Spy Shot: Honda CBF Spotted – 700cc Naked Middleweight

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Spy photographers Brenda Priddy & Company have snapped some more shots of soon-to-be Honda motorcycles, with perhaps the best find being a new CBF model (click here for photos on Motorcycle-USA) that appears to be an automatic unit, possibly a dual-clutch transmission equipped model.

The naked street bike slots in with the middleweight offerings that we’ve recently seen from a bevy of manufacturers, the most notable of which being the Yamaha Fazer8. Not much is known about the new Honda model, as the Japanese company is notoriously well known for keeping its projects under wraps, though we can likely expect a debut of the new CBF later this autumn.

Differentiating itself from the rest of the middleweight crowd, the new Honda CBF comes noticeably without a clutch lever and shifter-pedal, which lends us to our belief that the model will be an automatic, though it could carryover Honda’s dual-clutch transmission.

With the previously European-only CB1000R making its way to American soil, it’ll be interesting to see if the smaller CBF finds its way to the US as well. For our European brothers and sisters, the ~700cc should slot the bike in well with the 600cc and 1,000cc variations of the CBF.

Source: Motorcycle-USA