Spied! Honda True Adventure patent application

Honda True Adventure Patent drawing

We still don’t know much about it, but a recent Honda True Adventure patent application indicates the bike should be coming sooner rather than later.

In case you missed it, here’s what we know so far about the True Adventure: It was first unveiled as a prototype at EICMA; Editor ‘Arris snapped some shots of it there (found here), but Honda wasn’t forthcoming with details. It seemed to have a DCT transmission  (no clutch handle or gear change lever), it’s a parallel twin …. and we don’t know much else. On the prototype, the front end had screw-type suspension adjustment and the rear has remote preload adjustment, but that might not trickle down to the production model.

Honda True Adventure Patent drawing
Honda’s patent applies to the radiator assembly.

Since EICMA, Honda’s started a video marketing campaign promoting the new bike, without actually telling us anything about it.

However, a patent application filed this week has left us with a few more drawings of the bike. The patent seems to be for the radiator assembly, as that’s what most of the drawings show. The patent abstract, however, doesn’t seem to spill the beans on any scintillating new technology.

When will the True Adventure be officially unveiled? We’d expect more details at the upcoming Tokyo motorcycle show. If we didn’t see a completed bike by the 2015 EICMA show, it would be surprising.


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