Two-wheeled electrics at the Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha, Honda, and Suzuki all show off electric scooters at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.

Yamaha EC-f
The Yamaha EC-f is an electric motorcycle concept designed for ease of use. Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.

Just as carmakers develop electric cars, motorcycle manufacturers also see the writing on the wall, showing off a collection of electric bikes at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The Tokyo Motor Show has always played host to a substantial display of motorcycles, and this year is no different--except that the highlights of the show all have a green angle. Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki all brought concepts to the show that could spell the future of riding, and possibly a new way for future commuters to get to work.

Check out photos of electric scooters and motorcycles at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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