Zero Spain Runs The Bassella Race Against Gas Bikes

Last weekend, as rumors escalated about Neal Saiki’s departure from Zero, Oriol Vila of Zero Motorcycles Spain was mixing with the gassers on a Zero MX Extreme in the Basella Race in Northern Spain. The Bassella looks to be a mix of Hare Scramble-type course with some Endurocross-style obstacles consisting of boulders, logs and tractor […]

Electric Drive Smokes The Gassers At Mini Moto SX 2010

Quantya and Zero dominated the 150cc class against gas powered bikes during the 2010 Mini Moto SX. Drew Gosselaar took first on a Quantya MX followed by 4 Zero MX electrics. Jimmy Lewis of Dirt Rider was riding a gas bike in the race and mentioned it was obvious the electrics were going to smoke […]

Quantya And Zero (?) To Battle Gas Bikes At 2010 MiniMoto SX

Quantya riders Brian Roth and David Lodermeier will be back in 2010 to defend their 1, 2 finish in last years Mini Moto SX. Roth rode the Quantya MX to first place in 2009 upsetting the more powerful Zero mounted riders who were favorites for the win. Lodermeier, an employee of Quantya and ex-Pro MX rider […] Pro Racing Going BonKERS In 2010

The race is on to squeeze performance out of current electric drive technology for the 2010 electric race season. Agni is hinting at streamlining it’s 2009 TTXGP winning X01. Michael Czysz has serious concerns (great discussion in the comments) about the dangers of a rapid move to streamlining but will be ready with a streamlined […]

TTXGP gets mugged on “The World According To Gary”

Gary Radnich, sports guy on KRON 4 News in San Francisco, chatted with Azhar Hussain about the upcoming TTXGP at nearby Infineon Raceway, May 14-16, 2010.  The race signals the start of the North American Championship Series of the TTXGP, and the first electric motorcycle race in the United States.  The TTXGP ran the first […]

Epo-Bike First Confirmed FIM ePower Entry

Christian Amendt, an engineering student out of Germany is the first confirmed entrant of the ePower Electric Motorcycle Race series. Using what might be called a quantified version of Lotus’s “performance through low weight” philosophy, Christian converted a Honda RS125R to electric using a “half the weight, half the power” design. The 115 Kg (253.5 […]

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 12:01 pm by John Adamo · Permalink · 8 Comments
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Roehr Stays Different. Only Now They’re Electric

Yesterday Roehr announced the eRoehr electric motorcycle series will be available spring 2010. The two electric models will be Walter Roehrich’s 4th Roehr project and this one has a lot of potential to help the company accomplish their mission: Roehr Motorcycles LLC will become the premier builder of American made sports and racing motorcycles, passionately […]

Posted on January 6, 2010 at 12:04 am by John Adamo · Permalink · 5 Comments
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FIM e-Power flexes WSBK and MotoGP Muscle

Answering a flurry of TTXGP announcements this week, the FIM added two big venues to their e-Power electric motorcycle race series. The four previously announced races are scheduled along side endurance events with a relatively small following. With yesterday’s additions we will see electrics race at Assen during MotoGP round 7 and at Imola during […]

Posted on December 19, 2009 at 11:01 am by John Adamo · Permalink · 6 Comments
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TTXGP Italian Championship Dates And TTX02 Updates

TTXGP Italian Championship Adding to this weeks previous eGrandPrix announcements, the dates and venues for the Italian TTXGP Championship were quietly published yesterday with press release today.  Four tracks will be included in the Italian series including Mugello, one of the stops for MotoGP. The teams with the most points will qualify for the TTXGP […]

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 9:32 am by John Adamo · Permalink · 2 Comments
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FIM Announces e-Power International Championship Without TTXGP

The FIM recently issued a press release detailing a new electric motorcycle race series called FIM e-Power International Championship. At first glance this sounds like old news. After the success of he TTXGP at Isle Of Man in June, the FIM had announced an all electric race series in collaboration with TTXGP under direction of […]