Honda RC-E – Electric Superbike Concept | “Fast, Quiet, and Green”

By - November 11th, 2011

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After the recent onslaught of criticism over its unimaginative designs, Honda aims to bounce back at next month’s Tokyo Motor Show. In a publicity blitz, the company will unveil seven new concepts for its expansive product range, including this, the Honda RC-E, for its motorcycles division. Already quite distinctive because of its silhouette alone, the bike’s front and rear are suspended by Ohlins TTX. What’s more, tucked away near the air intake dam by the nose is the LED headlight, an ingenious method to maintain the bike’s aerodynamics. The most unique aspect, however, will be the RC-E’s engine. In place of a traditional gas-driven combustible engine, the RC-E runs on electricity, evident from the large copper bundle and the “plug-in” signage at mid-bike. Another advantage will be the electric powertrain’s smaller footprint, allowing a 600cc-class performance to fit into a 250cc-class chassis. Quiet, fast, and green…can’t wait to see this on the road in the near future.

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2 comments
Bingo
Bingo

Nice looking machine!!! Shame it will sound like a milkfloat.. Stick a playing card in the spokes for the desired motorbike sound!!!

HK
HK

Lookin hawt! Now if we can just figure out pricing and mileage per charge that'll be awesome!