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Fifth Gear's Tiff Needell tries to outdo David Coulthard in the SLS AMG – Click above to watch video after the jump

The Isle of Man is a veritable gearhead's paradise. It's located in the Irish Sea right between England and Ireland, but is its own independent island. Like Monaco (and a few other examples around the world), the Isle of Man has no speed limits. Which could explain, in part at least, why Jeremy Clarkson and Nigel Mansell chose to live there.

TT Zero practice laps – Click above to watch video after the jump

2009 KTM RC8 R – Click above for high-res image gallery

In a press release that acknowledges the success of last year's inaugural TTXGP held on the Isle of Man and thanks that organization for their hard work, the self-governing British Crown dependency's Department of Tourism and Leisure (DTL) has announced that they are taking over the event and have re-named it the TT Zero. Now ain't that a fine how do you do? Luckily, TTXGP officials had plenty of notice so as to make alternate arrangements. To add insult to injury, TTXGP officials only learned o

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It took only 25 minutes and 53.5 seconds, for the TTXGP to be decided. Find out the winner after the jump.

Mission Motors' TTXGP race bike - Click above to enlarge

Motoczysz E1pc - Click above for high-res image gallery

The first ever TTXGP is now just a few days away and teams are still arriving to the Isle of Man for the event. One group that arrived earlier than most is XXL Racing from Germany, and as a result, their rider was the first to "stretch the legs" of a competing machine on the island. A resident of the Crown dependency, Frank Schuengel, happened to be on hand with a camera and recorded the moment on video. He also took a bunch of stills that are available in the gallery below. You can check out hi

Motoczysz E1pc - Click above for an image gallery

Motoczysz E1 - Click above for a gallery of expected TTXGP entrants

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Mission One testing at Infineon - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Norton NRV588 rotary-powered motorcycle - Click above to watch the video

Click above to enlarge the rendering of the electric motorcycle from Motoczysz

Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Mission One

Click above for a high-res image gallery of the Brammo Enertia

Click above for a gallery of the EV-0 RR electric motorcycle

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