So there is another entry to the concepts showcased by Honda at the Osaka Motorcycle show called Bulldog and it carries new 400cc parallel-twin. Other two concepts showcased by Honda at the same show are the SFA 150cc roadster and the CRF 250 Rally. Honda describes that Bulldog promotes ‘a new world of leisure with motorcycles’ and has been developed with the idea of being a ‘Lovable Touring Partner’.
Bulldog shares the engine with CB400 and it matches with knobby tires, 15in wheels and room to stash luggage. Bulldog is given set of 15in wide tires plus low centre of gravity added with 730mm seat height ensures a solid footing.
Honda’s press release states: “The Bulldog promotes a new world of leisure with motorcycles. The model was developed with the concept “Lovable Touring Partner,” and was designed to go beyond the boundaries of conventional leisure motorcycles, to actively enjoy outdoor life. Its unique and solid styling is an eye candy not only to the riders but also to the people who don’t usually ride motorbikes. Bulldog is equipped with camping-touring carrier and accessory storage on the sides of the fuel tank.