Thursday, November 06, 2008

Honda to produce all-new V4-powered bike in 2010


We're sure Honda's new V4-powered motorcycle will be good, but all we really want is an RVF750R RC45... Yes, Honda have made some great bikes over the years, but the RC45 remains incomparable...

While Honda haven’t shown the much-anticipated VFR1000 this year, they’ve announced they will make an all-new V4-powered bike, which will be out in the market by early 2010. No word on what this bike will actually be – an all-out sportsbike, sports-tourer or something else.

Honda have also announced that they will be working on the development of a ‘next generation’ transmission, which would be based on dual-clutch technology. According to a company press release, this would combine the advantages of race and road transmission set-ups, and will provide dynamic and smoother gear shifts, with less impact on the chassis.

Honda believes its next generation transmission will help improve the riding experience and will provide better fuel economy and more efficient power transfer compared to the conventional manual transmission. Well, yeah, whatever. All we want is another RC45…


Honda V4s, the past and the future...

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The amazing BMW K1300R...

Elsewhere today:
Picture galleries: The very cool Vespa GTV sidecar prototype, Wakan cafe-racer and the Confederate lineup!


Repsol-replica Honda Hornet. Nice...!
Pics: Motoblog

5 comments:

aaron said...

I'll take an nr750, please - I recall an interview with the first owner in the u.k. where he said something along the lines of "the nr750 is such a special bike that It's not my daily driver - I ride my rc45 most of the time"

aaron said...

another thought... this new v4 could be 800cc to tie in with the motogp bikes - and the vfr1000 could still turn out to be a v5...

Anonymous said...

the 45 was ok but i always thought the rc30 was king. seen that bike in action on the isle of man, and it was simply mind-numbing. so honda, please build us another rc30, thanks very much! :-D

Jason said...

honda have always said that they WON'T build a road going V5 bike

Anonymous said...

RC30 was the bike to have, RC45 was an afterthought without adding about $10,000 worth of HRC internals, it came with 100hp stock!
If they built an RC30 type bike now, they'd have to charge 30K for it, being it had Ti Conrods, and a bunch of other go-fast goodies.. I rode one for a day, it was quite the experience!

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