Honda is going to display a few new bikes at the upcoming motorcycles shows in Tokyo and Osaka.
The new bikes they’re showing off include a few we’ve seen already, including the CTX700 lineup, and the CRF250SM (supermoto version of the CRF250L). Details on the quarter-litre supermoto have been scarce so far, so we’re looking forward to more information on that model.
Honda is also showing off a new trio of 400s (CBR400, CB400, 400X), which appear to be sleeved-down versions of their new 500 cc lineup we’re getting in Canada.
There are also a few new smaller bikes, including something called the Grom (“Recreational model with a 125cc engine that conjures up extreme riding,” according to their literature), a Cross Cub (“New style Super Cub with playful spirit and sporty image”) and a CBR125R (“Fully cowled 125cc road sport model” – very interesting! Is Honda updating their pint-sized sport bike?).
The Osaka show runs March 15-17 and the Tokyo show runs March 22-24. We’ll stay on top of this, and if there are any more juicy bits of information about these bikes, we’ll try to share it – even though, thanks to North America’s bigger-is-better mindset, most of these smaller machines won’t make it to Canada.