The electric motorcycle company which just partnered with mega electronics supplier Flextronics, and is working on a second round of funding, is now working on moving beyond Best Buy.
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Gas2.0 Author Susanna Schick Hosts TTXGP Founder and CEO Azhar Hussain as he tours the Golden State spreading the gospel of electric motorcycle racing and having a blast along the way.
Event attendance at NASCAR, MotoGP and other series has plummeted during the recession.
Formula One and MotoGP fans and racers alike complain that excessive use of electronics has ruined the sport by making it less competitive.
The new Moto2 spec engine class is by far the most competitive and exciting, yet comparatively low-tech.
Electric motorcycle racing series TTXGP has spawned more innovation halfway through its first season than quite possibly the entire ICE motorcycle industry has over the past decade.
Interested in joining the new guard? TTXGP Founder and CEO Azhar Hussain will be at Intel September 14th for an exclusive presentation of TTXGP and the Mavizen, the race-ready bike they’re manufacturing. More information and registration instructions here.
MotoCzysz’s 100-yard Dash to Victory Over Lightning The most exciting story of the ePower electric motorcycle race, in my opinion, is not the state-of-the-art ultra-mega high-tech MotoCzysz E1PC win. To me, it’s actually Lighting Motor’s second place bike that I find more interesting. I deeply admire Czysz’s commitment and his ability to bring this industry […]
Although news of this amazing new production sportbike has been making its way around the internet, Brammo chose to officially unveil the Empulse this past weekend at Laguna Seca, in conjunction with the MotoGP race and the FIM’s American ePower round. The first thing I noticed, apart from its tough, sexy styling, is the oil […]
In case you’ve been wondering why I’ve been so silent about the TTXGP recently, it’s only because I haven’t been able to make it to any more of the races. I prefer writing about events and rides I actually participate in. But since I’m at Laguna Seca, looking forward to watching Brammo unveil their new […]
When I heard about the Refuel event, a free track day and time trial at Laguna Seca, it was literally a dream come true. I have long been a devoted aficionado of the legendary corkscrew. Laguna Seca has a strict 92 dB sound limit except for major races, like MotoGP. This is due to the fact that some developer was able to trick a lot of golfers and other such genteel folk into buying property and playing a game that requires absolute silence next to a racetrack. So most race cars and motorcycles have to do obscene things to their vehicles in order to pass the sound check, or else go home and forfeit a $300+ track day.
An in-depth interview and factory tour with the family behind CRP racing.
Earlier this month, I wrote about the season opener of the TTXGP, the first electric motorcycle racing series. In that article I mentioned one of the things that makes this series so special — the unique ownership structure, Trust.eGrandPrix.org. The TEO enables teams to own a piece of the TTXGP series. Nobody can buy into […]
While most of San Francisco was running across town in silly outfits, history was being made a few miles north, at Infineon Raceway. The tech industry isn’t just buying naming rights to racetracks, some might say it’s poised to take over racing as we know it. While gas-powered engine technology is mature and only making incremental changes, Azhar Hussain, TTXGP’s founder, has created a whole new game strictly for electronic motors.
It’s been an exciting weekend at the Infineon Raceway watching the 2010 eGrandPrix, TTXGP. And, after all the bikes were on course, I had some time sit down and talk with Azhar Hussain about the TTXGP series and its importance. In the following conversation, Hussain talks about how combustion engines are moving towards electric and […]
New Day, New Rules, New Game – Be Part of it. TTXGP Race 1 of the inaugural 2010 series will be held tomorrow, Sunday May 16th, 11:00 AM, at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Information here. When TTXGP racer Jenn Bromme called organizer Azhar Hussain to tell him she had to bow out of the […]
[social_buttons] At this point, most of us have heard of Better Place and their battery swap station idea, but they aren’t the only ones who’ve though of such a thing. NuTech, a company I recently discovered at the Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica, CA, has developed their own take on the concept of drive-thru […]
Cooler Than a Scooter, But Just As Easy—The Brammo Enertia [social_buttons] Brammo is rolling out test bikes at Best Buy locations as quickly as they can, and on Sunday I had a chance to take one for a spin at Best Buy in El Segundo, CA. David, Brammo’s Service Manager and Josh, Brammo’s Southern California […]
The US electric motorcycle market is a niche within a niche. Motorcyclists still represent a tiny fraction of the traffic mix in the country where the automobile is king. While most motorcycles get better mileage and have lower emmissions than most cars, they still run on gas. There are very few electric motorcycles on the market, […]