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Gary Pinchin  says:

TTX GP launch Zero Carbon road race series

TTXGP, the force behind the inaugural zero emission motorcycle race at this year’s Isle of Man TT races, has joined forces with Auto Cycle Union Events (ACUE),  to run the world’s first national zero emission road race championship. The new four-round UK series, The TTXGP UK Championship 2010, will showcase cutting-edge, zero-carbon technology in racing motorcycles, harnessing many of the innovations...

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toe_down_sv_racing

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Im Looking Forward To This In 5 Years' Time.

Hopefully we'll see some actually full-fat-factory machines been showed off and progress will start to be made in strides rather than sensible and steady steps!

Not to discount the already excelent efforts by teams thus far! Keep it up guys, you are building the future!

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jbond

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jbond says:

Aero rules

Let's hope the ACU retain the relaxed aerodynamic rules and people actually build bikes that take advantage of it. It's about time we got over the 1950s ban on proper streamlining. As well as the R&D on electric technology we badly need R&D on aerodynamic efficiency. And this is even more important when the bikes have a limited amount of energy available.

If things like the NSU Hammock hadn't been banned in the 50s we might all be riding around in comfort in high speed pod racers by now.

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toe_down_sv_racing

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Bike Aerodynamic Misunderstanding....

Due to bikes being the shape they are, they arent going to be aerodymic anyway.

Beside, the mroe smooth the shape is, the harder it will be to manage when changing direction fast or in cross winds.

The Ducati GP9 is one of the best shaped bikes simply because it uses it bad shape to add to being able to be moved around.

The only way to make a bike aerodynamic is to half its height and stick the rider in the middle of it. fit 2 more wheels on it so it will turn .... oh wait, thats a car .... :-P

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Pyak

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Pyak says:

The FUTURE is Here!!!

Wow, I truly never thought I would ever see a day when racing bikes were using electric motors.

This all could've happened 100 years ago, there were more electric cars on the roads of USA than petrol engines 100yrs ago. But the oil companies have been holding back developement, killing inventors etc to make sure that it couldn't get to market.

What a great world we live in, the whole of human developement is controlled by politicians who are owners of oil companies (Bush Family).

But now they've destroyed the ozone layer, polluted the sea's, killed most animals/fish species they are going to let one invention finally make it to market. HOORAY!

P

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Flying Dutchman

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Great news, bring on electric power and the sooner it's available for road bikes the better as there will be no more noisy pipes to listen to on a Sunday afternoon. Mind you they would probably strap a 1000 Mega Watt geto blaster to the bike 

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