2014 Honda NM4 Vultus anime and manga inspiration

The new Honda NM4 Vultus bike unveiled at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014 presents a more futuristic appeal and brings with it a radical style catering to a new breed of riders. Designed by a young design team with an ultra modern bent of mind, the new NM4 Vultus is so named as Vultus is Latin for visage or face.

NM4 Vultus from Honda comes in with an aggressive stance, capable engine and a low center of gravity. It is powered by a twin cylinder 745cc engine which Honda claims will have strong low and mid range power and torque for enhanced acceleration, with its engine mated to a dual clutch transmission. The NM4 Vultus sport LED lights, future ready shock absorbers and is inspired by the Honda DN 07.

2014 HONDA NM4 Vultus (2)NM4 Vultus measures 2380mm in length, 810 mm in width and 1170mm in height. Seat height is at 650mm while 120/70ZR18M/C (59W) tyres are seen at the front and 200/50ZR17M/C (75W) tyres are seen at the rear end.

Unveiled on Friday at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014, the new NM4 Vultus from Honda caters to a new segment of riders. It sports an angular profile and low ride seat while seat angle can be adjusted in four ways. Honda will be offering two versions of the NM4 Vultus varying in both design and color. The company hopes to sell a total of 2000 units in the first year itself, though the company has yet to reveal launch date or price tag.

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Mr Keita Mikura, Large Project Leader (LPL) NM4 Vultus:

“Honda is a big company. We make every kind of motorcycle. It’s great that sometimes we make a certain machinesimply 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 – a machine that engages a human soul like no other.

Our intention was to make something that makes every moment feel cinematic, and we want riding it to be an event – guaranteed – every single time.”

Technical Specifications

ENGINE  
Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke   8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder
Displacement 745cc
Bore ´   Stroke 77mm x 80mm
Compression Ratio 10.7 : 1
Max. Power Output 40.3kW @ 6,250rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 68Nm @ 4,750rpm (95/1/EC)
Oil Capacity 3.9   litres
FUEL SYSTEM  
Carburation PGM-FI electronic fuel   injection
Fuel Tank Capacity 11.6 litres
Fuel Consumption 28.4km/l (WMTC mode-Tested   in D-Mode)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM  
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/11.2AH
ACG Output 450W/5000rpm
DRIVETRAIN  
Clutch Type Wet   multiplate hydraulic 2-clutch
Transmission Type 6-speed Dual Clutch   Transmission
Final Drive Chain
FRAME  
Type Diamond; steel pipe
CHASSIS  
Dimensions (L´W´H) 2380mm   x 933mm x 1170mm
Wheelbase 1645mm
Caster Angle 33°
Trail 110mm
Seat Height 650mm
Ground Clearance 130mm
Kerb Weight 245kg
SUSPENSION  
Type Front 43mm telescopic fork, 125mm stroke
Type Rear Monoshock damper,   Pro-Link swingarm, 100mm travel
WHEELS  
Type Front Multi-spoke cast   aluminium
Type Rear Multi-spoke cast   aluminium
Rim Size Front 18M/C x MT3.50
Rim Size Rear 17M/C x MT6.25
Tyre   front 120/70   ZR18
Tyre   rear 200/50   ZR17
BRAKES  
ABS System Type 2   channel ABS
Type Front 320mm single wavy hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Type Rear 240mm single wavy hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and resin mold pads
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS  
Instruments Digital speedometer, digital bar-type tachometer,   clock, bar-type fuel meter, two trip meters, gear position indicator, outside air temperature gauge and coolant temperature warning light.

 

Security System HISS
Headlight LED
Taillight LED