Photos: These bikes hum and fold

Photos: These bikes hum and fold

Summary: At the Japan International Cycle Show, visitors get a look at electric rides and two-wheelers that fit in lockers.

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  • Shirouma Science AWTT

    Cycling doesn't have to mean exposing yourself to the elements, or even having to do all the pedaling yourself. Visitors to the 2005 edition of the Japan International Cycle Show could ponder the wind- and rain-free dimensions of the 800,000 yen ($7,000) AWTT electric-power-assisted tricycle from Japanese cycle venture Shirouma Science.

  • Yamaha Passol-L

    Yamaha Motor's new electric motorcycle Passol-L, on display at the Japan International Cycle Show in November 2005, comes with an in-wheel electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery.

  • Locker Cycle 1

    This prototype "Locker Cycle" from Japanese manufacturer Pearl Metal is designed for stashing in coin-operated lockers at train stations.

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