The Honda Six50 concept is based on the CBR650F and is the automaker’s answer to the growing breed of Scrambler motorcycles from other manufacturers.
The 2015 EICMA Motorcycle Show is the place to be for motorcycle enthusiasts with a lineup of very interesting bikes on display under one roof. One of the more promising concepts is the Honda Six50 that is grabbing the right kind of attention at the automaker’s pavilion. Based on the CBR650F platform, the Six50 is Honda’s take on the growing breed of Scrambler motorcycles. The Six50 Scrambler concept along with the CB4 Roadster concept (also showcased at EICMA) are made by Honda R&D Europe for the 2015 EICMA show.
While the engine and chassis come from the CBR650F, the styling speaks otherwise on the concept and is every bit desirable. A rising fuel tank, knobby tyres, fat front forks, single seat extending on the tank and short exhaust muffler make for the salient aesthetic features on the Six50 concept, while the spoke wheels, engine guard and bash plate protecting the header pipes reveal the concept’s practical ability to take on rough terrains.
We also like the rectangular LED headlight cluster on the Honda Six50 concept that is housed in a protective casing and a motocross-style handlebar mounted high up. The rear features a minimal design language with the tail light integrated into the seat while the tyre hugger feels a bit too civilised on this otherwise dynamic offering. The Six50 concept uses a rectangular shaped digital instrument console which is not very different from a smartphone unit.
The Honda Six50 concept is pure eye candy in terms of looks and there is no doubt the model ranks with the likes of the Husqvarna concepts. However, the Japanese auto giant has no plans of putting the Six50 or the CB4 into production anytime soon. But the Japanese automaker has showcased its potential when it comes to creating good looking concepts.