- The Washington Times - Friday, January 22, 2010

TORRANCE, Calif. | American Honda Motor Company’s Powersports Division has announced its fourth release of 2010 models. The release of these five on-road machines follows the earlier announcements of Honda’s 2010 powersports lineup.

“These five street bikes add even more excitement to our lineup for 2010,” said Powersports press manager Bill Savino. “Four of these bikes are new V-twins that dramatically expand our line of cruisers. The Sabre, Stateline, Interstate and Shadow RS V-twins unveil new styling and functional variations for Honda buyers, and we’re excited about the new opportunities these machines present. The ST1300 continues to extend its reputation for long-haul performance with a sporting flair and it remains a popular choice among riders who live for the open road. This 2010 model year is shaping up very well, with lots of exciting options for Honda fans.”

Sabre/Sabre ABS:

Sometimes you just want to wear your aggression on your sleeve, and that’s why the new Sabre is ready to do your talking for you. The Sabre’s muscular pro-street style provides a classic ride with ergonomics to match. Add an impressive 1300cc V-twin engine complete with Honda’s sophisticated programmed fuel injection, and you’ll be rolling down the meanest streets with a bike that’s as tough as it looks: the 2010 Sabre. Also available with anti-lock braking system (ABS), the Sabre comes in black and candy dark red. Available In dealerships in March; the ABS model is available in April. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $11,799; for the ABS model, it is $12,799.

Stateline/Stateline ABS:

Featuring long, low lines that embody what cruising is all about, the Stateline blends two worlds of motorcycling style: traditional looks plus progressive elements. The deeply valanced fenders arc downward in classic retro style, yet the new rolling chassis and overall lines bring a fresh look to the class. Add to that the deep throaty rumble of a big V-twin engine with Honda’s programmed fuel injection and that classic big V power pulse, and you have a machine that’s the perfect choice for cruising. The Stateline is available with or without ABS in black and candy dark red. Available in dealerships in February; the ABS model is available in March. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $11,699; for the ABS model, it is $12,699.


When you’re aboard one of the coolest rides around, sometimes you just don’t want the ride to end. So for those who enjoy their long rides in high style, Honda introduces the new Interstate. Along with good looks and a big V-twin engine with Honda’s programmed fuel injection, the stylish hard leather bags offer ample room for a long getaway, with a traditional windscreen and floorboards delivering all-day riding comfort for those extra-long hauls. Available in black and pearl blue. Available in dealerships in February. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $12,749.

Shadow RS:

Here’s rolling proof that classic ideas never go out of style: the 2010 Honda Shadow RS. This agile and responsive V-twin roadster has clean, crisp lines and standard riding ergonomics. The Shadow RS’ higher pegs enhance ground clearance, and its thoroughly modern liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin engine with Honda’s sophisticated programmed fuel injection adds to the riding pleasure. Savor the open road aboard the Honda Shadow RS. Available in metallic gray and pearl white. Available In dealerships in March. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $7,799.


Long-distance adventure is best experienced aboard a machine that’s keenly in tune with your riding senses. For years, the Honda ST1300 has answered the call of the open road by setting the standard for power and handling in a package that’s the perfect fit for crisscrossing the U.S., or just enjoying a long weekend on the road. Equipped with a powerful 1261cc V-4 engine and Honda’s sophisticated programmed fuel injection, plus full-coverage bodywork, three-way adjustable rider’s seat, motor-driven adjustable windscreen, dual saddlebags and more, the ST1300 remains the choice of dedicated long-haul riders. The ST is available with and without ABS in black. Available in dealerships in March.

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