Posted: 27 Oct 2010 10:00 PM PDT
Hi guys! Honda is releasing the new VFR800-based adventure bike at the Milan bike show next week, but not before they release a final sketch hinting at how the finished bike will look. Check it out.
The new sketch gives a pretty good idea of the final bike's styling and attitude. The VFR800 powered machine looks to use 17" cast road bike wheels in a Tiger 1050 all-rounder package. Off-road ability clearly isn't part of the brief, instead focusing on the touring and pillion carrying attributes traditional adventure-sport bikes are prized for.
There's a large, flat one-piece rider/passenger seat and a decent sized fairing. Styling, although unique to this model, clearly conforms to the same design principles as the VFR1200F, with a smooth, clean lines that looks to use the VFR's dual-layer fairing design.
Here is what Honda says:
“This mid-range machine is an exciting new approach – a crossover machine that represents the best aspects of two separate biking genres. It will have the flexibility and exciting attitude of a Naked performance machine, with the more comfortable upright riding position and design cues inspired by adventure bikes.
Stay tuned for more updates from the Milan show next week.
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