It’s quite obvious that manufacturers don’t communicate much when designing concept vehicles. Case in point: Honda and the New Mid Concept.
From Honda’s press release: "The New Mid Concept will offer the energetic riding sensation of a motorcycle but with the ease and convenience of a scooter."
Sound familiar? It’s what BMW says the Concept C is. Hmmm, maybe they are communicating after all — covertly…
Honda goes on to call this a "sector shattering combination", which sounds pretty bold.
We’ll call it a "sector scuffing combination" because it does feature a dual-clutch transmission, 17-inch wheels, radial tires, motorcycle-type suspension components and ample weather protection.
Curiously, it also features a motorcycle style chain final drive instead of a shaft or scooter-like belt.
Well, we’re confused.