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Honda's incredible RC-E Tokyo Show concept

By Guy Procter -

New bikes

 10 November 2011 09:28

Honda will reveal this breathtaking electric sportsbike at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show next month. Dubbed the RCE, the  road-legal supersport-style bike uses the large, powerful electric motor employed in the firm's Insight hybrid car.

It's suspended front and rear by Ohlins TTX and is designed to "Pursue the joy of riding" says Honda. The firm promises "a powerful and smooth ride unique to an EV model" and 600-class performance in a 250cc-class body.

The styling draws heavily on the best period of the firm's hallowed racing past, its lines uninterrupted by the LED projector headlight mounted in the nose intake. If this is a test of public interest in an electric Honda sportsbike, they're pushing ALL the right buttons.