It seems that Honda has a three-wheeled trike on the playing cards. This doesn’t come as a shock, contemplating that the producer showcased the Honda Neowing idea again in 2016. Now, a patent filed with the European Patent Workplace reveals that Honda is nearer to a manufacturing prepared reverse-trike.
The doc reveals that the patent was filed again in August 2016, a number of months after the Neowing was revealed, and has simply been granted and printed on March 20, 2019. Curiously, the doc additionally reveals potential powertrain layouts. It mentions that the upcoming bike could also be powered by both a two- or a six-cylinder engine, and that the format could also be a V-twin or a transverse format. It is evident that Honda is retaining its choices open. Alternatively, it may also select to launch the bike with two engine variants. The six-cylinder engine configuration might see the 1,833cc motor from the Gold Wing make its manner onto the trike. For reference, on the Gold Wing, the flat-six makes 126hp and 170Nm of torque. The doc additionally states that the engine “could also be configured such that the driving supply consists of an electrical motor.”
Presently, Yamaha is the one one of many 4 huge Japanese bike producers to have a three-wheeled bike in manufacturing – the Niken. Launched again in 2017, the Niken is powered by an 847cc, three-cylinder engine – practically 1,000cc smaller than the Gold Wing’s. If launched with the huge flat-six, the bike primarily based on the Neowing will tackle different touring-biased trikes just like the Can-Am Spyder that makes use of a 1,330cc triple.