$40K American Electric Race Bike in 2010 | TTXGP Developments

2nd Place 2009 TTXGP Open Class Entry - XXL Racing

2nd Place 2009 TTXGP Open Class Entry - XXL Racing

Azhar Hussain announced some major developments to the 2010 electric motorcycle racing championship that will run under the FIM Road Racing Grand Prix Commission. Branding of the series still seems to be undetermined. The series uses the “eGrandPrix” moniker for its website and the AMA event held in Ohio in July but was not used by Azhar in any of the quotes published in the Gizmag interview.

$40,000 American electric race bike
An undisclosed “major American company” will sell a race only electric bike based on the 2009 TTXGP winning Team Agni machine for $40,000 USD. 50 units will be sold starting in February 2010.

2010 FIM Electric Race Series Developments
In addition to the 2010 TTXGP at the Isle Of Man TT we will see three new, yet to be named electric motorcycle racing series. The “World Series” “championship” will be held on 5 tracks in Europe, Asia and America. It will be a 25 mile race with 1 practice session and one qualifying session. The series will be aired on television. The “United States electric bike series” will be 3 races / rounds and is still being planned. The “British electric series” will be run on Brands Hatch, Mallory Park, Anglesy Circuit and Donnington Park.

Inexpensive Electric “Tech Packs” will keep entry price low
The $16,5000 USD ($10,000 UKP) tech packs will be available in December and consist of a similar motor, controller and batteries to the TTXGP winning Team Agni bike. The bike used a DC Agni motor and beat the rest of the field by a good margin. Hussain explained there has been a lot of interest in these electric race packages and they had not been publicly announced until today. This grass roots approach to supplying an inexpensive entry to electric motorcycle racing is something Azhar feels will be a real innovation.

2010 TTXGP Progress
Besides the new rules announced last week, Azhar mentioned peak speeds in the 2010 TTXGP at IOM TT will possibly reach 125 mph, up 20 mph from 2009 based on estimations from the TTXGP teams planning to return to the event. Hussain is in continuing discussions with the 2009 teams about future electric races. The TTXGP at IOM will not be a part of any of the other 3 series. It will stand alone as the original IOM TT did and its treacherous course will serve as a testing ground for new electric racing technology.

Source: Gizmag Via: Brammo Fan

Photo: Amadeus Photography

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Posted on August 21, 2009 at 9:30 am by John Adamo · Permalink
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