HYT Moto from China has just introduced the Honda EZ-9 Cub inspired, HYT Moto FW-03 leisure electric motorcycle. We want one, do you?
A fairly new motorcycle manufacturer from China, HYT Moto has just introduced a bunch of electric motorcycles for 2021. One of the bikes that caught out attention was the Honda EZ-9/ EZ90 Cub inspired electric leisure bike called the “HYT Moto FW-03”. In case you don’t know the Honda EZ-9 here is a quick run-through.
A brief look at the Honda EZ-9 / EZ90
Honda EZ-9 also known as Honda EZ90 Cub in some market was a motocross scooter produced by Honda from 1991-1996. Apart from looking futuristic and funky, the EZ90 was simply a cross between a motocross bike and a scooter. However, the EZ90 Cub was not a road-going bike, it was developed to use as a trail or pit bike. Meaning, the bike was limited to off-road and internal auxiliary use only.
The EZ-9, acronym for Easy-nine “easy-nine” was first presented during the 1990 Tokyo Motor Show in Honda’s tri-co (White, blue and red). The purpose of Honda developing this bike was to get everyone into riding motorcycles just like the first Cub. To make two-wheel riding exciting for everyone, during the development phase, Honda focused on making the EZ-9 look friendly, easy and fun to ride.
Honda thought the EZ would be a good addition to vacation homes and motorhomes. The EZ-9 was basically something that you could use to stroll and have fun around your courtyard, farmhouse or motorhome! If you want to know more, check out our exclusive coverage on the Honda EZ-9 / EZ90 Cub here.
HYT Moto FW-03
Coming back to the topic, HYT Moto’s FW-03 follows the funky design of the much-loved Honda EZ-9. Although it looks very similar to the EZ-9, the FW-03 is entirely different underneath.
Unlike the petrol-powered EZ-9, the modern HYT FW-03 is electric and comes in two variants: FW-03 Road and FW-03 Off-Road. As the name suggests, the Road variant is meant for tarmac use meanwhile the rugged Off-Road variant is built to handle both tarmac and dirt roads just like the original EZ-9.
HYT FW-03 Specifications
Underneath, the FW-03 Road is powered by a FELQ electric motor which puts out 4.2 kW of peak power and 20 Nm of max torque. On the other hand, the FW-03 Off-Road is powered by a more capable electric motor which puts 6.3 kW of peak power and 30 Nm of max torque. In the case of the battery, both variants use a 48V 30AH 18650 battery. HYT says the FW-03 Road is capable of hitting a max speed of 50 km/h and a range of 200 km. Meanwhile, the more powerful FW-03 Off-Road rolls in with a max speed of 90 km/h and a range of 100 km. Well, these figures are actually impressive!
Suspension duties on both variants are taken care of by a traditional front fork and a rear mono-shock just like the EZ-9. However, unlike the EZ-9, the FW-03 uses disc brakes.
As for the wheels and tyres, both the bikes come with a large 12-inch front wheel wrapped around by a 100-90 front tyre and a chunky 130-90 tyre with a 10-inch wheel at the rear. Dimension-wise both the bikes are very similar as well.
In the case of electrics, the FW-03 packs LED lighting and a sleek TFT instrument panel. In the promo video, we also noticed a separate “turbo mode”. Well, that sounds like fun.
According to sources, the production is said to begin in June 2021 at HYT Motor’s Changzhou plant in China. The model is said to go on sale in China first through HYT Moto’s partner dealership in Hiyeetong, Shanghai. In the case of other markets, we heard the model will be marketed in Europe via KWANG YANG MOTOR CO. LTD. Pricing details and the availability of the FW-03 outside of China and Europe hasn’t been announced yet. We are very excited, how about you?
The HYT FW-03 can be shipped to other markets outside of China and Europe.
- For more details visit HYT Moto’s official website here.