Every year at EICMA, we can look forward to some intriguing concepts from Honda’s design team in Europe.
Now in its fifth year of showcasing work, there are two things that we can say about Honda’s Rome R&D work: the concepts will likely be dead sexy, and they will likely be based off the venerable Honda CBR650 platform.
Today is no different, as we can see from the striking lines of this light blue crossover, which is complete with the iconic sweeping four-pipe CB header.
We have to admit, Valerio Aiello and his team has really outdone themselves with this CB4X concept, with the bike looking sinister, fast, and comfortable in a way that we didn’t think a Venn diagram could overlap.
With a single-sided swingarm at the rear, sporty 17″ tires fore and aft, and a wide handlebar for attack, the Honda CB4X looks ready to carve canyons.
In juxtaposition though, the long-travel suspension, generous windscreen protection, and smooth four-cylinder engine promise a comfortable journey.
All the details look just right, the clean tail…the SC-Project dual-tip exhaust…the minimalist LED headlights. It all bodes well. Unfortunately, Honda never seems to take up its Rome R&D center on its offerings, which is a real pity.
I left the photos below in their natural high-resolution state for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.
Source: Honda Motor Europe
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