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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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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