EICMA 2017: Honda CB4 Interceptor Concept

Gabe Ets-Hokin
by Gabe Ets-Hokin

And now, some eye candy.

Sometimes OEMs just like to show off how cool they are, and this year, Honda featured the work of its R&D facility in Rome. The featured project was this tasty-looking CB4 ‘Interceptor’ Concept.

Gorgeous, right? My favorite concept for a long time.

It builds on other CB4 concepts from prior shows like the CB4 and CBsix50. Honda says it “adds an evocative ‘Sport Endurance’ tone to the original design language of the CB4 Concept, creating a new perspective…” An interesting touch is a fan converts the motorcycle’s kinetic energy to electricity that powers a tank-mounted touchscreen for navigation, calls or maybe ordering skate shoes and beard oil on Amazon.

Unlike some concepts, this is one that looks like a possible product, and indeed there are rumors of the other CB4 concept moving toward production. I love the classic endurance-racer look, so let’s hope this will someday be in the Honda lineup.

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  • Daniel Benjamin Daniel Benjamin on Nov 10, 2017

    This is where the "retro" movement should be headed. Instead of manufacturers trying to make bikes that look like the bikes your dad rode, they should make them look like the bikes your (grand)kids will ride.

    Familiar shapes, but a decidedly contemporary aesthetic. Me gusta.

  • Gadgety Gadgety on Nov 15, 2017

    Love the design, towards a more rounded style. Best looking bike at EICMA '17. Now, Honda, don't be tardy, just build it.