Honda's Mugen Shinden San Electric Superbike

Mugen Honda Shinden

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 …


Overall length / width / height (mm) 2,125 / 680 / 1,130
Wheelbase (mm) 1485
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 [134]
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!


Source | Images: Asphalt and Rubber, via Car News Cafe.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.