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Kawasaki unveils a bizarre ridable robot goat instead of a new electric motorcycle

Kawasaki's electric robot goat is not as fast as a full-grown electric motorcycle (Image: Kazumichi Moriyama)
Kawasaki's electric robot goat is not as fast as a full-grown electric motorcycle (Image: Kazumichi Moriyama)
The robotics division of the well-known conglomerate Kawasaki has raised some eyebrows with its new ridable electric goat robot, which may be a tad too slow for fans of the sporty motorcycles for which the Japanese company is usually known.

The renowned Japanese conglomerate Kawasaki may be mostly known for its sporty motorcycles like the prestigious Ninja series, but the motorcycle manufacturer's robotics division has now surprised its fans with the unveiling of a new product that most certainly is one of the weirdest electric vehicles in existence.

At the 2022 International Robot Exhibition in Japan’s capital Tokyo, Kawasaki has revealed a rideable robot in the shape of a goat. The machine is called Bex, and it is apparently based on the wild goat species called ibex. During the presentation which can be watched in the video embedded below, the four-legged robot trotted safely but rather slowly across the stage while an employee with a helmet sat on the bizarre electric vehicle.

Kawasaki's electric goat is equipped with a handlebar which is usually found on motorcycles, and it can carry riders weighing up to 220 lb. The robot can also kneel in order to allow a more comfortable mounting and dismounting, and its horns are apparently accentuated by LED lights. Thanks to the reportedly modular design, the machine can be customized with certain attachments in order to increase the electric goat's cargo capacity. While most fans are probably amused by the goat robot, Kawasaki is apparently still working on its three new electric motorcycles which are scheduled to be revealed this year.

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-03-16 (Update: 2022-03-16)