Honda Neo Sports Café teased; to debut on November 6
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Honda has released a YouTube video teasing their latest product, the Honda Neo Sports Cafe. The company is developing the bike under ‘Project N.S.C’.
The bike will make its global debut on November 6th, a day before the 2017 EICMA held from November 7th to 12th in Milan, Italy. While the teaser shows little details about the bike, it is certain that it will have classic design lines with modern underpinnings. The silhouette suggests modern classic proportions with a chiselled fuel tank that ends with a single piece seat. Judging by the position of the handlebars and the seat, the riding position should be comfortable and not too aggressive.
The tail is short and stubby, and underneath the tail, the rear tyre hugger with licence plate holder is present. Expect indicators to flank the number plate. Speaking about the indicators, the units are LED. So is the circular headlight, which also comes with a semi-circular DRL. The instrument cluster design incorporates a mixture of circular and rectangular design elements. Going by the shape, it is likely that the bike will get an analogue-digital combo cluster. The teaser also shows the front brake, which appears to feature dual discs with radial callipers.
Honda has not revealed the mechanical underpinnings of the motorcycle. It is possible that the bike is a café racer iteration of the Honda CB1000R. Expect more details of the upcoming motorcycle at the show.