Honda’s latest patent combines fun-size and green technology.
The demand for electric motorcycles is constantly on an upward curve. The future of electric bikes are certain but the inclination towards conventional motorcycles is still strong. At the moment, electric motorcycles still account for a tiny proportion of sales and major manufacturers are still struggling to appeal to the biking community. Top guns like Harley-Davidson have rolled out attractive green rides but with little genuine advantages over the conventional designs. Just recently, Honda has filed three patents in Japan and this might just be the stairway to improving the outreach for electric motorcycles.
The new patents suggest for motorcycles that will attract the younger and more eco-oriented riders as well as existing motorcyclists. According to the patents, we can see that Honda is aiming for a small bike, such as the Grom. The Honda Grom has slowly become the new favourite and the attraction point is mainly its flexibility in maneuvering the bike due to the small size. The Grom is powered by gas and with the introduction of a somewhat alternative that is electric, it is likely that the appeal would be similar.