The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) created a series for electric bikes after this race while working along side TTXGP series founder Azhar Hussain. Aimed at “driving low-carbon technological innovation forward, to demonstrate that clean-emission transport technologies have matured and can be fun, fast and exciting”, stated the FIM during a press release. The electric motorcycle powered by battery, which, we as savvy “greenly” conscientious beings; has a long list of advantages.
Within this newly explored non gas motorcycle racing exists even a few forms of ebike formats to elect. There’s the model powered solely by stored electricity (battery/accumulator) or, simply a fuel cell class motorcycle. Then there’s the conventional internal combustion engine powered machine fuelled by non carbon based fuel. (i.e. Hydrogen). These need to of course comply with regulations for this race class including 105 dBA noise restrictions, which most likely is not too difficult; and must weigh a minimum of 100 kg and up to 300 kg (race ready mode).
One thing we know for sure the TTXGP is real where to date 15 races are on the calendar—UK, Italy, Spain, USA and even in Canada. The Isle of Man inaugural race in June last year saw 20 participants, fairly substantial!
Visit the TTXGP to find the “eGrandPrix” race date in your country, its not to be missed!
Oh, and don’t bother to bring your earplugs!