Kingston University TTXGP Sans Plastic


Here are some pictures of the rolling stock and electronics inside the Kingston University TTXGP bike. They were taken during prep for the Open class TTXGP race at Isle Of Man by Amadeus Photography. The bike will be piloted by George Spence.

Kingston University TTXGP bike without Pastic

Kingston University TTXGP bike without Pastic

Kingston University TTXGP Bike

Kingston University TTXGP Bike

The Kingston team uses LifeBatt Lithium Ion Phosphate batteries and a “Performance Through Lightweight Solutions” design mentality based on theories by Colin Chapman of Lotus.  This translates to an average speed 70 mph and a top speed of 102 mph on the downhills. The weights an estimated 352 lbs of with 220 lbs of that being batteries.  The energy density of batteries is a lot lower than gasoline. The fact that the Kingston bike and most electric vehicles are 90% efficient will allow the bike to make it around the Isle Of Man course with the energy stored in the batteries.  Internal compustion engines that run on gasoline are only 35% efficient in comparison.

The bike will run in the TTXGP Open class which means it can be purchased by anyone who wishes to own it for $28,500 USD. This is meant to create a soft performance ceiling based on how much work, equipement and proprietary techniques a team is willing to sell for that sum.

Technical Specifications

Source: Kingston University TTXGP Team

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Posted on June 3, 2009 at 11:04 am by John Adamo · Permalink
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