Back in 2009, something a little different happened at the Isle of Man TT. Race fans had been gathering in the English countryside for over a century to watch the world's fastest motorcycle racers fling themselves down public streets, but two years ago, a whole new class of bike took the course. You see, that's when the Isle of Man TTXGP kicked off – a race just for all-electric motorcycles. Needless to say, the event saw some resistance from patrons who had grown accustomed to the scream of high-revving internal combustion engines.
Now, Mark Neale is set to unveil a documentary on that historic race. Charge follows in the footsteps of Faster – a film about the switch in bike racing from two-stroke to four-stroke machines – and promised to give us a glimpse into both the technology of the competing bikes and what the new EV machines bring to racing as a whole. The crew at Asphalt and Rubber have been so fortunate as to score a copy of the film for a world premiere in the greater San Francisco Bay area. Head over to A&R for the full details and click past the jump for a look at the Charge trailer.