HMC » Topics » XR100 Motard Sport Bikes

This excerpt taken from the HMC 6-K filed Mar 18, 2005.

XR100 Motard Sport Bikes

 

February 14, 2005—Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it will release two new sport bikes, to go on sale Friday, February 25. The XR50 Motard, equipped with an air-cooled, 4-stroke, OHC single-cylinder 50cc engine, is an ideal introductory model that is fun and easy to drive, while the XR100 Motard comes with a 100cc engine powerful enough to accommodate two riders.

 

The XR50 Motard and XR100 Motard are equipped with the same air-cooled, 4-stroke, OHC single-cylinder engines that were made popular in the Ape*1 and Ape 100, with some changes to the intake and exhaust settings. They also come with the popular 5-speed return transmission that allows the rider to experience the fun of changing gears.

 

Disc brakes on the front and rear provide outstanding braking control, while front and rear aluminum cast wheels ensure nimble driving performance.

 

Styling includes a tank shroud and front meter visors, up-type muffler, and two-tone seat, to convey the image of a genuine Super Motard*2 machine.

 

In addition to its powerful engine, the XR100 Motard also comes with pillion steps, seat band, and muffler protector, making it easy for two to ride at once.

 

LOGO
XR100 Motard                                                        

 

·      Annual sales target (Japan)     10,000 units (series total)

·      Manufacturer’s suggested retail price

    

XR50 Motard ¥252,000 (¥240,000 before consumption tax)

XR100 Motard ¥304,500 (¥290,000 before consumption tax)

 

  * Prices are for reference only and do not include insurance, taxes (except consumption tax), registration, or other fees.

 

 

Publicity photographs and materials for the XR50 Motard and XR100 Motard are available at the following URL:

http:// www.honda.co.jp/PR/

(The site is intended exclusively for the use of journalists.)

 

-1-


Table of Contents

Two body colors are available: dynamic Extreme Red—the same color that is used in Honda’s CRF Series motocross racing bikes; and intrepid Black.

 

*1 The Ape was the first model released by the N Project in February 2001. ‘N Project’, short for ‘New Project’, is aimed at developing appealing products that fit youthful lifestyles.
*2 Super Motard is a form of speed racing that has become popular in Europe in recent years, in which off-road motorcycles equipped with light wheels and on-road tires compete on a combination of paved and dirt surfaces.

 

Wikinvest © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Any information provided by Wikinvest, including but not limited to company data, competitors, business analysis, market share, sales revenues and other operating metrics, earnings call analysis, conference call transcripts, industry information, or price targets should not be construed as research, trading tips or recommendations, or investment advice and is provided with no warrants as to its accuracy. Stock market data, including US and International equity symbols, stock quotes, share prices, earnings ratios, and other fundamental data is provided by data partners. Stock market quotes delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ, 20 mins for NYSE and AMEX. Market data by Xignite. See data providers for more details. Company names, products, services and branding cited herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of trademarks or service marks of another is not a representation that the other is affiliated with, sponsors, is sponsored by, endorses, or is endorsed by Wikinvest.
Powered by MediaWiki