The presence of this track beast hasn’t been confirmed by Honda—we suspect to see a new CBR1000RR show up in Tokyo purely based on Internet speculations. The pieces of the puzzle are all there, including a number of patents suggesting the RR will be equipped with winglets à la Panigale V4 R and with active aeros.
In addition to the documents, Honda confirmed that for 2020, its WSBK factory team would undergo a thorough overhaul, including the bike itself. This has lead a number of sources, ourselves included, to suggest that said new CBR1000RR could be unveiled in Tokyo.
Honda CT125 Concept
A little while back, Honda announced its Tokyo lineup, which will include a number of cars, as well as a teenie tiny bike concept, the CT125. What’s a CT125 you may wonder? Picture a scrambler version of the Honda Cub—this is the simplest description of the CT.
The CT nameplate, for “trail Cub”, has been around for 45 years now and has adorned the sideplates of a number of models—including the famous little CT50. After introducing a new Super Cub last year, Honda seems ready to revive the CT as well—starting with a concept of course, one we hope will make its way to the market.
Yamaha E01 And E02 Electric Scooters
Yamaha has prepared a flock of concepts to show in Tokyo, including two electric scooters. The E01 is the bigger capacity model with an output comparable to that of a 125cc scooter designed for longer commutes. The smaller E02 focuses instead on urban commute with a power rating comparable to that of a 50cc scooter and with a removable battery to make it easy to charge.
Kawasaki confirmed it will unveil the new addition to its Z lineup on October 23—opening day of the Tokyo Motor Show. We have since been treated to three teasers and even to leaked pictures of the bike in its crate.
The hypernaked is expected to use a similar (or maybe even the same) powertrain as the devilish Ninja H2, a 998cc inline-four armed with a supercharger, wrapped up in Kawasaki’s Sugomi aesthetic.
Mystery Kawasaki Bike
So we know for sure the Z H2 is coming on October 23. On Kawasaki’s Website, however, there are two bikes teased for the Tokyo Motor Show (one of which we suspect to be the new Z). What could the other be?
There are a few possibilities and it’s hard to tell which one could be hiding under the cover. Team Green recently announced its 2020 street bike lineup and a few staple models are missing from the announcement, including the Ninja 1000, the Z650, and Z900.
There has also been a rumor about the impending arrival of a third version of the W800 (only the Café is available here, but the Street is also offered on other markets).