This tiny Honda can run on gasoline, bio-ethanol or a combination of the two, making it the world’s first flex-fuel production motorcycle. Developed by Honda Amazonia, it’s intended for sale in Brazil only, but will be available there for just $2,706. The company intends to produce 200,000 of these a year.
Flex-fuel is nothing new in Brazil, where bio-ethanol is produced from
sugarcane. The fuel has helped to make the country nearly completely
energy independent. It’s estimated that 90% of cars sold in Brazil are
flex-fuel compatible. The ability to fill up with whatever fuel’s
available for the cheapest price is expected to be a boon for
economical commuters and working riders, for whom the CG150 is targeted.
Interestingly, the Mix Fuel Injection System, which makes the bike
flex-fuel compatible, was developed by Honda itself and not Honda
Amazonia, this is just the first application of it. This indicates that
we could see Mix made available in other markets on similar machines.
Just don’t expect to it to come to the US, where gasoline is still far
cheaper than bio-ethanol.