Honda again showed off the design skills of its Rome R&D Center at EICMA. This is the fifth successive year that Honda has rolled out a totally new concept machine. Using the “Design Studio” area of its EICMA stand, Honda revealed its new CB4X concept.
The CB4X design team is developing the bike with the theme of “Fun seven days a week”. Valerio Aiello and his team of designers came up with this latest concept. The CB4X blends elements of sport, touring, and crossover to create an angular, aggressively styled machine.
Honda says the CB4X:
“…features dynamic, yet compact lines, engineered to enhance the contrasting personality of a motorcycle that’s born to use every day on urban routes, but with which a rider can have fun on weekends carving mountain bends or devouring long journeys.”
“Its engine is a classic inline four-cylinder powerplant – the essential signature of the Honda Wing. The fuel tank hunches forward, like a cobra ready to attack its prey, while the screen is fully adjustable and integrates into the fairing. And the headlight is set like a diamond, injecting aggressive sophistication alongside the Daytime Running Lights (DRL). A beautiful aluminium subframe underpins the short, sharp tail while the 17-inch front wheel maximises steering precision.”
According to Honda, the CB4X concept seeks riders who live for sport riding but do not want to give up the possibility of relaxing two-up travel experiences.
For now, the CB4X is just a concept. What do you think of the design? If the bike packed an inline four-cylinder engine of 4XX cc, would you be interested in a production version of this machine? Let us know in the comments below.
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