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.

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.

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.

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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