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Walk-Around Video of New Lightweight Honda Twin

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Below is a video posted to YouTube that will give you a pretty good, close-up look at the Honda small displacement twin sport model that should enter production shortly.  The Honda representative interviewed as part of the video essentially concedes that the bike is headed for production when he chuckles about the Akrapovic exhaust being for the “show model.” Much of the “concept” bike looks production ready, including the frame, banana-style swingarm and visible engine casings. Have a look:

 


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14 Comments

  1. Kevin C says:

    The Euro Moto sites reckon this will be a 350 for them and the USA. I hope they’re right. I wish this was an unrestricted (non A2 compliant) version of the existing 500cc tw1n coming in at 150 KG, wet…Honda said “light weight” twin, right? THAT would be a blast!

  2. MGNorge says:

    A reemergence of the 350?

  3. mickey says:

    Looks like a “stealth fighter”. Cool. However one test ride on a Yamaha R3 this summer convinced me I have out grown tiddlers (both figuratively and realistically)

  4. Provologna says:

    I generally strongly dislike the appearance of super modern race replicas. The 2015 Yamaha R1 is to my liking.

    This bike looks ultra-modern, and it looks really sharp. There’s something about smaller bikes that seems to allow for smoother integration of the lines.

    Too bad I’m about 8″ too tall and a hundred lbs too heavy to fit this thing. I’d still like to test ride one. Guesses on price in USD?

  5. Philip says:

    I like the looks of the bike

  6. Curly says:

    Who wants to bet it will be a 325-350cc engine by the time it reaches us?

    • xLaYN says:

      maybe but I hope it never does, if it doesn’t and weight enough to be an A2 motorcycle you can expect a very high state of tune which would be incredible.
      … on more realistic news… you may be right.

      • Grover says:

        A high state of tune would most likely result in poor performance into the lower RPM range (not what most small displacement buyers are into). But if your comfortable with wringing its neck to get a few more HP in the upper range, then this may appeal to you. Also, the current 300’s are pretty light to begin with. What’s a few extra pounds shaved off when is comes at a greater cost? Most riders won’t care about a few pounds saved. .

        • xLaYN says:

          You are right.
          The 4 cyl CBR250RR was mention some time ago on the forum and a lot of people comment on some characteristics of it as desirable (the rpm related sound probably being the main reason); hence my comment.
          With that said some people may want those characteristics and be willing to pay extra for the extra performance.
          As you mention the CBR500 due to better power delivering characteristics would be a better overall bike for the 99%ers.