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Some might not know this, but Honda has a design centre located in Rome, Italy, which comes out with some interesting designs, the latest of which is the Honda CB4X Concept. Following from last year’s CB125X and CB125M concept motorcycles, the CB4X is a mash-up of street, touring and adventure motorcycle design.
An inline-four engine is used, very probably the mill from the CB400 Super Four. This makes sense for a bike like the CB4X as the CB400’s 399 cc, DOHC, 16-valve NC42E is known for its power – 53 hp and 38 Nm of torque – and smoothness.
Aluminium is used for the frame and the swingarm stay/sub-frame looks to be a massive aluminium alloy casting. A single-sided Honsa ProArm swingarm dominates the looks of the back end along with the bifurcated SC Project exhaust.
Ohlins does the suspension with upside-down forks and adjustable monoshock with Brembo radial-mount monobloc callipers on the front wheel. LED lighting is used throughout with the headlights and DRLs being slits under the front cowl and we suspect the DRLs perform double duty as turn signals, as in the Honda CBR250RR.
Overall, the looks of the Honda CB4X Concept are quite fetching and quite likely to appeal to young riders in Europe. What do you think? Should we get a bike like the CB4X in Malaysia? Leave a comment below.