Yamaha’s HV-X hybrid motorcycle

In what appears to be the the next stage in Yamaha’s Gen-Ryu hybrid concept development, the company has released footage of it’s newly named HV-X in action.

A 15KW electric motor married to a 250cc four stroke single uses both manual and auto shut off of the petrol engine to maximise efficiency.  When at stand still, or when filtering around the town at low speeds, the petrol engine will rest making the bike a purely electric vehicle for up to a reported 12.5 miles, before the engine sparks to life again.

The styling isn’t bad and this could make for a great commuter should Yamaha ever get around to sending it to a production line.

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