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.Read more
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.Read more
A123 Systems has been a leading Tier 1 supplier of batteries to OEM’s such as BMW, GM, and others since 2001. Until today, their batteries were only available to manufacturers, never to individuals, small businesses, or race teams. Mavizen, a premier technology supplier to the electric motorsports industry, will now be able to sell A123 batteries to anyone who wants one. This is great news for the growing legions of electric vehicle builders, and not just TTXGP racers.Read more
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.Read more
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 exclusiveRead more
In case you’ve been wondering why I’ve been so silent about the TTXGP recently, it’s only because I haven’t beenRead more
Earlier this month, I wrote about the season opener of the TTXGP, the first electric motorcycle racing series. In thatRead more
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.Read more