Like Royal Enfield, Honda can also be planning a number of variants, together with a journey enduro and scrambler variations. In line with patent filings, each fashions may have the identical tank and rear design, whereas that includes distinct entrance fairings and mudguards.
The Honda retro journey enduro shares many similarities with the Himalayan. Its windshield and spherical headlight give it an analogous look, whereas the facet covers between the tank and headlight additionally recall to mind the protecting bars discovered on the Himalayan, which have the added perform of serving as pannier holders.
The tank, driver’s seat traces, flat pillion cushion, and rear wheel cowl all have a definite Himalayan look that raises eyebrows.
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Based mostly on Honda’s patent illustrations, it seems that each the compact enduro and scrambler will characteristic a 348 cc single-cylinder engine much like the one discovered within the Honda H’ness CB 350 DLX mannequin.
Those that discovered the Royal Enfield Himalayan 410 missing in energy, producing solely 25 hp, will likely be much more let down by the Honda. Its air-cooled single engine produces a meager 20.7 hp at 5,500 rpm and 29.4 Nm at 3,000 rpm. Because of this, it appears unlikely that Honda intends to launch this traditional journey bike in Europe. This aligns with their method for the present choices: the 350 Hondas had been primarily designed for India and usually are not presently accessible in Europe.
In abstract, it seems that Honda is trying to launch a retro journey enduro and scrambler choice that bears a hanging resemblance to the Royal Enfield Himalayan and its counterpart, the Scram. Whereas the Honda fashions boast barely decrease energy numbers of 20.7 hp at 5,500 rpm and 29.4 Nm at 3,000 rpm, we imagine that is almost definitely resulting from their supposed goal market in India. Nevertheless, if geared up with a bigger 500 engine and producing 48 hp appropriate for the favored A2 class, these Hondas might additionally make waves within the European market.
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