By Wade Thiel
A New Sport Touring Machine?
Honda is not devoid of sport-touring motorcycles, but the company doesn’t really have a bike like the CB4X Concept that it showed off at EICMA. The motorcycle looks a lot like the NC750X and the VFR1200X, but less adventure-y than those bikes. There’s a pretty good chance the motorcycle could show up in Honda’s lineup at some point.
The design of the CB4X comes from Honda’s Research & Development team in Rome, according to Adventure Rider, so it may just be a design exercise. The motorcycle does look far less typical Honda than I’d expect. However, the company seems to be changing things up.
I would expect a production version of the bike to look more typical Honda. The bike appears to blend a lot of what you see from the current Honda bikes with some more European styling and some extremely streamlined curves. It’s a handsome machine and one that stands out even at a show like EICMA. It wouldn’t take the company much to turn this into a production machine. It’ll be interesting to see what comes of it.
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