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Honda reveals ‘CB4 Interceptor Concept’ at EICMA

And it might just be the most stunning bike of the show

HONDA has a habit of wheeling out stunning concepts at Eicma with little fuss or ceremony, and the firm made no exception at this year's show.

Behold the CB4 Interceptor Concept, revealed on Honda’s stand in Milan.

Specifications haven’t been confirmed but a statement from Honda says it’s ‘the result of ongoing research around the Neo Sports Café’. That’s the concept that preceded the just-unveiled new CB1000R, a super-naked with some retro flavour.

If the CB Interceptor Concept is based on that – as it appears to be – then it’s got an old-Fireblade-derived engine, and turning it into a production model should be easy.

Given that’s what happened with the Neo Sports Café/CB1000R, maybe we’ll see a production version of the CB4 Interceptor Concept at next year’s show.

We certainly hopes so, as it rocks.

Honda said: ‘This year’s exhibit is the CB4 ‘Interceptor’ - the result of ongoing research around the ‘Neo Sports Café’ design theme which first bore fruit in the ‘CB4 Concept’ shown at EICMA in 2015. The new concept model adds an evocative ‘Sport Endurance’ tone to the original design language of the CB4 Concept, creating a new perspective on the world of the Café Racer, on which the series is based.

‘The colour scheme is “total black”, combining elegance and sportiness while leaving room for a futuristic technology integrated into the flowing design lines. The front of the bike features a fan used to convert the motorcycle’s kinetic energy to power the touch-screen located on the tank. The screen provides constant connectivity, to allow the rider to follow the road through digital maps, make emergency calls or simply to connect devices.’

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