Published on April 12th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás1
Honda's Mugen Shinden San Electric Superbike
Mugen Motorsports and Honda have a long and successful motorsports history- and the next chapter of their storied journey just got dropped on an unsuspecting public in Tokyo, when the all-electric Mugen Shinden San made its debut.
Mugen built the bike to take on the perilous Isle of Man TT street circuit and race against ICE motorcycles from Ducati and Yamaha, as well as electric bikes from Brammo and, maybe, the Ohio State University. With lighter, denser batteries and about 10 more peak HP than Honda’s 2013 competitor, the new Mugen Shinden should score a 115-average MPH lap in the hands (crotches?) of riders John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey.
You can check out the new Mugen Shinden San’s specs, below …
|HONDA MUGEN SHINDEN SAN SPECS|
|Overall length / width / height (mm)||2,125 / 680 / 1,130|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||130|
|Seat Height (mm)||840|
|Total Weight (kg)||240|
|Tire (Front)||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Tire (Rear)||200/55ZR17M/C (78W)|
|Frame||CFRP twin-spar type|
|Motor Type||Oil-cooled, 3-phase, brushless|
|Maximum Output (kW [ps])||100 |
|Maximum Torque (N·m [kgf·m])||220 [22.4]|
|Battery Specification||Laminate-type Li-ion|
|Battery Voltage (V)||370|
… and take a rare look under the skin of a hyper-competitive, super-advanced, 100+ MPH, all-electric Isle of Man TT racer in the photos, below. If you want more, head on over to Asphalt and Rubber, where you’ll be able to find a more complete gallery of Honda Mugen Shinden San photos. Enjoy!