Author: Bike Social in Milan Posted: 04 Nov 2014
Honda’s presentation at EICMA this year was very much characterised by a theme of prototypes, with two new models unveiled which aren’t quite ready to hit dealers just yet.
The first of these was, as we expected, a road-going version of the Japanese factory’s RC213V MotoGP bike, the RC213V-S. The second was also a race inspired prototype, although this time it’s an off-road Adventure prototype.
A short press statement about the new bike read: “The second prototype on display is the True Adventure Prototype. Inspired by both Honda’s fantastic heritage in adventure motorcycling and our recent Dakar programme, the True Adventure Prototype captures the product direction as Honda seeks to expand its presence in the Adventure segment. This prototype has been developed to deliver outstanding off-road capability, and could provide the basis of a true round-the-world motorcycle. It’s flanked by the current Team HRC CRF450 Rally and, paying respect to Honda’s competition legacy, the 1989 Paris-Dakar winning NXR Africa Twin ridden by Gilles Lalay.”
Honda says ‘no further technical details or information on the True Adventure prototype are available at this time’.
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