Yamaha will be releasing its PES1 and PED1 electric motorcycles "in the near future." The two bikes are cool not only because they are electric, but also because they are really well styled.
The two bikes were first seen at the Tokyo Motor Show last fall. The PES1 -- passion, electric, street -- will "offer the operability expected by existing motorcycle fans" while delivering a "new riding experience." The bike reportedly weighs less than 220 pounds.
Then there is the PED1 -- passion, electric, dirt -- which will be even lighter at 188 pounds. Yamaha says it will fit in the back of an SUV and "expand the scope of electric vehicles to the off-road world."
Not much is known other than that. Web rumors say the bikes could arrive in 2016, but Yamaha hasn't confirmed that.
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