TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda has released its first 2015 models, including the radical NM4. It is the only brand-new model in the group, which includes updated versions of the PCX150 scooter, CRF110F and CRF50F.
NM4 ($10,999): Honda has given us models in the past that elicit strong reactions. Love it or hate it, the NM4 has been one of those models since the concept bikes were unveiled last year. In the company's press release, Honda says the NM4 is designed to “attract a whole new segment of forward-thinking riders to motorcycling.”
The 670cc parallel-twin engine has an automatic dual-clutch transmission and ABS. The seat sits just 25.6 inches off the ground, and the passenger seat flips up to turn into a backrest for the rider. The backrest can be set at three different angles and has four settings for sliding back and forth.
A 200mm rear tire has a wide stance for the saddlebags, and there is additional storage built into the fairing. For those who like choices, the display can be illuminated in any of 25 color choices.
The NM4 is available only in black metallic, and it will be available in June.
PCX150 ($3,449): The updated PCX150’s low-friction Enhanced Smart Power 153cc engine is, according to Honda, more efficient than previous models. The larger fuel tank now holds 2.1 gallons. Other highlights include a new seat design, LED lights and turn signals and a 12-volt accessory socket.
The 2015 model will be available in July, with color options in black or white.
CRF110F (Price TBD): First introduced in 2013, the entry-level CRF110F has an electric start, automatic clutch and a four-speed transmission. There is also a throttle limiter for those who are still getting the hang of riding. Available in June, the CRF110F is available in red only.
CRF50F (Price TBD): Like its 110 counterpart, the CRF50F has been the beginner motorcycle for many a child. (Or, for adults, a popular choice for mini bike racing.) The 2015 model has the characteristics of previous models: a 49cc engine, automatic clutch and three-speed gearbox. Also like the 110, it comes in red and will be on showroom floors in June.
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