According to rumors from a specific Japanese publication, Honda may be developing a new V4 superbike. It appears that this new motorcycle may be released in the next couple of years. The mentioned rumor mentions that the bike in question may utilize MotoGP technology.
Is this an odd decision for Honda? After all, they have just released CBR1000RR-R motorcycle, and are hard at work on other variants of their sportbikes. The Japanese publication believes that Honda continued advancing their V4 designs (their last one was the RC213V-S from 2015). Their theory makes sense as Honda may comply with new European emission standards with this motorcycle. Also, the recent Ducati Panigale V4 got a lot of attention – maybe Honda wants a piece of that pie?
Well, all the rationalizations from above hold water indeed. We would love to see an heir to the RC213V-S motorcycle, albeit it may take some time to see it in action.
Source: Web Bike World