This new Honda looks lean, elegant and capable, and the highly refined powerplant produces a claimed 106 horsepower and 55.3 pound-feet of torque. The engine is equipped with what Honda calls “Honda Selectable Torque Control System.” In laymen’s terms, it’s a traction control system with two torque-delivery modes. In this sophisticated system, only two valves per cylinder operate until about 5,500 rpm, at which point the other two valves begin to operate. This makes Honda’s V-4 smooth and torquey at low rpm while also being fierce and masculine at the top. ABS is also part of the electronics suite.