The Honda Riding Assist-e Concept will make its world premiere at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show held from October 25 to November 5.
The Honda Riding Assist-e Concept is akin to the ‘Honda Riding Assist’ Concept. The latter was a petrol-powered concept which Honda showcased at the 2017 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. Rather than relying on gyroscopes, which are heavier; the two motorcycles employ Honda’s robotics technology for self-balancing. It achieves this by raking out the front forks and then moving the front wheel back and forth. Honda has borrowed this technology from the Honda UNI-CUB personal mobility device.
The Honda Riding Assist-e Concept employs a uniquely designed trellis frame which holds the battery and electric motor. The bike uses a shaft drive on a single-sided swingarm to transfer the power. The rear-facing radiator is mounted just under the seat. The motor's output figures are not revealed as of now. The charging port is on the left side of the bike, and the motorcycle comes with multiple riding modes.
For suspension, the concept motorcycle uses telescopic fork at the front and a Pro-Link monoshock at the rear. The alloy wheels are shod with Bridgestone tyres. Brakes include petal discs on both ends with Nissin callipers. The headlight and tail light use LED. The digital instrument cluster shows the speed and degree of lean too.
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If the Honda Riding Assist-e makes into production in the future, it would be ideal for beginner riders. Expect more details about the concept once it debuts at the show.