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CorporateJapanOctober 17, 2001
Honda Automobile / Motorcycle Booth at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show
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Tokyo, October 17, 2001 --- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the outline of the automobile and motorcycle exhibitions at the Honda Booth in the 35th Tokyo Motor Show to be held in Makuhari Messe from October 27-November 7.

Honda has established the global brand slogan of "The Power of Dreams" which identifies the corporate dedication to the continuous challenge to make dreams come true. Under this slogan, Honda has selected an exhibition theme of "FUN MAX! -- Take FUN to the MAX!" for the automotive presentation at the Show. The exhibit includes a wide variety of innovative vehicles.

In the motorcycle exhibition, the theme of "Have Wings?" has been set up to present the two worlds of sport motorcycles that epitomize the fun of riding and two-wheeled vehicles for city commuters' new style and enjoyable lifestyle.

Another characteristic Honda theme -- environmental and safety issues -- is also featured in the exhibit, which includes conceptual study models and presentations of state-of-the-art technological solutions for maximizing safety and minimizing the impact on the environment, while still retaining the spirit of fun and exhilaration connected with driving and riding.



Automobile Exhibit: 19 models, 21 vehicles

Honda will unveil highly advanced conceptual study models that combine the themes of driving pleasure, motor sports and the fun of being mobile. Presented in conjunction with innovative technologies and attractive prototypes, the vehicles on display create an aura of creativity and individualism.

At the Concept Stage, the highlights include:
  • DUALNOTE, a hybrid four-door mid-engined sports car that combines a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a motor assist mechanism in an innovative 4WD driveline

  • BULLDOG, a new style sports car, in which the convenience of an automobile and motorbikes are combined. Twin two-wheeled motorized commuter vehicles called e-DAX, are mounted within the BULLDOG. The saddles of these bikes fold forward to serve as rear seat backs of the BULLDOG.

  • UNIBOX, which creates a spacious cabin thanks to effective packaging with full module panels and a visible truss structure.

  • Model X, an active utility vehicle developed as a new "transportation space" that supports and enhances outdoor activities.

On the Sport Mind Stage, the center of the presentation is the Civic Type R and NSX Type R, both of which symbolize Honda's sporting spirit under its "Type R" emblem.

At the Space Magic Stage, the presentation includes the w·i·c (What is a car?) that integrates a simplified design and rational and versatile interior concept for understated driving pleasure with style, and the S·U·U (Smart, Urban and Useful) that maximizes everyday operational ease by combining the maneuverability of a compact car and the space utility of a mini van.

On the Technology Stage, Honda's state-of-the-art technologies for the environment will be exhibited, such as the Civic Hybrid with an evolutionary version of the Honda IMA system, will be exhibited. Other leading and unique technologies for safety and automotive IT (Information Technology) also will be introduced.

The Motorsports Stage features Honda's motor racing activities around the world, underlined by the exhibition of its Formula One and CART racing cars.

Honda also displays the Odyssey Almas and the Life Almas, both with a seat-lifting mechanism designed for vehicles for the physically challenged.

Motorcycle Exhibition: 58 models, 72 motorcycles.

The Honda motorcycle booth introduces two worlds: the "LIFESTYLE Wing" for new life style and "SPORTS Wing" with the theme of 'fun to ride'. With two specially featured motorcycles at center stage, unique and original new conceptual and road-going models are also displayed.

The Main Stage exhibitions include:
  • A large-displacement scooter, the ELYSIUM which is powered by a newly designed liquid-cooled four-stroke horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with an electric convertible roof for superb weather protection and a convenient navigation system

  • A super sport, the XAXIS with a V-twin power unit that sets new standards for "fun" motorcycles and superior maneuvering, thanks to its unique styling and innovative technologies.

At the Commuter Concept Stage, Honda introduces the e-DAX, the MOBIMOBA, the CAIXA and e-NSR, all of which are completely free from exhaust emissions because they use electric motor drive systems. Used in conjunction with Honda automobiles, these ecologically friendly motorcycles expand the concepts of utility and fun for future motorcycles.

At the Motor sport Stage, the center of attention will be the RC211V (which might race in the Moto Grand Prix series in 2002) powered by a unique four-stroke V5 engine that embodies the company's challenging spirit and advanced technologies. Also exhibited will be Honda's World GP history, which includes over 500 victories, and racing motorcycles in various categories which contributed to the this prolific history.

At the Safety, Environment and Security Exhibition, two state-of-the-art Honda Motorcycle Riding Simulators will be operated, providing the unique experience of riding a motorcycle in a virtual reality environment.

Honda's commitment to riding safety and ecological friendliness are represented by, among others, a cut-away model of the Smart Dio equipped with a clean, four-stroke engine. Additional presentations use the Honda "Immobi-Alarm" and "Coco-Secom" systems, which are a result of a unique collaboration with Secom Co., Ltd.

List of Exhibitions

( : Concept study models, : Road-going models, : Commercially available soon)

[Automobile exhibition]
Concept Stage: DUALNOTE
model X
Sport Mind Stage: Civic Type R
NSX Type R
Space Magic Stage: w·i·c (What is a car?)
S·U·U (Smart, Urban and Useful)
Technology Stage: Civic Hybrid
Welfare Vehicles: Odyssey Almas
Life Almas
Road-going Vehicles: Fit  
Step WGN  
Integra Type R  
Motorsports Stage: F1

[Motorcycle Exhibition]
Main Stage: ELYSIUM
Ape 100
CB400 Super Four Hyper VTEC Spec. II
and others
Commuter Concept Stage: e-DAX
Riding Cart
Motorsports Stage: RC211V
RTL and others
Road-going Motorcycles: GOLD WING
SILVER WINGS (600/400)
Smart Dio
CB900 Hornet
CB1300 Super Four
Shadow Slasher (400)
and others
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