Honda to debut battery-powered two-wheeler in 2010

World's largest bike manufacturer to target corporate customers with alternative-powered motorcycle

Posted: 3 August 2009
by Visordown News


HONDA is planning to debut an electric two-wheeler in Japan next year, Visordown has been told.

Tatsuhiro Ohyama, head of Honda’s motorcycle operations says the new machine will be powered by a lithium-ion battery, rumoured to be supplied by battery giant Yuasa.

Honda say they will target sales to corporate customers, including postal services and fast food outlets.

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Great but what I want is good electric dirt bikes that NIMBYs can't hear.

Posted: 04/08/2009 at 13:50

The reason they're NIMBYs is that they have too little of interest in their lives so need something to complain about. If you go trail riding on a silent bike they'll complain that you're a danger because they can't hear you coming. They'll force you to have an audible warning fitted, then complain that it disturbs / scares them.

The same self-serving bunch want the benefits of city life - cheap energy, cheap personal and / or public transport, cheap access to services etc, but aren't prepared to pay with the congestion (that we have), wind turbines (that we need) or higher infrastructure costs (because they live in the middle of nowhere).

Sorry - I'm ranting aren't I? *shuts up*.

Posted: 06/08/2009 at 00:54

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