Kawasaki Unveils Hydrogen-Powered KRX 1000

Prototype Teryx KRX 1000 is powered by an experimental hydrogen engine.

The new hydrogen-powered concept was showcased at this year’s EICMA.Kawasaki

Kawasaki has just unveiled plans for a greener future for their side-by-sides and motorcycles, showing off a hydrogen engine at this year’s EICMA. The engine was shown mounted in a Teryx KRX 1000 as well as a Ninja H2 motorcycle. This is all a part of Kawasaki president Hiroshi Ito’s company-wide plan for carbon neutrality.

Full details and engine specs for the hydrogen engine have not been released yet.Kawasaki

Kawasaki announced their carbon-neutrality plan at the beginning of this year with the Elektrode, their first electric motorcycle, which will be shipped to dealers this month. But the hydrogen engine is something completely new for powersports. Electric vehicles like the Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic and the Volcon Stag have seemed likethe future of off-roading, until now.

That’s what is so exciting about this new engine concept; Kawasaki could very easily have followed the trend of other manufacturers, cars, motorcycles, and side-by-sides alike, and pushed development of an EV. Instead, Mr. Ito and Kawasaki decided to innovate with something unique. Whether it’s a good engine at all is another conversation, but it absolutely leaves us excited to find out.

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