More on Honda V4 "Crossover"

Second sketch reveals front

story by Motorcycle.Com Staff, Created Oct. 19, 2010
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Honda has released another teaser image for its new V4 adventure touring model which will be unveiled at the 2010 EICMA show, Nov. 2-7 in Milan.

Last week, Honda released the first image, showing an abstract shape superimposed on a shadowy silhouette of the new adventure bike (Honda is calling it a “crossover”, like the automobile segment which combines the features of an SUV and a car.) In this case, the term “crossover” refers to on- and off-road use.

The second image is a more detailed sketch showing the front face of the motorcycle. According to Honda, the new fairing is designed to improve high-speed stability as well as engine cooling.

Honda's second teaser image highlights the stacked headlight design and the raised instrument panel.

Above the stacked headlight, the sketch shows a “floating” instrument panel Honda says is raised to place it better in the rider’s field of vision.

The new crossover will use a mid-range V4 engine, likely in the 800cc range, putting it in competition with the BMW F800GS and Triumph’s upcoming Tiger models. According to Honda, the new model will have a low center of gravity, wide handlebars and an upright seating position.

Honda will be presenting seven other models at EICMA including a new V4 concept model using the same engine as the VFR1200F.

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