Honda to unveil new generation of bikes with high-performance engines
Posted On July 27, 2021
Honda will unveil new generations of its flagship electric motorcycles at its annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, including the world’s first all-electric bike, the new Honda S2000, and a new line of premium bikes with supercharging capabilities.
Honda has been developing and marketing its new bikes, including a new generation that has been designed for the electric vehicle market, since the mid-2020s.
The bikes are designed to be able to go from zero to 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds, and the bikes are capable of going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 3.5 hours.
The company said it will unveil the new generation in January 2019.
The new generation has been in the development stage for more than a decade, and Honda has worked with various electric vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers to design and build the bikes.
The S2000 and S3000 electric motorcycles are the first to use the latest lithium ion batteries, which have been known to be superior to those in traditional lithium-ion battery packs.
The new bikes will include more advanced features that include a six-speed gearbox, an 8-volt battery, a full electric motor and a battery charger, and will have a range of more than 600 miles (1,600 kilometers) on a single charge.
Honda said the new bikes could be sold in a single pack.
The S2000 electric bike has a price tag of $1,100, up from $895 for the current generation.
Honda also plans to launch a smaller version of the S2000 in 2019, but only if demand is strong enough.
Honda’s S2000 lineup has also included electric motorcycles such as the Honda VX-8 and the Honda CBR1000RR, which can be sold as electric bikes for a fraction of the cost.