Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

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Honda revealed the new CB1000R and Africa Twin Adventure Sports models at a swanky press conference in Milan last night, but they’re not just showcasing production bikes at this year’s EICMA. Enter the CB4 Interceptor.

If you think the CB4 moniker rings a bell, you’ve got a better memory than me. Honda showcased two concept models at the Milan Show in 2015, one of which was the futuristic streetfighter CB4. For 2017 Honda’s Rome R&D facility have taken that original concept and added some futuristic café racer flavour.


The original CB4 concept was based around Honda’s CB650, but this latest concept appears to be based on the new CB1000R, so it would have a bit more bite.

Compared to the 2015 streetfighter the Interceptor gains low bars, an endurance-style half fairing, slick tyres, and an extremely sleek underseat exhaust. In terms of future tech, the front of the bike features a fan used to convert the motorcycle’s kinetic energy to power the touch-screen located on the tank. It sounds ridiculous, and we can’t actually see the touchscreen on the tank, but it means the bike looks absolutely badass from the front.

Another concept Honda showcased in 2015 was an adventure scooter that is now known as the Honda X-ADV. It would be great to see the CB4 Interceptor on th road in two years time.

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer