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Honda to show electric supersports RC-E motorcycle at Tokyo Motor Show

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November 10, 2011

Honda to show electric supersports RC-E motorcycle at Tokyo Motor Show

Honda to show electric supersports RC-E motorcycle at Tokyo Motor Show

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At long last, the world's largest and most influential motorcycle manufacturer appears to be getting serious about electric motorcycles, announcing it will be showing a supersports motorcycle concept at the Tokyo Motor Show next month.

Named the RC-E, the images released by Honda indicate a a super sports motorcycle designed solely for the "the joy of riding."

The brief press statement indicates that the machine is powerful, smooth and will only be the size of a 250cc-class machine. One wonders if Honda will pursue its time-honoured formula for capturing marketplaces - going racing - with the new EV.

I'll be in Tokyo for the show, and simply cannot wait for this one.

Very excited!

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4 Comments

Will the 800 pound gorilla finally bring it?

Alan Belardinelli
10th November, 2011 @ 04:24 am PST

Honda, please bring out a street version of this!!!!!

Tommygun
10th November, 2011 @ 12:19 pm PST

Fast and pretty? Yes, please.

Adam Cecchini
11th November, 2011 @ 09:58 pm PST

Predicted stats:

Range - 45 miles

Charge time - 9 hours

Top speed - 65 mph

Price - $11,000

Probability of succeeding - nil.

Neil
15th November, 2011 @ 10:01 am PST
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