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Honda to Unveil Electric Sportbike Concept at Tokyo Motor Show
Honda is set to unveil seven electric-powered concept vehicles at the upcoming 42nd Tokyo Motor Show, including a sportbike that has piqued our interest.
According to Honda, the RC-E concept is a version of a sportbike that “pursues the joy of riding.” Honda says the RC-E will offer a powerful and smooth ride unique to an EV model and features a 250cc-class compact body. We’ll provide more details of the RC-E concept as they become available.
Other Honda E-concepts include the Motor Compo, a compact EV commuter that Honda says offers the convenience of a two-wheeler, but remains useful even when it is not being ridden. This is achieved by detaching the battery that drives the commuter and using it as a power source. It’s not exactly sporty, but an interesting concept nonetheless.
Honda will also be displaying a variety of planned production models, including the NC700S, INTEGRA and NC700X, which will be equipped with Honda’s newly-developed global 700cc motorcycle engine. Also on display will be the planned production model of the CRF250L.