RR » Electric bikes near 100mph lap mark at 2010 TT

In the second practice session for TT Zero – the race around the 37.73- Mountain course in the Isle of Man for electric bikes – the leading team set an unofficial lap record of more than 94mph.

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Westminister - Unregistered

June 08, 2010 5:02 PM

Since MotoGP is allowing litre bike in the premier class, MotoCzysz has made known its intentions of running a bike on the grid. I think it smart of them to focus on both MotoGP and TTXGP. One day, they may become one and the same.

I have never had the luv for petrol, especially the price...

Dean Dean - Unregistered

June 08, 2010 8:02 PM

I agree with john flores here, I was impressed by their efforts at the motogp bike..they even got a certain J McWilliams involved. However, I thought they'd put that particular project on hold as it was last heard of in '07 ??
I really wish the TT organisers would not attach a 'zero emissions' tag to this category...it is plainly not if electric, a simple 'electric class' would suffice or are there any genuine none polluters running ?

Rave - Unregistered

June 09, 2010 1:05 PM

Dean Dean - I posted a similar comment on the previous TTX article and also last year as well. A zero emissions race should be open to all forms of proplusion - not just electric. Secondly, do they check for emissions - what about the Fossil Fuel power station which 'fuels' these machines. It si not as green as they make out.
I'd like to see the hydrogen and pneumatic power plants being given a chance in a true Zero Emissions race.

Elv22 - Unregistered

June 09, 2010 8:43 PM

100mph lap

40000 spectators asleep through boredom

1000 spectators to drunk to care

7 cats run over cause they couldn't hear the damn things

several thousand tonnes of CO2 produced charging batteries


June 10, 2010 6:16 AM

Whilst this is a great effort to get to this level I can't help but feel empty about it. In Australia where the bulk of our electricity is generated by coal it just seems pointless. As for the riders, good luck and keep it rubber side down.

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