Okay, folks, time to get serious. The old XRs were nice, but far from competitive with the two-strokes. This year's 350 and 500 feature all-new engines and running gear. And they're good enough to take home the gold.
A V-twin for more than style.
The V-twin engine has now filtered into the 500 sports class with all the high-tech pizazz you'd expect in bigger bikes. Does funneling techno-trickery into a small bike work? Read on...
Honda builds a motorcycle mean enough for those guys who are tough enough to dip your heart out with a wooden spoon.