2018 Motorcycle Previews Honda Riding Assist-e Debuts | Concept Electric Motorcycle

Honda Riding Assist-e Debuts | Concept Electric Motorcycle

Electric Motorcycle Concept |

Honda Riding Assist-e

Details are sparse right now, but Honda will reveal the Honda Riding Assist-e electric motorcycle to the public at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show. Beginning on October 27 and running through November 5, the Tokyo Motor Show is known for debuting new models and intriguing concept vehicles.

The Honda Riding Assist-e is a self-balancing motorcycle powered by electricity. It accomplishes two goals Honda has set out to meet—making motorcycles accessible to more people, and eliminating emissions from the vehicle. Honda calls the ideas “enjoying the freedom of mobility” and “a carbon-free society”.

Honda Riding Assist-e riderAccording to Honda, the technology that keeps the Riding Assist-e upright at low speeds was developed using its humanoid robot research.

Features we notice include a chassis that is fully motorcycle based, including the frame, single-sided swingarm, wheels, Bridgestone Battlax sport-touring tires, and Nissan brakes, as well as a linkage-assisted shock and traditional fork. The dash is futuristic, and the throttle is labeled Throttle-By-Wire, while the headlights are in-row LEDs. We also noticed the styling that’s a cross between the Honda Rebel and Ruckus.

Being a concept bike, you will never see one on the showroom floor, yet the Honda Riding Assist-e gives us an idea of where Honda thinks our sport is headed.

Honda Riding Assist-e Photo Gallery

Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited First Look: Updates, Specs, Photos

The 2021 Harley-Davidson CVO Limited arrives with two new paint choices, plus a couple of updates in the dash area. There’s a new LED...

MP Magic 37.5 Tech Merino Wool Socks Review (All-Season Footwear)

I’m very picky when it comes to motorcycle socks. For dirt bikes, it’s easy. I always wear Fly Racing Knee Brace socks, as they...

2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Review (13 Fast Facts)

Marketing is a funny thing. Usually, manufacturers exaggerate the displacement in model names—even if only by a little bit. However, in the case of...

2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special First Look (5 Fast Facts)

The 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special changes this year focus on new colors and finishes. However, there are some other updates worth discussing. The...

2021 DOT Certified Helmet Performance Testing Update

We provide some deep insight into the latest 2021 DOT Certified Motorcycle Helmet performance testing, from failure rate to suggestions for regulators.

2021 Benelli TRK502 Review (15 Fast Facts for Sport-Touring)

Last month we tested the 2021 Benelli TRK502X adventure motorcycle and came away impressed. At first glance, the standard TRK502 doesn’t seem that much...