7 Tokyo Motorcycle Show Hondas

It’s that time of the year when we get treated to sneak peaks of next year’s models, and beyond. Running from March 19-21, 2016 is the 32nd Osaka Motorcycle Show 2016 at Intex Osaka, and coming right on Osaka’s heels is the famed 43rd Tokyo Motorcycle Show at Tokyo Big Sight.

  1. Honda City Adventure Concept

    Tokyo Motorcycle Show - Honda City Adventure
    Honda City Adventure Concept

    This is a cool-looking machine. It’s an adventure scooter, with high end details such as twin front discs with four-piston Nissin calipers, enduro tires, and a box-section swingarm. The angular styling is fully modern, and it looks like a lot of fun!

  2. Honda CB1300 Super Bol D’or E Package Special Edition

    Tokyo Motorcycle Show - Honda CB1300 Super Bol D'or E
    Honda CB1300 Super Bol D’or E

    With a liquid-cooled DOHC inline-4, the Honda CB1300 Super Bol D’or E looks ready for heavyweight superbiking, or long-distance sports touring. The abbreviated fairing is beautifully integrated into the styling, and nice details like the red-banded rims and aluminum footpeg hangers look great. If we don’t see this in the United States, we’re going to be very disappointed, as it’s slated as being planned for production after the Tokyo Motorcycle Show.

  3. Honda CB1100 EX ABS Special Edition

    Tokyo Motorcycle Show - Honda CB1100EX Special Edition
    Honda CB1100EX Special Edition

    The CB1100 has disappeared from the American Honda lineup, but we’d would love to get this CB1100 EX Special Edition to replace it. Check out the air-cooled motor, oil-cooler, twin-shocks, wire wheels, lots of chrome, and rich two-tone paint. Pretty please, Honda!

  4. Honda CB400 Super Bol D’or ABS Special Edition

    Tokyo Motorcycle Show - Honda CB400 Super Bol D'or E
    Honda CB400 Super Bol D’or E

    Okay, we know that this sweet Honda CB400 Super Bol D’or E ABS Special Edition isn’t going to make it to the United States, as we rarely get these trick little 400s. Still, we can drool and hope to be surprised after the Tokyo Motorcycle Show closes. It’s a cool design with a modern liquid-cooled motor and dual discs with four-piston Nissin calipers, yet it has a retro taste with the shorter fairing and twin piggyback shocks.

  5. Honda Grom

    Tokyo Motorcycle Show - Honda Grom
    Honda Grom

    It’s a fairly new model in the United States, but the Honda Grom has been around a while throughout the world. It looks like we might see an updated Grom for 2017 with new plastic and graphics, plus a lower-slung exhaust. What do you think of this new Grom?

  6. Honda CB1000 ABS Special Edition

    Tokyo Motorcycle Show - Honda CB1100 Special Edition
    Honda CB1100 Special Edition

    Oh, yeah, we like this variation on the Honda CB1100 theme, with extra black paint, plus a checkered flag accent on the tank and sidecovers. The racier-over-retro styling also includes newer spoked wheels. The air-cooled motor and round clocks are still there, though.

  7. Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure Sports Concept

    Tokyo Motorcycle Show - Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports Concept
    Honda Africa Twin

    Yes, we know that’s a photo of the standard Honda Africa Twin, but that’s all Honda is showing us right now, so you’ll have to book a ticket to go to the 43rd Tokyo Motorcycle Show. However, they are promising an Africa Twin Adventure Sports Concept, which certainly piques our interest. Honda is calling the Africa Twin Adventure Sports Concept “a concept model taking the adventurous spirt of its base, the CRF1000L Africa Twin, to a new level.” What that level might be, well, we’ll just have to wait and find out. Does “Adventure Sports Concept” mean something more street-oriented, or an even dirtier CRF1000L?

But Wait, There’s More!

In addition to what’s pictured here, Honda is also promoting two other concept bikes for the 2016 43rd Tokyo Motorcycle Show—the Concept CB and Concept CB Type II. According to Honda, these are “concept models stating a new direction in air-cooled CB models.” There will also be a Honda CRF250 Rally Prototype, which is expected to be produced in the future. Honda says the CRF250 Rally Prototype is an “adventure model based on the CRF250L with design cues from the CRF450 Rally featured throughout.” Yes, we’ll like to see that in America, along with a CRF450 Rally.