Sunday, June 5, 2011

Honda VTX Performance Cruiser Concept, 2005

 Honda VTX Performance Cruiser Concept, 2005

Concept vehicle: design study of a Performance Cruiser
Designed by HRA (Honda Research Americas) in Torrance Ca.
Satellite office of Honda R & D
Purpose: to create a study model to explore future directions and styling trends

Vehicle characteristics
Based on a VTX1800 motor
Custom billet engine cases
Chain drive
2 into 2 exhaust with upswept carbon fiber mufflers One on each side
Dual curved "road race" style radiators
Trailing link front suspension Milled from billet aluminum
Dual shocks mounted behind the integrated headlight
Billet swing arm w/ inboard rear shock
Split hub rear wheel with custom offset spoke design
Front & rear wheels are machined from billet aluminum
240/40-18 rear tire
Solo seat with separate back support pad
Angular shaped tank is sculpted for leg clearance
Carbon fiber tank cover houses the digital speedometer
Analog tachometer is fared into the headlight
Upswept angular rear cowl houses the LED tail light 


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