We’ve been speculating about the arrival of Honda’s three-wheeler ever since its funky NeoWing concept was unveiled to the world back in 2015. And it seems like everything’s finally coming together – with Honda Project Leader Hiroshi Yamada confirming that a three wheeler is coming, a month or so after we brought you a selection of patents filed directly by the factory.
In an interview with Motocicliso.it, Large Honda Project Leader, Hiroshi Yamada briefly answered a series of questions about the possibility of Honda bringing a three wheeler into production – and confirmed that the iconic Japanese brand is ‘working on it’.
Yamada was a little vague about the specifics, and when asked about whether the new machine will be a motorcycle or scooter, he said, ‘we have not decided yet, we are still evaluating the category, the engine…’ – and talking about when it’ll be making it to market, he said, ‘I can’t say’.
As you’d expect, he’s not given a huge amount away, but putting two and two together and looking at the level of detail on the patents we uncovered a few weeks ago, we’re taking a leap and suggesting that Honda is already well on its way to unveiling a production version of its huge NeoWing three-wheeler.
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Of course, there’s no indication of when we’re likely to see this bike in the flesh – and this latest patent design is firmly set on the mechanical outlay and workings of the complex and heavy front end steering system – so we’ve clearly got some way to go before we can get out and ride a road-going version of the original Neo Wing concept. But it’s looking ever more likely that we’re going to see it in the flesh in the not too distant future.MoreBikes delivered through your letterbox every month. 12 issues for £15. Click here for more information.