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X-Wing Honda

X-Wing Honda

Last seen at the recent Anime L.A. show, this Star Wars CR-X mod is every bit as awesome as it looks. From Yoda in the passenger seat to R2-D2 riding in the trunk, it’s the ultimate geek ride.

Custom Japanese Scooters

Custom Japanese Scooters

Tiny two-wheelers pimped out to the next level, these scooters break boundaries with bodies and seats as wide as those found in choppers, huge tires, and loud designs and color schemes.

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Concept: Honda 3R-C

Concept: Honda 3R-C

Honda’s 3R-C may be a minimal urban transport vehicle, but maxes out with sci-fi coolness; the three wheel single seater features a battery electric drivetrain and a low center of gravity.

Honda HSV-010 GT

Honda HSV-010 GT

Honda’s HSV-010 GT is now official: the GT500 racer will compete in the 2010 Super GT Series in May and sports a 3.4L liquid-cooled V8 good for 496 hp and 289 lb-ft. of torque.

Video: Honda HSV-010

Video: Honda HSV-010

The NSX in all but name, catch a glimpse of Honda’s HSV-010 as engineers test it at the Suzuka Circuit; it’s production-feasible but track-only and packs a 3.4L V8 for GT500 racing.

Honda EV-Cub

Honda EV-Cub

The EV-Cub is a green version of Honda’s ridiculously popular 50cc Super Cub motorbike; along with the EV-N, it’s part of their research into short-distance commuter vehicles.

Honda VFR 1200F

Honda VFR 1200F

Clad in a futuristic, layered aero fairing, Honda’s new VFR 1200F is the future of their motorcycle brand: it’s powered by a 1237cc V-4 with optional dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Honda Shadow Phantom

Honda Shadow Phantom

Honda’s new 2010 Shadow Phantom is a “bobber”-styled cruiser with a liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin, low 25.7″ seat height and blacked out engine and rims with silver accents.

Brain-Machine Interface

Brain-Machine Interface

Looks like we’ll be piloting BattleMechs soon: Honda has developed a brain-machine interface (BMI) that uses blood flow and electrical potential to control an ASIMO robot. Thanks, Sonic!

Zero-Lift Honda Insight

Zero-Lift Honda Insight

Most aero-kits do everything but make cars more aerodynamic, but Mugen’s Zero-Lift bodykit for the 2010 Honda Insight is a rarity: it claims to create zero lift and improve handling.

Honda Monkey Motorcycle

Honda Monkey Motorcycle

Instant nostalgia for Honda bike enthusiasts: the classic Monkey, first sold in the 1970s is now being re-released with fuel injection and refined looks; it can go 252 miles on a gallon of gas.

Honda Fury Motorcycle

Honda Fury Motorcycle

Although a little late to the Chopper party, the Honda Fury is worth a look with a 1300cc liquid-cooled V-Twin, tucked-in radiator, hidden rear monoshock and unusual use of a shaft drive.

Trash-Powered Honda

Trash-Powered Honda

Ever since Back to the Future II we’ve been praying for a Mr. Fusion reactor; San Francisco-based Jim Mason shows how he built a trash-powered “gasifier” to run his Honda Accord.

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Honda Insight Dashboard

Honda Insight Dashboard

Formally called the Ecological Drive Assist System, the 2010 Honda Insight’s dash is basically a big one-up on the Prius; it glows green and grows leaves when you’re driving efficiently.

Concept: Honda FC Sport

Concept: Honda FC Sport

If you can ignore the fugtastic rear on Honda’s FC Sport concept, the Vader-esque frontend, McLaren-style three seat layout and fuel cell powertrain are pretty intriguing.

Honda V4 Concept

Honda V4 Concept

In celebration of Honda’s 60th anniversary, this V4 sportbike concept is a peek into the near future and is based around a V4 motor; we’re most intrigued by those funky hubless wheels.

Honda DN-01

Honda DN-01

Honda’s DN-01 is designed to rope-in riders looking for alternatives to gas guzzling cars. It gets an automatic transmission with manual shift mode, low seat height, and storage.

2009 Honda Fireblade

2009 Honda Fireblade

Above are fresh pics of the 2009 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, the first superbike to get ABS. The non-ABS variant is largely the same mechanically but gets a tricolor scheme.

2010 Honda Insight

2010 Honda Insight

While it’s been called a Prius clone, we welcome the upcoming 2010 Honda Insight (a 90% concept is seen above). The biggest news is its relatively low starting price point of $18,500.

2009 Honda Civic Coupe

2009 Honda Civic Coupe

The 2009 Civic Coupe is up at Honda.com; the front fascia gets refreshed with a new grille and lower bumper, while the inside gets a USB port that plays music from any flash drive.

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2009 Honda Fit

2009 Honda Fit

Temple of VTEC has a good writeup of their first impressions with the new 2009 Honda Fit. It’s no Lightning GT, but a “real” VTEC engine and stiffer body structure mean more driving fun.

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