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Patents reveal Honda's supercharger plans

Published: 31 January 2017

Honda is planning to join Kawasaki in the supercharged game according to recent patent images.

The patent images don't give much away, and the engine pictured looks narrow enough to be a single-cylinder, with the supercharger mounted on the left hand side. The style of bike used in the images is also misleading, and may not be the only type of bike Honda use this technology on.


While the patent images show the supercharger mounted to the left of the engine, MCN contributor Ben Purvis reckons the NC750 was designed with supercharging in mind, although it would eliminate the storage space in the tank.

Kawasaki reignited the interest in superchargers when they unveiled the H2 and H2R in 2014, and they're expected to expand their supercharged range with a new superbike and retro-styled machines.


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