What Types of Motorcycles Are Made by Honda?


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Honda produces a number of motorcycle models for street and off-road use, including touring motorcycles, cruisers, dual-purpose sports bikes and supersport motorcycles. Notable models include the CBR1000RR supersport motorcycle, the Gold Wing touring motorcycle and the CRF series of off-road competition bikes.

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What Types of Motorcycles Are Made by Honda?
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The Honda Gold Wing tourer is likely Honda's most famous motorcycle. The Gold Wing is credited with establishing Japanese manufacturers as serious competitors to companies such as Harley-Davidson in the American touring motorcycle market. Honda marked the 40th anniversary of Gold Wing production in 2015 alongside its 65th anniversary celebration for the motorcycle division. The CBR1000RR is another notable model as it is the latest in the line of Honda's supersport street derivatives of its Honda Racing motorsports bikes. A direct ancestor of the CBR1000RR is the RC211V, a race motorcycle considered legendary by many fans for its domination of the 2002 MotoGP championship and multiple individual wins during the early 2000s.

Some categories of Honda motorcycles have considerable overlap with other categories. For example, CBR series motorcycles are sold as both sport and supersport bikes, with the primary difference being the pure performance focus of the supersport versions. Bikes such as the dual-purpose XR650L intentionally straddle two categories of motorcycle, as this model and other dual-purposes motorcycles are intended to be capable dirt bikes that are comfortable enough for street use.

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