Honda, founded in 1946 by Soichiro Honda, manufacturers motorcycles for all riding styles. Popular for its CBR sportbikes, like the CBR1000RR, touring mounts like the Gold Wing and its Shadow cruiser line, Honda also offers off-road bikes for nearly every dirt discipline. It’s competition-winning CRF motocrossers are the choice of many MX and SX racers and its long-lived XR650L continues to break trails in the hands of adventure-touring enthusiasts. Newer motorcycles, like the CBR500 line and Grom have become popular with new and experienced riders alike, while the reintroduced Africa Twin looks to make an impact on the large-bore Adventure segment. Honda also produces ATVs, Side-by-Sides and Scooters. To find out more about the company, check out MotoUSA’s Honda Motorcycle History.
After battling at the racetrack, Superbike Smackdown X moves to the street to see how the same six Superbikes perform on the open road.