After teasing the image of the Honda Project 2&4 couple of weeks ago, Honda has revealed the concept ahead of its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It has been designed to portray the company’s concept of ‘creative craftsmanship’ while celebrating Honda’s position as the world’s leading engine manufacturer.
The concept was designed as a part of an in-house competition between the company’s design studios and has been conceived by the motorcycle design studio in Asaka and automobile design centre in Wako, Japan.
The exterior features a minimalist approach drawing inspiration from the legendary Honda RA 272 from 1965. It has been created to provide a feeling of freedom of a motorcycle while delivering the manoeuvrability of a car. It features a core frame with a compact design, with a low centre of gravity and weight of just 405 kg.
The open cockpit design features a unique ‘floating seat’ designed to place the driver ‘as close to the action’ as possible evoking a sense of freedom while providing exhilarating performance due to its light weight and unique engineering.
The concept is powered by a RC213V competition motorcycle engine, with upgrades enabling it to run on public roads. The 999 cc V-4 four stroke engine produces 212 hp (215 PS) at 13,000 rpm and 118 Nm of torque at 10,500 rpm, mated to a 6-speed DCT gearbox.
The press release is embedded below the image gallery