CRP's Energica Ego Is The Italian You've Been Dreaming Of

RideApart editor Wes Siler is the first journalist invited to ride CRP’s latest electric superbike, the Energica Ego.

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Interview with FIM's Charles Hennekam on Electric Motorcycle Racing

Charles’s job involves taking care of the technical rules for all the disciplines- 50 different championships covering everything from road racing to cross-country rally racing. He is also the Operations Manager for ePower, the FIM’s electric motorcycle racing series. I sat down with him at the Laguna Seca round to find out more about FIM’s interest in electric racing. I saved it until now, because it’s nice to have some racing news in the off-season.

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Laguna Seca ePower/TTXGP Report | Part Two

Although Mission’s glorious debut eclipsed the performance of all the other teams, here is how the rest of the field fared. eCRP’s featherweight 8.8KwH machines fared quite well against the considerably more powerful leaders ahead of them.

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Photo Gallery | Friday | ePower/TTXGP

The first practice session was uneventful for most, but Thad Wolff’s Moto Electra motor caught fire, forcing him to ride into the gravel at Turn 4. Another bike that was on fire, but in a good way, was the Mission R. Because this is a brand-new bike which had yet to turn a wheel, many people had been doubtful of its potential.

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eCRP Wants Your Help Designing An Electric Superbike

Electric superbike manufacturer eCRP has just launched Next Gen Superbike where you can tell them exactly how you’d like your electric motorcycle. Specific iPhone apps? Plenty of Chrome? Perhaps a Flux Capacitor? Whatever it is, they want your specific input on ideas for accessories to make your electric riding experience even better.

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Azhar Hussain, Founder of TTXGP, Honored by the Queen

The industry is in a tough place right now. While there are a few companies working hard to create competitive sportbikes, many are not quite ready to race. Previous years’ fields were deeper because it was wide open. But perhaps now that people see what they’re up against (Brammo at Infineon, and Czysz in 2010 and 2011) I suspect a lot of the teams with smaller budgets are staying home.

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Amarok P1: Mavizen Killer or Yet Another Fantasy Concept?

The Amarok comes to the TTXGP 2011 paddock with a fine pedigree- designed by veteran motorcycle designer Michael Uhlarik, whose work has touched many top brands. Uhlarik and his partner/fabricator Kevin O’Neil drew their inspiration from aircraft. Yet most TTXGP teams have opted for as much direct air-cooling as possible, even the eCRP with their in-house wind tunnel. So it will be interesting to see how the Amarok fares under race conditions.

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