Until today it seemed Honda was content to dabble in commuter electrics while smaller, more nimble companies tested the waters of electric motorcycle racing and nailed down the market for electric two wheelers. Then this morning the Honda RC-E hit the net. A beautiful retro race bike inspired body sits over a massive frame, motor and [...]
In: Honda · Tagged with: Electric Sportbike, Honda, Honda electric sportbike, Honda RC-E, Tokyo Motor Show
Christian Amendt, an engineering student out of Germany is the first confirmed entrant of the ePower Electric Motorcycle Race series. Using what might be called a quantified version of Lotus’s “performance through low weight” philosophy, Christian converted a Honda RS125R to electric using a “half the weight, half the power” design. The 115 Kg (253.5 [...]
In: Racing · Tagged with: 96 volt, Christian Amendt, Epo-Bike, ePower, ePower teams, EV Racing, FIM, Honda, Racing, RS125R
I have to admit I have never heard of the Moto Ponco before and can’t find much information about it. It appears to be an electric scooter in a solid plastic shell with foot pegs, handlebars and seat that fold into the shell to achieve a more compact storable size. Total weight is 80 lbs.
In: Other Makes · Tagged with: 2009, folding, Honda, Moto Compo, Moto Ponco, Scooter, Tokyo Motor Show
Honda has published photos of a few battery electric scooters they plan to display in Tokyo next month at the 2009 Annual Tokyo Motor Show. One of the scooters, the EVE-neo, looks close to being production ready but Honda has not mentioned whether it is the all electric bike they plan to sell in 2010. [...]