John McGuinness will be on board the new Mugen for the TT Zero Challenge race at this year’s Isle of Man TT. Shin Nagaosa, President of M-TEC Company Ltd unveiled the Mugen EV motorcycle that Team Mugen will use to contend, and presumably take on MotoCzysz, during the 2012 Isle of Man Zero TT class races.
McGuinness is one of the most successful Isle of Man riders of all time, and he’s taken the TT 17 times.
The motorcycle he’ll be riding, which is powered by lithium batteries driving three phase, brushless electric DC motors, represents an all-new, ground-up design from MUGEN. The bike features a carbon fibre frame and swing-arm and was designed specifically with the Isle of Man TT circuit in mind.
What will Mugen be up against? They’ll be trying to eclipse the ambitious milestone of averaging 100+mph lap times of the 37-plus mile course. No electric motorcycle has managed that yet…
MUGEN TT Zero Class Isle of Man Entry
- Wheelbase (ft): 4.87
- Ground clearance (inches): 5.2
- Seat Height (inches): 33
- Curb Weight (lbs): 573
- Tire (Front):120/70ZR17M/C
- Tire (Rear): 200/55ZR17M/C
- Frame：CFRP Twin-Spar
- Motor Type： Three Phase Brushless DC motors
- Horsepower: 90
- Torque (Nm[kgfm]): 220[22.4]