Honda has applied for a patent for its NXR160 model dirt bike. This is interesting because the timing of the patent application suggests that Honda may be planning to offer the NXR160 for sale in the European market as opposed to simply Brazil. Market watchers are anxious to see if the NXR160 is altered at all should it be introduced in Europe. They are specifically interested in whether or not the engine will be the same in the European model. The Brazilian model offers a flex fuel engine that functions using gasoline or ethanol. Whether or not this option will be popular in Europe is yet to be seen.
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