The styling design expresses an originality that only Honda is capable of and which can be appreciated globally. It incorporates distinctive features everywhere that customers around the world will recognize at once as the features of a Honda sport bike. Building on a dynamic and sporty form based on the "mass centralization form," the cutting-edge design concept for Honda's full-cowl sport bikes from the VFR1200F and CBR1000RR on down, a simple and clean advanced styling was refined further from the functional viewpoint, producing a distinctive presence. The model also realized the all-around ease of use of the 250cc class, including a comfortable riding position and excellent handling performance.
To enable a rider to experience the exhilarating feeling of riding into a pleasant wind, which only a sport bike can provide, an abundance of convenience is provided by creating a highly flexible riding position and riding space. At the same time, the design capitalizes on the slim and compact single-cylinder engine to minimize the front projection. In addition, a separated seat that enables the rider to enjoy a wide variety of situations from touring to sports riding and easy-to-grasp separate left/right rear grips that provide the passenger a sense of comfort come as standard equipment.