Honda’s fuel cell motorcycle plans revealed


 

These five design drawings unearthed from a heap of files registered with an international patent office show that Honda isn’t just about electric bikes and huge mpg for the future – the two wheel giant is also building Hydrogen cell bikes for the next phase of motorcycling’s universe.

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a fuel cell patent from Honda, but it is the first time we’ve seen one that look so much like a conventional motorcycle. In these designs you can see that hydrogen tank is sited under the seat with the front part of the motorcycle being where the cells are held.

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The machine’s battery and brains sit lower down in the belly pan alongside the electric motor which drives the shaft to the back wheel.

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Yep, the bike does look like an overgrown Grom at the moment, but hey – it’s early days yet. Surely it can’t be that hard to turn this into a shaft-driven hyrdogen-powered, V4-beating Fireblade. Can it?

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