Honda has their anticipated models like the CB series and the DN Touring motorcycle and also the new sports tourer VFR1200F and its variant. The CB Series has the CB1100 as ‘Customize Concept’ in striped Italian red tank coloring, compact bikini cowl solo seat all combine to project a more vivid race-winning image reminiscent of Honda's 1960s World Grand Prix Champion RC racers. It also features the CB1300 SUPER FOUR, which is Honda's flagship Naked road sports model featuring a more upright riding position with new left and right side split grab rails compared to the first model which came out in 1988. Honda’s new technology, Combined-ABS version is also available on this model. The third player of the series is the CB1300 SUPER BOL D'OR, based on the CB1300 SUPER FOUR. The 2010 model features a newly redesigned rear cowl and Combined-ABS version is also available. The final entry in the CB Series is a variant actually and it is the CB1300 SUPER TOURING which gets an upright riding position, windscreen and pannier cases. Combined-ABS is standard equipment on this model.
There is a new scooter PCX, designed to be a global 125cc standard scooter model, initially focusing on Europe and Asia. It features the ‘Idle-Stop’ system (bike engine stops on idle after a specified amount of time) which will provide enhanced fuel efficiency beside reducing emissions, while its innovative integrated ACG starter (the bike will start again once you increase the throttle).
They also are showcasing another flagship model, the DN-01 Touring Concept with its advanced automatic HFT (Human Friendly Transmission) and the 2010 model has a taller windscreen and large panniers.
Then they have the VT 1300 Series, which has a 1300cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke OHV V-twin engine. Actually it is one motorcycle with 3 variants, the VT1300CS is a street custom version with 21-inch front and 15-inch rear tires and stretch fuel tank. The VT1300CX has long front fork and “high-neck” cruiser styling more of a custom bike look and the third variant is the VT1300CR which has a modern retro custom cruiser feel with long and low proportions.
Honda ‘green’ brigade has the futuristic design EVE-neo which is an EV concept model designed for business use, such as post and delivery services. Joining the brigade is the EV-Cub which is very distinctive of the first-generation Super Cub, featuring electric motor integrated into both its wheels and the batteries mounted in its aluminum frame. Like the Super Cub, its convenience features include a capacious utility space under its seat.
One of the concept models that have got the world attention is the new Yamaha EC series, the EC-03, EC-f and EC-fs. Japan has been enjoying the EC series since about 8 years noe and there has been the EC-01 and EC-02. The electric-powered vehicle is designed to serve as a commuter bike for city dwellers and will help the environment and also the rider economically. Constructed using lightweight aluminum, the scooter runs on a lithium-ion battery and can easily be plugged into a normal electrical socket for recharging. It is still unknown whether the concept will take production form, but you would surely take a second glance at the typical design which from afar is difficult to say which way is the front and which is the rear. The size is 3/4th of a (say a 250cc) road motorcycle.
Suzuki doesn’t have anything new as in completely new models in the major bike category. Adorning the Suzuki stands are two (nonetheless) new bikes. These are the Gladius and Boulevard, but both of them sporting 400cc engines. The streetbike Gladius 650 will be joined by its smaller sibling by next year and so will the cruiser Boulevard. The Gladius 400 also gets ABS. There is the big Bandit 1250F ABS. The Burgman scooter gets a new variant and goes the eco-friendly way by having a Fuel Cell.