The American arm of the Honda Motor Co. recently wrapped up their cruiser bikes launches for their 2011 line up with the introduction of three models, the Shadow Aero, the Stateline and the Sabre. Apart from that they also announced their first bike release for 2012, the Gold Wing. Here’s a first look at these bikes.
The 2011 Stateline blends traditional style with modern elements with its sweeping lines and deep fenders that give it an overall contemporary vibe. The bike is priced at $11,799.
The second cruiser release is a pro-street style, muscular 2011 Sabre that offers the same classic riding, however with improved and aggressive ergonomics. The 15” rear wheel and 21” front wheel add to the bikes appeal. This bike is priced at $11,899.
The third and last cruiser release for 2011 from Honda is the Shadow Aero. This bike has a retro styling, a V-twin engine and a low slung seat. This bike is available for $7,999.
Apart from their 2011 releases, Honda also revealed their first bike offered in their 2012 line up, the Gold Wing. This bike is considered a pinnacle when it comes to two-up bikes, and Honda will offer this luxury tourer in their 2012 line up as well.
The 2012 variant doesn’t include a lot of changes in mechanics or design, but features enhanced amenities. The bike now boasts of travel oriented amenities including an innovative GPS system with easy programmability to share your favourite biking routes with friends that can be accessed from the web.
The new Gold Wing now features an in-built iPod/ MP3 interface along with a surround sound audio that provides a luxury listening experience. It also features upgraded styling, more luggage space, better weather protection, a lot of comfort and revised suspension settings. It also includes packages for ABS, airbag and Navigation to increase the bikes luxury appeal. Prices for this bike range from $23,499-28,499 and TBD.