Honda RC-E Electric Sportbike Revealed at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung
honda rc e electric sportbike revealed at 2011 tokyo motor show

We’re still waiting for any technical details but here are initial photographs Honda has released of its new RC-E electric sportbike concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. (Updated with six more high-resolution images.)

Honda describes the RC-E as an electric version of a supersports bike, claiming a powerful and smooth ride for an electric vehicle within the compact form of a 250cc-class motorcycle. The images clearly show Brembo calipers and Ohlins suspension, and we especially like the LED headlights and the retro styling.

The RC-E remains at this moment purely a concept, presented in Tokyo beside Honda’s EV-STER electric sports car concept.

Colum Wood, editor of our sister site is at the Tokyo show, and he sent us some hi-res shots. Check them out along with Honda’s photographs after the jump.

[Source: Honda]

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