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Electric Motorcycle Racing To Take Center Stage

Electric Motorcycle Racing To Take Center Stage

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Gizmag reported a while ago that plans to establish several electric motorcycle (or ecycle) races world-wide are in the works.

Thanks to the success of the Isle of Man Grand Prix on June 12, which took place in conjunction with the TTXGP, there’s to be a world championship, feeder series in the UK and United States, a UKP10,000 Technical Package for teams, and the likelihood that a complete electric racing bike will be on the market in Q1, 2010 for under $40,000.

TTXGP founder Azhar Hussain was been sanctioned by the FIM (the governing body for motorcycle racing) to create a world championship in 2010.

Hussain is working to create a five-race global series with rounds in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He’s also working on a four-round U.K. National series and a three-round American National series for 2010. A technology starter pack will be available later this year – the UKP 10,000 kit will include an AGNI electric racing motor, race batteries, controllers and all electronics – the team just needs to add their own frame and running gear.

The new championship will be run inside the FIM Road Racing Grand Prix Commission.

To read more, see Gizmag’s article, Electric Motorcycle World, U.S. and U.K. Championships for 2010.

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