Honda lastly appears to be like prefer it’s getting its mojo again with the disclosing of the CB4 Interceptor idea on the EICMA motorbike present in Milan.
The bike is the results of design work out of their R&D facility in Rome.
Given the vacuum cleaner designs they’ve been arising with lately, let’s hope there’s extra involvement from their Italian designers in future.
The CB4 Interceptor is a four-cylinder mannequin, therefore the CB4 moniker.
But it appears to be like very very similar to the much-vaunted Ducati Pantah, apart from the underseat exhaust.
It follows the current launch of their Neo Sport Cafe idea on the current Tokyo Motor Present.
It’s also an extension of their CB4 Idea proven on the 2015 EICMA, though loads much less ungainly.
Honda’s press releasse says:
The brand new idea mannequin provides an evocative ‘Sport Endurance’ tone to the unique design language of the CB4 Idea, creating a brand new perspective on the world of the Café Racer, on which the sequence is predicated.
The color scheme is “whole black”, combining magnificence and sportiness whereas leaving room for a futuristic expertise built-in into the flowing design traces. The entrance of the bike encompasses a fan used to transform the motorbike’s kinetic vitality to energy the touch-screen positioned on the tank. The display screen offers fixed connectivity, to permit the rider to observe the highway by way of digital maps, make emergency calls or just to attach gadgets.
The CB4 Interceptor is a glamorous mix of retro and future and there’s a lot of the Husqvarna Vitpilen about it, particularly the LED headlight.
The Husky has been promised for a few years and appears prefer it’s prepared for manufacturing.
However there isn’t any phrase a couple of production-model CB4 Interceptor.
Honda has as a substitute prolonged its Neo Sports activities Cafe idea design language to its vary of CB1000R, CB300R and CB125R bare bikes.
Nonetheless, the brand new CB bare bikes are trendy and minimalist and the way ugly is that muffler?
Different Honda fashions on show embrace an up to date Africa Twin and a extra rugged Journey Sport mannequin, the GL1800 Goldwing which debuted final week, a extra off-road X-ADV scooter and the Neo Sports activities Cafe idea which debuted on the Tokyo Motor Present final week.