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.
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”.