Mugen Gunning for 6th Consecutive Isle of Man TT Win

Mugen is gunning for a record sixth consecutive TTZero electric motorcycle class victory at this year’s Isle of Man TT race with a bike that’s being called Hachi (“eight” in Japanese).

Mugen‘s Hachi is unquestionably fast, nimble, and futuristic. Compared to Mugen’s past TTZero efforts, the Hachi is expected to feature upgraded batteries and a number of aerodynamic tweaks. Both of which will be essential as Mugen’s riders– including the legendary John McGuinness— try to put the bike ahead of other, ICE-powered competitors.

Other than that, there’s not a whole lot to report as the Tokyo Motorcycle Show is ongoing. There were a few specs revealed at the bike’s display, however, and I’ve included links to those, below. I also included a video of last year’s insane Isle of Man TT record run by the … whatever “seven” is in Japanese, I guess? Check those out, then let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

MUGEN HACHI SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length x Width x Height (mm) 2125 x 680 x 1130
  • Ground height 130mm
  • Seat height 810mm
  • Weight 248kg
  • Tyre front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) | rear 200/55ZR17M/C (78W)
  • Frame: CFRP Monocoque
  • Motor: Oil cooled 3 phase brushless
  • Max Power: 120KW 163.2ps
  • Max Torque: 210 Nm 21.4kg
  • Battery: Laminated lithium
  • Battery output: over 370V

 

Mugen TT 2018 | Record Breaking Run

Source | More Images: Motorpasión; Isle of Man TT, via Electric Motorcycles.

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.