Honda first introduced the NM4 for the US market in June 2014 and was later put on sale in Asia and US as well. It was released as a “power cruiser” and soon gained popularity due to its design and powertrain. The automaker is now set to turn its “Vultus” concept to reality and will soon roll out its new 2017 Honda NM4. Before it hits the market, check out its specifications listed here.
2017 Honda NM4: Engine and Transmission
A 670 cc parallel-twin engine powers this motorbike. Cooling system is liquid based, and ignition system is transistorized (electronic). Bore dimension is maintained at 73 mm and stroke dimension is set at 80 mm. Compression ratio is 10.7:1. A PGM-FI induction system is used along with a 36 mm throttle body dimension.
Transmission system is six-speed automatic. This includes a manual mode and two automatic modes to go with it. Valve Train is SOHC with four valves included per cylinder. This powertrain will be able to rev a power output of 46.9 HP at 6,250 rpm and a torque output of 44 lb-ft at 4,750 rpm. Outside US, the figures will be higher, standing at 54 HP and 50 lb-ft at similar rpm values.
Also, expect Honda NM4 2017 to meet all internal EPA standards. Currently, the bike is speculated to deliver a fuel efficiency of 61 mpg. The final drive system will be chain based.
Specs and Styling
Rake of the 2017 Honda NM4 has a smooth slant of 27-degrees. Its trail stands at 110 mm or 4.3 inches. Wheelbase is set at 64.8 inches while its seating height is adjusted to 25.6 inches. All these combined, gives the rider greater room in the seating area along with enhanced stability due to its perfect height.
Curb weight is around 562 pounds while its fuel tank capacity is increased to 3.06 gallons in this new version. Also, 18-inch front tires and 17-inch rear tires have been fitted to this bike. Suspension has seen some improvement as well with the front end seeing a 43 mm fork installation along with 3.9 inches travel. Rear suspension is single-shock Pro-Link with 3.9 inches travel length.
Honda has gone a long way to imparting a futuristic look to its new 2017 Honda NM4. A low height with decent rake angle imparts that sleek look while the extra addition of aluminium makes it muscular when viewed from the front. What is unique about this bike is its seating arrangement. It comes with a backrest for its sole rider, which can be flipped down to add a seat for another passenger.
Both headlights and brake lights have LED fittings. The storage facility in the Honda NM4 2017 comes with ample space along with a 12-volt charging point. Also, its instrument panel is now a LED display with feedback from a host of its features.
The Japanese manufacturer is set to market this 2017 series with a base price tag of around $11,000. Accessories will be sold separately. The bike will come out in a matte black metallic finish and may be the only shade to be provided by Honda.
At this price range, combined with its specifications, expect the 2017 Honda NM4 to take on the likes of Piaggio MP3 500, Suzuki Boulevard C50T and Victory Magnum.
Source : www.2018hondamodels.com