Honda’s American R&D arm has revealed a concept bike based on the VT1300. The Sabre Switchblade, which took styling cues from Formula 1 and MotoGP, features the VT1300’s engine & tank, fully adjustable sport suspension, carbon fibre custom bodywork and spec seat, chain drive, single sided swing arm conversion, racing spec brakes, carbon fibre 18” rear wheel, onboard GPS lap timer & data acquisition unit, oversized Billet Top and lower bridge, air/box cleaner conversion.
“Taking the 2010 Sabre, designer Edward Birtulescu (Honda R&D Americas) conceived Switchblade. A racing inspired cruiser that took styling cues from Formula1 and MotoGP. With one look you know that Switchblade is fully committed to precision and performance. Full Carbon fiber dress, racing 3 way adjustable suspension and a single sided swing arm with a 535 chain conversion optimize the single focus of this design, speed. Switchblade has a mass centralized proportion to reinforce this super sport assault.”- says the press release.