Next year’s Isle of Man motorcycle race will once again feature electric motorcycles. This year, though- and, for the first time!- the electric bikes will be competing with the internal-combustion machines in the same category with Darvill Racing bringing a Brammo electric motorcycle to the big leagues.
In the past, motorcycles from makes like Brammo and MotoCzysz have dominated the TT Zero class (named for “Time Trial, Zero emissions”), with MotoCzysz smashing the ton in 2012 and fending off a solid attack from the Honda squad at the 2013 event. Darvill Racing, however, is going with Brammo’s eSuperStock and TTXP2 machine at the “other” Manx road race, the Southern 100.
“We are extremely pleased to be given the opportunity to be the first team to compete with ICE machines in a pure road race event anywhere in the world,” said Alex Aitchison – Darvill Racing Team Principal. “We are looking forward to working with the ACU and Southern 100 club … are committed to being the leading light in the field.”
That’s big talk from Darvill, but maybe they’ll be able to pull off a surprise win? We’ll be watching this year’s Isle of Man race pretty closely, then. What about you? Do you think the electric contingent has a shot at the overall win, or should Brammo stick to TT Zero? Let us know what you think!