15 new photos of the Honda RC-E

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Snapped by Flickr user 246-You at the Tokyo Motor Show, these photos bring us up close and personal with the Honda RC-E. Presenting a new twist on retro futurism that’s neither trad nor hackneyed, the concept presents an idea for an electric sportsbike with 250cc-equivalent performance that looks like 2011 and 1968 got together and had a motorcycle baby.

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  • ursus

    Wow. And fantastic photos.

  • JVictor75

    Honda would be seriously idiotic to not take advantage of the hype over this machine and offer a color combo that would pay homage to it.

    It’s just too damned nice looking for them not to.

    • http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse

      Honda would be seriously idiotic to not take advantage of the hype over this machine and build the damned thing.

      I may be slightly opinionated on the subject.

      • JVictor75

        Well, yeah, agreed. What I’m saying is to have a color combo available on the next-gen CBR1KRR that at least resembles this thing a wee bit.

        • http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse

          Oh, sure enough. It is dead sexy looking.

      • RpM

        Sexy. I want it now.

  • http://www.mcfw.com/ quint7

    Who do I haveta punch to get a plain old shot of the whole bike from the side? Both sides actually. One punch, both sides. Two punches if they really want them I guess.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Like literally every other article we’ve ever published, if you use that mouse thingy to move your arrow key over the links in the article, you’ll be taken to complete coverage on that subject. Including the kind of studio photos you’re asking for.

      • http://www.mcfw.com/ quint7

        “New”……. I meant new pics of the whole bike…… like the title says. Yes, I’m being an asshole.

    • Scott-jay

      Photographer seemingly enthralled with green number-plate graphic.

  • 2ndderivative

    “2011 and 1968 got together and had a motorcycle baby”

    A sexy baby!

    I’m on some watchlist now, aren’t I…

  • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1200]

    Did someone give the ghost of Hans Hofmann a digital camera and set him up with a Flickr account?

  • wwalkersd

    Curves are always sexy. Angles, not so much.

  • zato1414

    Put a 1000cc 4 cylinder in this baby and I’ll sell everything H-D and never go back!