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How to turn the Honda Cub into an electric motorcycle

How to turn the Honda Cub into an electric motorcycle

Honda electric motorcycle by Shanghai Customs
With a population of 1.4 billion, China should be a goldmine for bike builders. But it’s not: motorcycles are banned in many of the biggest cities. In Shanghai you can still get a license plate for a bike, if you have 450,000 Renminbi (Yuan) to hand. Which is about US$67,500.

On the other hand, you can get a license for an electric bike for about 50 RMB, which is $7.50. China is tackling pollution by shifting the market towards electric motorcycles, and the small number of local custom builders are adapting fast.

Honda electric motorcycle by Shanghai Customs
Shanghai Customs is one of those builders. We’ve already shown their stylish electric street tracker, but shop boss Matthew Waddick reckons it’s this new eCub that will soon become his biggest ever seller.…

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