Honda has taken the wraps off a brand new electric-powered CR motocross bike at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Japan.
Rather than some odd-looking prototype like the Mugen from a couple of years ago, the prototype bike looks much more production-ready as it has a CRF-style aluminium beam frame and Showa suspension. The bodywork and dummy fuel tank is also built to look as much like a conventional bike as possible.
There’s no news on when it might see production or potential price, but marks Honda’s mission to make environmentally-friendly bikes.
Its sister company Mugen – which races electric bikes in the Isle of Man TT -revealed a wild-looking motocross prototype two years ago but it’s clear to see this new CR has a completely different powerplant.
Although e-bike firm Alta recently ceased trading, many manufacturers are investing in clean technology. KTM also sells its electric Freeride-E but has not made a motocross version.
More details when we get them!