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Revealed: Honda NM4 Vultus

Radical new addition to NC750 range

HONDA has just unveiled this futuristic cruiser using the same frame and 745cc parallel-twin engine as its NC750 and Integra range.

The NM4 Vultus may look like a concept, with  but it's actually a production model.  

Like the other models in the NC range, it makes 54hp with 50lbft of torque.

It comes as standard with Honda's automatic Dual Clutch Transmission system, and option on the NC750s.

Honda says it 'brings radical style to the streets, with function from the future for a new breed of rider'.

It's certainly radical - but it also reminded us of something from our picture archives.

HONDA has just unveiled this futuristic cruiser using the same 745cc parallel-twin engine as its NC750 range.

The NM4 Vultus may look like a concept but it's actually a production model.  

Like the other models in the NC range, it makes 54hp with 50lbft of torque.

It comes as standard with Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission system - an option on the NC750s - including semi and fully automatic modes.

Keita Mikura, Project Leader on the model, said: “Honda is a big company. We make every kind of motorcycle. It’s great that sometimes we make a certain machine simply because we can and because we want to, not because we 'should'.

"The NM4 Vultus exists because of a passion from deep within our company. We wanted to create something special, not just in the two-wheeled world, but truly unique in the whole world."

The rider's backrest is also the pillion seat, which flips upright when not in use. Honda is calling it a 'how come this hasn't been done before moment'.   

Honda's release said: 'Honda announces the new NM4 Vultus, a ground-breaking machine inspired by futuristic machines seen in the anime and manga television and film styles, known collectively as “Japanimation”.

'Created by a young design team who remained true to their original concept at every stage through to production, the NM4 Vultus brings radical style to the streets, with function from the future for a new breed of rider. The NM4 represents a machine capable of crossing traditional two-wheeled lines and reaching out to a wider audience.

'Vultus is Latin for appearance, expression – or face. The NM4 Vultus, with its LED lights, future-shock style and stealth bomber silhouette presents a look that will not have been seen in any cityscape this side of an anime movie…

'Underneath the brooding menace is a rock-solid chassis and engine package. Packed with low-friction technology, its 745cc twin-cylinder engine is canted forward, creating space and a low centre of gravity. Delivering strong low and mid-range power and torque for smooth acceleration coupled with excellent fuel economy, it’s also equipped as standard with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), giving the rider options between automatic twist-and-go D and S mode – plus trigger-operated computer game-style manual MT mode. Intuitive and easy to use, it adds to the futuristic appeal of the NM4 Vultus and is the perfect complement to the engine’s gutsy, usable performance.'

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