(MENAFN- NewsBytes) Japanese automaker Honda has introduced a new electric scooter in the Chinese market, called the Honda U-Go. It is priced starting at CNY 7,499 (roughly Rs. 86,000) and is offered in two variants. As for the key highlights, the entry-level two-wheeler has a minimalist design and packs a removable battery with a claimed range of up to 65km per charge. Here's our roundup.
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- It houses a full-LED lighting setup
- The range can be extended up to 130km
- The front wheel gets a disc brake
- Honda U-Go: Pricing
Design It houses a full-LED lighting setup
Honda U-Go has a kerb weight of 83kg
The Honda U-Go features a simple and sleek design with a headlight-mounted apron, a flat seat, a pillion grab rail, a utility box, as well as a USB charging port. It also houses an LCD instrument cluster, an all-LED system for lighting, a 350mm long footboard, and a 26-liter under-seat storage compartment. The scooter rides on 12-inch front and 10-inch rear wheels.
Internals The range can be extended up to 130km
The Honda U-Go is backed by a 48V 30Ah Lithium-ion removable battery pack, paired with a 1.2kW hub motor on the regular model and an 800W motor on the low-speed variant. The regular variant has a top-speed of 53km/h and a maximum range of 65km, which can be doubled to 130km by using two battery packs.
Safety The front wheel gets a disc brake
For the rider's safety, the Honda U-Go is equipped with a disc brake on the front wheel and a drum brake on the rear wheel. Details about ABS or CBS are not clear as of now. Suspension duties on the electric vehicle are taken care of by telescopic forks on the front side and dual preload-adjustable shock absorbers on the rear end.
Information Honda U-Go: Pricing
The Honda U-Go carries a starting price-tag of CNY 7,499 (roughly Rs. 86,000) for the low-speed variant while the regular model costs CNY 7,999 (around Rs. 91,700). There is no official word regarding the e-sctooer's arrival in India.
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