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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.


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·      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:


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



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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.


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