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Honda EVO6

Honda Evo 6 concept motorbike
Honda’s EVO6 concept was the star of the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. Then we all forgot about it. Now the Spanish website SoloMoto is claiming that Honda will soon unveil a production version. It won’t be at EICMA in November, because Honda (and Yamaha) will be absent this year. But a new big Honda might just be in the pipeline: The EVO6 engine was the Gold Wing’s 1832 cc flat six, and production of the Gold Wing is moving from Ohio to Japan. So it could be the time for Honda to take a big leap forward. If the new ‘supernaked’ stays close to the original EVO6 concept, we’ll be overjoyed. We just hope it’s not an auto-only model: the exhibition model was missing a clutch lever and shifter. [For an equally cool but older-style Gold Wing spinoff, check out this extraordinary bobber.]