Kawasaki seems to be presenting an electric motorcycle sooner than expected. Through a Twitter post from Kawasaki USA dated May 19, 2022, the company shared a video with the caption “Good Time is Electric, Wait for June 7th.
In the post, a short teaser video was also shared showing a young rider standing on a dirt track, the next video showing the reflection of part of the bike in the rider’s glasses.
The link to the Kawasaki US website prompts visitors to register, provided that they are US residents 13 years of age and older.
— Kawasaki USA (@KawasakiUSA) May 18, 2022
It can be assumed that most likely Kawasaki’s first electric motorcycle product was a motocross for small children with an engine capacity equivalent to 50 cc – 80 cc, a popular racing class in America.
Kawasaki CEO Hiroshi Ito at the EICMA Milan 2021, said his party has a new commitment and in 2022 will show its electric products.
“I want to share a new commitment with you now. Next year in 2022, we will show a minimum of three electric vehicles globally. That is a promise,” said Ito
Kawasaki Heavy Industries president Yasuhiko Hashimoto, revealed the company will have electric, hybrid and hydrogen-fueled motorcycles in its group’s vision plan for 2030.
Kawasaki has previously showcased the EV Endeavor, a prototype electric motorcycle in a series of videos.
Kawasaki’s Head of Design Keishi Fukumoto and Head of Product Planning Keiichi Morohara, said that the shift to electrification is being studied intensively by Kawasaki, especially in the areas of battery and motorcycle technology.