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    Default Honda’s Going Electric-Motorcycle Racing

    Honda becomes the first major manufacturer to enter the electric racing fray when its close partner Mugen enters an all-new electric motorcycle in the Isle of Man TT Zero this summer. It’s a hugely historical moment, both for electric motorcycles and a manufacturer that won its first race ever at the TT in 1959.

    The company will race alongside electric innovators like MotoCzysz vying to be the first to lap the 37.7-mile Mountain Course at an average of 100 mph.
    “We are keen to use this excellent event to educate and prepare the engineers of the next generation for the use of future technology,” Satoshi Katsumata of Team Mugen said in a statement. “We are very excited about adding to the long history of Japanese manufacturers on the Isle of Man.”

    Although it’s Mugen formally entering the race, Mugen essentially is a division of Honda Motor Company. It was founded in 1973 by Soichiro Honda’s son, Hirotoshi, and remains closely associated with Honda. One of Mugen’s functions as a tuner and engine builder is serving as a de facto skunkworks, proving new concepts and technologies before they’re adopted by Honda. The company has a long history of motorsports involvement, including a stint in Formula 1.

    Honda has shown growing interest in electric motorcycles of late and unveiled its first electric motorcycle concept, the Honda RC-E (pictured), late last year at the Tokyo Motor Show.

    Participating in the TT Zero has a nice historical symmetry for Honda. In 1959, Honda entered its first international competition on the Isle of Man, beginning a history of grand prix wins that’s carried through to this day.

    By Wes Siler, Hell for Leather



    Source: Honda's Going Electric-Motorcycle Racing | Autopia | Wired.com
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    I might be wrong, but I think KTM is already running the electric version of their RC8 based on our very own "Agni" DC engines in the Isle of Man TT.
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    thats a nice piece of information.

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    This is TTX02 electric motorcycle which uses KTM RC8 frame and body work but its not KTM. its electric motor is developed by Mavizen(Link). KTM is struggling to cross 2cyliner mark and they had many failure attempting it.
    they are still leaning. they started their own engine in late 1976 and their first 4stroke was in 1982 which is 20 years later Japs perfected 4stroke engines. thats the very reason Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki is untouched till now.

    Hope to see KTM soon in MotoGP where the real engine & technology war starts. Last year Honda came up with quick shift and this year all have similar technology and next year some one will come up with something new and everyone will try to match that. its really nice to see manufacturers battling it out with technology and 1 or 2 advanced technicality will make it to production bikes as well and we can enjoy it






    For more info about KTM you can go to this link click here
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    the body work is very similar to KTM. ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    the body work is very similar to KTM. ^^
    Hope you didn't read the below.

    Quote Originally Posted by sridar1983 View Post
    This is TTX02 electric motorcycle which uses KTM RC8 frame and body work but its not KTM.
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