Kawasaki J Concept Has Variable Architecture

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Kawasaki shows J, a sweet electric motorcycle/trike concept which brings forth a really daring idea: all-out variable architecture.
With each passing year it feels like the Transformers series is not entirely a sci-fi creation, and the Kawasaki J concept comes to stress this out.

What can at first, be compared to a Tron Lightcycle, is in fact a three-wheeler with a variable front track. In sport mode, the two front wheels are close together, pretty much like the Dodge Tomahawk bike's are.

This mode makes the Kawasaki J works almost like a casual motorcycle. "Almost" was introduced by the steering system, sporting two levers and requiring some training for proper operation.

A more comfort-focused mode expands the track, adding more stability at low speed. At the same time, the rear sub-frame (if we can call it so) rises and offers a more quad-ish stance.

There's no world on whether Kawasaki really intends to take the J Concept any further, but one thing is sure: there's some stir in the Team Green camp on the electric side.

According to Gizmag, Kawasaki mentioned a proprietary GIGACELL high-capacity nickel-metal hydride battery and battery management technology. And we all know nobody does research for the sake of research, only...

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