2012 The Honda Rune Concept

2012 The Honda Rune Concept is powered by a large 1,832c liquid-cooled overhead-cam, horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine that was indeed built for a new GL1800 Gold Wing. Apparently, Honda engineers desired a powertrain so most they motionless to put it on a Rune too. That’s a unequivocally good thing since as one of a some-more considerable prohibited rods to ever be built by Honda, it had to come with considerable opening credentials.

Taking all the set-up characteristics of the two bikes and combining them to form one package, Honda essentially made the Rune one of the most important bikes of its line-up. Its cutting-edge design and expansive powertrain capabilities took the model into uncharted territory, establishing new directions that no other manufacturer had ever attempted.

The example most often cited by both sides of the issue is the Rune’s radiator. The designers found a radiator that looked right and fit the space they wanted to fill. The engineers found that radiator moved about 20% of the BTUs they needed it to handle. The engineers would have rearranged the surrounding parts, reshaped the front fender and stuffed a great big radiator in there.

Price: $25,499; $26,999 with chrome wheels
Standard colors: Black, blue, maroonEngine Type: Liquid-cooled horizontally -opposed six
Valve arrangement: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Bore and Stroke, displacement: 74 x 71mm, 1832cc
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Carburetion: PGM-FI
Transmission: Five speeds
Final Drive: Shaft