The modern naked sports bike and streetfighter scene isn’t something we would typically start frothing about here at Flat-Out.

There’s something about the angular, typically overly Japanese styling that doesn’t quite get pulses racing like classic metal or well-honed custom but we fully understand their merits.

Honda Neo Sports Café Concept

A lightweight performance machine with a more city-friendly riding position and agile handling is a recipe for nippy thrills and everyday usability but it doesn’t get over the fact that a large majority are just damned ugly.

Honda seems to have the answer with its stripped-back Honda Neo Sports Café Concept features the Fireblade’s 998cc water-cooled inline four-cylinder engine, yet it is styled with all of the retro-modern flourishes that made us fall a little bit in love with the CB1100 RS earlier this year.

Honda Neo Sports Café Concept

Although just a concept (recently unveiled at the Tokyo motor show), there’s a strong indication that we will see a road-going version of this ultra-aggressive little weapon very soon.

The Japanese marque has promised to take the wraps off a full production version of the Honda Neo Sports Café Concept at the EICMA show in Milan next week.

Honda Neo Sports Café Concept

Numerous teaser videos reveal that Honda has likely stuck with the halo-style front lamp, the floating seat and beefy exhaust silencer, although many of the neat concept touches will be lost in the homologation process.

It is a shame, because we love the silver accents on the gorgeous spoke alloy rims, the crazy dot matrix clocks and the wonderfully simple, plate-free rear end but some things have to give to get it on the road.

Honda Neo Sports Café Concept

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.