[social_buttons] Today’s the TTXGP – the Time Trials Xtreme Grand Prix. And don’t let that misspelled word fool ya. It’s going to be one heck of a ride! In fact, it’s going be the world’s first zero-carbon, clean emission Grand Prix.
With twenty-three different electric bikes and sixteen riders, seven different countries will compete in this inaugural race. The event take place in the Isle of Man with teams from the UK, Italy, USA, India, Germany and Austria.
An e-Grand Prix? Um…I wanna go!
And if you’re bummed that you can’t make it, don’t worry. Organizers plan to showcase their contestants here in the States too. It will be at this year’s American Motorcyclist Association Vintage Motorcycle Days festival at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Here are 15 hot bikes racing today.
Brammo was one of the first commercial teams from America to enter the TTXGP. Their entry is a modified version of its Enertia motorcycle, which is designed for inner city commutes. You can pick up one for yourself at BestBuy.
This bike goes 120 mph and its dashboard is an iPhone. So you can only ride the thing if you are an AT&T customer. Sorry Verizon folks.
KillaCycle Racing/Lightning Motorcycles are the makers of the the world’s quickest electric bike (and one of my favorites). The KillaCycle group is bringing a bike built especially for the TTXGP.
Team leader, Cedric Lynch built his first electric competition bike from plywood in 1981. For the TTXGP, they converted a 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600 fitted with two Agni 95 reinforced motors and a Kokam lithium-polymer battery of 63 cells totalling around 16 kilowatt-hours of energy. This will give 40 to 50 horsepower averaged over the length of the race.