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Honda NM4 Coming to the USA – 670cc & $10,999

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This is either the most awesome April Fools joke from an OEM ever, or the Honda NM4 is coming to America. Announced two weeks ago at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, the NM4, or “Vultus” as it’s being called in Europe, features a 670cc two-cylinder engine for the US market (the machine seems to get a 745cc parallel-twin lump in other markets), and includes Honda’s dual-clutch transmission.

Why the NM4 gets a capacity reduction for the American market is not clear to us, though the entire launch of the Honda NM4 has been a confusing one, as the motorcycle was debuted as a concept bike in Japan, and shortly thereafter announced as a production model for Europe (now for the USA & Canada as well). Effective communications aside, considering the favorable comments we got last month about the NM4/Vultus, Honda has a popular motorbike on its hands here.

Expect the 2015 Honda NM4 to hit the United States in June with a $10,999 MSRP price tag. You can get it in any color you want, as long as it’s black. Pre-production photos are after the jump, along with the technical specifications for the American market.







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Technical Specifications of the Honda NM4:







Model: NM4
Engine Type: 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore and Stroke: 73.0mm x 80.0mm
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Valve Train: SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI with 36mm throttle body
Ignition: Fully transistorized
Transmission: Automatic DCT six-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Suspension Front: 43mm fork; 3.9 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link single shock; 3.9 inches travel
Brakes Front: Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper and ABS
Rear: Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper and ABS
Tires Front: 120/70-18
Rear: 200/50-17
Wheelbase: 64.7 inches
Rake (Caster angle): 33°
Trail: 110mm (4.3 inches)
Seat Height: 25.6 inches
Fuel Capacity: 3.0 gallons
Estimated Fuel Economy**: TBD
Color: Black Metallic
Curb Weight*: 562 pounds

Source: American Honda







Jensen Beeler

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