Exclusive Specs On The SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing TTXGP Bike
With one week left until the electric race bikes take to Infineon to kick off the much anticipated 2010 TTXGP series, I got my hands on exclusive detailed spec of the SWIGZ Pro Racing electric superbike. What you see here is not the latest LiFePO4 delivery bike, though the beautify crafted battery racks loaded with 360 life-poe-fours will have the folks on Advrider.com dying to convert a GSXR 750 for dual sport duty.
The SWIGZ bike puts down 145 kW (194 HP) peak and 295 ft/lbs of torque courtesy of a 384 Volt LiFePO4 battery pack and liquid cooled permanent magnet DC motor. This bike is by far the most powerful on the grid. (what? Here’s a good electric lingo tutorial) The bike has 11.5 kWh (think gas tank size) of energy in its battery pack which is more energy storage than last year’s TTXGP bikes that ran the 38 mile Isle Of Man course. In addition, the SWIGZ bike has the benefits of energy recovery via a patent pending KERS system that will return energy to the batteries when Chip is on the brakes.
Check out the full specs and more pictures after the break.
SWIGZ.com Pro Racing TTXGP Bike Specifications
With the power this bike generates they are going to need the KERS unless Chip plans to go easy on the throttle. He won’t have to think too hard as the MoTeC ACL is programmed to decide how much power to put down so Chip can concentrate on picking the best lines and finish the race with just a little juice left. The SWIGZ.com Pro Racing team has the most powerful bike of all the 2010 TTXGP teams that have shown their cards. However, it is also the most technologically advanced (read complicated) setup.
In the picture above, taken six days ago, the batteries are not wired up and the motor is not attached to the Swift Engineering motor mount. No doubt the team would have liked more time to test the bike and work out bugs. My fingers are crossed that this bike makes it through the race without any technical problems. If anyone can pull it off, the SWIGZ.com brain trust can.
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