I just saw this on Linkedin and thought it was interesting. They just added a dealer in Andorra. I thought it was really cool to see the progress they have made in just the last few years. About two of these are Energica only dealers. How many Zero-only dealers are there?
So, even though I got the e-mail about their 2022 lineup, I did miss that there is going to be an in-person Event called the “Energica Force Hub”. Of course, I immediately thought there was going to be an announcement about a new hub motor. But then I took a deep breath and looked around, and I am pretty sure it’s just the name of the event, and something got lost in the translation. The event runs from the 24th to the 25th of November. Prime Turkey time for us US members. Are they trying to leave the US folks out? Are they sneaking something in under the radar of US followers? Did they think they were going to pull a fast one on ol’ @TTXGPFan here? No, I really don’t think so. Accept the last one, definitely. But little did they know that I am now a music teacher and would be on vacation all week! Brrrahahahahahaha! *cough cough [stupid allergies]* Well, on second thought no to that too. 😀
This event will have been going on for about a day by the time you read this. I am booked up Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for obvious reasons. I will try to keep an eye out for anything cool and will either post or talk about it on Monday’s news show.
By the way, the schedule I try to adhere to is to record on Monday afternoon, edit Tuesday afternoon, finish editing Wednesday, and post that evening. So go to your favorite podcatcher (i.e. Spotify) and or YouTube look for ESBK Studios and subscribe, or follow, or whatever that service decides to call it. Also, if it is not showing up on your favorite service, please let me know.
Update: Usually there is a copy of the live event, and I thought this was it. I was wrong. However, I do like posting these things so they are easy to find and you can take from it what you want. Not anyone else’s synopsis of what they said. Although so far Engadget is the only one to the web with a video that I have found. [Electrek has one now too. ]
So I only had 3 hits on this page today, and I suspect they were bots. I find it strangely relieving. Not to mention I have to be to work in a few hours and here I am typing away on possibly the best blogging laptop every with my wife a sleep next to me. She finds out I wrote this she’s going to kill me. We have a wedding ceremony in 2 . . . no, 1 day! Yes a bit backwards I know, but such is life. Anyway on to the real news that no one is reporting.
So according to this news bit on the TT’s website the gas bikes only got 1 lap, and weather got so bad they shut everything down 1.5 hours before the Elmotos were to take the track on for the first time. Which was Wednesday. Then they canceled Thursday all together because of weather. So no one got to play. Not that I really care about any bike besides the elmotos.
So there is a revised schedule now. But it is only for Saturday to Tuesday. Friday will be Thursday’s schedule which is exactly the same for the TT Zero crew. So this the new TT Zero practice/Qualifying start times:
OK, so I have a smoking new computer that I am still getting set up (transferring files and such), more trail building going on, bike rides, and no I didn’t get an Empulse. What do financing people know anyway. But above an beyond all that there is racing this weekend! MotoE is at Hockenheim this weekend and Future Electric, JJ, who knows, who else are already there (OK, Mike Edwards knows). I am off to the bike shop to work on kids bikes and change bicycle tubes for the day. Enjoy!
This is a quickie, but hopefully will wet your appetite for news coming out of this weekends Miller Motorsports Park’s round of the eMotoRacing series. Here’s the post from last week’s post on the Electric Racing group on facebook:
eMotoRacing coming to BonnevilleGP at Miller Motorsports Park Aug 30/31. The Brammo Racing Team including the fast RR, Zeus Racing Team from the Univ of Calgary, the debut of a full streamliner, plus privateers from all over…will you be there? This is the last race out west of the 10 round series, and it will be a good one!
Follow eMotoracing and Brammo on Facebook. I will try to share on the ESBK.co Facebook page as best I can.
Another university to rescue of electric motorcycle racing. Excellent.
TEAM ZEUS of the UNIVERSITY of CALGARY to contest eMotoRacing event at Miller Motorsports Park
Press Release: for immediate release
On August 29 – 31, eMotoRacing will hold it’s 8th race of the 2014 season at Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah. We have had a great stirring of rumors as to who will be in attendance. One thing is certain — there will be a good mix of contestants, including the official Brammo racing team, and Team “ZEUS” of the University of Calgary. “ZEUS” stands for “Zero Emission Ucalgary Superbike”, and the team is comprised of engineers, business and physics majors. The team will be racing their Generation I bike, which uses an Agni 95-R motor mounted to the frame of a 2004 Suzuki GSX 600, which was straight from the factory, and then stripped of its gasoline engine components. We are excited to see this eBike in action! To check out more about Team ZEUS, hit their website or facebook page.