The future on two wheels.
How fast? During practice this week:
[The E1pc] reached a top speed of 140 MPH-besting its closest electric competitor’s 102 MPH. The E1pc also clocked a 94.6 MPH lap, tantalizingly close to the 100 MPH goal. Yes, it completed that lap. But that’s not the amazing thing; the E1pc ran that time while using, on average, less than 40 percent of its throttle and crossed the finish line with, according to Czysz, with “plenty in reserve.”
The MotoCzysz E1pc is set to race this week in the 37.7 mile of twists and turns that is the Isle of Man TT, a race that is designed to break motorcycles and its riders and if completed gives a motorcycle instant credibility. We’re not kidding, the Isle of Man TT is so tough that 227 people have died in its 91-race history.
But if all goes to plan, and hopefully it will, we’ll see no deaths at the race and instead witness the birth of the future of electric vehicles.
[Hell for Leather via PopSci]