The 2016 Osaka Motorcycle Show kicks off this weekend, and Honda has announced it’s bringing out a very diverse fleet of concept bikes. Debuting is the Concept CB Type II, which is rumored to be a sexier version of the mildly retro upright Concept CB we saw last year.
Honda’s whole stand at the big Japanese show is going to be fun to look at, with a big emphasis on adventure. The bike maker says it’s trotting out everything from a dual-sport scooter (City Adventure) to a new microbike design, which will be the next generation Grom.
But the CB Type II is the only true unknown.
In 2015, Honda gave us a peak at what its retro-ish upright bikes might look like in the future with the Concept CB. The current crop already bears a pretty strong resemblance to that machine, and rumor has it the Type II will be a “sportier” version, possibly with a fairing like the CB1100R concept that came out back in 2007.
The “cafe racer” look, basically a stripped-down and sleeker upright, still has a lot of momentum going with enthusiasts right now and would be a logical choice for a new showcase machine.
Stay tuned for full reveals from the Osaka Motorcycle Show from March 19 to 21.