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Simon Patterson  says:

Electric racer to join petrol ranks in 2014

For the first time ever, electric motorbikes will go head to head with their petrol-powered counterparts in 2014, with British team Darvill Racing gaining special dispensation from the ACU and Southern 100 club to compete in road racing events on the Isle of Man. The team, who have yet to announce riders, will race at the Isle of Man TT, Southern...

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  • Posted 221 days ago (09 February 2014 16:41)

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Oct 12

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73mach3 says:



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Sheene Fan7


Mar 03

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Sheene Fan7 says:

if its anything like the ones that go to the TT they can only do 1 lap at racing speeds

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Jun 08

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Telboye1 says:

 You know what? I'm old enough to remember Honda's first visit to the Island all those years ago, and how they were riddiculed at thier effort. Look what happened after that. I'm no fan of electric but time halts for no man, and rest assured electric is on it's way.

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Feb 14

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Smiler74 says:

It's not actually the first time. There was a very small team running an electric bike at a few BEMSEE club meetings a couple of years ago.

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Mar 11

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macca199 says:

no noise !

this not a bit dangerous ?

and boring ! like the crap one lap they do at the TT that noone watches

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Nov 12

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ColonelClaw says:

Was there some major breakthrough in battery technology that no-one told anyone about? Because unless theiy're planning on doing mid-race battery changes (might actually work if it can be done in seconds), these things aren't going to be there at the finishing line.

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Dec 08

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boybilly1967 says:

Dull beyond imagination. This is not motorsport.

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may c


Aug 02

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may c says:


 telbove1 is bang on look at the  lap record at iom 109 mph .at brands say they should be ok for a 15/20 lapper around the indy  .in what seems the snap of ones fingers there performance has risen  a lot

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Apr 08

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IRacingGreen says:

Development race

 Sorry, but have you not heard of McLaren's P1 and the small matter of the new hybrid power trains in F1? Development of charging/regenerative braking and battery technology will now accelerate and I would expect in a few years things will really move on. But in the mean time they have to start somewhere, and this is a good start.

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Feb 13

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

I have to agree

 with IRacingGreen with this one as Audi are using a Ducati 848 engine with a hybrid system on it as a test mule that is showing potential for use on a road/race bike that produce 265+bhp. If this works the possible bhp on the 1199 engine would be in excess of 300bhp. The only limiting factor is weight but with advances in graphene composites and graphene in batteries and circuits this is only 5-7 years down the road.

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