The Nikkei reports that Suzuki Motor plans to commercialize a hydrogen powered fuel cell motorcycle, with plans to start testing it on public roads in 2016 once Japan’s transport ministry finalizes the relevant safety and environmental standards.
Suzuki already has a joint venture with Intelligent Energy Holdings that will produce a Burgman fuel cell scooter. (Earlier post.) The high-pressure hydrogen tank is small enough for a motorcycle. The first Burgman scooter will be based on Suzuki’s existing 120cc model.
The Nikkei report said that Suzuki hopes to turn its fuel cell two-wheeler into one of its major products; Suzuki also intends to develop compact four-wheel vehicles that run on hydrogen.