The Kentucky Kid, Nicky Hayden‘s signing with Jorge Martinez’s Team Aspar is now official, with the Spanish team finally confirming news many MotoGP followers were long expecting. Also expected was the announcement that Hayden will compete in the 2014 MotoGP Championship on Honda‘s new production racer (unofficially known as the RCV1000R.) “Thanks to everybody who […]
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