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EICMA 2015: Honda City Adventure Concept Previews Future Design Language

While many of the creations we’ve met at EICMA take us back to the golden era with their retro flavor, the Italian venue also offers us the occasion to get a slight taste of things to come. The experience is offered by Honda and the concept it has displayed at the event alongside its production bikes.
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Dubbed City Adventure Concept, the two-wheeled machine is a hint on the direction Honda’s future scooters will take in the future. Interestingly enough, the concept also serves this role when it comes to Honda’s future adventure bikes.

As you can see in the photos, this concept is ready to leave the asphalt behind when necessary, with its decent ground clearance and its tires being ready for rugged terrain use.

Zooming in on the details, we find plenty of other elements that stand out. For instance, the long travel of the front suspension is obvious, while the upswept exhaust also draws attention. Oh, and let’s not forget about those knuckle protection elements.

Given the all-terrain abilities of this scooter, it could be used in any city around the world.

Here’s Honda’s take on its creation: “Complementing Honda’s returning icon, the City Adventure concept offers a totally new interpretation of the idea of motorcycling adventure. It brings that spirit of adventure to the heart of the city and underlines Honda’s commitment to researching new ways of creating unique technology to enhance and enrich its customers’ lifestyles.

While the company hasn’t mentioned anything about the electronics, Honda used the occasion to let us know about the high rate of adoption for its DCT technology, which offers three levels of sporty S mode riding, a switch for going off-road, as well as the ability to modify shifting patterns. Honda says 48 percent of its customer have opted for the DCT when this was available as an option.

 
 
 
 
 

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