This week at EICMA, we have seen a number of eye-catching new motorcycle launches.
Scramblers have been one of the most popular additions to manufacturer’s ranges this year, with the likes of Ducati, BMW and Moto Guzzi all unveiling new machines. Even Chinese owned Benelli have launched the 500cc Leoncino, based on their 1952 125cc model.
One big player which has failed to make a foray into the scrambler market is Honda, that is until now!
In front of large crowds in Milan, the Japanese giant took the covers off their new CBSix50 scrambler concept.
Based on a CBR650F, this is a liquid-cooled in-line four cylinder beast. It lacks the retro styling of many other modern scramblers, but it has motocross bars, bashplate, engine crash bars, double sided swing arm, spoked wheels and a set of our proven TKC 80 tyres, ideal for both on and off-road use.
Although this is just a concept, Honda say that the new bike will go into production in 2017-18, and is likely to prove popular with riders who want a scrambler with more modern look. Exactly how it will look when it rolls off the production line is anyone’s guess, but we hope they keep the fantastic glass instrument panel.
Find out more about the Continental TKC 80 here.