Honda has released specifications and new photographs of its new 670cc Integra motorcycle/scooter crossover which will make its public debut at the 2011 EICMA show in Milan. While the hybrid model may not be for everyone, the engine details are important as Honda has announced it will also debut two additional models at EICMA using the same power plant.
The 2012 Honda Integra, named according to Honda for integrating “the ease of use of a scooter with the dynamic performance of a motorcycle”, uses an all new 670cc parallel Twin engine with a second generation version of Honda’s dual clutch transmission.
Honda claims an output of 51.1 hp at 6250 rpm and 45.7 ft-lb. at 4750 rpm from the new engine. Honda also claims a fuel efficiency of 65.7 mpg thanks to a reduction in friction and a small number of moving parts. The cylinders, for example, are offset to reduce the friction of the piston against the cylinder wall. The balance shaft does double duty, also driving the oil pump while the camshaft also drives the water pump. Combined with the 3.7 gallon fuel tank, Honda claims a range of 250 miles between fill-ups.
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