Toyko: Honda's RC-E electric concept

An electric sportsbike?

Posted: 10 November 2011
by Visordown News

Pretty

THIS 250-sized supersport machine is one of seven prototype Hondas to be showcased at the Tokyo Motorshow. Most of the other show models are four-wheeled.

Details are sketchy but Honda claim that this RC-E is: 'An EV version of a super sports bike that pursues the joy of riding. A powerful and smooth ride unique to an EV model is achieved with the 250cc-class compact body.'

The working model also features a removable power source allowing the user to power other products when the bike's not in use.

The Tokyo Motor Show will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday 3 December to Sunday 11 December 2011.


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Great ! now train/program Assimo MK2 to ride it and then i will be impressed.

Posted: 10/11/2011 at 09:47


Grr
Future, here we come...

Posted: 10/11/2011 at 10:12


rgo
All Honda need to do is stick a 1000cc V4 engine in that and they'll be on to a winner. It looks perfect.

Posted: 10/11/2011 at 11:34

The removable power pack is an interesting idea. Swop a flat battery for a charged one a petrol station instead of waiting for it to charge?

In my case though I'd probably get all my gear on to go for a ride and find the missus has flattened the battery with her hair straighteners!

Posted: 10/11/2011 at 12:01


MF

http://s3.visordown.com/members/images/232185/gallery/asimo3.jpg?width=244&height=350&mode=max



Posted: 10/11/2011 at 12:49

LoL, MF !! You meet the nicest of people o a Honda.
[MF. On another note, hows the Repsol Blade these days?]T7

Posted: 10/11/2011 at 14:32

Im looking forward to electric bikes and reckon tracks days will be a natural place for them to develop. Especially if they look as good as this one!

Posted: 10/11/2011 at 18:24

Those track days affected by Noise regs will get tons of money once these become more viable. Day and night riding not an issue, the noise won't affect the neighbours at all.

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 13:28

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