Last weekend the North American TTXGP championship concluded with a thrilling round at Miller Motorsports Park. But the electric motorcycle racing season isn't finished yet. The Australian and European seasons still have a few events left. Matthias Himmelman just completed another fantastic round for the Muench Racing team, capturing the win at the first TTXGP race held in Sweden.
Last month, Bill Warner brought his souped-up Suzuki up to 311 mph. Electric Motorcycles may not be at the 300 mph mark yet, but they are quickly catching up to the petrol predecessors. Lighting Motorcycles and Paul Thede became the first group to ever break the 200 mph barrier on an electric motorcycle.
Matthaias Himmelman won the third round of the European TTXGP at Assen this weekend by a comfortable margin. Himmelman outpaced Team Zongshen's Ho Chi Fung and Gamma Racing's Jasper Iwema for the victory at Assen.
Electric Motorcycles haven't received a lot of respect from the motorcycle crowd in recent years. Most motorcyclists show interest when an electric bike is around, but when the engine "fires" up, the interest seems to go away. In the past, these quiet motorcycles have been laughed off as toys, with open-minded critics saying that electric motorcycles are full of potential, but, well, they just aren't ready yet.
MotoCzysz dominated the TT Zero race at the Isle of Man this year. The Motoczysz team was the fastest in practice, qualifying, and virtually every segment of the race. They were fastest down the Sulby Straight. They were fastest at the Grand Stand. All in all, the MotoCzysz team set and broke 7 lap records at the Isle of Man in 2011.
Isle of Man TT
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