Mission Motors' TTXGP race bike - Click above for image gallery
Now that the TTXGP zero-emissions motorcycle race at the Isle of Man has ended with Team Agni bringing home the win, at least a few of the competitors are turning their attention towards the next step in electric motorcycle racing. According to Forrest North, Founder and CEO of Mission Motors:
We're disappointed that we weren't on the podium, but are thrilled to have had the opportunity to compete in this historic event. We feel strongly that racing is a great way to push the technology in a direction that is consumer oriented. Essentially, we were able to do about 6 months worth of R&D in about a week, working out kinks and gathering valuable data to improve our production bike.Those kinks reportedly included the complete loss of the bike's drivetrain on the second day of practice after qualifying for the main event. Hopefully, all those issues will have successfully been worked out before the upcoming race at the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days festival at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, scheduled to take place June 24-26.
We're not entirely sure as of yet which teams will be competing at Mid-Ohio in June, but Mission Motors, Brammo and Electric Motorsport have all reportedly signed on to participate.
[Source: Mission Motors]