November 18, 2015 at 11:13 am #10392
Honda didn’t just show off a naked bike with the comeliest I4 exhaust in decades; they also showed off an adventure bike they’re calling the Six 50.
Seemingly based around the same platform as the CB 4, the Six 50 seems to be a repurposing of Honda’s CBR650 engine. That makes sense; Big Red is all about their recycling program these days, raiding the parts bin on almost anything they manufacture. And there’s nothing wrong with that; it keeps prices down.
In fact, it’s surprising this machine hasn’t been confirmed already, and that it’s taken this long for Honda to re-use that 650 motor (it’s currently in the CBR650 and CB650f).
The Six 50 seems to use the same header as the CB 4, but it’s a little more hidden, under bodywork and a skid plate. It has the digital camo patterns we’ve seen on street-based Honda adventure bikes, but this has wire wheels, not the cast wheels we’ve seen on the NC750X and CB500X.
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It strikes me as being more of a modern Scrambler interpretation than a full adventure bike, I still think it’s cool.November 21, 2015 at 9:49 pm #10474
Hey @nordieboy, hows your 400cc mutant coming along?November 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm #10493Hadrian HaineParticipant
Rank: 650cc Rider
- Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
It looks great, it looks like a sifi naked streeter to me. It looks cool, but looks like it wouldn’t suit a coat mud and dirt. Like like it! But me it would suit street lights and neion signs reflecting of its shinny bits, while pooping a hi-rise wheel stand down main street on a Friday or Saturday night, or pulling out of the hair on a track day, rather than loaded like a pack mule on a single track mountain pass.
My opinion and certainly not that i don’t like it, just i don’t like it as a adventure bike.
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