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Guy Procter  says:

Honda's incredible RC-E Tokyo Show concept

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...

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andybiker

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andybiker says:

Shoddy

Has anyone else read the piece about this in the paper? It says that "judging by the reaction to it on motorcyclenews.com the bike may be set to turn the tide of apathy toward electric bikes among hardcore riders".

Really! Then how come out of the 31 comments left here 16 are against electric vehicles, only 10 are for them and five like the look but make no mention of how it is powered? No doubt Guy Procter will claim he wrote the story before those against electric bikes left their comments, in which case I hope he writes a more balanced report next week.

Oh, and just to be pedantic, Americans say "toward", the English say "towards". Perhaps MCN should employ some decent sub editors?

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Fly by night

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Fly by night says:

Don't like the looks

I like the idea of it being electric but considering the range usually associated with electric bikes the looks don't match the bike.

 

The idea of electric bikes is a good one but until they solve the problem of the range and the solve the problem of refuelling, they will not be practical.

 

As I have always said Battery swap is the only way to go at the moment, which will solve the issue of refueling,

 

However in saying this, even battery swap would be very limiting in range.

 

As a city bike, for sure a good idea, but with the problems of parking for bikes there seems very little point unless they remove the need to have them registered so parking is free everywhere.

 

There alternatives to the ICE but until they bring them on line we are stuck with the ICE and pollution will remain our best friend or enemy.

 

Anyway with regards to looks the vectrix sports bike looks much better and the design would lend it self well to battery swap.

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