Is this the future of motorcycling? The E4-01 is one of the concept motorcycles Honda will have on display in the upcoming Tokyo show later this month. I’m not sure how to take this, it’s a nice looking scooter I guess but their future bikes seem to have that all enclosed and powered by a fuel cell look to them. Something a little more sporty would be nice. These are supposed to help “everyone spread their wings and pursue their dreams.” Right.
Others have that world scooter look you expect to see in the teeming cities where thousands of two wheelers fight for space on the roads with cars and bicycles.
From the press release:
Honda’s ‘Dream Wings’ motorcycle exhibit will express the company’s desire to create new value and provide enhanced riding pleasure, sharing its dreams with people everywhere, and helping everyone spread their wings and pursue their dreams. The exhibit will feature four stages designed to showcase Honda’s unique vision, spirit of challenge, and advanced creativity.
The Main Stage will express Honda’s desire to create new value and provide enhanced riding pleasure. Honda’s vision of the future begins with the E4-01 concept vehicle which offers customers a new take on motorcycling lifestyles. Also on display will be planned production bikes such as the CBR1000RR and CBR600RR, and special import concept vehicles like the CBF1000ABS and Deauville ABS.
On Center Stage, Honda’s line up will include planned production scooters like the FORZA Z ABS and Fusion SE, in addition to concept vehicles like the NP6-S and NP6-D created by the N Project, a team of imaginative young engineers at Honda R&D’s Asaka R&D Center.
The Honda Racing Stage will showcase Honda’s advanced technology and spirit of challenge, featuring racing machines from the CBR1000RRW, winner of the 2005 Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance Race, to the RC211V, Honda’s super-performance MotoGP machine.