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Honda NSC – is this the new CB1000R?

Teaser video shows very little of new café racer

HONDA is teasing a new ‘Neo Sports Café’ – or NSC – model that will be reveal at the EICMA show in Milan on November 6.

The video is the usual compilation of close-ups and cuts straight from the ‘teaser video 101’ handbook. Man sculpting clay model? Check. Engineers in deep discussions? Check. Light panning over close-up of bodywork in darkened room? Check. Sparking angle grinder? Check. And finally, of course, there’s the headlight flashing on as the teaser comes to an end.

What can we tell you about it? Well, the rumours in Japan at the moment are that the

The clearest shots of the bike show a very clear link to the 2015

We’ll find out in just a few weeks, of course, but the strong money says this is Honda’s take on a 1000cc naked sports bike, rivalling Yamaha’s MT-10 and BMW’s S1000R but adding a neo-retro twist.

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