Honda’s New NM4 Concept Bike Straight out of Cyberpunk Anime
At the 30th annual Osaka Motorcycle Show on March 21 2014, Honda unveiled two preview concepts of their new NM4.
Honda's new concept bike looks like it’s straight out of a late 80s, early 90s vision of 2014, and they intend to put it into production. Yes. Get one in red, cover it in stickers, ride around Neo Tokyo being a delinquent. (‘Akira,’ anyone?)
“This NM4 was designed to realize two points; the design concept "the Front Massive Styling" and "the cockpit position" focusing on the sense of unity with the rider, that the rider can smoothly get into the vehicle. The low-setup cockpit position and adjustable backrest provide an enjoyable new riding feel. The instrument panel was designed to provide clear readability and the fun riding, as if the rider was experiencing part of a movie scene.”
Honda showed two versions, one with rear storage on it’s hips and the other without. The powertrain, however, doesn’t quite match up with the futuristic looks. It’s packing a 745cc 4 stroke inline-2 fossil fuel burner. No word as to actual performance figures yet, but with they’ll emerge in testing soon enough.
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Incidentally, if you’re in Tokyo this weekend (03/28 - 30) and have a thing for two-wheelers, head on over to the Tokyo Big Sight convention center and get an in-person look at the NM4, along with all the other choppers and crotch rockets on show at the 41st annual Tokyo Motorcycle Show. Send us some snaps while you’re at it!
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