Hello everyone.  Ok, I think things are coming under control with the help of GoDaddy’s tech support crew and our favorite IT buddy (thanks Drew!).  However, I have not been able to export the e-mail subscriptions so if you can go back to “esbk.co” (same name different home) and sign-up for e-mail updates gain I would really appriciate it.

Thank you,

Richard

Amarok Needs Your Help!

Posted: May 26, 2013 in Manufacturers, Teams

Amarok needs to raise $7500 Canadian in order to make to Pikes Peak.  They have started a crowd sourcing effort on indiegogo, here.  Kick ‘em a few, will ya’.

Kenyon Kluge

We haven’t heard much from MotoZero since my interview with Kenyon Kluge back in mid-December.  To say they have been busy over there I think is a bit of an understatement.  But I caught Kenyon on Skype to see how this season is lining up.  Turns out it looks like they will only have 1 or two bikes on the grid this year and the only eRR race he is pretty sure they can do is Laguna Seca.  For the other rounds it looks like he’ll need to carpool.  Finger’s crossed.  However, he is planning to do an AFM round and a M1GP event or two as well.  The bike will be stock as they were last year.  Racing tires, suspension adjustments, and map tinkering is all we have to look forward to on these bikes.  A far cry from the treatment Brammo has been able to give the TTX.  It’s not that Kenyon doesn’t want to hop up the Zero S, its more of a time and money constraint.  I really thought the racing effort helped them out last year as it gave people a reason to talk about the bike all year long after the excitement of the new model year release had died down.  I guess it wasn’t enough to warrant diverting some funds from something else.  Oh well.  There’s always next year.

It’s still gonna be good to see him waving the Zero flag and to have him in the pits to help the Hollywood Electrics team.  Maybe, just maybe, he’ll have a surprise mod or two waiting for us.

SPSU EVT

A great and fun interview with Tyler Rowan of the Motorcycle project side of the Southern Polytechnic State University’s Electric Vehicle Team.  Say that three times fast.  his is the fifth University club/team I have found with serious aspersions of building an FIM eRoadRacing contending bike.  Give them a listen.

http://ttxgpmatters.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/episode-23-full-interview-with-tyler-rowan-of-spsu.mp3

Hello all!  I am switching the site over to it’s new home and frankly it’s gonna look a little sparse or disappear all together for a day or two.  Better now than during the up coming racing, though.  Thank you all for your patience!

Richard Dort

SPSU EVT

A great and fun interview with Tyler Rowan of the Motorcycle project side of the Southern Polytechnic State University’s Electric Vehicle Team.  Say that three times fast.  his is the fifth University club/team I have found with serious aspersions of building an FIM eRoadRacing contending bike.  Give them a listen.

http://ttxgpmatters.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/episode-23-teaser-interview-with-tyler-rowan-of-spsu.mp3

http://www.iomtt.com/Home/Forum/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=290128

From iomtt.com

June is going to be ridiculous when it comes to racing over the next few weeks.  I think it’s a conspiracy to try to make me OD on racing, and they might just succeed.  Here’s what is coming up for the next few weeks:

May 31: First TT Zero Practice

June 1: Second TT Zero Practice Brammo Practice and Qualifying at AFM Round at Thunder Hill

June 2: Brammo at AFM Races

June 3: Third TT Zero Practice and Moto Electra starts cross Continent EV record attempt

June 5: The TT Zero race

June 8: M1GP Practice and Qualifying

June 9: M1GP Races

So, for the Europeans it is a 6 week break from the TT to the first round of the eRR in Europe.  In North America it is only a 3 week break for the Hollywood Electrics guys from the last M1GP round to Pikes Peak and the REFUEL event being held the same weekend.  And then another 3 weeks to the first North American eRR race at Laugna Seca. Thank the lord because I’ll need the breaks.  It looks like the Pikes Peak will be very well covered by both Ride Apart and Asphalt & Rubber, and @Pinkyracr will be hooning around Laguna Seca at the REFUEL event.  So we have that to look forward too.

Hold on to your pantyhose kids.  It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.