Rugged liquid-cooled 420 cc longitudinally mounted engine allows direct driveshaft alignment to both front and rear wheels for maximum drivetrain efficiency. Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system improves power delivery and throttle response, and increases fuel efficiency for extended range.
Automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) provides the compact size and strength of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic transmission (plus no belts to slip, break or burn out). DCT features a dual-shift mapping program that automatically selects between two transmission shifting modes—either Cruise or Sport—for optimum shift timing depending on the rider’s pattern of throttle operation. During aggressive use, the Sport mode kicks in and holds the transmission in gear longer before shifting to deliver more aggressive performance. During more relaxed operation, the Cruise mode allows the transmission to shift up sooner for more casual performance and enhanced fuel efficiency. In addition to the fully automatic mode, the DCT transmission also allows riders to employ Honda's exclusive Electric Shift Program (ESP) for easy shifts with the touch of handlebar-mounted buttons.
Independent rear suspension (IRS) design with lower A arms and upper I arms features optimized stiffness for improved handling performance. Comfort is also enhanced with longer travel. Adjustable spring preload featured on all shocks allows suspension to be tuned to match varying loads and riding conditions.
Precise power steering
Electric Power Steering (EPS) provides reduced low-speed steering effort for enhanced maneuverability and decreased kickback for improved all-around steering action. A three-point mounting setup for the EPS system makes the entire steering mechanism more rigid for precise steering, tighter turning radius and excellent manoeuvrability.
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