Honda surprises with an e-MTB inspired by its legendary RN01

Mountain bike 01/11/23 18:57 Migue A.

The Japanese Mobility Salon held a few days ago has left us with interesting images like these Yamaha eBikes with total traction and power steering or Honda's interpretation of what could be its entry into electric cycling.

Above, Honda's proposal for its future e-MTBs, below the iconic Honda RN01 G-Cross for DH

Honda draws inspiration from its iconic RN01 for its future eBikes

From its stand at the Japanese Mobility Salon, Honda unveiled the concept of an e-MTB with which the brand proposes its entry into the sector. In addition, it does so by reinterpreting one of the most iconic DH bikes in the history of this sport, the Honda RN01 G-Cross. An MTB with which it competed in the first decade of the 2000s and which still looks futuristic today.

The Honda RN01 G-Cross was competing in DH during the first decade of the 2000s

This first prototype of this e-MTB has just seen the light but, without official confirmation, it could be a final model intended to be produced soon. From e-BikeJapan they report that the frame will be cast aluminum, something the brand already uses in its motorcycles. The motor and battery would be integrated into the frame tubing and the motor could be a Brose Drive S Mag of 90Nm.

The Honda e-MTB Concept at the Japanese Mobility Salon

Honda entered the electric motorcycle sector a few years ago and set the year 2040 as a horizon in which the brand would have a 100% electric catalog. So it makes sense that it could include an electric bicycle division in it.

New news about this model is expected next month, when the brand will have a new exhibition space at the Milan International Motorcycle Show.



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Honda sorprende con una e-MTB inspirada en su mítica RN01