On display at the ongoing 2017 Tokyo Motor Show and heading to make its debut in production ready guise at the EICMA 2017 show in Milan, Italy from November 7-12, is the Honda Neo Sports Cafe concept (NSC). Bearing a striking resemblance to the Honda CB1000R naked bike, and CB4 concept also showcased at 2015 EICMA, the new Honda Neo Sports Cafe concept is pure retro styling designed for fun as it rivals the Kawasaki Z900RS.
Honda Neo Sports Café concept is seen in a metallic red finish with brushed aluminum accents on its tank, headlamp and at the rear. It gets a round LED headlamp, stylish instrument cluster and chrome exhausts. Its engine is a 998cc four cylinder, water cooled, fuel injected, inline four engine also seen on the CB1000R. Question now is whether CB1000R is outgoing? Its fuel tank is slim but being a concept, rear number plate and mirrors are missing. The chassis sports fully adjustable front forks with single sided swing arm at the rear, a large silence with dual exhausts, floating seat and aggressive handlebars.
This modern retro avatar wears a single-sided swingarm, and fully-adjustable inverted fork. The headlight design could be carried forward minus illumination making way for a clearer glass refactor housing visible LED lights.
No specific details of when the Honda Neo Sports Café will head to production but when it does it will compete against the like of Triumph Thruxton and the BMW R nine T. More details will be revealed when it is showcased at EICMA next month. With launch less than a fortnight away, the production variant is likely to vary only in small parts.
The company says, “Honda exhibited the world premiere of the Neo Sports Café Concept, which is a concept model for a naked sport model that combines the fun and beauty of a sport bike with a new-generation motorcycle package.”
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