2018 Honda NM4 Review and Price- 1 part alien, one part Batman with a splash of anime, the NM4 is obviously interesting, to put it mildly. Heck, it even displays a lttle bit of Star Trek with an undeniable, futuristic bent. Nowadays, I realize that beauty is in the vision of the beholder, but in my humble view, this thing is unattractive even for Honda. Now i’m definitely hearing the “nanner-nanner” from the Batman theme song over here, and the part at the front edge of the fairing forms a break for the headlamp that leaves it looking like a weapons port of sorts. I am searching the molded windshield that is held from the fairing a lttle bit to form a vacuum-relieving vent to help reduce head buffeting, which is often a problem on bikes with a huge front fairing and high windshield.
I tried to stay with the light-touring theme, and my search led me to the Suzuki Boulevard C50T. Declare what, you ask? Have with me. The tote space on the C50T isn’t actually greater than on the NM4, it can just split into two places rather than four therefore has more utility, and the best windshield provides almost all the protection as the fairing on the Honda. Suzuki enjoys a slight edge in engine displacement over the C50T with a total of 805 cc, but is priced quite a lttle bit lower at $9, 399 and the feel of the bikes are just too different. I mean like chalk-and-cheese different, and likely to appeal to two very dissimilar buyers.
My personal last options are also a stretch, and before any of you Honda-forum fanbois get all proved helpful up, I am not the one who slammed the scootercycle label on this ride. Behold, Piaggio’s MP3 500 Business ABDOMINAL MUSCLES. This one worked for me for several reasons. First, it seems to possess a similar alien-versus-predator look about this with some similar design threads. Secondly, the delta-config-trike setup of the MP3 FORMAT could very well appeal to someone who never considered driving before because reasons, which puts it in the same potential new bikers look-at-me platform.