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Ready to rumble? Kawasaki motorcycles to go all electric by 2035

Japanese company aims to be 'green' leader of the pack in developed world

Kawasaki Motors plans to introduce more than 10 electric motorcycle models by 2025. (Photo by Hirofumi Yamanaka)

TOKYO -- Motorcycles have long been a laggard in the drive to make vehicles more environmentally friendly, but Kawasaki Heavy Industries plans to shift into high gear and make all its bikes electric for markets in developed countries by 2035.

Several significant challenges lay ahead, however, such as costs and extending range, as well as developing a product that will appeal to the gearhead that loves the feel of sitting atop a rumbling gasoline engine. Like fans of Bob Dylan, will they still be loyal after Kawasaki goes electric?

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