Hello all. I love having cool things in my mail box when I get home. I posted up their last press release and photos of the bike in plain back. In the last release they said. “work will continue to finalise the body work.” This caught not just my attention. Only I wasn’t so sure they meant anything other than paint. Well here’s photos of the final bike. What do you think? Photos courtesy of Mugen below the press release. Read the press release though. They too, are aiming for over 110mph.
TEAM MUGEN – PRESS RELEASE
Programme: TT Zero
2013 TT Zero Challenger, MUGEN Shinden Ni Revealed
Mr Shin Nagaosa, president of M-Tec Co., Ltd (hereinafter called M-TEC) today publicly introduced for the first time the new EV bike “神電貳(ＳＨＩＮＤＥＮＮＩ)” designed to tackle the 2013 The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy TT Zero Challenge, which will be held from May 25th to Jun 7th, 2013. “神電貳（ＳＨＩＮＤＥＮＮＩ）” has been developed using the data acquired from the first challenge at the Isle of Man last year, and a series of wind-tunnel and engine bench testing programmes carried out since the 2012 event.
Since the prototype build the motorcycle has been running repeatedly at Internationally certified circuits in Japan in order to gauge the performance improvement gained with the aid of, not only weight-saving to the motorcycle itself, and also of the EV system, but also the optimization of the motor output characteristics, and an increase of energy content. Furthermore, revised aerodynamic parts will complement the overall performance package of the machine.
For 2013 John McGuinness, already a 19-time victor at the Isle of Man TT will again join with Team MUGEN as race rider in the quest to win the race, targeting an average speed of over 110 miles per hour.
TT Zero Challenge started in 2009 as a new class requiring the entrants to ride motorcycles with zero emission engines emitting no CO2. The race is run in a time-trial format over a course of approximately 60km of mixed terrain around the isle.