John McGuinness shows why he's one of the top motorcycle racers in the world with a win in the SES TT Zero Challenge on the Isle Of Man. His 22nd-TT win breaks his own electric-motorcycle record with an average speed of 119.279 miles per hour from a standing start.
Guy Martin Rides For Victory Racing In Place Of Dunlop
The Isle of Man is abuzz with the chatter of visitors and the blatting of motorcycles at the annual TT (Tourist Trophy) race. Crowds have gathered from around the world to watch races being run and records being beaten. They have not been disappointed.
Book Will Detail History And Its Affect On Motorsports Today
Electric motorcycles have come a long way in the past 45 years. A new book by Ted Dillard will tell the story of their rise, and how it intersects with technological innovation, renewable energy and motorsports. At least, it will if the Kickstarter campaign supporting it continues down a successful path.
The batteries in Zero Motorcycles are becoming better and cheaper, and so the electric vehicle manufacturer has decided to pass some savings along to its customers, chopping $1,350 from the price of all its 2015 models.
Rumor Says He Loved It Enough To Consider Doing An Electric Duc
What happens if you put the CEO of a famous Italian brand on an electric conversion of one of its motorcycles? If rumors are to be believed, there may be an battery-powered Ducati sometime in the future.
Bringing Its First Battery-Powered Bikes To Isle Of Man
Victory Motorcycles, known for making heavy-weight cruisers, shows its forward-looking face with the announcement of its entry of two electric race bikes in the SES TT Zero Challenge on the Isle of Man.
The Energica Ego electric motorcycle from Italy has just finished jumping through all the NHTSA and EPA hoops necessary to make it available to US consumers. It has also just faced down a handful of high-performance competitors in an informal set of drag races. You can see how well it stacks up against some formidable performers in the following video.
UK-based motorcycle racer Lee Johnston has posted a photo on Twitter that points to his participation in the 2015 TT Zero aboard an electric motorcycle developed by Brammo. We can only wonder which brand the bike will wear if it makes it to the historic Mountain Course – Brammo or Victory?
Last year the Saroléa SP7 electric motorcycle missed the TT Zero podium by a fraction of a second. Now, the resurrected Belgian brand is back with a bettered black beauty in another bid for bragging rights.
Will Return To TT Zero With John McGuinness And Bruce Anstey
Mugen has lifted the sheet from its new Shinden Yon electric motorcycle. It boasts more horsepower than the bike it used to take the top two TT Zero podium steps last year, but it's also heavier. Will it be good enough to repeat that result in the face of stiffer competition?
Getting a grip on the whys and wherefores of electric motorcycles will help you understand electric vehicles in general, and battery bikes in particular. Check out this five-part primer and see how this quickly-evolving technology might affect the wheels that move you.