• Oct 19, 2010
Honda V4 Adventure Concept Sketch – Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda has given the interwebs a quick look at what we can expect from the front of the company's V4 Adventure Concept slated to be unveiled in Milan. Judging by the teaser, it looks like the bike will boast a narrower profile compared to its VFR cousin, helping keep the engine cool and things from going squirrely should the rider decide to visit the upper registers of the speedometer. Additionally, Asphalt and Rubber reports the bike may not pack the same behemoth 1200cc mill as the current VFR as initially believed. Instead, Honda may opt for a smaller engine to keep weight down – think something in the 800cc range.

The company has also indicated that the V4 Adventure Concept will carry floating gauges akin to what's found in the sport bike crowd in order to help keep the rider's eyes forward. That fits in line with word that Honda still intends this concept to me more of a soft roader and less of a true adventure warrior.



[Source: Asphalt and Rubber]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      the honda morons will sell fewer of these than the new vfr, if thats possible. List price 14k, wait a year and get one marked down to 8. Go big red, sure
      • 4 Years Ago
      they need to stop teasing and start the pleasing.
      it might be the most interesting design (love it or hate it) they've ever done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally, teasers relevant to the middle class
      • 4 Years Ago
      If it isn't at least as good as the Multistrada, then they are fooling themselves.

      I am sort of hoping for a 1L bike, because then the next CBR could go V4.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am expecting... disappointment.
        • 4 Years Ago
        As a Honda Hawk GT owner... who has had a hard time liking most honda motorcycles since...

        I agree.

        They let the Hornet suffocate under a far too high price-tag. they let the Superhawk whither on the vine.

        I am not that impressed with their super-sport inline 4s, because those are just not my taste.

        There are a couple of VFR iterations that I think are kind of interesting, and the new one is a mixed bag. Some good tech, some iffy styling choices.

        I am not getting the Multi-strada copycat concept, though. Off-road and dual-sport bikes look a certain way for function, but I have never found them attractive. Why would you apply that styling and height to a road bike? I can somewhat grasp hypermotards just for the sheer "too-light-and-busy-doing-wheelies-to-worry-about-styling-at-all" idiom.

        But why would someone want a road bike that merely looks like a dual-sport, without the cross-capability?

        I want something lower, and sleeker by looks, but humane by ergonomics, with an engine that works like an engine, not an on-off switch at 8000RPMs on the way to 14K+ redline. Two or three cylinders are good for me. 800-1200ccs, and not too cramped for a 6'2" rider with the associated longer legs and arms, with more torso weight that gets put on the wrists. Not everybody is tiny, and not every big guy wants a chopper that can't turn, and only serves to make people deaf.

        SV1000.
        R1200S
        K1200R-Sport
        Moto Guzzi LeMans
        Honda Superhawk
        Triumph Speed Triple (tech is great on the current outgoing model, but I liked the T509 styling.) and by extension, the T595/955i Daytona.

        Why are there so few of that sort of sporty real-world bike anymore? They either have no wind protection at all, or are only really good on the track with full fairings, and torture-rack ergos, or are carrying a permanent load of touring bags, and I would rather drive my convertible car, if I need to carry that much stuff along.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought that was a Transformer
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a GUNDAM!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Competition is still in this segment. The bmw R1200GS and the new Ducati Multistrada are top-notch all the way.

      This bike had better be VERY good or else it will be a dud.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks stunning, lets hope they don't change anything to the production model, like the CR-Z.

      Hopefully Honda goes back to its roots and starts building awesome, and efficient cars.