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The Honda BULLDOG concept has just been unveiled at the 2015 Osaka Motorcycle Show. Billed as a rider-friendly study on two wheels, the concept adheres to the theme of what Honda calls the “Lovable Touring Partner” – you have to love the Japanese!

Powering the motorcycle is a 400 cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke DOHC two-cylinder engine – mated to a six-speed transmission – that’s been tuned to deliver an “easy to handle” power delivery. In staying true to its easy-going nature, the Honda BULLDOG concept rides on 15-inch wheels, front and rear, and its 730 mm seat height ensures a low, stable centre of gravity.

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Storage compartments are aplenty with the inclusion of a carrier compartment for “camping-touring” while additional cargo capacity comes courtesy of an “accessory storage” space on either sides of the fuel tank. Styling wise, the motorcycle features simple yet charming cues such as the twin circular head lamps while the body itself possesses a stumpy, grounded stance.

We’re not so sure about the contrasting turquoise highlights, though. While it may add a bit of colour and flair, it could end up looking like a refugee from the set of a B-grade sci-fi film – moto Tron tak jadi, perhaps?