Charge Movie On The Big Screen Next Week Only!

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.

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Inside the Magic Factory of MotoCzysz

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.

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Rutter Smashes the Ton in Isle of Man TT Zero Practice!

Michael Rutter was the first rider to break the ton on an electric motorcycle at the Isle of Man, registering an average speed of 102.5 mph in the first and only TT Zero practice over the 37.7 mile course on the all-new MotoCzysz machine. This feat took the gas-powered bikes 50 years to accomplish.

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Catching up with MotoCzysz Racer Mark Miller

After watching Charge, I wanted to meet the man who had brought the MotoCzsys e1pc to victory in 2010 and second place (only behind Czysz’s newer model) in 2011. Mark Miller made his start in AMA Superbike racing, and made his Isle of Man TT debut in 2006, placing 11th and completing a 125+ mph lap in his first year. The lap record for Isle of Man in the senior category (all 1,000cc motorcycles) is 131mph average speed over the 38 mile course. This is a race that only the best of the best are invited to compete in, as it can turn formidable men into shivering boys.

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Exclusive Interview with Charge Director Mark Neale

In a desolate corner of Los Angeles’ warehouse district, at the end of a dead-end street, lies Man Heaven. No, it’s not one of the sad-sack nudie bars in the neighborhood, but a more pure sort of heaven. A place where the craft of motorcycle building is practiced with the same, if not more, love for metallurgy and mechanical engineering of olden days.

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