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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-29-2008, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hybrid Motorcycles from Honda for 2011?

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Honda to offer hybrid motorcycles from 2011

Honda Motor Co. will start selling hybrid motorcycles as early as the mid-2010s, and with smaller electric motorcycles coming out as early as 2011, the automaker has announced.

The move is part of Honda's efforts to cope with rising gasoline prices and global warming by applying its 4-wheeled hybrid and battery technology to motorcycles.

Adding a hybrid engine and battery to a motorcycle's traditional internal combustion engine was thought to present too many engineering problems, not least that of size. However, Honda believes that it can shrink a hybrid engine enough to be mounted on a motorcycle frame.

The hybrid motorbikes will be available in engine displacements between 200 and 1,000 cc, and, according to Honda, will be 50 percent more fuel-efficient. Production will be cut by using common components in both hybrid cars and motorcycles.

Honda will also be producing a new line of electric scooters, and a successor to the Cub series motorbikes for commercial use, with an engine size of 50 to 125 cc.

Though with a limited range -- a smaller electric motorcycle will only be able to run about 30 kilometers on one charge -- fuel costs will be smaller than that of a gasoline motorcycle.
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The current hybrid bikes I've seen are too ugly and too heavy because of he battery.

Will it sell though? Who buys a 1000cc bike to sip fuel? Maybe a commuter or maxiscooter model will sell.

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Where is Yamaha on these hybrids?
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The only prob I see with this is more bikes on the road which means more idiots riding, which means more accidents/ deaths and more negative attention.
Look how gas prices have made more ppl ride scooters, this will just add to that.
On the other hand, maybe more ppl riding will mean more ppl watching out for us as they drive their cage.

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And when I say more ppl riding scooters, I'm referring to the ones who go squid cause they think they can't get hurt on such a little thing, not scooter riders in general.

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