Honda RC-E at the 2012 TT Zero: Mugen (M-TEC) will participate in the Zero Emission Isle of Man Tourist Trophy!19 February 2012
Here is an answer that most of us expected at the reveal of Honda’s electric sports-bike during the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show…
Mugen has announced its participation in the 2012 TT Zero (see the 2011 edition here).
-This Mugen press release announces not only a very exciting 2012 edition:
MotoCzysz which got close by just a few tenths of kph from the target set by the government of the Isle of Man – an average speed of 100mph on the track (for 99.6mph reached by MotoCzysz in 2011) to get a £ 10,000 reward - is not ready to be overtaken or even lose its leader seat on the two last editions.
But Honda / Mugen, with more resources and know-how, will for sure be a challenging competitor…
-It also demonstrates Honda’s interest over the electric two-wheeler market via the RC-E that will finally get an engine and a specs sheet, and will allow to test components for future vehicles of the brand, but we can also strart dreaming of a series production for the RC-E!!
-Two other plans in this Green Motorsport Strategy between Mugen and Honda:
Following the Toyota Prius GT300 reveal, Honda answers with an hybrid CR-Z GT300 to participate in the Japanese GT Championship.
Last initiative in this strategy, a promotional formula with slighty modified Honda CR-Z the "Honda Sports & Eco Program", 60 events are planned for 2012 on the Suzuka and Twin Ring Motegi race tracks.
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