RR » Mugen to enter motorcycle in 2012 Isle of Man TT Zero

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knowfukall - Unregistered

February 17, 2012 5:24 AM

Of course we would all rather see a superbike go down Bray Hill - But this is fantastic news, this will be the spring board to bringing new blood/interest/$$ to the T.T look at the big picture people.


February 17, 2012 9:46 AM

I'm very excited about electric bikesport for 2 reasons:

1.) Petrol is damn expensive and won't be around for ever. We need an alternative fast.

2.) Anyone that rides on track knows the problem we have with noise limits and circuits being closed down, or the number of days we're allowed to ride being restricted.

Electric bikes mean that not only can we use our existing tracks more, but perhaps new circuits can open?


February 17, 2012 1:27 PM
Last Edited 1452 days ago

I can't imagine that producing the batteries or recharging them emits anything like the amount of CO2 used for even a single lap of the Island by petrol.

I've long felt that motorsport should lead the way in producing fast environmentally-sound equipment - partly for the reasons given, and partly to silence the environmentalist extremist lobby, who don't seem to appreciate that most advances in fuel efficiency originated in motorsport. This should be a good step towards that. Obviously even 100mph is a long way off what a petrol-powered bike can do, but this is only the beginning.

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