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2014 HONDA NM4 Vultus (2)
 

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 
TypeLiquid-cooled 4-stroke   8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder
Displacement745cc
Bore ´   Stroke77mm x 80mm
Compression Ratio10.7 : 1
Max. Power Output40.3kW @ 6,250rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque68Nm @ 4,750rpm (95/1/EC)
Oil Capacity3.9   litres
FUEL SYSTEM 
CarburationPGM-FI electronic fuel   injection
Fuel Tank Capacity11.6 litres
Fuel Consumption28.4km/l (WMTC mode-Tested   in D-Mode)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 
StarterElectric
Battery Capacity12V/11.2AH
ACG Output450W/5000rpm
DRIVETRAIN 
Clutch TypeWet   multiplate hydraulic 2-clutch
Transmission Type6-speed Dual Clutch   Transmission
Final DriveChain
FRAME 
TypeDiamond; steel pipe
CHASSIS 
Dimensions (L´W´H)2380mm   x 933mm x 1170mm
Wheelbase1645mm
Caster Angle33°
Trail110mm
Seat Height650mm
Ground Clearance130mm
Kerb Weight245kg
SUSPENSION 
Type Front43mm telescopic fork, 125mm stroke
Type RearMonoshock damper,   Pro-Link swingarm, 100mm travel
WHEELS 
Type FrontMulti-spoke cast   aluminium
Type RearMulti-spoke cast   aluminium
Rim Size Front18M/C x MT3.50
Rim Size Rear17M/C x MT6.25
Tyre   front120/70   ZR18
Tyre   rear200/50   ZR17
BRAKES 
ABS System Type2   channel ABS
Type Front320mm single wavy hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Type Rear240mm single wavy hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and resin mold pads
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS 
InstrumentsDigital 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 SystemHISS
HeadlightLED
TaillightLED
 

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