Honda six-cylinder modern retro bike under development, unveil likely later this year.
Honda is working on a six-cylinder bike with modern and retro styling and the recently leaked patent images are a proof of the same. Looking at the design cues, the motorcycle is likely to be in its production or at least near-production form.
It is highly likely that Honda could be paying a tribute to the 1978 CBX all thanks to the design/shape of the frame and the six-cylinder engine of the motorcycle. Having said that, since this is a modern take on a retro bike, the Japanese automaker has given it LED headlights and Moto-GP styled winglets (placed on top of the radiator) and ABS. The bike in the patent images also features rear-view mirrors, registration plate holder and reflectors. Though the motorcycle looks like a single seater, the rear foot pegs suggest that the rear seat is hidden.
Information on the displacement of the bike and the engine specifications are scarce at the moment but looking at the wider tyres and the dual disc brakes at the front, expect this to be a bike with outstanding performance. Also, the presence of a clutch lever means that the DCT gearbox will not be offered on this bike. The six-cylinder machine is expected to be unveiled later this year either at the Intermot or EICMA and this retro machine is likely to be the star attraction at Honda’s pavilion.
Honda Six-Cylinder Modern Retro Bike
– Honda is developing a six-cylinder motorcycle with modern-retro styling
– Patent images of the bike have been leaked online
– The bike is expected to be unveiled at the Intermot or EICMA this year
Source – Bennetts.co.uk