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Honda releases the NM4 Vultus specs

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The Vultus: Hated by some, applauded by others, and still unseen by the majority of the public. Yeah, the more we talk about it, this machine sounds like a comic book anti-hero, but here are some hard numbers, released by Honda.

It seems the Vultus, a.k.a. the NM4, will be powered by Honda’s SOHC 670 cc parallel twin motor, as found in the NC700, not the larger motor that Honda used to power this year’s NC750 series (with five more horsepower, thanks to a 75 cc bump in displacement). At least, that’s what their spec sheet says.

With that motor, you get EFI and a three-mode DCT, as we reported before. Yes, this machine is Honda’s latest bike to sport their automatic transmission (you can opt for manual control). For that reason alone, we’re guessing this bike won’t show up here anytime soon, at least not in this configuration, since none of Honda’s other 700s were equipped with DCT when they came to Canada.

The Vultus has a 120/70-18 tire up front and a 200/50-17 tire in rear. Same as Honda’s other 700s, the front brake is a two-piston 320 mm unit, and the rear stopper is a 240 mm disc with single-piston caliper; ABS is standard.

Curb weight is 255 kg. By comparison, the NC700 we tested a while back had a 218-kg curb weight; there’s a lot of bodywork on the Vultus that likely adds up the poundage quickly.

Overall, despite the bike’s oddball appearance, it seems Honda has raided the parts bin yet again to put this machine together. That ought to keep the price down, if they ever arrive here.

Want to see more photos? Check out our initial release on the Vultus here. Some of the specs in that story don’t match up with the ones below, but both sets came from Honda.


SPECIFICATIONS

Bike  2015 Honda NM4 Vultus
MSRP  N/A
Displacement  670 cc
Engine type  Liquid-cooled parallel twin, SOHC, four valves per cylinder
Power (crank)*  N/A
Torque*  N/A
Tank Capacity  11.4 litres
Carburetion  EFI
Final drive  Chain
Tires, front  120/70-18
Tires, rear  200/50-17
Brakes, front  Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper, ABS
Brakes, rear  Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS
Seat height  650 mm
Wheelbase  1643 mm
Wet weight*  255 kg
Colours  Black
Warranty  N/A
* claimed

3 thoughts on “Honda releases the NM4 Vultus specs”

  1. I thought the DN-01 was the most bizarre it could get. I was wrong.

    I can only assume that Honda’s other bizzarro bikes (AKA: CTX, NC, F6B, DN-01 etc.) have sold well enough to justify continuous movement in that direction. Maybe they’re just ahead of their time, like the Pacific Coast.

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