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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-16-2015, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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2015 EICMA: Honda CB Six50 Concept

Honda is dipping its toe in the suddenly trendy scrambler waters, introducing a concept model based off of its CB650F and CBR650F platform. The CB Six50 Concept, like the CB4 roadster concept, is a design exercise from Honda R&D Europe presented at EICMA.

While the engine and frame appear identical to those on the production 650s, the CB Six50 adopts the prototypical scrambler garb of wire-spoke wheels, knobby tires and rising exhaust. A bash plate protects the four header pipes, which is a shame given their elegant design, but it’s a practical choice for a machine claiming off-road capability.

While models like Moto Guzzi‘s new V7 II Stornello or Triumph’s Scrambler seek a retro look, the CB Six50 has a very modern aesthetic. Eschewing the round headlight design of its competitors (including the Ducati Scrambler which also uses an LED), Honda opted for a rectangular headlight with a spartan-looking mounting that shows off rather than hides the routing of cables.

The motocross-style handlebar is mounted high above the triple clamp, and it’s here that Honda has attached a smartphone-sized digital display; no circular analogue dials on this scrambler.

The Six50’s seat looks very slender and rises up to a very minimalist tail. The ribbed seat is red, matching the bars that guard the radiator and extends up into a similar red stripe on the fuel tank.

Like the CB4, the CB Six50 is just a concept with no firm plans for a production model.

Follow the rest of our 2015 EICMA Show coverage for more information on new 2016 motorcycle announcements.

Read More Here: http://www.motorcycle.com/manufactur...0-concept.html
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2015, 10:25 AM
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Honda needs to spend 1/10 of its time designing something a large cruiser rider might appreciate. I guess it's still left to HD, Victory, Indian, Kawasaki and Yamaha (new 1300 V-4 bagger coming out) for us to buy from....

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Honda needs to spend 1/10 of its time designing something a large cruiser rider might appreciate. I guess it's still left to HD, Victory, Indian, Kawasaki and Yamaha (new 1300 V-4 bagger coming out) for us to buy from....

you just posted the problem... Way to many in the field...

and the VTX was proof.. to many made, to many sitting around in crates. for years.

in 2/2005 I purchased my "F" early production... but 2002 1800 was on the floor and in crates NEW... deep discounts and very little takers... I spent 4k more for my "F" than a new 2002.. it was a new style and what I wanted

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Honda is getting to be predictably boring at times.

Nothing they make, motivates me to buy .... except for a new Gold Wing.

But even that is getting a little old.

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