The Virginia Tech Bolt e-bike racing team will compete in the July 12-13 zero emissions road race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville NJ. This race is part of the eMotoRacing series, which runs in conjunction with AHRMA.
The 96 volt student-built prototype racebike will compete in the eSuperSport class against a field of production based Brammo Empulses. The Bolt Team is no stranger to competition, as it has previous experience racing in the TTXGP series in 2012. Since that time, the bike has been refurbished, dyno tested, and proven in private track days.
While the original Bolt entry was based on a Honda CBR600RR chassis, the team has recently been testing the next iteration, the Bolt 2. Looking at photos on the team’s Facebook page, it appears to be based on a Suzuki GSX-R1000 chassis from approximately 2004. The battery pack is claimed to hold 14.5kWh, and put down 108 hp on the dyno. Depending on its weight, this bike could give the Brammo Empulses a serious run for their money.