2011 Honda V4 adventure sportsbike

New sketches revealed ahead of Milan Motorcycle Show

WITH JUST DAYS to go to the start of the Milan Motorcycle Show, Honda has unveiled yet another sketch of the company's much-anticipated V4 adventure sportsbike.

It's anticipated the new machine will mimic the styling cues set by the VFR1200F, Fireblade and CBR250R, revealed earlier today on Visordown.

Expect the new Honda to use a smaller, 800cc version of the VFR1200's engine, along with dual purpose styling, traction control and engine mapping.

We think it'll prove popular for those riders wanting a modern day Africa Twin with up-to-the-minute technology.

From Honda:

"This mid-range machine is an exciting new approach – a crossover machine that represents the best aspects of two separate biking genres.  It will have the flexibility and exciting attitude of a Naked performance machine, with the more comfortable upright riding position and design cues inspired by adventure bikes.

"With the low centre of gravity of a performance bike it is great fun to ride, and because of its wide handlebars and upright riding position it is both easy to manoeuvre and comfortable."

Via HfL