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The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« on: March 22, 2014, 10:56:57 AM »
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/revealed-honda-nm4-vultus/24716.html

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'Created by a young design team who remained true to their original concept at every stage through to production, the NM4 Vultus brings radical style to the streets, with function from the future for a new breed of rider. The NM4 represents a machine capable of crossing traditional two-wheeled lines and reaching out to a wider audience.

'Vultus is Latin for appearance, expression – or face. The NM4 Vultus, with its LED lights, future-shock style and stealth bomber silhouette presents a look that will not have been seen in any cityscape this side of an anime movie…


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Seems someone at Honda forgot about the overwhelming success of the DN-01... :o
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 10:58:14 AM »
Ugly enough for two threads.

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 11:44:37 AM »
Ugly enough for 3....Give it time!
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 11:46:48 AM »
Where's Clay when we need a thread locked.
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2014, 11:51:51 AM »
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2014, 11:55:12 AM »
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2014, 12:47:15 PM »
Here!   :wave:

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2014, 02:07:04 PM »
Looks like something the George Cloony Batman would ride. Nipples and all.

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2014, 02:51:33 PM »
Yowzy...somebody actually approved that for production?

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2014, 03:53:38 PM »
Yowzy...somebody actually approved that for production?

That's exactly what I was thinking
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2014, 04:52:12 PM »
Well, at least the project manager is being realistic about it:

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Keita Mikura, Project Leader on the model, said: “Honda is a big company. We make every kind of motorcycle. It’s great that sometimes we make a certain machine simply because we can and because we want to, not because we 'should'.

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2014, 05:15:07 PM »
Just because you can doesnt always mean you should
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2014, 05:18:28 PM »
Former US Presidential candidate Dan Gurney had something similar about 25 years ago.

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2014, 06:09:04 PM »
I think the gator was a lot cooler, for some reason.

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2014, 06:17:25 PM »
Wow that is all kinds of ugly, and it kinda sounds like a vulvus..... hhmmmm..... ;D

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2014, 07:30:32 PM »
Former US Presidential candidate Dan Gurney had something similar about 25 years ago.

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Just because he's American, doesn't make him right. The Gator was an engineering experiment. Nothing more.
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2014, 09:09:15 PM »
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Just because he's American, doesn't make him right.

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2014, 09:33:21 PM »

Just because he's American, doesn't make him right. The Gator was an engineering experiment. Nothing more.

I don't disagree. Just pointing out that Honda isn't as innovative as they might claim to be and they're dangerously close to that old stereotype of the Japanese always copying American ideas, even the bad ones.
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 06:33:34 AM »
"Riders" that prefer to sit flat-assed, commuting between lattes, will nod in approval.
I, however, prefer to nod off...
Honda:  :facepalm:
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2014, 07:36:27 AM »
How many cup holders does it have?  I'm betting more than my car.  :P
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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2014, 07:51:58 AM »
No cup holders.  Integrated coffee maker.
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2014, 09:09:03 AM »
No cup holders.  Integrated coffee maker.
French press?  I have a couple friends that might be interested in getting a bike if a french press was part of the deal.
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2014, 10:07:11 AM »
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2014, 11:40:08 AM »
"Riders" that prefer to sit flat-assed, commuting between lattes, will nod in approval.
I, however, prefer to nod off...
Honda:  :facepalm:

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2014, 12:01:51 PM »
Should be popular with anime fans. It looks like a comic book bike.
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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2014, 12:04:55 PM »
Should be popular with anime fans. It looks like a comic book bike.

Can they ride it in their mom's basement? 

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2014, 12:35:44 PM »
DN-01 revamp? Without the auto transmission?

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« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2014, 01:20:26 PM »
Should be popular with anime fans. It looks like a comic book bike.

Can they ride it in their mom's basement?

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2014, 01:41:54 PM »
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/revealed-honda-nm4-vultus/24716.html


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'Created by a young design team who copied the shit out of an anime movie that their parents got high and watched back in the day...'
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Seems someone at Honda forgot about the overwhelming success of the DN-01... :o


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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2014, 03:17:25 PM »
As a short guy that's watching sport-tourers be replaced with adventure-tourers, I can see buying one of these that's been dropped a time or two and do an old-school cafe strip down.
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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2014, 04:13:44 PM »
Looks aerodynamic.
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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2014, 05:12:42 PM »
So does a turd.


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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2014, 05:29:24 PM »
Going down the funnel.
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2014, 08:56:24 AM »
Honda's intention is obviously to jet-bike over the shark.

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« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2014, 08:59:14 AM »
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2014, 11:00:08 PM »
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/revealed-honda-nm4-vultus/24716.html


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« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2014, 11:02:52 PM »
Oh, and does the Akira tire look like a Michelin Rain Race tire to anyone else? 
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« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2014, 07:03:45 AM »
I prefer the Suzuki version.

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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2014, 07:35:52 PM »
These are already up on my local dealer's website.  They are priced in the $10k bracket, then again it's only a 670cc, too. 

I don't think they checked in with youth culture on the nomenclature - the Honda NeverMind.  :lol:  :P

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« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2014, 10:03:01 AM »
In the history of 2 wheeled vehicles there must have been at least one that was uglier than the Vultus.  But, for the life of me I can't think of one right now.
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« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2014, 01:46:18 PM »
Yuck.
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Re: The Honda NM4 Vultus Revealed...
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2014, 10:26:08 PM »
Um....the Barcolounger seat is kinda nice...  :lol:
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