30 images: Check out these Honda bikes launched at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Self-balancing bikes, anyone?
by Sharleen Banzon | Oct 26, 2017

The Honda booth at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show included both two- and four-wheeled models, making it one of the more massive spaces at the event. Here’s a gallery of the newly launched models on display:


Riding Assist-e

Making its world debut is the company’s experimental self-balancing bike, which utilizes technology from Honda’s research in humanoid robotics. The electric-powered Riding Assist-e automatically balances itself during “ultra-low-speed situations...such as traffic jams or starting and stopping.”

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Neo Sports Café Concept

Also making its first appearance is this naked sports bike concept, which “fuses fundamental fun, beauty, and a new-generation package.”

 


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Super Cub 110

A Tokyo Motor Show special, the Super Cub 110 commemorative model celebrates the Super Cub line’s 100-million-unit global production milestone, as well its 60th anniversary next year.

 


Super Cub C125

A smart key and an electric seat opener are just two of the many features of this stylish but highly functional 125cc personal commuter.

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Monkey 125

Completing the lineup of concept bikes is this leisure model, whose “125cc horizontal, single-cylinder engine was installed to the signature body...with a sense of intentional deformation that comes from the short and tall body proportion unique to the Monkey series.”

 


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Gold Wing/Gold Wing Tour

Honda’s flagship bike takes on a completely all-new form, and is powered by a newly developed six-cylinder engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Tour version comes with features like a smart key, an Apple CarPlay-compatible infotainment system, and Walking Mode, “which utilizes the structure of [the dual-clutch transmission] to make navigating sharp turns easier.”

 


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PCX Electric

This planned production model packs a high-output electric motor and a removable Honda Mobile Power Pack. While its design is fundamentally the same as that of the Hybrid version, it boasts model-unique styling cues such as rear hugger fender around the motor, and a color scheme that matches that of the power pack.

 


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PCX Hybrid

Touted as the world’s first hybrid motorcycle, the PCX Hybrid uses a high-output battery and an ACG starter motor to supplement engine power and torque.

 


Cross Cub 110

The Cross Cub 110 assumes a tough stance with its “leg shield-less active style” matched with wider tires. A leisure-oriented model, it has design and key features (for instance, the upright riding posture and the thicker seat cushioning) that are geared toward both urban and off-road recreational use.

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