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Vultus from Honda......ummmmm

Old 03-25-2014, 11:51 PM
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Honda shocks with new NM4 Vultus

By Andy Downes -

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21 March 2014 08:17

Don’t be fooled by the futuristic styling and concept bike looks, this is a full production bike from Honda called the NM4 Vultus which has just been officially announced.

The looks are going to be something of an opinion divider for sure and it remains unclear why Honda has done something as oddball as this when the Honda DN-01 was such a resounding failure when it was launched a few years back.

MCN has known of the plans for something called “NM4” for many months but initially this bike was going to be called Blackcrow; that has now been changed to Vultus and it has appeared in the form of this 745cc parallel-twin, twin clutch scooter/motorcycle hybrid that is said to combine Japanese manga styling with existing Honda underpinnings.

For me the thing is a confused mixture of GOFAST and HARLEY - a hybrid that doesn't know who it's father was........................
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:32 AM
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For me the thing is a confused mixture of GOFAST and HARLEY - a hybrid that doesn't know who it's father was........................
Definitely not Darth Vader that's for sure despite the coloring and the "cool" looks... looks to me just a glorified scooter, I could see those painted white with the text "POLIISI" written on the sides here... Basically the only thing still lacking from being a total failure is that it's not diesel...
Old 03-26-2014, 04:01 AM
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If I was a Parking Officer, I could get quite excited about that.

But also, if I was a Parking Officer, I would have probably slashed my wrists long before joining this Forum.

Available in any colour you want, as long as you want matt black. Didn't Henry Ford try that sh1te?
Old 03-26-2014, 04:13 AM
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Maybe they plan to use it in the next robocop movie.
Old 03-26-2014, 04:54 AM
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I think the designers got really drunk one night and went on an anime movie binge
Old 03-26-2014, 06:35 AM
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There is no such thing as a scooter/motorcycle hybrid. - It's a scooter. And that's what that is, a scooter. I don't care what size the engine is. If you have an actual seat and your feet sit inside the thing, it's a scooter
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There goes all the R&D money that could have been used on the next gen CBR 1000RR. What a waste.
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I honestly don't know what market Honda are targeting with this bike especially after the DN-01 was such a failure.
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looks a lot like the bike that judge dredd drove.

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