCT six-speed gearbox and comes with new mode S (Sport course) at three levels. Whilst following the same platform as its NC siblings, modifications to the chassis and hydraulics through a new Showa DBV (Dual Bending Valves) front fork give it more linear response. LED lights, LCD instruments with personalised colour options and two dual-tone special editions are some of the other upgrades made their way to 2016 Honda Integra 750S.

Montesa 4RIDE:


Honda’s sub-brand Montesa has revealed a new crossover trials machine christened the 4RIDE and is expected to be put into production by 2016. Created for easy off-road, it’s based on the Cota 4RT260 but uses modified gear ratios and raised suspension whilst incorporating a seat. Fuel tank capacity has been increased from 1.9-litres to 4.4-litres and should empty the enlarged tank after a 120km ride.

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