Honda NM4 Vultus
The Honda NM4 Vultus touring motorcycle was introduced as a concept in April 2014 at the Osaka Motorcycle Show and Tokyo Motor Show, and went on sale in June of that year. The motorcycle has a very futuristic design, resembling Honda DN-01 in appearance. The reason for the creation of the Honda NM4 Vultus was the desire of Honda designers to present to the market a unique motorcycle from Japanese anime. By the way, the presentation of the motorcycle was also held at the London Comic Con, the largest show in Europe, dedicated to comics, anime and everything related to them. This fact is symbolic and once again emphasizes the concept and main idea of the motorcycle.
The model also has the name - Honda NC700JD'. In the North American market, the model was sold under the name Honda NM4 (without the Vultus prefix).
Despite its unique design, the Honda NM4 Vultus is not a truly unique motorcycle. It is based on the platform Honda NC 750, with the same engine, DCT automatic transmission and chassis. The model is targeted at sales in Asia and North America.
The Honda NM4 Vultus engine is a 745cc, in-line, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled unit. see, delivering 54 hp. and 68 Nm of torque. Maximum performance at 4750-6250 rpm. Models for the USA were equipped with a NC700 engine with a volume of 669 cc and a maximum power of 50 hp.
Other features of the Honda NM4 Vultus include a steel tubular frame, a 6-speed automatic transmission with two DCT clutches, a chain drive and simple suspensions in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and monoshock.
The main modifications of the Honda NM4 (Vultus):
- Honda NM4-01 is the regular version of the motorcycle.
- Honda NM4-02 - touring version with plastic side cases.
In 2016, the Honda NM4 Vultus underwent minor changes in DCT settings and the introduction of a new exhaust system.
Specifications Honda NM4 Vultus:
|Model||Honda NM4 (Vultus)|
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line (55 ° tilt)|
|Working volume||669 cm³ - NM4 (USA)|
745 cm³ - NM4 (Japan, Canada)
|Bore / stroke||73.0 x 80.0 mm - NM4 (US)|
77.0 x 80.0 mm - NM4 (Japan, Canada)
|Compression ratio||10.7: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||injector, PGM-Fi, 36mm|
|Maximum power||50.0 h.p. (37.0 kW) @ 6250 rpm - NM4 (USA)|
54.0 h.p. (40.0 kW) @ 6250 rpm - NM4 (Japan, Canada)
|Maximum torque||61 Nm (6.2 kg * m) @ 4750 rpm - NM4 (USA)|
68 Nm (6.9 kg * m) @ 4750 rpm - NM4 (Japan, Canada)
|Gearbox||DCT - automatic robotic with two clutches|
|Front tire size||120/70-ZR18 M / C (59W)|
|Rear tire size||200/50-ZR17 M / C (75W)|
|Front brakes||1 disc, 320 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS)|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)|
|Front suspension||43mm telescopic fork (unadjusted), 125mm travel|
|Rear suspension||pendulum Pro-Link with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 100 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2380 mm|
|Motorcycle width||810 mm|
933 mm - over mirrors
|Motorcycle height||1170 mm|
|Saddle height||650 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||130 mm|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||6.5 sec|
|Maximum speed||168 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||11.0 L - NM4 Vultus (Japan)|
11.6 L - NM4 (North America)
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||245 kg - NM4-01|
255 kg - NM4-02