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.
There isn’t a whole lot to say that hasn’t already been said. After “breaking the ton” during practice laps early last week, Michael Rutter and the Motoczysz team managed to lap the 37.7 mile course with an average speed of over 104.5 mph. Duke Video had a camera attached to Rutter’s bike, and they posted this brief video to YouTube giving us a preview of the action.
For those unfamiliar with the Isle of TT race, this brief video gives you an idea of what the riders must navigate. Tight roads, winding turns, and dangerous hills, any one of which taken wrong could turn into a fatal accident. And yet this is one of the most famous motorcycle races in the world…and electric bikes are already making their mark. It took gas-powered bikes 50 years to average more than 100 mph. It took electric motorcycles just 4 years.
How long before an electric bike breaks the overall record? It’s just a matter of time at this point.