The Honda e-MTB Concept bike was presented at the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo. According to electrek, this model has every chance of entering mass production.
The e-bike has a built-in mid-drive Brose motor and is often used by e-bike manufacturers.
Honda also used an SRAM Eagle AXS transmission, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, Fox front and rear suspensions, a RockShox Reverb seat post, DT Swiss XM 1700 wheels and Maxxis Minion DHF tires.
Honda’s goal was to combine motorcycle and cycling capabilities into one product that could handle mountainous terrain.
“The Honda e-MTB concept expands the scope of outdoor mobility. This bike, which easily climbs uphill with an electrical appliance, offers a new riding experience…. It was designed so that anyone can freely enjoy riding on mountain trails,” the company explains.
Honda is far from the first car or motorcycle manufacturer to explore electric bikes as a potential avenue for brand expansion. Harley-Davidson, Porsche and Peugeot are already working on this.
Recall that Acer introduced a “smart” electric bike.