Zytek transforms a Kawasaki ZX-10R in an electric racer (SES TT Zero)

24/05/2012

Presenting the 2012 TT Zero – understand zero emission version of the Isle of Man Grand Prix - a few weeks ago, some bikes were already known, but others remained to be unveiled.


That was the case of this electric Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R developed by Zytek Automotive in partnership with Bournemouth and Kawasaki UK.

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Provided by Zytek Automotive, the oil cooled KERS motor develops 134hp, it has been used in racers from Le Mans or Formula 1 ... Designed for extreme conditions it should allow a top speed exceeding 320kph (200 mph)!

To better take advantage of the torque, Zytek decided to keep the original six-speed gearbox. Inserted in the frame in four elements, a 11.8kWh (15Ah) LiFePO4 battery pack will power the bike.

In other words a VERY serious entrant in the SES TT Zero!

The pilot James Hillier will ride the bike:
“The TT course is over 37 miles long and is reckoned to be perhaps the most demanding road racing circuit in the world”.
“Having competed here several times I can attest to that reputation. I am really excited by the challenge of piloting the electric powered Ninja through the myriad corners and ascents that includes the famous “mountain” part of the TT circuit. As a test of contemporary and possible future two-wheeled technology there could be no better stage than this”.

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