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2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Coolness Factor = 53.3%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:51 pm

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Honda Exhibits World Premiere of New Concept Model "BULLDOG"...

OSAKA, Japan, March 20, 2015 - Honda today unveiled the world premiere of the BULLDOG as an exhibition model (concept model) at a press conference, at the 31st Osaka Motorcycle Show 2015.

The BULLDOG promotes a new world of leisure with motorcycles. The model was developed with the concept "Loveable Touring Partner," and was designed to go beyond the boundaries of conventional leisure motorcycles, to actively enjoy outdoor life.

The BULLDOG's 15-inch wide-tires and low center-of-gravity realize a low, 730mm seat height, ensuring a solid footing. It's unique robust, yet charming styling undoubtedly brings smiles to the faces of not only riders, but people who don't usually ride motorcycles.

The liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC inline 2-cylinder 400cc engine has powerful, yet easy to handle output characteristics, realizing a nimble ride in a wide range of environments from urban to rural areas.

The BULLDOG is equipped with a carrier suitable for camping-touring, and features accessory storage on the sides of the fuel tank, which also act as a styling accent.

The BULLDOG, a playful, next-era concept model, will be exhibited at 42nd Tokyo Motorcycle Show from Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29 at Tokyo Big Sight.








2016 Honda Bulldog http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Key features of the BULLDOG
•Seat Height (mm): 730
•Engine Type: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC inline 2-cylinder
•Displacement(cm3) 399
•Transmission: 6 speeds
•Tires: 15 inch (front/rear)



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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:53 pm

Happy New Year 2016 to all our readers and members!

I thought we could start off the first 2016 Cool Wall bike with a concept bike!

Hope you enjoy!

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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:54 pm

Fail on every possible front......ugly, bulky, and ugly. Basically its an over-sized version of their Ruckus scooter.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by Hanson » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:44 am

Looks like a tremendous amount of fun.

Unpretentious, durable, get it dirty and beat up and don't care, fun.

I hope it functions like it looks.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:26 pm

I like the ruckus as mentioned in ceemes post, but this is just plain FUGLY...
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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:09 am

Hanson wrote:Looks like a tremendous amount of fun.

Unpretentious, durable, get it dirty and beat up and don't care, fun.

I hope it functions like it looks.

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What an excellent platform for a weekend in the dirt or sand! This looks a lot less fragile than other endures, and where it's a Honda you know it's bulletproof. Most enduros just look like an opportunity for busted turn signals and ruined plastic, but this porky little piggy looks ready for a beating. Be a ton of fun.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:01 pm

15 inch wheels, low ground clearance, limited suspension travel, and it's supposed to go off-road? Ummm...... no. And it's fugly to boot.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by faded sun » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:49 pm

"Loveable touring partner" probably looks different in Japanese characters.

"It's unique robust, yet charming styling undoubtedly brings smiles to the faces of not only riders, but people who don't usually ride motorcycles." Well, yeah. It does look funny now that you mention it.

It does look like it would be fun to mess around with off road but it looks so damn heavy I would have considerations about how far I went off said road. As my drawing teacher used to say, "It survives better as an idea..."
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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by jstark47 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:11 pm

I think "people who don't usually ride motorcycles" is the key to the whole thing, along with the DN-01, the NM4 Vultus, and other assorted recent oddities from Honda. This thing isn't intended for us. It's for people who don't ride yet, and don't have preconceptions about what works (..... or in this case, what doesn't work).
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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:07 am

As a shortie, I appreciate an off pavement bike that doesn't have a stratospherically high seat height, but 730mm (and the accompanying lack of ground clearance) is a bit ridiculous. Aside from severely limiting the practicality of this bike, the low to the ground stance just completely clashes with the tough, outdoorsy looks.

Oh well, proof yet again (and this is meant with great affection) that the Japanese still have a lot of WTF left up their sleeves.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:41 pm

I went with: Cool

IMO, it's not cool, but if it did show up at a bike night, it would definitely get attention. I can definitely see the similarities to the Big Ruckus 250cc Ceemes brought up but I also think it's a bit of a Honda Grom "monkey bike" idea as well.

Not sure if it would really fly in North America, but you are all right, the Japanese are aiming this at non-riders and the shock factor so how would it sell... IMO it's a roll of the dice!

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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by snakedoctEr726 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:48 pm

Uncool, and the only thing saving it from a fail vote is Hondas reputation.

I guess I just don't see the point. This machine would be just fine on a well maintained dirt path or a fire road, but the tiny wheels and lack of ground clearance mean you probably wont get anywhere else, at least not without a fight.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:54 pm

2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Coolness Factor = 53.3%
Featured: January 8th - January 15th 2016
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept is:

Awesome (3 points) 32% [ 8 ]
Cool (2 points) 28% [ 7 ]
Uncool (1 point) 20% [ 5 ]
Fail (0 point) 20% [ 5 ]

Total votes: 25

= a Coolwall Factor of 53.3%


Notes: Is the world ready for another shocking Japanese bike design? Will the Bulldog bring out non-riders to experience riding? Honestly, we don't know! But the Bulldog concept is both good, weird, odd, works and is broken all at the same time! If anything, the Bulldog shows us all that there is no limit to what future motorcycle design could hold. Are you in on the revolution?

Get excited as the next TMW Cool Wall bike for 2016 is now up for voting and discussion, have fun!
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Re: This Week: 2016 Honda Bulldog Concept - Vote Now

Unread post by Hanson » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:32 am

jstark47 wrote:I think "people who don't usually ride motorcycles" is the key to the whole thing, along with the DN-01, the NM4 Vultus, and other assorted recent oddities from Honda. This thing isn't intended for us. It's for people who don't ride yet, and don't have preconceptions about what works (..... or in this case, what doesn't work).
It might well be that "this thing isn't intended for us", more likely it is intended for markets where far more people ride motorcycles than in North America or Europe. Many of those people have a more pragmatic understanding of what works or doesn't work than anyone buying an expensive H-D encrusted in custom chrome or a RR super bike or even a dedicated off-road platform for weekend fun.
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