2010 Honda V4, animated

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2010_Honda_V4_sketch.jpgIt seems that we’re not the only ones excited about the 2010 Honda V4, the concept model is getting continuous creative attention from Honda. The latest example of that is this animated video that calls attention to the V4′s dynamic forms and athletic purpose.
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The video, while flashy and cool, is necessarily limited by the
constraints of the concept — it’s a styling exercise that doesn’t roll
and none of the mechanical components are fleshed out –and achieves
nothing more than a tour of the gestures involved in the design. This
forms part of a body of work created to build buzz around the upcoming
production bike, which we’re hoping lives up to the hype.

The reason we’re excited about the 2010 V4 isn’t just down to the
styling — a nice mix of themes from diverse bikes: the Goldwing and
CBR1000RR — but because it represents a return to road-oriented
sportsbikes free from the constraints of Superbike homologation. A
large capacity V4 with an emphasis on torque, comfort and usability
without sacrificing ability? Let’s hope so.

via Solo Moto Treinta

  • Spaceweasel

    I’m still waiting for Honda to give me the NAS…and that concept even had real wheels. How much longer will it take to bring this complete flight of fancy to my local dealer?

  • http://triumphdaytona675.wordpress.com Sam

    It’s a bit like that video by A-ha from the 80s

    ‘Take on me. Take me on’

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes

      Wait, which music video?

  • http://motarded.blogspot.com Troy Smith

    Yeah, i totally agree with both the first 2 comments. I thought of Take Me On as soon as i saw the sketch and the word video on the front page. And i saw the NAS at Laguna Seca for the first GP (2004?) and have wanted one ever since. It was way cool.

    Wes, the band was A-ha, the song is Take On Me and if you are not aware of this, you need to be! It goes great with your site. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xldwd_aha-take-on-me_fun

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes

      I can’t believe I’ve never seen this before, damn misspent youth, should have watched more TV.

  • chili sv

    Is the “heartbeat” meant to inform us about the cylinder firing (i.e. 1 pause 2-3 pause 4 pause)? Or maybe they’re just going for middle America like Chevy in the ’80s.

  • geonerd

    that is excellent. good to know honda hasn’t completely neutered its sportbike ambitions. curious about the whole lack of tires thing.

  • Chris

    I’m guessing it’s the “hubless” wheel design and the fins lining the inner wheel will disrupt the air efficiently without the need or problems of a wheel disc/cover.

  • Andrew

    I still want to know how is one supposed to turn the wheel sideways, because as far as I can see this bike will only go in one direction: straight ahead.

    • Hugh

      No, it can go two directions. It can fall over to the left, or to the right.

  • Dan

    Pointless drivel. Further proof of just how lost Honda is right now.

  • idon'twantnostinkin'VFRredux

    “it represents a return to road-oriented sportsbikes free from the constraints of Superbike homologation”

    Now who would want an updated VFR? Not I … for me it’s supersport or die!

    • Ken

      I’ll have one Mister. They’re lovely they are. I had one before the war. It was swoopy and futuristic and all painted in the one colour. Like a car that falls over.

      Come to think of it, it did fall over once. Cost an absolute bloody eye-watering fortune to fix. I believe that concept there will likewise come with a crash bill that’ll pucker every sphincter in your body.

      Old VFRs. They’re lovable as hell, but you’ve got to live with one to understand. And you must always remember not to bin it.

  • thomashenny

    I wonder if it’s gonna be shaft-driven? That would be perfect.

  • giulio baldacchino

    Honda MUST siriusly think its new sports bike attitude if it wants to survive in this market. Today us sports bike riders are real commited riders to their machines, track days and the lot including puting our life on the far side of the red on the road, all in the name of speed handling and performance.Somthing half way like an updated VFR simply is not good enough these days