It comes from the Japanese colleagues of Autoby the render of the Honda CL750, designed by the designer Shinji Miyakubo. It’s about a retro nude proposed in a modern-classic sauce that takes up the style of the iconic CL72 from 1962. On this basis Honda presented at Eicma 2022 the CL500, powered by the tested 471 cc parallel twin cylinder rated at 46.6 HP and 43 Nm of torque. (here you will find photos and all the features) and in China also CL300: same lines but single-cylinder 286 cc and 26 HP engine.
It would therefore be the third example of the CL family, which would exploit the new parallel twin Euro5 approved 755 cc forward facing engine capable of delivering 92 HP at 9,500 rpm. and a maximum torque of 75 Nm at 7,250 rpm, the same unit equipped on the reborn transalp e Hornet. (our proof here.)
Observing the concept, one notices how the key elements as far as style is concerned, with a round headlight, fork with dust gaiters, saddle with visible stitching, high dual-exit exhaust terminal with satin protection and side panels with the name of the bike. Instead, the shape of the tank changes slightly. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is very likely that the frame is of a new concept.
For the moment it is only a digital representation and it is still early to hypothesize whether this model will be made or not. Further confirmations could come from patent applications and/or homologation.