Reviews Honda suspends production at five assembly plants
2021 Honda CRF300L Rally First Look Preview
Honda’s 2020 CRF300L Rally is lighter, more powerful, and better equipped.At its heart is the same 286cc single powering the 300L, designed to provide more midrange power and pull than the outgoing 250L thanks to changes in the intake and exhaust systems. Gearing is changed, shortening first through fifth gears while sixth gear is taller for better cruising performance. The cooling system is optimized to keep temps low in a variety of on- and off-road conditions, and a primary balancing shaft helps to reduce engine vibration. The Rally also gets a slip and assist clutch for smoother downshifts and lighter clutch pull.
The Japanese group has suspended a large part of its production in North America due to shortages of rooms.
Japanese automaker Honda will suspend production at its five auto assembly plants in North America for a week, due to multiple spare parts supply issues, a spokesperson for the group said on Tuesday (March 16th). "All our auto factories in the United States and Canada will be affected, most of the factories temporarily suspending production during the week of March 22," the spokesperson told AFP.
Honda later clarified that they were five factories, one in Ontario (Canada), two in Ohio (eastern United States), one in Indiana (eastern) and the last in Alabama (south). However, the group did not provide an estimate of the impact on its production volumes in the region. "We are facing a number of supply chain issues related to the impact of Covid-19, congestion at various ports, semiconductor shortage and severe winter weather in recent weeks." , which paralyzed part of the country, including Texas, said the spokesperson.
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Workers in closed factories will however have the possibility of continuing to work, no temporary layoff is envisaged, he assured. “As this is a moving situation that requires flexibility, the timing and duration of production adjustments could change,” he warned. Following these announcements on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Honda shares lost 1.25% to 3,295 yen at mid-session, on a leading Nikkei index close to equilibrium (+ 0.08%).
The automotive sector has been particularly penalized by the global shortage of semiconductors since the start of the year. The American manufacturer General Motors has also had to temporarily close factories in North America and Latin America for this reason. United States President Joe Biden has promised to tackle this problem, and to "make supply chains safer and more reliable", for example by increasing the production of certain elements in the United States.
2021 Honda CRF450RX Dyno Test .
How much power does Honda’s all-new top-of-the-line cross-country bike make?For the first time since its introduction in 2017, the CRF450RX enjoys a major overhaul for 2021 with the same updates the motocross-focused CRF450R model received including a new frame, swingarm, hydraulic clutch, bodywork, and more. Honda even spec’d hand guards on the cross-country racer in stock trim, which is something we have yearned for in prior years. The CRF450RX also weighs 7 pounds less than the prior-generation model at 250 pounds wet.