Electric vehicles are slowly but surely taking the place of their gasoline-based siblings and one of the most prominent names in the automotive industry, Honda, is slowly becoming aware of that. While Honda has not made a lot of noise on the two-wheeled electric vehicle market so far, it looks like things are about to change.
The company made its presence known during the Tokyo Motorcycle Show last week and showcased its latest two electric vehicles: a Benly Electric city delivery scooter and a CR Electric dirt bike.
The Benly electric scooter features the same batteries Honda uses for the PCX Electric maxi scooter and the best thing about them is that they are swappable. This means that the riders can keep their scooters going for quite some time without having to stop at a charging station.
The electric dirt bike on the other hand, looks a lot like the Honda CRF450. The bike resembles it so much to the point where even the inverted Showa suspension fork and the off road tires are the same ones Honda uses for the CRF line. The only difference, of course, is that this one is completely electric.
Honda has not shared any other details about the dirt bike though, not even how many kW the engine is capable of. All we know is that the motor was developed by Mugen, incidentally, the same company that works on the Shinden electric race motorcycles that compete in the Isle of Man races. A good sign, we’d say.
The company made sure to let everyone know the two vehicles are still in the prototype stage but, by the sound of it, Honda is seriously considering bringing them to production in the near future.