• Nov 6th 2009 at 8:41AM
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Mavizen TTX02 - Click above to enlarge

Right on schedule, Mavizen has released its TTX02 electric motorcycle at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Well, if you listen to Azhar Hussain, TTXGP founder and the entrepreneur behind this racebike, the TTX02 is a "laptop on wheels." How so? For starters, each machine is fitted with an dash-mounted computer that runs on Linux, comes with its own dedicated IP address, on-board web server and connectivity to wireless networks.

While all of that consumer electronics gadgetry is cool, it's the platform of the TTX02 that interests us the most. As previously rumored, the TTX02 is definitely based on the chassis of KTM's highly acclaimed RC8 superbike, which means it's a proven platform that's capable of solid handling and high speeds... good thing, as the TTX02 is said to be capable of hitting 130 miles per hour.

Twin Agni 95 electric motors push out a total of nearly 100 peak horsepower along with what's surely an admirable torque figure that peaks right off the bat at just about zero RPM. Three lithium ion battery packs will be made available with up to 11 kWh of power, which is reportedly capable of tackling all 38 miles of the TTXGP Isle of Man course. Pricing is not yet announced, but Hussain suggests a competitive machine can be had for around $40,000. Hit the jump to watch a couple videos of the bike's launch at SEMA.

[Source: Asphalt & Rubber]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Me not want electric motorcycle. The one I currently ride gets 60 to 70 mpg anyway. Someone will buy it though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OK, now make one that tops out ~100mph with lower weight and higher range and no gadgets. Oh and price it $10-15k.

      THIS is what electric motorcycles should look like!

      • 5 Years Ago
      Regular KTM RC8 please
      • 5 Years Ago
      I always wanted to be able to surf the web and play some video games when I am cruising along the highway at 130. Now this bike makes it all so much easier for me to do, because it was getting a little dangerous doing all that while trying to balance my laptop on top of my bike. I mean no one has been nice enough to invent the handle bar laptop tray like they did the steering wheel tray for my car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm sorry but it if those electric motors are putting out 75 kw (100 HP) then the torque is not anywhere near comparable to a similar rated IC engine. Yes it's at zero rpm but don't think it's anywhere close to a 100 ftlbs, much less.

      I want to see what RPM they claim that figure at, or better yet a motor speed/torque curve for the CONTINUOUS rating. I think we are seeing some real specsmanship out of these guys.

      You guys have to start getting some education in motor, drive, and power theory if you are going to report on the electrically powered vehicles and not drown in snake oil.
      • 5 Years Ago
      electric bike that looks this good.. sign me up.. only hiccup is on the price.. range.. well.. just enough for city driving...
      • 5 Years Ago
      A little more range, lower price... sign me up!
      • 5 Years Ago
      can't wait to see an overclocked version
        • 5 Years Ago
        Engage the PCI/PCIe clock locks and increase the FSB, give it a voltage boost when necessary... but watch out for system instabilities and overheating if you boost the voltage too high!
      • 5 Years Ago
      So now I can Twitter and ride a bike at the same time?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Folks, these bikes are not silent. Think RC car and you'll know what I'm talking about. Yes, they are way quieter than and typical ICE but definitely not silent.
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