Final week, Kawasaki dropped a teaser for a brand new electrical two-wheeler, and we uncovered proof that the teaser is for an electrical stability bike referred to as the Elektrode. Kawasaki is ready to disclose the Elektrode on June 7 alongside some side-by-side fashions, however we’ve already obtained an thought what the stability bike will appear like.
Japan’s mental property workplace has revealed designs for a stability bike from Kawasaki, and although it doesn’t say it outright, the designs we are able to solely assume shall be for the Elektrode. The designs have been filed by Kawasaki on April 28, 2021, and formally registered this month.
The design filings point out the stability bike is a Kawasaki creation and never from a producer just like the Stacyc, which produces stability bikes for its proprietor, Harley-Davidson, and below license for KTM, Husqvarna, and GasGas.
An outline accompanying the submitting (translated from Japanese) reads: “this text is an electrical bike. A battery is saved contained in the physique body between the entrance and rear wheels, and a motor is positioned within the middle of the rear wheels.”
The design submitting solely protects the elements of the illustrations proven in grayscale, with dashed strains illustrating different parts such because the hub motor talked about within the description. The battery seems to take up a lot of the essential body, because the drawing under exhibits what we assume are screw holes for accessing the facility supply.
The handlebars usually are not a part of the design, however we presume there shall be a throttle grip and switchgear on the manufacturing mannequin. The sketches additionally present two hand levers for controlling the brakes. A bicycle-style rim brake is proven on the rear wheel and whereas there’s no matching brake on the entrance wheel, we are able to see mounting factors for one on the fork.
The saddle appears to be like like a typical bicycle seat and put up, which ought to make it simple to regulate the peak to swimsuit younger riders of various ages.
On the entrance finish of the body, the designs present a quantity plate that pulls a connection to Kawasaki’s KX fashions. We are able to in all probability count on a inexperienced colour scheme and graphics resembling Kawasaki’s dust bikes.
The design submitting doesn’t present any clues concerning the battery capability or how a lot energy the motor produces. We’ll have to attend for the June 7 announcement for official particulars in addition to pricing for the Kawasaki Elektrode stability bike.
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