said reading comics is a bad thing? In fact, Honda’s new NM4 Vultus motorcycle
will make its public debut at Europe’s biggest comic convention - London
ComicCon – later in May this year. The bike’s futuristic identity - inspired in
no small measure by Japanese animation and manga – has already succeeded in
attracting interest from outside the traditional two-wheeled community.
Comic Con is the biggest show of its kind in Europe, attracting thousands of
visitors. Held twice a year at ExCel london, the show covers the full spectrum
of modern popular culture, from games, movies, sci-fi and comics to anime,
manga, online video and cosplay.
to a Honda press release, the display at ComicCon – expected to attract over
80,000 visitors – will continue to bring the bike to the attention of new
audiences. Visitors to the show will be able to experience a next generation 3D
computer-generated virtual reality film taking the rider through a futuristic
“neo-Tokyo” cityscape using an Oculus headset. The Japanese creators of the
machine will also be at the show to meet visitors and explain the concept
behind the bike at first hand.
Dave Hancock, Head of Product Planning and
Business Development at Honda Motor Europe, said, “With the NM4 Vultus, we are
offering customers a motorcycle with a unique identity and riding experience.
Its futuristic look has been influenced by Japanese animation and manga, which
makes ComicCon a natural environment to display it to the public for the first
“The Vultus has been built to appeal not only
to existing licence-holders, but to attract new people to the joy of
motorcycling. It’s simple to ride thanks to our twist-and-go Dual Clutch
Transmission, has unusual features like the multi-coloured instrument panel and
flip-up back-rest, and we truly believe it can help us reach a new audience in
a way no other bike can.”