Design drawings have been uncovered which confirm Honda’s starting to get serious about its CB4X concept which was shown at EICMA last year.

Honda files patent for CB4X CONCEPT. Could it be coming for 2021?

Honda’s CB4X concept bike received a lot of love when it was show at EICMA – and it seems the Japanese factory is taking steps to start production of the mid-size sport tourer.

Powered by Honda’s existing CB650 engine, we reckon the CB4X will actually end up being called the CB650X when it makes it to market. That’s assuming the Japanese factory is following the tried and tested formula it’s used for its hugely successful CB500 range. So that means the CB650X will join the CB650R naked and CBR650R sportbike that Honda already produce.

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At this stage, there’s been no official news from the factory about the bike. But considering that Honda’s CB4 prototype from 2015 became the current CB650R, it’s not too much of a leap to expect to see the bike ready for mass consumption in the not too distant future.

Ross Mowbray

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