The Sora electric motorcycle, from Canadian company Lito, is one in a line of e-bikes looking to change the public perception about electric transportation. Powered by a liquid-cooled AC motor fed from a 12kWh lithium-polymer battery pumping 66.4 ft.-lbs. of torque, the Sora appears to be your conventional motorcycle. However, the Sora, like the Brammo […]
Honda RC-E Electric Sportbike Revealed at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
We’re still waiting for any technical details but here are initial photographs Honda has released of its new RC-E electric sportbike concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. (Updated with six more high-resolution images.)
Honda describes the RC-E as an electric version of a supersports bike, claiming a powerful and smooth ride for an electric vehicle within the compact form of a 250cc-class motorcycle. The images clearly show Brembo calipers and Ohlins suspension, and we especially like the LED headlights and the retro styling.
The RC-E remains at this moment purely a concept, presented in Tokyo beside Honda’s EV-STER electric sports car concept.
Colum Wood, editor of our sister site AutoGuide.com is at the Tokyo show, and he sent us some hi-res shots. Check them out along with Honda’s photographs after the jump.
Honda to Unveil Electric Sportbike Concept at Tokyo Motor Show