Wraps to come off Mavizen TTX02 electric superbike
By Gizmag Team
November 1, 2009
A new era of motor sport began in June this year with the running of the world's first zero-emissions GP at the famous Isle of Man circuit. Now the TTXGP’s manufacturing arm is set to unveil a factory production electric superbike. Billed as "a computer on wheels", the Mavizen TTX02 is designed to deliver racing performance in a versatile package that will serve as a development platform for would-be competitors in the fledgling world of the e-GP... and it even comes with its own dedicated IP access and connectivity to the network.
We first discussed the prospect of a production ready electric sportsbike with TTXGP founder Azhar Hussain back in 2008. At this stage a prototype bike was on show and the TTX02 was still very much on the drawing board. One year later and the first electric GP under the belt, the TTX02 is ready for launch as both a stand alone sportsbike and a platform for those looking to take a position on the grid.
“The Mavizen TTX02, gives potential participants a chance to acquire a bike that they can develop themselves to make it competitive and unique to them," said Hussain. "Racing is brutal but at least with the Mavizen TTX02, the racers can start with a proven platform.”
Isle of Man Minister for Local Government and Environment, the Hon John Shimmin, MHK, will perform the official unveiling at the SEMA show in Las Vegas on Tuesday November 3.
The TTX02 will be available in Q1/2010 with an initial run of 50 units. The bike will ship with two Agni motors and is built around a swappable drivetrain architecture, but full details wont be revealed until the launch.
We're excited about this one and will be keeping a very close eye on proceedings. Stay tuned for lots more imagery and detail throughout the week.