perhaps a new direct injection system might be introduced but no full model change. translated from the french website here http://www.moto-net.com/actualites-motos-3845-Nouveautés-2011-INTERVIEW-Interview-:-Honda-evoque-ses-futures-nouveautes-2011.html In addition to the speech Takanobu Itot, CEO of Honda Motor Company, which presents the priorities of the group until 2020 (see July 27, 2010 MNC ), the Journal motorcycle anywhere has managed to get more information on Honda 2011 with Sebastian Pernel, press relations manager of the brand winged France. Bombarded with questions as a father on to the motorway, the French spokesman of global giant told us that Honda does not follow - for now - the trend of inflation cylinder that ignites the current segment Mid-size roadsters In short: no 750 Hornet program in 2011, the fly will leave for a tour with his valiant. Honda will apply the same recipe and its Great Supersport: the CBR600RR and CBR1000RR will pose no major change next year. Finally, in assessing "live" details of new Honda, prefer the Milan Fair in Cologne for the world's largest automaker will not officially present in Germany. All other details are to be discovered in our interview below. [MSC Exclusive: Honda talks about his new 2011!] Moto-Net.Com : Honda has launched new or redesigned models in many segments in 2010 (PCX, Fury, VT750 S CBF1000F, VFR and VFR DCT 1200 F), which families of motorcycles do you refresh or expand in 2011 ? Sébastien Pernel, responsable des relations presse Honda France: Pernel Sebastian, head of press relations Honda France: I obviously can not reveal in detail the whole of the new models that we present this fall in Milan show, but I can say that in addition to developments on existing models, Honda present numerous innovations in several categories and different displacements, including model completions unpublished. The little finger of Moto-Net.Com was told that Honda would present an evolution of the Hornet in Milan. What are the main changes in this 600 Hornet 2011? And why keep a 600 cc engine while the trend is the 750 cc (Z750, FZ8)? SP: Yes, the little finger of Moto-Net.Com is well informed! The Hornet is familiar with a marked change in 2011 ... Again, I am not able to disclose everything, but since you insist (!), The Hornets will not undergo a complete redesign, rather a re styling in design (probably on the back, often considered too consensual , Ed). Regarding the engine, the Hornet will retain a four-cylinder 600cc despite the current "buzz" around the 750 cc. The reason for this is simple: in all markets where Honda is now the engine of the Hornet is very popular in the state. However, if the cylinder 750 appears to work in France, Honda ranks as a builder and general in this context, his efforts to meet global demand. Today, Honda offers a range of versatile Roadster 600 (600 CBF), a sporty roadster medium cylinder (Hornets) and a big sports roadster (CB1000R). This offer reflects the wishes of our customers and we do not see the point of suggesting a cylinder through which may pose problems of supply, competition among models and price positioning. Especially as the evolution of the Hornet in 2011 should remain an attractive price (currently 7590 euros, Ed). M.-NC : According to the little finger of UM, Honda would not present or CBR600RR CBR1000RR radically reworked this year while the latest improvements - except for the integration of C-ABS and Electronic few cosmetic changes in 2009 - start date (see our tests of the 600 and 1000 CBR 2009 with C-ABS )? SP: Yes, our sport will not evolve significantly next year. The CBR bikes are already very accomplished and technological content only date from 2007. So, again as part of an overall understanding of the market, Honda has decided not to make significant revisions to mechanical or technical CBR 600 and 1000 in 2011. It is possible, however, they have minor changes (probably in terms of design, injection and electronics, Ed), but it is not a priority to revolutionize the sport range. This does not mean that Honda gives up this segment, on the contrary! But today, we must recognize that this market is not in top form and it is becoming increasingly complicated, particularly in France with the problems associated with clamping. However, in a context of economic crisis, it is important to understand the priorities to be given the means to support a range that Honda is very diverse and includes all users. Now, this approach is not uncommon as a general, all the Japanese manufacturers have opted for a longer lifetime of sporting products. This is certainly not a reason to draw negative conclusions about the future of categories or Supersport Super! M.-CN: Will you present your new Honda 2011 in Milan, with one or two show bikes, and only new colors in Cologne? SP : Officially In fact, Honda will not participate in the Salon of Cologne. Now it is possible that Honda Germany - with the support of the group, of course - set up his own project for its national exhibition. Especially since the brand has achieved the correct results in 2009 on the German market. But an official way, Honda will present the Salon of Milan, where all new 2011 - and indeed some show bikes - will be unveiled. A follow-on Moto Net.Com: stay tuned!