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    Honda's new CB4X concept!

    Man this thing is COOL!

    Make it available with a DCT and I will put one in my garage!

    Honda CB4X... | An Inline four with crossover capability | Visordown

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    That site is so loaded with ads I gave up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GgarryP View Post
    That site is so loaded with ads I gave up.

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    It worked fine for me.

    Here's is a vid of it on the Youtubez.

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    It has the 650cc inline 4 cyl engine out of the current 650r sport/sport naked bikes. Which makes a little wide around the engine area where I would need a highway peg, but it may be tall enough for that not to matter. Either way, it looks super badass! Single sided swingarm, 17" wheels with 180 rear tire, and I love the body work styling.

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    Make it shaft or belt and bingo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidc83 View Post
    Make it shaft or belt and bingo...
    That engine only makes around 80 hp and shaft drive systems create more parasitic power loss than chain or belt drive. Also adds more weight making the bike heavier, like the heavy VFR1200X.

    And anything with an X in it's name billed as a good all rounder, even if not to be taken offroad much, probably won't have a belt drive system, as any type of stones or debris can easily get caught in the belt and break it leaving you stranded.

    As bad as chain maintenance is and cost to replace every x amount of miles, it really is the most practical drive system for a bike like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidc83 View Post
    Make it shaft or belt and bingo...
    Agreed 100%. Enough of this archaic chain drive nonsense.

    I’d vote for belt drive. If stones are a problem, simply enclose it.

    On the other hand, looking at the seat and the tail end / fender, this bike looks pretty useless for anything but going around the block. Meh. Total meh.
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    I think it looks good but had similar concerns about the seat comfort or lack there of.

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    It's a concept bike, highly doubt a production seat would look like that. It also has Ohlins suspension and full SC project exhaust, which I doubt would even be a factory option. It's just the concept that a production model could be based around. I think it looks great though, similar styling to some KTMs.

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    That whole rear end area with the beautiful rear wheel on the mono swingarm, carbon exhaust, and ohlins rear shock sittin' pretty in there, is an absolute work of art. Honda's problem is that they are capable of making cutting edge designs like this that are not too extreme, but end up toning the aggression down a bit for the production model.




    I believe there is room in the market for bikes like this to compete against exotic bikes. The problem with most exotic bikes is that they deliver performance and looks, but at the cost of lesser reliability and more cost to maintain. If Honda would put out some high performance, aggressively styled bikes like this and others that could rival some Ducati, Aprilia, and KTM models, I think they would sell well due to Honda's renowned reliability. I'd love to own a Ducati, but probably never will due to reliability and cost of maintenance. But if Honda were to ever offer bikes that could rival the Multistrada or the Hypermotard, I'd be down for that!


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