American consumers hoping Honda would replace its NC700X with the larger-displacement NC750X will be disappointed to know they might have to wait until the 2016 model year to get the 75cc engine upgrade. The California Air Resources Board has granted an executive for the 2015 Honda NC700X, certifying the motorcycle for sale in the state […]
Team Mugen Returning to TT Zero with Shinden 2
Noted Honda tuner Mugen announced it will compete in the 2013 TT Zero on the Isle of Man with an updated version of its Shinden electric sportbike.
Mugen entered the Shinden at last year’s TT Zero, with Isle of Man veteran John McGuinness finishing second with an average speed of 102.215 mph. Team Mugen managed to break the 100mph barrier but fell short to the race winner Michael Rutter who rode the MotoCzysz E1PC.
For 2013, McGuinness will ride the Shinden Ni (a.k.a. Shinden 2), the second generation version of Mugen’s electric racer. Developed from data from last year’s race, the Shinden 2 is said to be lighter and more aerodynamic than its predecessor.
The 2013 TT Zero will be held June 5 on the Isle of Man’s Mountain Course as part of the week-long Isle of Man TT events.