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Honda NM4 Vultus motorcycle unveiled

Team OD  | Updated: March 21, 2014, 08:53 PM IST

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 decepticon in a Transformer franchise.

The NM4 Vultus boasts LED lights, future-ready shock absorbers and derives inspiration from the much-larger Honda DN 07.

honda-NM4-VultusDesigned by a young team, the Vultus has stayed true right from the concept to production transition

This motorcycle has a twin-cylinder 745cc engine which has a low centre of gravity and is canted forward. Honda claims that the NM4 Vultus' engine will have strong low and mid-range power and torque for that smooth acceleration. This engine is mated to a dual clutch transmission. Similar to what we have seen in the VFR1200, there is the ease of twist and go along with a manual mode.

Honda is yet to put a date of launch or peg a price for the NM4 Vultus.

Honda-NM4-Vultus-1This motorcycle has a twin-cylinder 745cc engine which has a low centre of gravity

Honda-NM4-Vultus-2The Vultus means face in Latin, boasts LED lights, a stealth bomber look and future-ready shock absorbers

Honda NM4 Vultus press release

Honda announces the new NM4 Vultus, a ground-breaking machine inspired by futuristic machines seen in the anime and manga television and film styles, known collectively as "Japanimation". Created by a young design team who remained true to their original concept at every stage through to production, the NM4 Vultus brings radical style to the streets, with function from the future for a new breed of rider. The NM4 represents a machine capable of crossing traditional two-wheeled lines and reaching out to a wider audience. Vultus is Latin for appearance, expression – or face. The NM4 Vultus, with its LED lights, future-shock style and stealth bomber silhouette presents a look that will not have been seen in any cityscape this side of an anime movie… Underneath the brooding menace is a rock-solid chassis and engine package. Packed with low-friction technology, its 745cc twin-cylinder engine is canted forward, creating space and a low centre of gravity. Delivering strong low and mid-range power and torque for smooth acceleration coupled with excellent fuel economy, it's also equipped as standard with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), giving the rider options between automatic twist-and-go D and S mode – plus trigger-operated computer game-style manual MT mode. Intuitive and easy to use, it adds to the futuristic appeal of the NM4 Vultus and is the perfect complement to the engine's gutsy, usable performance.

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