In less than a decade, the auto industry will be moving dramatically away from fossil fuels. The target year set by most car and motorcycle manufacturers is 2030. Last year, Honda shared a preview of its next fleet of electric vehicles. Before those arrive however, MUJI is partnering with him to develop the MS01.
Honda is already a staple in the motorcycle and scooter scene. MUJI, on the other hand, deals in household goods and lifestyle products. The two co-develop a perfect electric bike for your urban trips. So far, the aesthetics of the MS01 make it look more like a scooter than an e-bike.
At first we thought it was probably Honda because they make scooters. However, it seems that MUJI’s art director, Kenya Hara, wrote the design for this project. There are elements of the company’s Type H bike, but enough unique additions to set it apart.
Fans of minimalist designs will appreciate the simple and ergonomic two-wheeler. The MS01 rolls on a pair of 17-inch wheels. This single-seater is equipped with pedals and a plate. It uses an aluminum alloy handlebar with an integrated LCD dashboard. An LED headlight and taillight improve visibility at night.
If you want to give your legs a break, let the 400W motor take over for a bit. This electric bike contains a 48V lithium-ion battery that has enough juice for up to 40 miles on a single charge. The MS01 can reach a top speed of 15 mph. As of now, you can only get it in a white/black colorway, and it’s currently unknown if MUJI and Honda will release other versions later.
Images courtesy of MUJI/Honda