Honda brings back CBR600RR, reveals new NX500, CB1000 Hornet, and more offerings at EICMA 2023

Gajanan Kashikar Published: November 08, 2023, 04:30 PM IST

Honda has unveiled new motorcycles alongside MY2024 models at the ongoing EICMA 2023. It also introduced new Honda E-Clutch technology. The brand has also brought back the CBR600RR and showcased the 2024 CB500R, 2024 NX500 (formally CB500X), 2024 CB500 Hornet, 2024 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, 2024 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, 2024 CBR650R, 2024 CB650R, and the new 2024 CB1000 Hornet.

2024 Honda CBR600RR: Highlights

The supersport now features aggressive bodywork with aerodynamic winglets for improved stability. There is a central air inlet, split headlights, iconic under-seat exhaust, and a muscular fuel tank. It will be available in two colour schemes in the international markets.

The CBR600RR gets a colour TFT display, wheelie control, cornering ABS, nine-level traction control, Honda electronic steering damper, three ride modes plus two user modes, engine braking management, and six-axis IMU. Honda has equipped it with Showa upside down front forks, a rear pro-link mono shock, 310mm dual front disc brakes and a single 220mm rear disc brake. Notably, it comes powered by a 599cc, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine that produces 121PS at 14,250rpm and 63Nm of torque at 11,500rpm.

Honda NX500: Details

Honda also unveiled its middleweight adventure tourer, the NX500, at the EICMA 2023. The NX500 is essentially an overhauled CB500X, but with a new name, which means 'New x-over'. It now features a new design language and updated engine.

For starters, the NX500 gets a new face comprising a new LED headlight with integrated daytime running lights, and a large windscreen. There is also a new taillamp and angular fairing. Honda will offer the motorcycle in three shades: Grand Prix Red, Matt Gunpowder Black Metallic, and Pearl Horizon White.

The NX500 features a new five-inch display with smartphone connectivity, Honda Selectable Torque Control, Showa SFF-BP USD front forks, an updated rear monoshock, 296mm dual front disc brakes, and a 240mm rear single disc brake. The new wheels reduce the overall weight of the motorcycle by 3kg, totalling 196kg. Powering the NX500 is a 471cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine making 48PS and 43Nm of torque. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch.

Honda CB1000 Hornet: A new flagship streetfighter

Honda has revealed the new CB1000 Hornet powered by the tried and trusted 999cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine producing 150PS and 100Nm of torque. Plus, the bike maker has given it Downdraught air intake and 4-2-1 exhaust system. The streetfighter features an all-new steel twin spar frame, fully adjustable Showa SFF-BP front USD forks, a rear Pro-link mono shock, 310mm dual front disc brakes, throttle-by-wire, Honda Selectable Torque Control, three riding modes, a five-inch display with Bluetooth connectivity, and a slip-and-assist clutch.

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