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Honda CB4X concept | An Inline four with crossover capability

At EICMA, Honda Motorcycles has unveiled a ‘fun-focused’ inline four cross tourer concept motorbike called the CB4X.  

For the fifth year on the trot, Honda will use the ‘Design Studio’ area of its EICMA to present something completely new – in the form of the bold CB4X Concept.

The experimental machine – developed under the theme of ‘fun seven days a week’ – blends elements of Sport and Touring with a healthy dash of Crossover. It’s a design from the imaginative pen of Valerio Aiello, and his team of young designers, and is born from the desire to explore – and push – existing boundaries.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The CB4X features flowing, yet compact lines, designed to enhance the contrasting personality of a motorcycle that’s born to use every day on urban routes, and on carving mountain bends or long journeys on the weekend.

Its engine is an inline four-cylinder powerplant – the signature of the Honda Wing. 

According to Honda: “The fuel tank hunches forward, like a cobra ready to attack its prey” [fair enough...], while the screen is fully adjustable and integrates into the fairing. 

The headlight is set like a diamond, injecting aggressive sophistication alongside the Daytime Running Lights (DRL). An aluminium subframe underpins the short, sharp tail while the 17-inch front wheel maximises steering precision.

“The Honda CB4X is an idea dedicated to those riders who live for sports riding – but don't want to give up the possibility of relaxing, two-up travel experiences whenever or wherever.”

We think the CB4X is pretty neat, but what about you guys and gals? 

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