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Honda Neowing hybrid three-wheeler concept to debut at Tokyo Motor Show

The concept features what the automaker describes as “original Honda Linkage Mechanism” to enable leaning like a regular motorcycle.

Keeping company with the Honda Lightweight Superports Concept (CBR250RR), Grom Scrambler concepts and FCV production car at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015 will be a¬†futuristic hybrid three-wheeler concept. Called as the Honda Neowing, the vehicle concept clearly aims to leverage the Goldwing’s brand recall in the touring space.

There is nothing subtle about the Neowing’s design which is composed of countless sharp surfaces. In profile, the automobile looks like a power cruiser with two front wheels. Adding to the character is a low-mounted flat-four engine which receives hybrid assistance from electric motors.

The manufacturer has neither mentioned the engine displacement nor has talked about the number of electric motors being used. The futuristic three-wheeled tourer will use original “Honda Linkage Mechanism” upfront for suspending and cornering purposes.


The new three wheeler previews a Yamaha Tricity (image) rival from Honda.

Closer observation reveals that the Neowing drives the rear wheel via a shaft and the front wheels are retarded by discs with “Neowing” branded calipers. With the three-wheeler concept, Honda is aiming to enter a nascent territory which is populated by products such as the pioneering Piaggio MP3, Peugeot Metropolis and Yamaha Tricity.

While the Honda Neowing goes all out with a high performance hybrid powertrain and a razor sharp design, the first production model from Honda in this space is likely to be a conventional petrol powered model with a watered down design. Nevertheless, it still is gonna be an exiting proposition for touring enthusiasts.

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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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