Honda EV-Cub Concept Debuts, Yet Again

10/01/2015 @ 6:44 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

EV-Cub Concept

We’re not really sure why Honda is debuting the EV-Cub concept again at the Tokyo Motor Show, but it is. Taking the iconic Honda Super Cub design, and adopting it to a new electric platform, Honda is making an obvious play with one of the “nicest” machines it ever created.

Unlike Big Red, we won’t rehash the idea again, other than to say just build it already, Honda – electric scooters make a lot of sense, especially in dense urban environments. The Honda Super Cub is the best selling motorcycle of all time, and we’re sure the EV-Cub will continue that heritage.

Honda’s press release says the following “new” information about the Honda EV-Cub:

A personal commuter model for short-distance commuting that follows the concept of an “easy-to-handle and economical motorcycle” that Honda has been pursuing since the creation of the first-generation Super Cub. Placing the battery, a heavy component, at a low position in the middle of the body, allows easy mounting and dismounting. Moreover, ease-of-handling was pursued through concentration of mass and lowering of the centre of gravity. In consideration of ease-of-use in a broader range of environments, the battery itself was made detachable, and rechargeable using a standard home wall socket.

EV-Cub Concept

EV-Cub Concept

EV-Cub Concept

EV-Cub Concept

EV-Cub Concept

EV-Cub Concept

Source: Honda

  • Bluey

    Crickets….

  • Matt Sargent

    As much as I love my Multistrada, I’d gladly use this for my usual short commute. It just makes too much sense and still looks like a blast to ride. @Honda, build it and sell it asap!

  • I’m surprised. One of the most important motorcycles ever is about to go electric, and no one has boo to say about it?

  • mudgun

    I know the elec. cub is the wave of the future, but damn I’ll miss that exhaust note as they go whizzing past my house.

  • lee colleton

    Maybe they can synthesize that ;-P

    I won’t miss the risk of asthma, stroke, heart attack, etc etc

  • lee colleton

    How hackable is it?

  • Perhaps it’s simply exhaustion.

    Honda introduced the EV Cub concept some time ago, as you link above, and the EV Neo concept a little more recently. They even did limited demonstration programs in Japan and Europe.

    BMW has the C Evolution scooter (not sold in the US), KTM has the Freeride E (not sold in the US), Victory has the Empulse TT (previously sold in the US by Brammo).

    Maybe Honda will stop teasing and ship bikes for sale. A light, cheap-to-own scooter would indeed be perfect for the urban commuter.