Honda Super Sports Concept for Tokyo Motor Show

Byron Wilson | September 30, 2015

Honda is planning to drop eye-candy like crazy at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, revealing some of the upcoming concept debuts ahead of the late-October show. We wouldn’t mind seeing some of these concepts brought to life in the next few years. One of the teases Honda provided is it’s “Light Weight Super Sports Concept,” which swaps the smooth, flowing lines of its current line of Supersport machines for a sharp, angular aesthetic.

Look beyond the preponderance of carbon fiber and blacked-out bits there’s parallels to be drawn with KTM’s RC390; USD forks, hints of a tubular subframe. Perhaps a new small-bore race package?

Here’s Honda’s press release description of the machine, the only information provided at this point by the company.

Designed with the key phrase “strong presence”, this next-generation super sport concept model features a look possessing a sense of speed derived from its long nose and low crouching position. The combination of surfaces – creating a sense of hardness and solidity – and sharp edges, emphasize the aggressive look. Moreover, the exterior featuring matte-black-based low-contrast graphics underlines its beauty and eye-catching form.

Perhaps nothing more than an artistic exercise to gauge interest in a new look, or maybe something more? Let us know what you think – is this a concept you’d like to see put into production?

Honda Tokyo Motor Show 2015

Byron Wilson

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