2007 Tokyo Motor Show

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Honda CB1100R Concept

Mild to Wild: A Wide of Concept Bikes

The biggest attention-grabber in the Honda booth was the streetfighter-styled EVO6, what terms as “Pride Fighter.” The 1832cc, OHC flat-6 is clearly a of Honda’s Gold Wing with the obvious modifications to the newly-exposed bits more Exhaust gasses are expelled via an 6-into-3 exhaust that in a trio of the slash-cut mini-megaphones are all the rage these days, since stylists stole the from the function over world of the MotoGP paddock. For balance, the exhaust pipes the bottom of each cylinder are matched by a set of intake tubes from the top side and disappearing the tank, which obviously a fairly spacious airbox.

behind the stubby mufflers is a aluminum wheel, its seven of spokes exposed to the world by of a single-sided swingarm — hint that Honda’s are looking at current trends in the and the custom bike scene for The unique rear suspension twin shocks angled in a V to mount near the centerline of the and near the outside edges of the Even more unusually, the show no sign of a spring although one could be concealed the large-diameter damper body, I the EVO6 uses some form of springing, possibly

Up front, you’ll find upside-down forks carrying mirror-polished aluminum wheel, a 5-LED headlight cluster flows well with the lines, and a massive radiator by a subtle fairing which a pair of wings reaching up and out to around the bottom of the cylinder The tank also features two reaching forward from side, painted in a contrasting and reminiscent of the radiator fairings of a bike — a style seems to be becoming more and common on today’s streetfighter-styled bikes.

The aluminum backbone frame is as as the rest of the bike, at least what is immediately obvious. of the visible frame pieces to consist of massive billet-aluminum machined into the necessary with a raised ridge a polished finish outlining part, while the slightly center sections are finished in a grey that matches the head fairing.

Seemingly out of on such a high-performance machine, sparse press material that the EVO6 features a automatic transmission, which two automatic shifting modes as as a six-speed manual mode via a bar-mounted switch. While no details are given regarding the the description of the shift modes suspiciously similar to those on the constantly variable hydraulic featured on the DN-01 (see leading one to wonder if the EVO6 a beefed-up variation of that transmission.

The real question looking at the EVO6 is is this an exercise or a prototype with potential? A case could be for either, but I would guess the lies somewhere in the middle. Yamaha soon to drop an high-powered V-Max, Suzuki’s new B-King in production, and the possibility of a Z1400 streetfighter from ultra-powerful and aggressive … seem to be the flavor of the week.

A retuned Gold Wing could give the EVO6 power and torque figures that depends on where the output ends up), and the format would have the of being extremely unique in a dominated by V-Twins and inline-Fours in fact, anything with six is so unusual that it tops the uncommon V-4 layout the V-Max feature, at least in terms of my is more different than bragging rights. The automatic would probably be a turn-off to riders interested in this of bike, however, and it would add significantly to the cost as well.

the overall idea of the bike sense, it’s unlikely a production unit would exact resemblance to the concept. The exhausts would probably be in favor of a couple of high-volume although there’s always the that Honda could use a mounted under the engine, with the now-omnipresent catalytic to achieve enough sound to allow the slash-cut megaphones to government regulations.

As for the machined-billet sections, those would disappear in favor of something conventional. The 220mm rear might make the cut.

a streetfighter powered by a retuned Wing powerplant would be an interesting addition to the class, if it did use more conventional running The size, weight and length of the inline-Six powerplant would create a larger, heavier than its competition, but the potential for horsepower could attract as would the uniqueness of the engine

Of course, this is all assuming if the EVO6 makes it into it would be volume production if Honda decided to produce a run of extremely expensive EVO6s (as did with their last concept, the Rune), they keep the final product closer to the concept seen — automatic trans and Looks like we’ll to wait and see, but it seems that an EVO6-like machine be in dealerships by 2010.

Also present in Honda’s was what is a near-production ready of the sleek DN-01 scooter, presented as a concept bike two ago. Look past the styling and you’ll see what to be a fairly standard sport-tourer with some cruiser-like (like the forward-mounted floorboards).

is promoting the DN-01 as an all-around solution, and they emphasize the low seat height, indicating an to appeal to less-experienced riders. The is also fairly tame, a V-Twin borrowed from the Deauville middleweight tourer.

The is really something of a mixed Honda calls it a sport while just looking at it, spot a sport-tourer style cruiser-style floorboards (position-adjustable, by the and of course the blacked-out, stealth-fighter and finish treatment. An LCD/LED panel gives the cockpit a feel, and ABS keeps stopping to a minimum, helped by what claims is a very low center of and a long 63.2-inch wheelbase.

The feature of the DN-01 is the new HFT (Human Transmission). Rather than dog-engagement gears and manually-actuated the HFT uses a crankshaft-driven oil pump converts engine power to pressure, and an oil motor for converting hydraulic pressure back to capable of powering the rear In between is a system of pistons, and plates that create an variable transmission ratio, use of the V-Twin’s power with efficiency.

The rider can select from modes: D, for ordinary riding, S, for aggressive situations, and M, which a six-speed manual transmission to the rider the feeling of shifting on own. It seems likely in D mode, the transmission is programmed to maximum fuel efficiency, S mode will sacrifice mileage for quicker acceleration and throttle response.

Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept

Honda claims that the transmission a lockup mechanism, saying this is a world’s first for a transmission. Whatever it does, the mechanism is supposed to further efficiency under steady-state conditions. Sounds like the will be one fuel-efficient machine; the is, will it make its way to the U.S.?

The arrows in Honda’s quiver of models are also the most machines of the bunch, with no high-tech features or futuristic to create hype. Despite they’re actually the most and attractive of the bunch, and probably the likely to make it to the sales of your local dealership.

The is a stunningly attractive example of the category, proving that has some designers with chops — this could stand toe to toe with Sport 1000S in the looks at least in my opinion. The bodywork combines classic style a hint of the crisper lines of design, especially the singe-seat section, which wouldn’t out of place on a new CBR but somehow doesn’t out of place here either! The fuses traditional and modern in the sense, with the retro-styled round headlights actually modern technology — of the one is a reflector type while the uses a projector-beam setup, what Honda considers an light pattern for road

The tubular steel frame the air-cooled inline-Four powerplant as a member, keeping things and simple throughout the central of the bike. An aluminum fuel is a nice touch. Up front, the sports modern-looking upside-down carrying radial-mounted calipers, and the shocks out back look capable — despite the configuration, the shocks themselves quite modern, even separate reservoirs mounted each shock body.

by those dual shocks is a braced-aluminum swingarm, and gorgeous aluminum wheels spin at ends.

All we know about the at this time is that it 1140cc and uses a DOHC but I’d expect it to be plenty probably with modern design hiding behind archaic-looking air-cooled outer All in all, quite an attractive and one I’m hoping to get a chance to one day — if it functions as well as it it ought to be quite the hit in the current, market. Honda says “specially designed for … who feel the pride of owning a and the true CB spirit.”

The CB1100F is a tamer, more easy-going to the racey CB1100R, with the F an upright, unfaired ‘standard’ in to the R’s tucked-in, retro-superbike Externally, the bikes have similarities, sharing the same and engine, but the F uses standard forks and cheaper-looking brakes up Honda says the 1100’s is as compact as that of a 400cc

An attractive fuel tank has the length reminiscent of Honda’s RC racers, and the four-into-one exhaust owes its flowing curves to the CB400F of the mid-’70s. If it makes of which there’s a strong the CB1100F will be priced lower than the 1100R, less of a focus on performance and on comfort and rideability.

The two bikes make up a well-designed … on the market, with the R taking on sharper Sportclassic range, the F challenges the likes of Triumph’s Thruxton. Judging by the complete, look of these two bikes, look close to production and be hitting dealers as soon as mid to 2008.

Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept
Honda CB1100R Concept

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