Honda’s recent press conference unveiled ambitious plans for the future, signaling a substantial investment of $3.4 billion in the development and production of its electric motorcycle lineup.
The targeted continents for this expansion are likely to include nations like Taiwan, where there is a growing demand for lightweight electric motorcycles and scooters. These regions have experienced significant year-on-year growth, driven in part by successful rental schemes that eventually lead to widespread personal ownership.
While the specific details of the upcoming bikes remain undisclosed, a glimpse into the future was provided during the live stream, showcasing 11 outlined models set to launch between now and 2025. Among them, three are motorcycles, including what appears to be a large maxi scooter resembling an electric version of the Honda X-ADV.
Additionally, there are two street bikes, one with a cruiser design and the other featuring a more traditional naked look. The bottom row is completed with a dirt bike, a logical move considering Honda has already introduced its CR-E electric motorcycle.
The majority of the upcoming models, however, fall into the scooter category, boasting varying sizes and designs. Given the global demand for electric scooters, these additions are expected to play a crucial role in Honda’s market strategy.
Despite the strong emphasis on electric vehicles, Honda remains committed to internal combustion engines. The livestream highlighted the company’s focus on developing more flexible engines, capable of running on fuel with higher ethanol content.