"JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP" and the "Spirit of CAFÉ RACER"

"JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP" and the "Spirit of CAFÉ RACER". This is how Honda described its new Neo Sports Cafe motorcycle project that will be unveiled to the world on November 6th, just a day before the EICMA Milan motorcycle show.

Although the teaser showed not many details, it is certain that it will have classic design lines with modern underpinnings. As the name suggests, the Neo Sports Cafe will have a modern-retro take on the CB 150R street motorcycle Honda launched for the Thailand market last month.


The market, as we speak, is getting filled with a new breed of motorcycle that gives us a glimpse of the past but is in every sense modern. There is no doubt that retro models such as the BMW R nineTs’, Ducati Scramblers’ and Triumph Bonnevilles’ are doing huge business.

Drawing inspiration from the brand’s rich heritage, manufacturers are spinning motorcycles that exuberate the classic appeal and character that goes on to showcase their point of arrival into the world of two wheels.

Honda's Neo Sports Café gets teased before the 2017 EICMA.
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150SS Racer concept

As a matter of fact, the Japanese Red Wing brand had showcased this very concept at the Bangkok International Motor Show this year and called it the 150SS Racer. It was the company’s new design language that highlighted the neo-racer concept into the street bikes.

To be developed under the name “Project N.S.C”, the Neo Sports Cafe will, however, invoke the spirits of the CB750 and the CB1100 range of motorcycles that pays homage to Honda’s long line of capable, reliable and fun street bikes. Honda sure wouldn’t look to the past without looking forward.

Honda's Neo Sports Café gets teased before the 2017 EICMA.
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Honda's Neo Sports Café gets teased before the 2017 EICMA.
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Honda's Neo Sports Café gets teased before the 2017 EICMA.
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Honda's Neo Sports Café gets teased before the 2017 EICMA.
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The video shows us the shot of the naked and short silhouette early on and goes to show the swooping tank design, bench seat, curved handlebars, LED headlight cluster, LED indicators, dual front brake discs with radial calipers and mag wheels.

The instrument cluster design will corporates a mixture of circular and rectangular design elements carrying part digital-analog combination. There is also a rear tire hugger with license plate holder.

Honda's Neo Sports Café gets teased before the 2017 EICMA.
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Honda's Neo Sports Café gets teased before the 2017 EICMA.
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Project NSC headlamp unit Honda CB 150R headlamp unit

It is amazing how one can decipher and tell so much about a bike with just a few couple of glimpses. Nonetheless, we cannot confirm engine and other modern mechanicals that will run on the NSC. But be sure of a fuel injected in-line four unit on this.

We’ll get a fair idea of the bike when it is revealed to the world on 6 November, just before the EICMA Milan Motorcycle show.

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