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Honda shows off its more muscular-looking CB650R naked bike for 2024.
Honda shows off its more muscular-looking CB650R naked bike for 2024. (Honda/)

Honda’s CB650R is an inline-four-powered midsize naked bike that is part of American Honda’s Neo Sports Café lineup. Introduced to the American market during the 2019 Honda CB650R First Ride Review and 2019 Honda CB650R MC Commute Review, it is designed to offer a combination of modern styling, performance, and versatility. For 2024, it receives a face-lift and the introduction of Big Red’s E-Clutch for the European market, as announced at the EICMA Motorcycle Show. It effectively replaces the 2023 Honda CB650R.

Honda stands apart from its competitors with the use of a 649cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine and classic styling touches like its symmetrical header pipes.
Honda stands apart from its competitors with the use of a 649cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine and classic styling touches like its symmetrical header pipes. (Honda/)

In contrast to the twin-cylinder-powered competition in the streetbike segment, the CB650R continues to use a 649cc liquid-cooled inline-four. This engine is known for its smooth power delivery and is good for 94 hp at the crankshaft. Expect around 80 ponies at the 17-inch rear tire.

New ram-air intakes on either side of the bikes afford a tougher look, and presumably improved engine power and character.
New ram-air intakes on either side of the bikes afford a tougher look, and presumably improved engine power and character. (Honda/)

The big news is the addition of Honda’s E-Clutch, which automates clutch use for six-speed transmission motorcycles. Instead of operating the traditional clutch, the rider lifts up or down on the gearshift lever, just like electronic quickshifter-equipped bikes. During the gear exchange, the electronics automatically apply fuel and ignition cut for a smooth shifting experience. The clutch lever remains, so riders can use it if they desire.

The 2024 CB650R is the first motorcycle to benefit from Honda’s E-Clutch, which automates manual clutch action.
The 2024 CB650R is the first motorcycle to benefit from Honda’s E-Clutch, which automates manual clutch action. (Honda/)

Styling-wise the CB650R offers a unique design that pays homage to the past with its symmetrical header pipes, yet meets modern motorcyclists’ tastes.

A much needed 5-inch color TFT replaces the mono-color LCD setup on the 2019–2023 generation bike.
A much needed 5-inch color TFT replaces the mono-color LCD setup on the 2019–2023 generation bike. (Honda/)

“The CB650R’s Neo Sports Café unique look has evolved to make it a sinuous, more dynamic, and purposeful looking machine,” Honda Motor Europe says in its official press release.

Specifically the LED headlight had a sharper, slanted profile. Beefy air intakes sit on either side adding to its muscular shape. The tailsection is more narrow and the LCD dash display has been upgraded to a 5-inch color TFT.

The CB650R’s underpinnings consist of a steel-diamond-type frame with a 41mm Showa inverted fork and a Pro-Link-equipped shock. Triple disc hydraulic brakes with radial-mounted four-piston front calipers and fixed always-on ABS keep speed in check.

For now, this new motorcycle model is for European customers only with American Honda yet to release this vehicle in America. Official technical specifications and price have not been published either.

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By: Adam Waheed
Title: 2024 Honda CB650R Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-cb650r-preview/
Published Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2023 21:43:23 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1964-chevrolet-c10-custom-pickup-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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