MCN today published what’s most likely the year’s biggest leakage, the new 1200cc Honda V4 model, the bike that will replace the current VFR800 but also fill in the gap left by the disappearance of the CBR 1100 XX model.
Although Honda is in full process of probing potential buyers regarding the design and characteristics of this new concept, the British journalists unveil at least one of the final versions derived from it.
As seen, the new Honda sport tourer is built in strict accordance with the original V4 concept, which was unveiled at last year’s Intermot Show in Cologne.
While the technical details are yet to be revealed, the new engine is supposed to benefit of a revolutionary technology that is capable to stop the rear cylinders from working, allowing the V4 to run using only the front cylinders, dramatically reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
leftlanenews.com presents various spy shots of the new Honda model, which confirm MCN’s rendering. We can’t help noticing the more than decent wheelbase, the spacious seat, single-sided shaft drive and the unique shape of the headlight. Considering the powerful V4 motor, Honda’s latest creation stands all the chances to compete with the BMW K 1300 S.