The Tokyo Motor Show is next month, and Honda has something special for two-wheeled enthusiasts. Fresh on the heels of KTM debuting the first major OEM electric dirt bike, Honda has an electric concept of its own: the Honda RC-E. The japanese company is being fairly terse about the RC-E’s details, simply stating that the bike 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 bike looks fairly well-finished overall, hinting that the production of such a machine isn’t too far down the development timeline, should Honda give the project a green light. Shod with Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes, and a motor that looks large enough to come out of hybrid car, Honda’s design here is very appealing.
It’s hard to say how serious the company is about making an electric motorcycle though, but it does seem interesting is that the bike has an RC naming scheme, is wearing number plates, and has an obvious racing slant with its components. Could we HRC go racing electric soon?