MotoCzysz E1pc does 122mph on dyno in less than 11 seconds

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Capable of speed and definitely making a racket, the MotoCzysz E1pc has completed a solid run on the dyno wearing a full set of batteries along with all three motors in place. The output figures are obscured but the speed is clearly indicated at 122mph, though whether this is the final engine/battery configuration to be run for the race is yet to be clarified.


More than anything, we’re curious about the final weight of the machine in full dress. Combined, the slotted ten batteries are a massive unit, and we’re guessing rather heavy as well. Another oddity is the choice of very narrow placement for the rear-sets which nearly abut the two back slabs of batteries. From what we can tell, the spacing between left and right pegs looks like it could possibly be more narrow than the pedals of a bicycle. We’re hoping that the final answer to footrests just isn’t being shown in finished configuration until later.

Regardless, watching an electric prototype racebike spin up to over 120 mph so effortlessly has us very excited. The TTXGP is definitely the most exciting race of the year.

via autobloggreen

  • William O'Dell

    Seems to me what looks like rearsets really can’t be. Or at least they are no where near a reasonable position. I think the pegs would need to be a 7-8″ farther back.

    Could be those rearset looking things are the mounting brackets that the rearsets will ultimately attach to?

  • Aaron

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe that dyno speeds are largely an indicator how fast the transmission can spin in top gear without blowing the engine, not an indication of how fast the vehicle can go. When the bike has to move itself, you have both the mass of the bike and the wind resistance that need to be overcome with horsepower.

    Since these are electric motors I have to imagine they can rev pretty damn high but that still doesn’t mean that the bike will have enough power to hit 120.

    • uberbox

      I agree. Considering the aero drag of the bike, weight, tire friction, etc, i’d be shocked to see any of the electric bikes consistently hit 100mph at the isle. that said, considering this technology is in its infancy it’s pretty damn good.

      Also, if the rear sets are that close it would really help the aerodynamics of the bike. similar idea to the ecosse spirit:

      ultimately i think that bikes with electric power units will be more aerodynamic then fuel burners. (once batteries get smaller). electric motors are more compact, plus no exhaust, intakes,allows more freedom in designing the fairings and rider inputs.

  • M.P.

    A twin cable throttle? What’s it connected to?

  • will

    BrawnGP in F1, Morgan in FIA GT, and everyone in TTXGP…2009 is the year of the underdog!

    Those batteries look extraordinarily…wide.

    • hoyt

      Don’t forget the Norton rotary in the Isle this year too.

      • will

        Was that confirmed? I knew they were testing…!

  • Matt

    I was just out at PIR and witnessed their first track test of the bike. When he took off from a start a gsxr600 was in chase with a camera. The gixxer had to work hard to catch up to him. It was a pretty cool site. You really can’t tell how fast the bike is until you hear a gas bike next to it. The bike sounds like a tie fighter.

    • robotribe

      Matt: “The bike sounds like a tie fighter.”

      Hell. Yes.

      • xavi


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