Following the news at EICMA 2021 that the illustrious Hornet name will be returning to its line-up, Honda has today released sketches that give further details of the design concept, showcasing the combination of technical beauty and aggression that run through its DNA.
Creation of the concept sketches was led by Honda’s R&D Centre in Rome, which, in close collaboration with R&D in Japan, is already responsible for crafting the look of many of Honda’s recent successful European models, including the CRF1100L Africa Twin, CB650R and X-ADV,
The designer for the new Hornet concept is 28 year old Giovanni Dovis, who most recently penned the distinctive lines of the new ADV350.
Giovanni Dovis, Designer, Honda R&D Europe, Italy:
“Honda’s design philosophy is to create something pure and functional in an uncomplicated way – models which are both beautifully simple and emotionally appealing. The sketches show how the Hornet design concept promises agility, dynamism and light weight thanks to its slim proportions, pointy tail section and super-sharp lines. It creates a new compactly proportioned look, and has hallmarks of tension and aggression from front to back, outlining the Hornet’s true sporting purpose.”