Designed to attract attention and not to be
admired for its looks, the Mugen E.Rex was
shown at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show with some
high-tech electric trickery, including water-cooled battery packs.
Mugen knows a lot about electric motorcycles, having won the Isle of Man TT Zero
electric road race three straight times with its
Shinden road bike.
Mugen, owned by Hiro Honda, the son of
Honda founder Soichiro Honda, is often used
as a developer of new ideas for Honda. Honda,
along with every motorcycle manufacturer, will
be introducing all-electric bikes in the future—
the immediate future. Let’s hope they don’t look
like the E.Rex.
MUGEN E.REX ELECTRIC BIKE:
HONDA’S ACE IN THE HOLE
Don’t get distracted by how ugly this Mugen
electric-powered motocross bike looks. Its
dinosaur motif is just to attract attention on the
motorcycle show circuit. The technology of the
electric motor has been proven at the Isle of
Man. Consider the Mugen E.Rex a precursor to a
future Honda electric motocross bike.
What are the radiators for? To
cool the battery pack.