Honda announced that their old-school two‐wheeled motorbike, Super Cub, has obtained 3D trademark registration with the Japanese Patent Office. This is the first time in Japan that the shape of a vehicle is protected.
Terra Motors unveiled a new electric scooter in collaboration with Yumenosora Holdings, the Japanese manga/animation/character goods retailer.
This 1st collaboration product is an electric scooter that has the design of a female character called Calne Ca (Ca is pronounced, Shee-eh) created by Deino. It was displayed in public at the character contents fair "Character1" that took place yesterday at Tokyo Big Sight.
Terra Motors, Japan’s very own electric vehicle startup (no stranger to Akihabara News), is preparing to launch their A4000i smartphone-enabled electric scooter this summer, and they recently invited us to the MONO startups space in Tokyo Bay to get up close and personal with it.
Today is Kumamon's birthday! (a.k.a. the day when all of the Kyushu Shinkansen routes opened)
Kumamon meets Honda's small motorcycle series, Monkey. The collaboration motorbike Monkey Kumamon Version is going to be released on April 14. The exterior is colored with Kumomon's image color: black and red. Kumamon and Honda's logo are printed on the fuel tank. Red wheels are made in the motif of Kumomon's cheeks.
CarTech Fans, the Dakar Rally is On! Bikes, trucks, cars (kinda), huge earthcrawlers full of supplies and stuff: off they've gone in this the 6th consecutive South American appearance for the 14-day, 5000 mile (8000km) endurance race.