Honda tease next NC700

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Honda has revealed this outline image of a new concept bike at a presentation in Tokyo which will be shown in full at next week’s Cologne bike show, and go on sale in early 2013.

Honda boss Takanobu Ito explained this sketched outline of the bike, with what look like faired in front and rear wheels, and styling cues reminiscent of the ill-fated Honda DN-01 cruiser and the 1989 Honda PC800 Pacific Coast, would definitely be sold in America. At the moment there is no word on this bike making it to the European market.

Ito’s speech stated: “In the area of large-sized motorcycles, following the New Mid Series, Honda will introduce a series of large-sized models with a new concept, which enable customers to more easily enjoy daily commuting and weekend touring.

“This stylish new series will be equipped with a ‘torqueful’ engine, low seat height which increases the ease of handling, and a comfortable ride with high stability in manoeuvring.

“The production of the first model in this new series will begin in February 2013 at the Kumamoto Factory, Honda’s global motorcycle production operation, and sales will begin from North America.”