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Honda Goldwing prototype M1

A Hybrid GoldWing?

Drawing a Honda Patent Application – on the image to enlarge

You might not that a motorcycle offered potential for hybrid power, but does – or at least is covering the

I came across this US Application recently in which has used the GL1800 as the basis for an design which incorporates power.  You need a lawyerish eye to be to see through the gobbledegook language in to understand what this is so I can’t promise that understood it all that well, but in Honda has tried to patent a way of an electric motor in combination an internal combustion engine would allow hybrid to be applied to a two wheeled vehicle.

The essence of the patent application was adding an electric motor to the of a GoldWing-type engine inevitably unwanted length to the power so the motor design has to take up as fore-and-aft room as possible and has thought up a couple of useful of addressing that challenge.

You may that the original M1 GoldWing had a six cyliner engine and this was in favour of a four cylinder for the production motorcycle.  It wasn’t ten years or so later that worked out how to squeeze a six cylinder into the GL1500 frame and provide a comfortable riding The front-to-back size of the power is an important design consideration the front wheel at one end and the swinging arm at the other limit the space it has to go.

M1 GoldWing protoype of 1972 – six made the power unit too for a comfortable riding position

Honda Goldwing prototype M1

an electric motor to the end of the engine in order to create a hybrid unit is presumably an attractive to put it – but was going to be problematic on a GoldWing of the added power unit which it would impose.  a motor which is as short as front-to-rear was therefore going to be so it would have to be disk-shaped on the rather than the usual such as a conventional starter

Since you are making it disk-shaped, you can leave the centre hollow and the mounting to the crankshaft in order to the increase to crankshaft length.  The front end which this creates will allow the unit to be mounted further in the frame than otherwise it conflicts with the front The motor therefore sits early GoldWings have radiator mounted.

There might be more to patent application than I was to read through the fog of the lawyerish and language and if you fancy a headache you can it yourself by clicking on this to the official document to see if you can see more in it I did.  You will notice the has a four rather than a six engine, presumably to save

Whether a hybrid motorcycle become a viable project the foreseeable future is uncertain of the power/weight limitations of current technology.  Since big motorcycles are recreational vehicles for which ecconomy is not a big concern, having a motorcycle might be deemed to no real value anyway.

Honda was doing by applying for Patent is perhaps simply the risk scenario.  Hybrid might become viable day so it makes sense to patent a of the necessary design features, in case.  Don’t expect to see as a feature of a future production any time soon.

Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1
Honda Goldwing prototype M1

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