Visually, it’s Honda’s EICMA 2017 show stand star
Honda has wowed crowds at EICMA 2017 in Milan when it unveiled an all-new concept dubbed CB4 Interceptor. The bike is unashamedly retro-futuristic, meaning it melds very modern looking cues with ones from bikes of decades past – it looks fantastic from every angle, with most elements finished in black and some contrasting details.
This concept is an evolution, albeit a dramatic one, of the CB4 concept shown at EICMA 2015. Regarding the Interceptor, Honda says “the new concept model adds an evocative ‘Sport Endurance’ tone to the original design language of the CB4 Concept, creating a new perspective on the world of the Café Racer, on which the series is based.”
Technical specs are virtually inexistent in the accompanying press blurb, but we are informed it has “futuristic technology integrated into the flowing design lines. 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. The screen provides constant connectivity, to allow the rider to follow the road through digital maps, make emergency calls or simply to connect devices.”
The bike is a pure concept, though, with Honda not announcing any kind of plans to put this or something inspired by it into production any time soon, although it wouldn’t be surprising if they did. It’s already put the Neo Sports Café concept into series production as the new CB1000R, so it’s not out of the question.