Honda is putting the motor in the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show with the company's RC-E electric sportsbike concept. Details are scarce on the vehicle at the moment, but its clear the designers at Honda envisioned the machine as a dual-purpose track heathen and commuter. Tiny LED headlights are tucked into the front fairing, and the rear of the bike is decorated with similarly demure tail lights and turning indicators. We don't know what kind of power the RC-E develops or how it stores its power, but Honda did say that the concept rides on a 250cc chassis. We're guessing the bike's bare bones look more than a little similar to the company's recently unveiled CBR250R.

Judging from the fact that the front fascia boasts an air inlet, we're guessing there's some sort of battery-cooling system on board. While the bike is purely a concept at this juncture, there's a skinny chance the RC-E may hint to what Honda has planned for the future of the company's motorcycle design. Hit the jump to check out a video of the RC-E.



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      skippy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love it when people post "videos" that are really just collections of still images. Oh and Honda if you want to show that you're really interested in making an electric "race bike" (i.e. not just racing decals), race it at the next Isle of Mann electric race against the likes of Zero et al.
      ijardine
      • 3 Years Ago
      The tires look pretty large for the equivalent of a 250cc bike so I expect that torque will be high.
      IOMTT
      • 3 Years Ago
      The chasis reminds me of the defunct 250cc two stroke racer. I am not really excited about the prospect of electric motorcycles. I love the mechanical melodies and harmonies. Intake and exhaust music, upshift and downshift and simply the beauty of the ICE.
      over9000
      • 3 Years Ago
      what does this have to do with cars?
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @over9000
        Oh, shut up, will you? You want feeding, troll? I cant be bothered.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          [blocked]
          Quen47
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          Autoblog has been occasionally covering motorcycles for years. Deal with it
          the.ting
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          @sixpackdan: Your comment just made me thing conservatives are all retarded. Now is that fair? What the hell does this have anything to do with liberals and conservatives??
          the.ting
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          think*
      Alonzo Alex Clark
      • 3 Years Ago
      this looks awesome i really want one always love the old school cafe racer look
      thepennyracer
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks like a KAMEN RIDER bike. awesome.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]