The Kawasaki Endeavour electric motorcycle project could be getting closer to completion as new patents prove
DESPITE the factory keeping hushed on an official announcement of the release, the Kawasaki Endeavour electric motorcycle project seems to be gaining momentum, as these new patents show.
We’ve known about the Kawasaki Endeavour project for some time now, with Kawasaki rolling one out at the EICMA show in Italy for all to see last winter. Although the factory has been quite shy about announcing the machine as an upcoming model. The reason most likely is that announcing the bike puts it in a pre-determined timeline until launch and with the world the way it is currently, that is probably something Kawasaki top-brass don’t want to commit to!
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But don’t think that means the wheels of progress aren’t in motion, as these new patents give some insight into how the new electric motorcycle could be put to market.
The images clearly show the Endeavour, or at least the most important parts of it, frame, motor, battery, gearbox and chassis parts, with the only thing missing being the fairing – if indeed it has one by that point.
What is really interesting though is that the images show how the new bike will reach the customer. In the image below we can see a well thought out timeline showing a bike without the battery or control unit arriving at what we assume is a Kawasaki dealer. From there we can see the battery and control unit –