A picture has emerged on the internet which could be Honda’s latest entry-level adventure bike. According to the reports, the design has been patented by Wuyang-Honda, Honda’s Chinese joint venture.
It can be clearly seen in the picture that the patented model would be a single cylinder, air-cooled small engine (150-300cc). It is being said that it will be based on the CB190R model but the entire model will be inclined towards adventure styling rather than naked one. Honda might borrow parts from the CB190R and also from the CBF190X to keep manufacturing costs as low as possible because clearly, it will be targeting an audience of a specific price bracket.
The design shows off a sculpted headlight with a bit of fairing up-front to simulate adventure styling. There is a windscreen to provide protection against wind blast. The handlebar is supposedly set upright for a relaxed riding position. It also features a couple of hand guards. The seat setup used here is a single unit and not a split one. Also, the saddle height seems to be low so that short riders can also utilise the bike easily; but Honda hasn’t compromised on the ground clearance. We also see a big grab rail above the tail section which is obviously to provide space for luggage systems.
At this moment, there is no other information related to this newly patented design. Honda already has a small adventure motorcycle, the CBF190X Fight Hawk, selling in good numbers in China. How Honda is planning to market its new adventure motorcycle is unclear. Is it really a necessary action for a market like China? Maybe Honda has some other plans with this new design and it might target other Asian markets like India, but it is definitely not coming to the Middle East.