The base model receives a host of detail upgrades to both manual transmission and Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) options that enhance the riding and owning experience, while the new Adventure Sports version extends the platform even further into long-range off-road territory.
At EICMA 2017 the base model will show a host of detail upgrades above all for what concerns electronics. A significant addition for 2018 is the new Throttle By Wire (TBW) system, equipped with 3 Riding Modes (Tour, Urban, Gravel and User, this further mode allows the rider to set and save his preferred combination of Power, EB and HSTC levels) to adjust engine character and output to suit riding conditions. Also new is an extended range of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) input, now featuring 7 levels. The four-valve 998cc parallel twin Unicam unit’s tractable and usable all-day performance belies its extremely compact dimensions. Furthermore for 2018, a modified airbox improves the mid-range response. Also new is the lithium-ion battery 2,3 kg lighter than the lead unit it replaces, and offers greater longevity, both in terms of life and the ability to hold onto a charge when left. For the 2018 model, wet weight is 2 kg lighter, at 230 kg (240 kg for DCT version). Emergency stop signal function for rear indicators is still new. Honda will be at EICMA 2017, pavilion 22, booth O 48.