All of which brings us to Honda's EVO6, a Tokyo Show concept bike Honda describes as a "unique Automatic Sports Cruiser Concept." The future-cruiser/hot-rod look is there in force, especially with the wide wheels and radical front end. But wait...automatic? Yessiree, automatic-as in no shifting. According to Honda, a Gold Wing-like 1832cc flat-six powers the EVO, to which is grafted a fully automatic transmission. It's something Honda produced for sale in the way-back past (CB750A anyone?), but also a technology it's talked about for decades as a way to make its venerable GL tourer even more accessible and attractive to the general populace. A twist on the concept is the tranny's tri-function operation. According to Honda, riders can choose between two types of full-automatic operation as well as a manual six-speed mode operated by a bar-mounted switch. Having the ability to toggle between auto- and regular-shift modes is very cool, and just might be the piece of the puzzle that's been missing all these years. Of course, the EVO6 is no tourer. But it's not out of the realm to envision the no-shift concept showing up on, say, a 2010 Gold Wing.