Nashville, TN ¿ American Honda’s Motorcycle Division unveiled their 2005 product line-up at the company’s annual dealer show Wednesday night September 8 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville.
Representing the continuing Honda branding strategy of “Performance First”, the new products are designed to strengthen Honda’s number one position in the American powersports market.
“This year’s convention theme is Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’,” said Ray Blank, Honda’s Motorcycle Division Vice President. “Honda has incredible momentum in the motorcycle industry. In fact, over the last five years we have added more than one million customers to the Honda family. It’s a good time to be a Honda dealer”.
Honda’s model announcements included fifteen brand new or highly revised models: a new cruiser, one super-sport motorcycle, two motocross bikes, a new off-road competition bike, one scooter, six ATVs, two personal watercraft and a police motorcycle.
Dealers who have already benefited from over 35 new Honda launches in the previous four years were delighted with the new additions. Honda’s product lineup is the broadest in the industry, with over 70 motorcycle, scooter, ATV and personal watercraft models.
2005 New & Updated Model Preview
VTX1800F – This sport custom performance cruiser adds a whole new look to the VTX line-up for 2005.
CBR600RR – This next generation super-sport motorcycle incorporates a host of upgrades to the 2004 Formula Xtreme championship-winning machine.
CR250R – A completely new engine and host of chassis improvements compliment this favorite motocross race machine.
CR125R – An all-new 125cc engine makes this bike the most potent two-stroke motocrosser in its class.
CRF450X – Start with the championship and award winning CRF450R motocross machine and create the ultimate open class off road racer, which includes electric starting.
Big Ruckus – This machine combines the convenience and comfort of a scooter with the open feel of a motorcycle for an exciting new product.
FourTrax Foreman 4×4 ES/FourTrax Foreman 4×4/FourTrax Foreman – These outstanding new ATVs deliver 500cc of big bore power loaded with Honda features such as TraxLok (2WD-4WD), ESP (Honda’s Electric Shift Program) and front disc brakes.
AquaTrax F-12X with GPScape – This exciting new turbocharged four-stroke Honda personal watercraft offers the addition of GPScape, Honda’s on-board GPS navigation system.
ST1300P – With this motorcycle, law enforcement agencies can tap into Honda’s latest technology while enjoying legendary Honda quality and reliability.
AquaTrax F-12 – A next-generation engine and jet pump keep the three-person AquaTrax F-12 at the forefront of the personal watercraft market.
FourTrax Foreman Rubicon – A favorite among many riders, the FourTrax Foreman Rubicon now comes equipped with TraxLok, front disc brakes, new SUV styling and more.
FourTrax Recon ES/FourTrax Recon – New suspension, ergonomics and SUV-type styling make the best-selling mid-size ATV even better.
TRX400EX – This high-performance sport model now features reverse and new, stylish bodywork for 2005.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and personal watercraft in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through Honda authorized dealers.