Kuala Lumpur, 22 February 2012 – Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. today unveiled two new Honda performance bikes – the Honda CBR1000RR and the Honda 2012 Gold Wing that promise improved performance, better comfort and advanced safety.
These two long-awaited motorcycles were the ‘superstars’ at the Boon Siew Honda showcase at MotoXpo KL 2012, which is being held in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) from 22 – 26 February 2012.
Expressing his excitement, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Boon Siew Honda, Mr. Satoshi Okada said, “We are pleased to launch the Honda CBR1000RR and Honda 2012 Gold Wing, thus providing more choices to riders in Malaysia. With its own special features these two motorcycles complement Boon Siew Honda’s exciting range of bikes which offer advanced performance, comfort, safety and sporty design. Reflecting Boon Siew Honda’s tagline – “Passion Towards Dreams”, the new and improved motorcycles have brought a new generation of innovative features and high performance while enhancing the Joy of Riding. With increased power and safer technology, I believe these motorcycles will gain heightened trust and confidence of our customers.”
At the launch, Mr. Okada also announced the estimated price for the new models and the availability at all Boon Siew Honda authorized Impian Honda Shops.
Boon Siew Honda also announced the upcoming launch of a third performance bike, the Honda CRF250L for motocross enthusiasts. The three new models come with 2 years or 20,000km warranty.
A star in its class! Already the essential Superbike, the Honda CBR1000RR is an ultimate liter-class machine designed with a stylish lightweight body. Combining tons of power and the utmost responsive handling, the Honda CBR1000RR provides superbike lovers with an experience of perfect balance for both the street and track. The superbike runs on a 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four-cylinder engine and all-aluminium twin-spar chassis.
The Honda CBR1000RR features new front and rear suspensions that are smoother and excellent in response; the front utilises a 43mm “Big Piston” fork while at the back is the Unit Pro-Link(r) Rear Suspension design that has a new Balance Free Rear shock with double-tube design.
Further enhancing the stylish exterior, the new, multi-function LCD instrumentation communicates information from gear position to coolant temperature and speed. A revolutionary safety feature on this superbike is the advanced electronically controlled Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS) that offers the confidence of anti-lock braking while remaining unobtrusive is optional for ABS variant.
The CBR1000RR is available in Pearl Sunbeam White, Victory Red and Graphite Black and in two variants – with C-ABS and non-ABS. The estimated on-the-road price for the C-ABS version is RM109,900.00 and the non-ABS version is RM98,900.00. The new Honda CBR1000RR will hit the roads from July 2012 onwards.
Honda 2012 Gold Wing
The Honda 2012 Gold Wing sets the benchmark for luxury touring class. The improvement on the 2012 Gold Wing has made the world’s best touring bike even better. It runs on a 1832cc Liquid-Cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine as a package of best engine and chassis that improves ride quality for touring bike riders. The Honda 2012 Gold Wing is an ultimate touring bike.
Its eye-catching bodywork has been improved by increasing lower body wind protection. This touring bike sees an additional new seat material – Pro-Arm Rear Swingarm for comfort and iPod(r) connectivity for riders to truly enjoy their adventures. Complementing the Honda 2012 Gold Wing’s comfort and stylish look are the Anti-Lock BrakingSystem (ABS) and Combined Braking System (CBS) that emphasize safety. Adding to the XM’s line-up of programming, this machine comes with XM(r) NavTraffic(r) and NavWeather(tm) features.
The Honda 2012 Gold Wing comes in Pearl Fadeless White and Graphite Black with the estimated on-the-road price of RM174,900.00. The Honda 2012 Gold Wing will be available from May 2012 onwards.
The road-going enduro-style Honda CRF250L is designed on a concept of street-legal dual-sport bike which marries daily utility with off-road enjoyment. It features the latest Honda off-road styling and is powered by a liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single-cylinder 249cc engine with PGM-FI. This engine combination emphasizes satisfying torque in low-rpm range and smooth acceleration in high-rpm range. The slim body of the Honda CRF250L is supported by the twin-tube oval-pipe steel frame that provides ample longitudinal rigidity.
With the aim of off-road enjoyment for riders, the bike has disc brakes with wave-shaped rotors for excellent heat dispersal and a skid plate that protects the engine from rocks and mud. The aggressive styling of the Honda CRF250L is balanced by a just-right seat height so that the feet can easily reach the ground. Other highlights of this full-size on/off road motorbike include outstanding fuel economy, multifunctional digital meters, an inverted fork front suspension, rear Pro-Link suspension and an aluminium swing arm.
The Honda CRF250L comes in two colours – Ross White and Extreme Red. The recommended on-the-road price of this dual-sport bike will be announced in June 2012.
These three new bikes will be an addition to Boon Siew Honda’s range which includes the Honda Wave Dash, Honda Wave Dash SE, Honda Wave 125x Ultimo, Honda Wave 110, Honda Wave 100, Honda Icon, Honda EX5 Dream and HondaCBR 250R.
For more information, please call the Boon Siew Honda Toll-Free number at 1800-88-3993 or visit www.boonsiewhonda.com.my.