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    Japanese plans for electric motorcycles

    It looks like the Japanese are at least talking about electric motorcycle standards. No mention about actually building any for the consumer market, though. On the other hand even talking about the subject might make this an April Fools Day joke:
    https://electricmotorcycles.news/the...c-motorcycles/
    Last edited by Richard230; 02 April 2019 at 0712.
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    Here is something interesting. Kawasaki has filed a patent for a 400cc-size electric motorcycle with a quickly replaceable battery. This proposal is more advanced than I had expected to see so soon. However the infrastructure is likely to be very expensive and labor intensive and I wonder if the battery pack would be leased to the owner of the motorcycle? That might not fly in the conservative motorcycle buying market, though : https://www.webbikeworld.com/is-an-e...ja-400-coming/
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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