Yes, we know it’s just a concept. And yes, we know that flat track might be catching on here, but it’s still nowhere near as popular as in Europe. But we still want a closer look at the bike Honda showed today at EICMA.
There are no details, except it comes from a CB1100 street bike and it looks the dog’s bollocks. Which, if you need a translation, means it looks fabulous.
The No. 58 plate honours Marco Simoncelli, the beloved Italian MotoGP racer with the big hair who died five years ago at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
You see a flat tracker, I see a 1980s replica superbike, note the slicks. It would be on my buying list if produced.
Yes, and the red 58 is an obvious (and welcome) nod to our dearly departed Marco ‘Super Sic’ Simoncelli. Not flat-tracker about this bike, IMO. This is a beautiful throwback to superbikes. I love it!
Thanks for the translation. I have a bad habit of taking things literally when I’m reading.
The last 4 cylinder to run on a dirt track was a TZ700 piloted by Kenny (they don’t pay me enough to ride that thing) Roberts. Make it a twin and then let’s talk.
Yeah, hardly a flat-tracker, but a frickin’ good-looking bike to my eyes. The No. 58 is a VERY nice touch.
Definitely not a flat tracker. Having pod air filters sitting in front of a rear tire with no fenders would quickly result in clogged up filters, I’m sure. At the least they would need foam socks on them. And yeah, the slick tires are a dead giveaway.