G. David Felt - Staff Writer Alternative Energy - www.cheersandgears.com
Riding Assist-e at 45th Annual Tokyo Motor Show
Have to hand it to Honda, I am very much interested in this bike. An EV bike that will have between 100-200 miles of charge and built in autobalance in the way of a Segway will reduce the balance work of the rider.
To quote the Honda Corporations press release:
Honda Riding Assist-e (World premiere)
The Honda Riding Assist-e features Honda’s unique balance control technology, developed through its humanoid robot research. The motorcycle automatically balances itself at very low speeds, reducing rider load. This model makes riding easier, and more fun. The Riding Assist-e is powered by electric motor, and marks a step towards realizing Honda’s vision of “enjoying the freedom of mobility” and “a carbon-free society.”
This should make for some fast reacting quick off the line rides for the adrenaline junkie in us all!
Honda Press Release
Plenty of pics I see posted to the web now on this new bike.
Wheels for the week: 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE. We'll be taking this one on a trip to Virginia and testing out how close to the 37mpg highway rating we'll get. It's equipped with Toyota Safety Sense which means I'll have radar cruise control for the trip (Yay!). The shocking part is the price: $28,084 for a Corolla that doesn't even have the biggest engine. But it's got heated seats, so that will keep Albert Maisto happy.