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Kawasaki’s first electrical bike teased, unveiling on June 7 | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Japanese firm will ease itself into electrical mobility, with the teaser suggesting that its first zero emissions mannequin might be a kids’s motocross bike or steadiness bike.

Kawasaki has teased the disclosing of its very first electrical mannequin, which can happen on June 7. The corporate has been creating a Ninja 300-based electrical bike for a while now, however its first step into electrical mobility might be a smaller one. The teaser video means that the upcoming mannequin might be an electrical kids’s motocross bike or steadiness bike.

Whereas there are completely no particulars to date concerning the bike, we do get a tiny glimpse of the machine within the reflection on the rider’s goggles. And shock, shock, it is going to sport Kawasaki’s signature lime inexperienced shade.

Electrical steadiness bikes are one thing we’ve seen earlier than as effectively, primarily from KTM, and Honda’s first manufacturing electrical bike was additionally a children’ motocrosser. This section makes an excellent place to begin for Kawasaki, as a result of these are bikes prone to be ridden in brief stints, that means elements like outright vary aren’t an enormous consideration. The small measurement additionally means it could make do with a smaller battery, which may then be made detachable for handy charging – KTM’s steadiness bikes and the Honda CRF-E2, each supply detachable lithium-ion batteries.

Whereas Kawasaki’s first plunge into electrical mobility is unquestionably one thing to be enthusiastic about, it’s unlikely that the upcoming debut product might be offered in India, since there isn’t any apparent marketplace for it in the mean time. So the Ninja-based electrical bike is a extra doubtless candidate for Kawasaki’s first e-bike in India. Apparently, the corporate additionally unveiled a prototype hybrid bike final yr, which might function a stop-gap.

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