Victory Motorcycles will compete in both the Pikes Peak hill climb and the TT Zero race on the Isle of Man this year with specially prepared electric motorcycles.
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Victory Motorcycles will enter two electric bikes in this year’s TT Zero race on the Isle of Man on June 10. Get live updates on its website or on Twitter.
Last week John McGuinness rode a Mugen electric motorcycle to a new record at the annual TT Zero race on the Isle of Man…and now we have the video.
In just 19 minutes and 17.3 seconds, John McGuinness raced 37.7 miles around the Isle of Man at an average of 117.366 MPH on his Mugen electric motorcycle.
Mugen and Honda have a long and successful motorsports history- the next chapter of their story is the Mugen Shinden San and racing at the Isle of Man TT!
Since 1907, competitors have flocked to a tiny British island called the Isle of Man. This is what the island looks like to on of them, riding a Honda CBR600 to podium.
College ain’t what it used to be, and that’s a good thing at the Ohio State University where students are building an all-electric TTXGP racing motorcycle!
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 […]
In true David vs. Goliath fashion, Michael Rutter defeated John McGuinness at today’s epic TT Zero finale, with the two electric motorcycle racing giants squaring off in a race for the record books. Less than two seconds separated the racers, but in racing, that is all it takes.
Docurama Films is presenting Charge as part of their series opening in theaters across the country next week. Read our review here, and watch our interview with the director here. You can possibly win free tickets by liking Docurama on Facebook. It’s part of the Docurama Festival, sponsored by GE.
Last week, I was granted a rare visit to MotoCzysz headquarters in Portland, OR. I met with their General Manager Ray Crepeau, to discuss where the company is at both commercially and in racing for the 2013 season. Last week they announced their 2013 rider lineup, making it clear that they would like to race the full US season of the eRoadRacing series but for now are targeting IOM TT Zero and the Laguna Seca round of eRoadRacing. I got to see Michael’s father and lead mechanic Terry Czysz hard at work on one bike while lead engineer Nick Schoeps took a moment to stop measuring the other bike’s power delivery on the dyno to answer my questions.
After the SES TT Zero race, I sat down with Michael Czysz to talk about the future of MotoCzysz. Winning the world’s most challenging race (electric or otherwise) three years in a row must have its advantages…
SS: I hear rumors that even though you’re not in the business of manufacturing motorcycles, you’d build a customer bike for the right price. Is that true?
MC: No! People say a lot of things on forums based on hearsay, and they just aren’t true. We’re in the business of selling powertrains.
The Isle of Man motorcycle race is an important pilgrimage for any fan of two-wheeled motorsports. Our own Susanna Schick recently made the trek to check out the TT Zero, an all-electric race around the famed island racing circuit. This year Michael Rutter riding the Motocyzsz E1pc electric motorcycle broke the 100 mph-average speed record, and we’ve got a brief on-board video from this record-setting run.
Michael Rutter began and ended the race in front, finishing in 21:45.33 minutes with an average speed of 104.056 mph, clearly winning the £10,000 prize for being the first rider to break the ton at the Isle of Man on an electric motorcycle.
With the capricious weather having forced multiple schedule changes, the latest schedule has TT Zero starting at 3:30 GMT, in just 30 minutes. Earlier today I walked the paddock looking to chat with teams ahead of the race.
Motoczysz became the first electric motorcycle team to average over 100 MPH across the over 37 miles of roads on the Isle of Man, and they have a huge rear wing and other aerodynamic enhancements to thank for putting them over the century mark.