Batteries at the bottom of the chassis, regen on the front wheel, triangular swingarm. The all-electric Honda motorcycle is on the way.
Batteries at the bottom of the chassis, regen on the front wheel, triangular swingarm. The all-electric Honda motorcycle is on the way.

So this drawing has appeared as part of a patent from Honda and in it you can clearly see that it’s an all-electric vehicle slotted into a semi-sporty outer.

There’s not much detail on the intricacies of the bike itself; batteries are low slung, there’s braking regen from the front wheel and the rear triangular swingarm with direct-drive hub is very Harley-Davidson LiveWire.

Let’s take the outer bodywork lines as merely suggestions for the style of bike at the moment (it’d be a bit daft of Honda to show the bike’s exact look at this stage) but even if you do that it’s still clear from the geometry of the underpinning chassis that this is a roadster with some sport pretentions.

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What do you reckon to this, are you going to be seriously interested in an all-electric Honda when it first appears?

Tony Carter

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