That’s right. Honda’s filed another set of patents for an electric two-wheeler. But this time, it’s a motorcycle.
Whether you like it or not, electric is here to stay. The major manufacturers are all working away on a range of battery powered bikes and scooters, with a focus on urban mobility. And Honda’s been busier than most of late. A couple of weeks ago we brought you the patents of Honda’s electric Super Cub – and now we’ve got our hands on some design drawings of an electric CB125R.
How do we know what it is? Well, aside from its electric motor, the chassis is exactly the same as the current CB125R. And the bodywork’s a bit of a giveaway too.
At this stage, that’s about as much as we know. There’s been no official confirmation from Honda and we haven’t seen any snaps of the bike out testing – but considering the patent shows a complete bike, it’s likely that the Japanese factory isn’t all that far away from mass production. Maybe we’ll see it at the end of this year… maybe we’ll have to wait until 2021 – but one thing’s for sure; it’s coming.
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