The Sora electric motorcycle, from Canadian company Lito, is one in a line of e-bikes looking to change the public perception about electric transportation. Powered by a liquid-cooled AC motor fed from a 12kWh lithium-polymer battery pumping 66.4 ft.-lbs. of torque, the Sora appears to be your conventional motorcycle. However, the Sora, like the Brammo […]
Isle of Man TT 2013: SES TT Zero Results
Motoczysz captured its fourth consecutive TT Zero at the 2013 Isle of Man TT, setting a new official record for electric motorcycles by averaging 109.675 mph on the Mountain Course.
Michael Rutter piloted the Motoczysz E1PC to a lap time of 20:38.461 for his third straight TT Zero win. Finishing second as he did last year was John McGuinness on the Mugen Shinden Ni, with a time just 1.6 seconds slower than Rutter, with an average speed of 109.527 mph.
Other notable results include third-place finisher Robert Barber on Ohio State University‘s Buckeye Current electric motorcycle team. With an average speed of 90.403 mph, the student-run team set the ninth fastest time in TT Zero history. The Buckeye team benefited from the experience of Barber who won the TTXGP-organzied electric motorcycle race on the Isle of Man in 2009.
|Isle of Man TT 2013: SES TT Zero Results
|1||Michael Rutter||MotoCzysz E1PC||20:38.461||109.675 mph|
|2||John McGuinness||Mugen Shinden Ni||20:40.133||109.527 mph|
|3||Robert Barber||Ohio State University RW-2||25:02.467||90.403 mph|
|4||George Spence||Kingston University||25:41.822||88.096 mph|
|5||Chris Mcgahan||Vercamoto Yamaha R6E||26:59.755||83.857 mph|
|6||Ian Lougher||Komatti Mirai KMI||27:46.300||81.515 mph|
|7||David Madsen-Mygdal||Imperial||31:26.933||71.983 mph|
|8||Paul Owen||Brunei University BX||31:33.387||71.738 mph|