Kawasaki’s EV Endeavor electrical motorbike could also be getting nearer to manufacturing as new patent photographs present how Kawasaki would construct and ship the electrical motorbikes.
Kawasaki’s first electrical motorbike manufacturing certain?
Kawasaki broke the news on the company’s first electric motorcycle undertaking final 12 months on the EICMA Milan Bike Present.
We obtained to see the bike in person in Milan and take a look at its pretty uncommon manual-transmission gear field – one thing that most electric motorcycle manufacturers have eschewed in favor a easy single-speed drive.
On the time Kawasaki wasn’t giving any particulars about doable manufacturing. The bike was very a lot nonetheless an idea – and barely that.
However now there are new patent particulars that present Kawasaki is properly into the manufacturing planning phases for the bike.
It’s too quickly to say that this can be a undoubtedly sign in the direction of manufacturing, however it does present that Kawasaki is placing effort into planning out the bike’s supply technique.
The patent drawings seem to point that the battery and management unit from the Kawasaki EV Endeavor electrical motorbike can be produced off-site in a separate facility from the motorbike itself.
The battery and management unit would then be shipped to a 3rd facility, together with the gutted motorbike, the place the 2 models can be married.
This technique may have a number of advantages. It would present extra flexibility with reference to difficult lithium-ion battery delivery rules. It may additionally enable present factories to supply the bikes with little or no re-tooling or re-training, and as a substitute enable nearly all of the EV-specific elements to be produced in a specialised off-site facility.
Visordown suggests that this thriller “third location” might be a dealership, the place the bike and battery are shipped individually after which fitted collectively within the service division earlier than being handed off to the client for supply.
It’s arduous to say if that’s the case or not, as Kawasaki hasn’t particularly said the place every step of this course of would happen.
We don’t even know if the EV Endeavor electrical motorbike will formally attain manufacturing but. The quantity of effort that Kawasaki appears to be placing into the planning would point out that the corporate is severe about it, however they’ve made no definitive announcement about any agency manufacturing plans.
Till then, we’ll simply should hold scouring new patents and hoping that Kawasaki drops a number of extra nuggets of particulars on us.
In the intervening time, tell us what you consider Kawasaki’s plans to FINALLY enter the electrical motorbike market. Might an electrical Ninja be in your future?
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