Honda has released a teaser video of its 2018 Honda Neo Sports Cafe ahead of its official unveiling at the Milan Motorcycle Show, or Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori (EICMA) on November 6. That the cafe racer trend is now in vogue in the motorcycling world should surprise no one, with almost every major manufacturer having a retro-styled model in the line up.

Precious little can be seen in the 30-second video, but what little we can glean is the engine sound definitely comes from an inline-four, and the glimpse of engine block shows the mill is liquid-cooled. While Honda has previously shown the CB1100 concept motorcycles at the Osaka Motorcycle show, the engine on this machine is different, perhaps using the powerplant from the CBR1000RR?

This would make it an interesting bike, along the lines of the Yamaha MT-10 naked sports that uses a de-tuned mill taken from the YZF-R1 superbike. In the meantime, it comes down to a game of wait and see, and will be bringing you updates as soon as we get them.

GALLERY: 2015 Honda CB1000R