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Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

Published: 20 October 2017

We're less than a month away from most of the 2018 models being unveiled at this year's Milan Show, which means we're smack bang in the middle of teaser season, and the latest manufacturer to give us very little information via the medium of video is Honda.

Earlier this month Honda released a 31 second video about Project N.S.C, which stands for Neo Sports Cafe, apparently. Now they've published a second video, which gives away a tiny bit more.

We can see from the new video that the bike appears very minimalist - this is certainly no MT-10-styled bike. The rider and pillion seats appear to be one and there's very little clutter up front - just an LED headlight and very small dash. The brief shots we get of the bike do reveal that it will use a swingarm-mounted numberplate much like the Ducati Scrambler.

The bike also has a single exhaust on the right hand side, with two exits, and a single-sided swingarm.

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The first video - below - mostly gives us some shots of designers drawing lines, and sculptors carving away at a lump of clay. But it does reveal a soundtrack of what sounds like an inline-four at idle, and a very brief shot of a small part of the engine, which is enough to reveal that it's liquid-cooled. So it's nothing to do with the CB1100.

The fact it's called the Neo Sports Cafe suggest it's not retro-styled at all. Could this be a new CB1000R? Whatever it is, there's not long to wait now. The bike will be unveiled on November 6.

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