After much teasing, Honda quietly debuted its Neo Sports Café concept at the Tokyo Motor Show today. Releasing nary a detail about the simple but modern motorcycle design, we are left to draw our own conclusions about the machine.
We had hoped that the Honda Neo Sports Café would lead to a retro-styled version of the Honda CB1000R, much in the same vein that the new Kawasaki Z900S is a hipsterfied version of the popular Z900 street bike.
It’s not clear if Honda intends to produce the Neo Sports Café concept, but its design is intriguing, especially when you consider the now ancient four-cylinder engine that resides in its chassis, which is of course derived from the previous generation Honda CBR1000RR.
For what it’s worth, we hope that Honda eventually green lights the Neo Sports Café concept. Its clean lines and minimalist design please our senses, while also recycling one of Honda’s more tired superbike engines.
Big Red has shown a number of attractive retro-styled concepts over the past few years, but the Japanese never quite seems able to pull the trigger on bringing one into production. Hopefully the Neo Sports Café bucks that trend.