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Kawasaki unveiled a prototype of a hybrid fuel-electric sportsbike.

Apart from a self-charging battery, Kawasaki has added a semi-automatic transmission to the bike, which the company has been experimenting on with its pure-electric prototype, the Endeavour.

 

Among other Japanese motorcycle manufacturers (Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki), Kawasaki has been the first to publicly disclose its ambitions for future electric cars.

 

Aside from a self-charging battery, Kawasaki has included a semi-automatic transmission on the bike.

 

Kawasaki recently declared that it will go entirely electric in chosen global markets by 2035, and the iconic Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has now proposed a hybrid sportsbike to kick off its ambitious road to full range electrification.

 

Among other Japanese motorcycle manufacturers (Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki), Kawasaki has been the first to publicly disclose its ambitions for future electric cars.

It intends to replace traditional gasoline-powered combustion engines with electric vehicles.

 

The company is now developing its electrification strategy and has patented a hybrid sportsbike that combines a traditional ICE with a tiny electric motor.

 

For the record, hybrid technology has long been used in automobiles; however, motorcycle manufacturers have failed to adopt the technology because fuel savings were never believed to be a priority for bikes, which are already considered to be a rather cost-effective means of transportation. At the same time, cramming a relatively substantial self-charging battery into a small frame isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

 

Kawasaki, on the other hand, has succeeded in packing the battery by shrinking the motor to fit a battery in what appears to be a chassis borrowed from a Kawasaki Ninja 400 mule.

 

Aside from a self-charging battery, Kawasaki has added a semi-automatic transmission to the bike, which the company has been experimenting on with its pure-electric prototype, the Endeavour. While Kawasaki’s new hybrid technology does not have zero emissions in terms of average usage, it may be driven in pure EV mode at low speeds.

-https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/news/kawasaki-reveals-hybrid-fuel-ev-sportsbike-prototype-41634357294613.html



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