People are seeking alternate fuel options as fuel prices are soaring, and electric or hybrid vehicles are one of those alternatives. Several people are converting their ordinary two-wheelers to electric vehicles by removing the engine and replacing it with an electric motor. In that league, a Tambaram, Chennai resident has done something unique by converting a standard Honda Shine motorcycle into a hybrid. Let's take a closer look at the Honda Shine hybrid motorcycle.
The video of the Honda Shine Hybrid is posted by e-wheeler YouTube channel. The hybrid Honda Shine is well-built, and the aftermarket conversion kit is well-installed. Apart from the two exhaust-like pipes on each side of the bike, the body shows no signs of modification. The two exhaust-like pipes house the electric motor's battery. Like a conventional EV two-wheeler, the electric motor is integrated with the wheel hub.
This modification has kept the original IC engine intact and the engine can be operated if required. The hybrid conversion allows the user to pick whatever mode he wishes to drive in. A switch on the left side of the handle can be used to alter the modes. The rider can use the standard accelerator to accelerate the bike in petrol mode, but in EV mode, a lever above the accelerator will accelerate the vehicle. All of the controls and power connections are concealed behind the seat and out of sight.
In EV mode, the vehicle is powered by a 2,000W motor and a 72-volt battery. The factory-fitted instrument console is utilised for the petrol drive to acquire information about the speed, remaining fuel, and other details. The owner, on the other hand, has placed a second screen to obtain information on the electric drivetrain.
If we talk about the range of the hybrid Honda Shine, it can go up to 150 km and take up to 4 hours to charge completely. With this type of conversion, an owner can achieve maximum fuel efficiency from their vehicles. The regular petrol version of the Honda Shine comes with a 124cc engine that produces 10.5 bhp of power and 11 Nm of peak torque.
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