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Concealed beneath the E4-01's sleek, rider-friendly form
are a host of advanced technologies that give this automatic sports bike
a high degree of both comfort and performance.
In keeping with the lofty ideal of the best
manufacturing in the world, this machine embodies the four E's:
Elegance, Excitement, Enjoyment and Ease.
Everything about the E4-01 has been uniquely developed
in accordance with these key words. Offering the performance of a super
sport bike with the comfort of a tourer, this remarkable machine is a
feast for the five senses. The E4-01 meets the expectations even
of riders who know everything there is to know about motorcycles.
Elegance - Fluid Styling That Is Both Elegant and
With its curvaceous styling and sleek lines, the E4-01
looks right at home parked in front of a luxury hotel. The first
motorcycle in the world (according to a Honda survey) to feature a
high-performance, multi-dimensional shaft drive, together with a compact
engine configuration, the result is space for the rider and quality of
styling never before seen on two wheels. Beneath the provocative
lines is surprising functionality, with space for two helmets in the
underseat storage compartment.
Excitement - Performance Rivaling That of Super Sport
Designed like a sports bike and featuring centralized
mass and a sporty chassis, the E4-01 is powered by a rigidly mounted
903cm3 inline engine and weighs less than 200kg, for nimble handling.
Rolling on 17-inch wheels and fitted with an inverted fork front
suspension and the world’s first (according to a Honda survey) Unit
Pro-Link rear suspension with Pro-Arm swingarm, the E4-01 delivers
handling qualities rivaling that of supersport bikes. It is easy
to see that, just like a “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” the elegant styling
of the E4-01 belies the incredible performance hidden within.
Enjoyment - Fully Equipped for Riding Pleasure
The world's first motorcycle to feature a Dynamic
Airscreen, the E4-01 features an opening in the front cowl directed to
an outlet at the top of the screen. This technology significantly
reduces wind noise and wind blast while reducing rider fatigue, all
without degrading visibility. The step-through floor enhances
operability in a wide range of riding situations and positions.
This design also offers the passenger excellent wind
protection, which, combined with the Dynamic Airscreen, reduces feelings
of fatigue. Thus, the E4-01 offers new sensations in tandem riding
Easy - The Sports Automatic: Easy to Operate and
Exciting to Ride.
Equipped with the newly developed "Sports Automatic"
transmission, the E4-01 is easy to operate, while still delivering
elegant yet exciting performance. The automatic transmission of
the E4-01 transmits engine power to the rear wheel smoothly and
efficiently, making for exciting ride quality while greatly reducing
fatigue during stop-and-go city riding.