Honda announce Concept models at Tokyo Motor Show

Published: 30 September 2015

Honda have announced its line up of production and concept motorcycles that will be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of next month (Oct 29 – Nov 8).

Models include a Lightweight Super Sports Concept, a motorcycle that Honda say has been designed around the phrase “strong presence”. Although nothing has been released or confirmed by Honda on the general specification of the machine, it is believed that to be a small capacity bike and will be called the CBR250RR.

The Neowing is a three-wheeled concept machine said by Honda to offer the cornering and ride equivalent of a large sized motorcycle while retaining excellent stability while travelling at low speed. It features a hybrid system that combines a horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine and electric motors to generate powerful torque and acceleration. 

There is also a new EV-Cub concept to be displayed. The bike is reminiscent of the classic Cub design but is an electric bike that is designed to be “easy-to-handle and economical”. The Battery has been placed in a low position to aid handling and to keep the Cub’s classic step-through shape, allowing the rider to get on and off it with ease.

Although not specifically a bike, the Honda Project 2&4 will also be making an appearance at the show. It’s a concept car that has been designed to bring the best of both two and four wheeled pursuits, hence its name, more importantly though; the stunning RC213V-S’s V4 engine powers it.

Among these concept models, Honda will also be displaying an array of planned production models that are due to be going on sale within the coming months. These include the new CRF1000L Africa Twin, an updated CBR1000RR SP and the new Goldwing.