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2016 Honda NM4 ABS Review
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Upright Riding and Downright Comfort…
Welcome to the world of the limited-edition NM4—the near future where fantasy is reality, and imagination with inspired engineering makes every moment feel like a cinematic adventure.
With a twist of the throttle, the 670cc fuel-injected engine engages. Reflections from the street lamps on the sculpted front end come faster and faster with each upshift of the Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission. Integrated saddlebags stow away everything you need to escape and almost anything you discover along the way. Strong Anti-Lock Brakes help you avoid the hazards of a cluttered urban wasteland. Images of everyday life fade away. Your brave new journey has begun.
Tearing up the rule book and breaking free from the boundaries of traditional motorcycle design, the NM4 Vultus combines imagination, function and proven engineering to create a unique machine that stands out from the crowd.
The NM4 Vultus brings jet fighter styling to the streets, enveloping the rider in a cocoon of aerodynamic angles inspired by Japanese Manga comics. Its broad angular stance exudes power and gives the rider the confidence to take on the city in style. It comes in the only colour fit for such design – menacing black.
With twin cylinders and 745cc capacity, the low-friction motor offers crisp, immediate acceleration. At its peak, 68Nm of torque is available at just 4,750rpm. Super efficient PGM-FI fuel injection feeds the engine, delivering an impressive 80.2mpg (WMTC mode) and allows a range of over 186 miles from the 11.6 litre fuel tank. A high-absorption catalyser is located close to the engine, helping it to reach operating temperature quickly and further reduce emissions. It also feels great, thanks to a 270° firing order and twin-balance shafts transmitting a characterful edge.
Wrapping the compact power unit is a rugged steel diamond frame that delivers agile, responsive handling, giving the rider a sense of freedom whether riding busy urban streets or wide-open roads. The rider feels in complete control thanks to a seat height of just 650mm, allowing for easy ground reach, while 43mm telescopic front forks and Pro-Link rear suspension offer a smooth and comfortable ride. The front and rear disc brakes provide great confidence while the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) helps reduce the chance of wheel lock-ups on slippery or wet surfaces.
Six-Speed Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission
Honda’s revolutionary Automatic DCT transmission is changing the way people ride. It’s smooth, smart and the clear choice for a machine as futuristic as this one. Want to shift yourself? The handlebar-mounted paddle-style buttons put you in control. It’s the best of both worlds.
Styling That Stands Out
Want to turn some heads? The NM4 does more than just that. It’s easily one of the most unique motorcycles on the road. The first time you see one up close, you’ll never forget—and neither will anyone else. The angular fairing, the presence the front-end commands, the integrated storage. The NM4 is as futuristic as anything on two wheels.
Advanced Twin-Cylinder Engine
No matter how revolutionary a motorcycle looks, we all know great bikes start with great engines. The NM4’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin is pure Honda. Tipping the cylinders forward also contributes to the NM4’s low center of gravity, a big plus in terms of handling.
2016 Honda NM4 ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Like nothing else, and that’s the point.
Radical doesn’t begin to describe it.
There are motorcycles, and then there’s the Honda NM4, a machine that is truly unlike anything on the road today. Innovations? This machine is one huge innovation from stem to stern. Start with its one-of-a-kind looks: The fully integrated bodywork incorporates saddlebag-type storage and plenty of weather protection. The 670cc engine is specially designed for a low center of gravity and seamless power. And the Honda Automatic DCT transmission makes riding easier than ever.
2016 Honda NM4 ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Engine & Drivetrain
The Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) includes two automatic drive modes, normal (D) and sport (S), as well as a manual mode with trigger-style shifting. Offering consistent, fast and seamless gear changes the twin clutches transfer drive from one gear to the next with minimal interruption, reducing gear change shock and pitching of the machine. Gear changes feel direct and smooth.
Maximized purification efficiency
The exhaust catalytic converter sits directly beneath the exhaust ports and is activated early when the engine starts. This design lets the combustion gas pass through the catalyst while it is at its hottest, thereby maximizing purification efficiency.
More compact fuel tank
The engine’s efficient use of fuel enables the use of a smaller-volume, more-compact fuel tank that still allows ample riding range while giving engineers extra freedom to re-think the optimal placement of other components.
Exceptional fuel economy
Through the use of friction-reducing technologies, integrated components (such as running the water pump off the camshaft), precise PGM-FI electronic fuel-injection and efficient combustion, the NM4 engine delivers exceptional fuel economy.
The engine’s inline cylinders are canted forward to help create a low overall centre of gravity for nimble, confidence-inspiring handling.
An engine that connects with sense
To give the engine a satisfying and distinctive sound and feel, engineers thought way outside the box. Twin balance shafts counteract vibration from higher rpm inertia, making the engine feel more refined, yet still with the distinct “throb” delivered by its 270° firing order. The intake-port layout was carefully designed to create an intentional interference between adjacent ports, resulting in subtle combustion variations. In addition, the timing for the opening and closing of the intake valves was set differently for each cylinder. The result? An engine that connects with the senses.
Strong acceleration for city driving
To ensure strong acceleration, ease-of-use in the city and a relaxed character on the highway, the engine delivers exceptionally strong low-rpm performance. The unique design creates a muscular, easy-to-use powerband.
Designed to be light, compact, extremely stingy on fuel and to conserve resources during manufacturing, the liquid-cooled, inline-twin engine incorporates numerous advanced and patented technologies.
Chassis & Suspension
Excellent suspension & control
Lightweight aluminum swingarm improves suspension reaction and control.
Stopping power no matter the weather
Honda’s two-channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) provides added confidence during sudden stops or when the road is wet or slippery.
Increased rider confidence
Low seat height of only 650 mm and well placed floorboards put the rider firmly in control, with handlebars just a relaxed reach away. The high leverage handlebars and super-low centre-of-gravity further increase rider confidence.
Smooth ride with exhilarating road feel
The lightweight, diamond-shaped steel-tube frame was carefully designed to be very sturdy while also allowing just enough flexibility to respond smoothly to changing road surfaces. This “tuned flexibility” produces a smooth ride while also generating a strong feel for what the bike is doing.
Matte black paint and componentry is complemented by carefully placed glimpses of burnished aluminum.
Stylish & brilliant lighting
Lighting is full LED with front indicators built in to the bodywork while the angular headlight is framed with a stylish LED definition line.
Concealed storage & recharge station
Convenient storage spaces are concealed in the front bodywork. The left compartment opens with the ignition key and features 1-litre of storage space plus a 12V DC adaptor to recharge personal electronics. The right compartment has 3-litres of storage and opens with the push of a recessed, triangulated button.
Versatile seating positions
The rear pillion seat flips upright when not in use, locking to provide the rider with a secure backrest and an almost fighter-pilot riding position. Its angle can be adjusted through three positions and it slides back/forward 25 mm through four settings, to fine-tune cockpit comfort.
Chromotherapy at your fingertips
The digital dash changes mood depending on the drive mode selected, with subtle colour changes from grey in Neutral, to light blue in D, to vibrant pink in S, ultimately to aggressive red in manual mode. The rider can also choose between five other tonal ranges of colour – 25 individual colours altogether to personalize their dash.
2016 Honda NM4 ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10999 USD
Engine Type 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore And Stroke 73mm x 80mm
Induction PGM-FI, 36mm throttle body
Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Valve Train SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission Automatic six-speed with two automatic modes and a manual mode
Final Drive Chain
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 43mm fork; 3.9 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® single shock; 3.9 inches travel
Front Brake Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper with ABS
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper with ABS
Front Tire 120/70ZR18 radial
Rear Tire 200/50ZR17 radial
Rake 27.0 degrees Caster Angle
Trail 110.0mm (4.3 inches)
Wheelbase 64.8 inches
Seat Height 25.6 inches
Curb Weight 562 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 3.06 gallons
Mpg 61 MPG*
Model Id NC700JD
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Matte Black Metallic
Note *Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, Unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2016 Honda NM4 ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $12499 CDN
Engine & Drivetrain
Bore & Stroke
77 mm x 80 mm
Chain-driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Dual Clutch Transmission with two automatic shift modes and a manual shift mode
Chassis & Suspension
43 mm telescopic fork; 100 mm (3.9 in.) travel
Single shock, Pro-Link aluminum swingarm; 100 mm (3.9 in.) travel
Dimensions & Additional Information
120/70ZR – 17 front; 200/50ZR – 17 rear
Front 320 mm wave disc with two-piston caliper; rear 240 mm wave disc with single-piston caliper. With 2 channel ABS
650 mm (25.6 in.)
1,645 mm (64.8 in.)
255 kg (562 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
2016 Honda NM4 ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £9999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Bore Ã— Stroke (mm) 77 x 80
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Engine Displacement (cm³) 745
Engine Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve, SOHC parallel 2-cylinder
Max. Power Output 40.3kW @ 6,250rpm (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque 68Nm @ 4,750rpm (95/1/EC)
Brakes Front 320mm single wavy hydraulic disc with 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear 240mm single wavy hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and resin mold pads
Suspension Front 43mm telescopic fork, 125mm stroke
Suspension Rear Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 100mm travel
Tyre Size Front 120/70 ZR18
Tyre Size Rear 200/50 ZR17
Wheels Front Multi-spoke cast aluminium
Wheels Rear Multi-spoke cast aluminium
Dimensions and Weights
Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V 11.2Ah
Caster Angle 33°
Dimensions (LÃ—WÃ—H) (mm) 2380 x 933 x 1170
Frame type Diamond; steel pipe
Fuel Capacity (Litres) 11.6 litres
Fuel Consumption 80.2mpg (WMTC mode, tested in D-Mode)
Ground Clearance (mm) 130
Kerb Weight (kg) 245
Seat Height (mm) 650
Trail (mm) 110
Wheelbase (mm) 1645
Clutch Wet, multiplate hydraulic 2-clutch
Final Drive Chain
Gearbox 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission
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