Industry observers often say that Honda builds models for customers it wishes it had. At the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show, that great company has shown another attempt to set a fresh direction in motorcycle style: the NM4 Vultus.
Honda has unveiled a radical new scooter-motorcycle, the NM4 Vultus. Designed by a young team, the Vultus means face in Latin. And speaking of face, the NM4 has a sharp, intimidating front, something of a plus if it were to audition for the role of a deception in a Transformer franchise.The NM4 Vultus boasts LED lights , future-ready shock absorbers and derives inspiration from the much-larger Honda DN 07.
Like the rest of the models in the NC and CTX line, it’s powered by Honda’s friendly lay-down, liquid-cooled and fuel-injected P-twin, this time punched out to 745cc from the 670cc version found in most of the other variants. If it’s in the same state of tune as the plant in the upgraded Euro-spec NC750, it should pump out 54 horsepower and a stout 50 pound-feet of torque. Not a rocketship by any stretch, but enough juice to satisfy everyone from beginners to commuters to experienced riders who no longer need 200 horsepower for everyday riding.