Honda is said to be working on a new electric motorcycle, as per the latest patents that were filed by the Japanese company.
CB125R-based model has a compact electric motor
Usage of a pre-existing platform could save time and money
Currently no details are available on launch timeline
The patent images clearly show the electric motorcycle is based on the Honda CB125R, featuring the same Neo Sports Cafe design theme. In fact, not only are the body panels the same, but the wheels, brakes and suspension are also virtually identical to the CB125R. Naturally, Honda would have had to make changes to the frame to accommodate the electric motor and battery pack, instead of the petrol-powered single-cylinder engine.
Using an existing platform for developing an electric motorcycle is a practical step by Honda, as it results in huge savings, both in terms of costs and…