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Kawasaki unveils hybrid, electrical prototypes | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Each prototypes have been showcased in the course of the Suzuka eight hours endurance race in Japan.

It’s been identified for a while that Kawasaki is engaged on hybrid and absolutely electrical bikes, with the producer planning to roll out 10 electrified fashions by 2025. On the latest Suzuka eight hours endurance race, Kawasaki rolled out two prototypes, one hybrid and one pure EV, for a quick demo run.

The hybrid motorbike out of those two appears to be based mostly on the model’s Ninja collection, most definitely the Ninja 400. The Kawasaki hybrid motorbike, which was first unveiled in prototype guise final yr, can be powered by a parallel twin engine that’ll work in tandem with an electrical motor. Specs of the hybrid bike stay beneath wraps for now however, count on extra particulars to filter by in the end.

As for the fully-electric mannequin showcased, it regarded prefer it was based mostly on Kawasaki’s Z vary of avenue bare bikes, the Z250 to be particular. The electrical mannequin options an electrical motor mounted within the centre and a series drive system. Just like the hybrid bike, specs for the electrical mannequin weren’t revealed. Nonetheless, some leaked paperwork counsel that the bike might make as much as 14.8hp.  

Each fashions seemed to be in near-production guise and therefore it’s fairly seemingly that Kawasaki will show the 2 fashions at EICMA 2022. 

In June, Kawasaki unveiled the Elektrode, its first absolutely electrical bike. Nonetheless, the Elektrode isn’t a correct motorbike however is as an alternative an electrical steadiness bike geared toward kids who’re leaping onto two wheels for the primary time.

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