And not just any sports bike, it would be a hydrogen electric two-wheeler with an unmistakable futuristic, cyberpunk styling.
Called Segway APEX H2, it is Ninebot’s first hydrogen electric that touts a number patents. Though, Ninebot did not detail what are the patents.
Details of the drivetrain are virtually non-existence, except for the fact that it is a hydrogen electric and that it will use replaceable hydrogen canisters, in addition to traditional refilling as well as charging.
Ninebot has provided some numbers, though. The hydrogen electric drivetrain has a peak power of 60 kW (80 HP) and capable of wiping the century sprint (0-62 mph) in under 4 seconds, before topping out at 150 km/h (93 mph). Range is not offered, however.
Detail is sketchy at best, but it is exciting nonetheless.
Ninebot said that it has been researching and developing hydrogen-based electric propulsion for a long time now and in the process, it claimed to have overcome many technical difficulties to make this energy source commercially viable and practical to implement on a motorcycle.
Notwithstanding the lack of real information, Ninebot in China inviting interested buyers to register their interest. The Segway APEX H2 will have a base price of 69,999 yuan (or about US$10,749).
Images: Ninebot [CH].