Honda CB4X Concept Unveiled At The EICMA 2019
Honda has officially unveiled the CB4X concept motorcycle at the EICMA 2019. The crossover between a sports motorcycle and a tourer, the concept has been specifically designed under the ‘fun seven days a week’ theme, perfect for the riders looking for sports touring without giving up the ideas of relaxed commuting.
The Honda CB4X concept features the urban touring capabilities which is perfect to drive all seven days in a week no matter if you are commuting or planning a trip to the mountains. The concept has been powerfully penned by Honda’s designer, Valerio Aiello, in collaboration with his team. Powering the concept motorcycle is an inline four-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine.
Coming to the design language, the CB4X concept features a unique fuel tank design, hunching towards the front while the windscreen is fully adjustable and well-integrated. The motorcycle features a diamond headlight setup up front, mated to LED DRLs. The single-seat setup further adds to its aggressive stance while the sharper rear adds to its unique persona. The use of 17-inch tyres at the front offers the crossover utmost stability on every terrain.
One can expect the brand to base the Honda CB4X concept on the same CBR650 engine offered to its other surprise concepts unveiled at the earlier events. The brand is yet to disclose other details of their splendid concept motorcycle though if brought to reality, the Honda CB4X will give a tough competition to the likes of Ducati’s Multistrada and BMW’s XR in the motorcycle segment. Here is the official press release for the Honda CB4X Concept motorcycle:
For the fifth successive year, Honda will use the ‘Design Studio’ area of its EICMA stand as the backdrop to showcase something totally new – in this case, the bold CB4X Concept. The experimental machine – developed under the theme of ‘fun seven days a week’ – blends elements of Sport and Touring with a healthy dash of Crossover. It’s a design from the imaginative pen of Valerio Aiello, and his team of young designers, and is born from the desire to explore – and push – existing boundaries.
The CB4X features dynamic, yet compact lines, engineered to enhance the contrasting personality of a motorcycle that’s born to use every day on urban routes, but with which a rider can have fun on weekends carving mountain bends or devouring long journeys.
Its engine is a classic inline four-cylinder powerplant – the essential signature of the Honda Wing. The fuel tank hunches forward, like a cobra ready to attack its prey, while the screen is fully adjustable and integrates into the fairing. And the headlight is set like a diamond, injecting aggressive sophistication alongside the Daytime Running Lights (DRL). A beautiful aluminium subframe underpins the short, sharp tail while the 17-inch front wheel maximises steering precision. The Honda CB4X is an idea dedicated to those riders who live for sports riding – but don’t want to give up the possibility of relaxing, two-up travel experiences whenever or wherever.