This article looks at the updated colors, pricing and availability for Honda’s 2017 line-up.
First up, the CBR600RR. Powerful, compact and responsive, it’s available in standard and ABS versions and offered in a new Red/Black color scheme for 2017.
Riding into showrooms in March 2017, the ABS version enjoys a MSRP of $12,799 while without carries a sticker price of $11,799.
Also offered in both ABS flavors, the CBR500R boasts a sport-tuned chassis and a versatile DOHC parallel-twin engine with a good spread of power across the rev range. Honda considers it an affordable, do-it-all street bike that’s great for new or experienced riders.
In two color choices of Red or Black/Candy Orange, without ABS is $6,599 and with $6,899, both available in January 2017.
Whether customers choose the standard version or opt for available ABS, the CBR300R delivers huge fun in a small package. The single-cylinder powerplant sips fuel but has plenty of torque, while the low seat height and narrow cross section make it easy to put feet on the ground at stops.
Available in March 2017 coming in the color of Red/Black, the CBR300R is $4,499 and CBR300R ABS, $4,999.
Featuring minimal bodywork, a classic riding position and a 30.9 inch seat height, the twin-cylinder CB500F is a great middleweight motorcycle with a versatile powerband that appeals to broad array of riders. It will be seen in showrooms in March 2017.
Available in red for both the standard and ABS versions, the CB500F has an LED headlight and digital instrumentation with MSRP’s of $6,099 for the standard model, $6,399 for the ABS.
Motorcycle manufacturers appear to celebrating small is beautiful. Case in point, anyone looking for the ideal model for an introduction to motorcycling would be hard-pressed to beat the CB300F, a fun naked bike that’s light, maneuverable and exhilarating to ride.
‘With an efficient single-cylinder engine and a minimalist style, this bike proves that sometimes less really is more,’ notes Honda.
The ABS model is available in Matte Silver and the standard in red with both apparently carrying a MSRP of $4,149 and ready to buy in March 2017.
Since its introduction earlier this year, the CRF1000L has taken the industry by storm, earning accolades and winning magazine shootouts thanks to a ‘True Adventure’ design philosophy that makes it equally adept at handling long-haul highway trips and dirt roads or trails.
Based on consumer demand, Honda is now offering the White/Red/Blue Tricolor with gold wheels, as well as a new Candy Red option. Available in a standard version and one with Honda’s highly advanced automatic DCT gearbox, the Africa Twin is ready to wander as far as the imagination allows.
The color options are;
- Africa Twin: Red/Black/White, White/Red/Blue
- Africa Twin DCT: Candy Red, Red/Black/White, White/Red Blue
While we know it will be available in March 2017, the price is yet to be announced.
Riders wanting an open highway and less work could look to Honda’s adventure-ready VFR1200X, loaded with features, including a powerful V4 engine, ABS, comfortable rider compartment and available automatic DCT gearbox. The VFR1200X comes with shaft drive and a one-hand-adjustable windscreen, and a long list of available accessories.
Available in Candy Red for 2017, the standard model has a MSRP of $15,999 and the DCT version, $16,399.
With a liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine, integrated storage compartment and available ABS and automatic DCT gearbox, the revolutionary NC700X is a commuter and an explorer. Last model year, the NC700X enjoyed a larger windscreen, updated bodywork, a new front brake and a different muffler, and now it’s back in a striking new Candy Red color.
Available in April 2017, the standard version will be $7,699 and the ABS option with a MSRP of $8,299.
The middleweight CB500X is an adventure-style motorcycle that’s a favorite with riders, thanks to its versatile capability, comfortable ride and can-do attitude. The 471cc parallel-twin DOHC powerplant offers plenty of torque, and the model is offered with available ABS.
Coming Candy Rose Red for 2017, it’s priced at $6,099 and available as of May 2017.
A truly original bagger that uses technology gathered from Honda’s Gold Wing, the F6B is lighter, trimmer and leaner than that legendary touring machine. With an amazing horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine and a throaty exhaust note, the Gold Wing F6B Deluxe leaves other cruisers in its dust.
Available in Matte Pearl White as of March 2017, it will have a MSRP of $22,149.
Guaranteed to turn heads wherever it goes, Honda’s long, lean and mean Fury has a distinctive look and lends itself to customization. Powered by a 1,312cc V-twin and available in standard and ABS iterations, the Fury is offered in two new colors for 2017.
Buyers can choose from Matte Black Metallic featured on the standard version, priced at $10,299 or Candy Red on the Fury ABS model with a MSRP of $11,299
For those who think that riding a cruiser should be an exercise in expressing one’s individuality, the CTX700 DCT does the job. Though it has laid-back seating, forward-set pegs and a torque-rich twin-cylinder engine, its unique bodywork and automatic DCT gearbox mean it’s unlike any other cruiser on the market.
The color for 2017 is Candy Red, priced at $8,299 and available in April.
Readers should keep their eyes on the pages of Clutch and Chrome for more in-depth articles and reviews on Honda’s 2017 motorcycles.