This should throw two-wheeled traditionalists for a loop.
Not only is Honda’s Neowing concept a trike, but a leaning trike – and a hybrid one at that. Here’s what Honda has to say about it:
“Neowing is an unprecedented three-wheeled vehicle that offers the cornering feel and sporty ride of a large-sized motorcycle while realizing excellent stability at low speeds. This vehicle is equipped with a hybrid system that combines a horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine and electric motors to generate plentiful torque for powerful acceleration. With the adoption of an original Honda linkage mechanism on its front wheel, this concept model proposes new values with advanced styling that emphasize the mechanical fascination of a two-wheeled motorcycle model.”
It’s unclear exactly how the hybrid system works, and while the Neowing appears to be at a production-ready level of fit and finish, it’s hard to say whether or not Honda is serious about bringing this vehicle to market.