Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A first look at the hybrid motorcycle


eCycleWhile hybrid cars have become popular with drivers seeking lower fuel costs and cleaner air, is anyone working on a hybrid motorcycle?

According to Motorcyclistonline.com, eCycle and Machineart have developed a hybrid motorcycle prototype that gives motorcycle riders a glimpse of what a hybrid motorcycle might be. The image above is just one of three concepts.

Like a hybrid car, the cycle uses a gas engine for high speed travel, then switches over to a SolidSlot™ brushless motor/generator for slower speeds.

The eCycle is meant to be a prototype for future development of hybrid motorcycles, so don't expect to ride one out of the dealership now. But the day for the hybrid motorcycle is closer that ever.

If you want to see more of the eCycle, visit the eCycle site.
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