November 4, 2013 |
Honda on Monday morning took the wraps off the brand new CTX1300, a grown-up version of its popular CTX700, aimed at what the company perceives as a growing community of riders who want a cruiser but don't want a Harley-Davidson. The attractive new machine features a purring watercooled V-4 engine, five-speed transmission, shaft drive and hardsided luggage bags. Standard features on the base model are a low-profile windscreen, LED headlight and tail light, and tuned exhaust pipes.
November 3, 2013 |
Ducks tonight AT NEW YORK RANGERS When: 4:30 PST. Where: Madison Square Garden. On the air: TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 830. Record vs. Rangers: 1-0. Update: Corey Perry and Emerson Etem each scored two goals and Sami Vatanen scored the first goal by a Ducks defenseman in the team's 6-3 victory at Buffalo on Saturday. Now they have a chance to cap their 15-day, eight-game trip with a 5-2-1 record if they can beat the Rangers, who lost to the Ducks, 6-0, at Honda Center on Oct. 10 but have won three games in a row. The Ducks return home Wednesday against Phoenix.
November 2, 2013 |
The Honda Accord covered my 11-mile morning commute to downtown Los Angeles, downhill on the 110 Freeway, without burning a single drop of gas. In the evening, I made it halfway back before the gasoline engine tapped the tank. In all, the plug-in hybrid version of one of America's favorite sedans netted almost immeasurably high mileage for a large and surprisingly powerful car. The trade-off? A $40,570 price tag -- about $10,000 more than loaded gasoline-powered models -- and a trunk that's been cut in half to make room for the big battery.
October 29, 2013 |
Honda has rolled out a brand new motorcycle, and it's poised to become one of the most popular new motorcycle models of the last several years. It's called the Grom and, as I reported Saturday , it's so popular Honda can't supply dealers with enough of them to meet demand. Riding it, I kept hearing the words to that 1960s pop song -- written by the Beach Boys and made famous by them and The Hondells -- called "Little Honda. " "It's not a big motorcycle, just a groovy little motorbike.
October 26, 2013 |
In 1964, the Beach Boys had a hit record that started with the lyrics, "It's not a big motorcycle, just a groovy little motorbike. " A half-century later, Honda has reinvented the groovy little motorbike for a new generation of young riders. And it can't make them fast enough to satisfy a swarm of buyers. Dealers are sold out of the tiny Grom -- a name derived from "grommet," for newbie surfer -- and report waiting lists of up to 40 buyers. Many are offering more than the asking price for the street-legal mini-motorcycle, which starts at $2,999, less than many scooters.
October 15, 2013 |
DUCKS VS. CALGARY FLAMES When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the Air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: AM 830. Record vs. Rangers (2012-13): 2-1. Update: The Ducks, with forward Matt Beleskey sidelined because of a broken thumb, called up Devante Smith-Pelly from Norfolk on Monday. The Ducks are riding a four-game winning streak and have beaten Calgary 16 straight times at Honda Center dating to Jan. 19, 2004, a franchise record for consecutive home wins against one opponent.