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Lightning Motors Does 218.637 MPH On The Salt – New Record 215.960

If you thought enough electric motorcycle records had been broken this year, you’re in for some disappointment. Lightning Motorcycles crushed the standing electric motorcycle land speed record a few times last week and ended up with 218.637 mph top speed and 215.960  average. Asphalt And Rubber has had some great coverage over the last few weeks. […]

Laguna Seca TTXGP To Decide Fastest Electric Race Bike

One of the biggest electric motorcycle races of year is happening this weekend at Laguna Seca. The second race of TTXGP North American series is being held in conjunction with FIM’s ePower series and the same weekend as MotoGP. Most of the highest profile and most decorated electric motorcycle race teams will be battling for […]

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 10:39 am by John Adamo · Permalink · 2 Comments
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TTXGP 2011 Kicks Off This Weekend At Infineon!

This weekend TTXGP North America kicks off the season at Infineon. The list of teams is a little shorter than last year but Lightning Motors is doubling down on last year’s championship with two bikes. Lightning Motors Michael Barnes #80 is back with Team Lightning Motors and will be on a much lighter bike than […]

Zero To Put Battery Swap To The Test In 3 Hour Sand Race

At the end of this month Zero Motorcycles and French powersports dealer ATV Quad 31 will take part in the Le Touquet Enduropale, a 3 hour race in the deep sands of Northern France. French mountain biking champion Thibault Veuillet will ride the Zero MX through the power robbing sand. 15 to 20 minute laps […]

Are Electric Motorcycles As Fast as Gas Bikes? Yates Proves Yes

When an electric bike built by a handful of guys beats the track day favorites like the SV650, Ducati NCR 1000 and a Ducati 848 in a WERA event at Fontana, it’s hard to argue against electric being every bit as fast as gas. Chip Yates and the SWIGZ.com Pro Racing team did just that […]

Electric Vs. Gas – Chip Yates To Race WERA Series

Chip Yates and the SWIGZ.com Pro Racing team annouced today they will run their electric superbike in the WERA Motorcycle Roadracing series against the gassers. They will start in the Heavy Weight Twins series racing Ducati 1198′s and KTM RC8′s and see how things go. In February they plan to add 20% more power and […]

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 11:41 am by John Adamo · Permalink · 9 Comments
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MÜNCH Racing Team Wins 2010 TTXGP World Championship

MÜNCH Racing Team and rider Matthias Himmelmann won the 2010 TTXGP World Championship today in Abacete, Spain. MÜNCH has a history of going big and doing things differently and their reincarnation in electric racing has paid off. Building on the 2009 TTXGP second place finishing XXL Racing bike, MÜNCH finished first. Alessandro Brannetti of CRP […]

Posted on October 24, 2010 at 3:27 pm by John Adamo · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Video Of MotoCzysz Taking The Win Over Lightning At Laguna

Check out this video of the e-Power grid at Laguna Seca. There is some great footage of the bikes before, during and after the race. Besides hearing the National Anthem playing at Laguna Seca, one of the coolest part is seeing Michael Czysz take the win, passing Barnes feet from the finish line while both […]

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 10:43 am by John Adamo · Permalink · 5 Comments
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Count Down To FIM e-Power At Leguna Seca

This weekend is e-Power at Laguna Seca and I am going to do my best to break down the field and give a rough guess at how the teams stack up. This is no easy task but I’m feeling brave. There are a few new names and many of the usual suspects on the grid […]

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm by John Adamo · Permalink · One Comment
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Tork India Victorious At Snetterton TTXGP

Tork India took first place in the opening round of TTXGP UK series at Snetterton this weekend. This win was somewhat of a surprise as their mostly new 2010 T002X electric motorcycle had never been tested under race conditions. Issues getting their bike onto the Isle Of Man kept team leader Kapil Shelke and his […]