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Honda to produce V4 in 2010

Thu, 06 Nov 2008

Honda announced at EICMA that they intend to introduce a new V4 motorcycle in 2010.

Very few details about the new bike have been released, only that it will be powered by Honda’s iconic V4 engine configuration. The Japanese manufacturer is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its V4 engine.

Honda introduced a V4 concept bike in October at Intermot, and many are speculating that the new bike will resemble the futuristic-looking hubless display model.

The official announcement of the new V4 motorcycle does mention the concept bike, but doesn’t confirm that it’s what we’ll be seeing on the showroom floor. The announcement says that the “V4 production model is the result of overwhelming response from customers, media and motorcycle dealers across Europe following the debut of the V4 Concept Model”. correspondent Yossef Schvetz didn’t sound too enthused about the concept bike in his Intermot report. We’ll let you know when we find out more about Honda’s new bike.

What do you think? Would you like to see this bike at your local Honda dealership in 2010?

By Dennis Chung

See also: A Weighty Issue, EICMA 2008: First Impressions, OEMs Plug into Electric Bikes.