FIM Announces E-MX Electric Motocross Event

Electric motorcycles have taken the motoring world by storm while electric cars languish on dealership lots. Is it the affordability of electric motorcycles, or is it the emphasis on performance and motorsports that has made them a success? Regardless, the FIM has announced the E-MX, a serious motocross event for serious electric motorcycle riding enthusiasts.

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MotoCzysz Announces 2013 Rider Lineup

MotoCzysz has announced their lineup for the 2013 season, signaling their intent to move beyond the Isle of Man this year and campaign a full season. This is great news for FIM eRoadRace fans. The serie formerly known as TTXGP and FIM ePower has united, making it easier to fill the grids with truly competitive bikes.

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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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Living the TTXGP Dream | Volt Motorcycles

Eland Eggers and Loren Crotty began electrifying a 2001 Yamaha R1 in 2008. (more history here) They competed in the 2010 TTXGP at Infineon, but were unable to complete the race, as their bike overheated. Volt returned in 2011 and won the TTX75, setting the lap record at 2:09. What I love most about their story is that Eland was able to secure a job at Zero Motorcycles as a result of his work in developing the Volt, and perseverance. This year, he had a little help from his boss, Zero’s Director of EE and veteran racer Kenyon Kluge. Kenyon rode the bike to the win and helped with the development.

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Is Gas-Powered Racing Innovation Dead?

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.

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