Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Honda unveiled its flagship motorcycle CBR1000RR Fireblade at the Intermot show. Recently some rumours emerged on the internet suggesting that Honda is working on a V4 production superbike and now, that seems to ring true.
The design sketches of the new V4 model has been shared on the internet by MoreBikes. It is expected that the new model will be positioned between the CBR1000RR Fireblade and the RC 213V-S.
From the revealed images it is clear that the V4 model will get a new design. The exhaust layout of the motorcycle is different from other Honda models. Now the routing of the exhaust pipe is from the rear cylinder of the engine and joins with a side mounted canister, just the like Yamaha YZF-R1.
Honda's V4 offering will sport only a single seat and the rear cowl has opening to create a boundary of air around the motorcycle to provide better cornering ability and improved aerodynamics. At the rear, there are also small wings, which will provide even more downforce.
Earlier, Honda has produced limited units of its MotoGP-derived RC213V-S which is powered by a V4 motor. The new V4 superbike will also be limited to a few units but it is expected that it won't be as exclusive and expensive as the RC213V-S.