According to motoring.com.au, Honda has given the go ahead for an S1000 variant that well be an export model and be offered in other markets outside Japan if word from Honda’s Tochigi R&D centre is to be believed.
Where the S660’s name points towards its 660cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine, the S1000 will instead by powered by a new 1.0-litre turbocharged VTEC engine. Motoring.com.au report that the S1000 will not retain its original dimensions and, being 200mm wider and 150mm longer than the S660.
Additionally, the S1000 will be fitted with wider tyres and does away with the soft top in favour of a fixed hard top. A “snorkel-type” roof air intake to cool the VTEC engine will further differentiate it from the S660.
That’s not all because a Type R version for the S660 is also reportedly in the pipeline with an expected power output of over 100hp.