Honda Releases Models for 2015

The NM4 model marks the boldest step yet

As far as recent new-model releases go, Honda has pretty much filled our plates, with some 20 products touching nearly every segment of the market from big-displacement machines such as the Valkyrie®, F6B and CTX1300, to smaller entry-level models like the CTX700N. In the first set of Honda's 2015 releases however, there's one bike that (to us at least) pretty much defies categorization.

That would be the NM4.

2015 Honda NM4

The pre-production European version of the NM4, with

Honda's official release follows.

"If you’ve ever wanted to transport yourself into the future, this is your machine. By design, the NM4 shakes up the status quo and explodes conventional barriers in order to attract a whole new segment of forward-thinking riders to motorcycling. Beneath its futuristic bodywork there’s a 670cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine with four valves per cylinder, automatic dual-clutch transmission and ABS. Storage pockets in the fairing plus saddlebags add real-world utility, and the rear turn signals are neatly integrated into the rear bags. The rider settles easily onto a comfy seat that’s perched a low, 25.6 inches off the ground, and there’s also a cool and practical rider backrest feature—the passenger seat flips up and can be set at three different angles and slides fore and aft to one of four positions. Full LED lighting lets the NM4 stand out whether it’s coming or going, the fat, 200mm rear tire imparts a cool look, and the meter display can be illuminated in any of 25 different color choices—nearly one for every day of the month. All this and more add up to one of the coolest new bikes in the Honda line. "

Features and Benefits

The NM4's adjustable rear seat

The Nm4's convertible passenger seat flips up to provide a backrest for the rider. It's also three-way adjustable for lean angle, and four-way adjustable for fore-and-aft positioning.

Color: Black Metallic; Price: $10,999; Availability: June

Specifications: 2015 Honda NM4

Engine Type: 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin Bore and Stroke: 73.0mm x 80.0mm Compression ratio: 10.7:1 Valve Train: SOHC; four valves per cylinder Induction: PGM-FI with 36mm throttle body Ignition: Fully transistorized Transmission: Automatic DCT six-speed Final Drive: Chain

Suspension

Front: 43mm fork; 3.9 inches travel Rear: Pro-Link single shock; 3.9 inches travel

Brakes

Front: Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper and ABS Rear: Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper and ABS

Tires

Front: 120/70-18 Rear: 200/50-17

Dimensions

Wheelbase: 64.7 inches Rake (Caster angle): 33° Trail: 110mm (4.3 inches) Seat Height: 25.6 inches Fuel Capacity: 3.0 gallons Estimated Fuel Economy**: TBD Color: Matte Black Metallic Curb Weight*: 562 pounds

For more information on Honda products, go to www.powersports.honda.com.