2011 MotoCzysz E1pc: first full photos

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These are the first full photos of the 2011 MotoCzysz E1pc, a bike that Michael Czysz tells us is, “fucking fast!!!” Over last year’s bike, it has more battery capacity, less weight and makes more power and torque. 200bhp in fact. More soon.

  • http://www.brammofan.com Brammofan

    “More soon.”
    How soon? And are you going to pull a fast one and skip HFL and go straight to Popular Science? Just tell me now.

    • Sean Smith

      nothing get skipped on HFL :)

  • http://www.amarokconsultants.com michael uhlarik

    Very attractive, classical looking fairing.

    No more vortex generators. Pity.


  • Isaac

    I love it however I liked the vortex fairings better.

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    Sweeeet… can’t wait to see some action!

  • http://www.firstgenerationmotors.blogspot.com Emmet

    I just read through Czysz’ Front end lateral suspension patent. Top notch engineering ideas.

  • Rick

    Tremendous amounts of electrical energy can be stored in today’s batteries, and arc flashes can do terrible harm to human beings. I cringe at the thought of a turnworker, used to dealing with crashed gasoline-powered motorcycles, picking up a damaged e-Bike ready to short-circuit.

    kaPOW, one fried and blinded turnworker…

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

      Hm, yes. Right, right. Because ICE bikes aren’t explosive at all. Perfectly safe, in fact, with all those thousands of tiny non-flammable explosions per minute happening inside that engine and all that non-flammable petrol sloshing about right next to a rider’s non-damageable privvies.

      • Archer

        Your retort needs a little more thought.

        That didn’t happen as a corner worker or marshal tried to help a crashed rider or recover a bike.

        Sure, lots of bikes burn to the ground (one wonders what genius at Yamaha really thought the R6 tank design was a good idea) but how many track workers have been hurt?

        Rick’s point is perfectly valid. Training and different safety equipment will be required.

        It is certainly possible to train for this and protect people adequately, but it shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand.

        • http://pinkyracer.com pinkyracer

          have you seen the rubber gloves those guys wear? trust me, they’re trained and protected.

          • Ben

            All the Bikes have a HUGE, obvious, insulated “kill” button on them to prevent just what rick is describing

        • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Grant Ray

          Archer, there’s no more thought required. Marshalls on that island have been trained to deal with highly questionable prototype racing machines since 1907. As locals and racers will tell you, the marshalls aren’t a clueless people. Racers, track officials and attendants have been seriously injured or killed on that circuit nearly every year since inception. The training has already been considered and performed, and as the sport develops, so does the training.

          To be perfectly clear, a TT marshall naively handling a crashed electric racing machine has about the same odds as a TT marshall naively handling a crashed petrol racing machine, the latter of which is of course highly explosive and deadly as proven by Guy’s incident during last year’s TT.

          Even if we are to assume a situation in which the handling of a prototypical electric machine is performed by a person who is not properly informed as to the basic dangers of the object s/he is handling and doesn’t understand what the big giant red “off” button is for, then we must still abide by the logic dictating that one type of highly tuned machine therefor remains equally dangerous sitting or moving as any other type of highly tuned racing machine.

          • Rick

            Unless track workers are being given specific training and protocols for e-racers along with proper attire they are not safe from the electrical hazard.

            A brand new set of correctly-rated rubber gloves provides some insulation but gives no arc flash protection to the worker’s face and body. The Big Red Button is a nice feature, just realize that some parts of the circuitry may remain energized (and the battery will certainly be!)

            Imagine one of the high output e machines crashing on the first lap at the IoM, in the wet. The bike’s mangled in best Miguel Duhamel / Johnny Rea fashion, and having crashed early on that battery is near fully charged…and oh shit, the kill button’s missing, it was shed in that big tumble.

            Just wait ’til Ol’ Man Murphy conjures up his own scenario.

      • rohorn

        And that is how a FUD spill is dealt with.

    • Chris

      Brammofan would be the one to ask about this – but TTXGP went to a lot of trouble in this respect, requiring all the bikes to have a very obvious cut-off switch which marshals hit before picking the bike up.

      The other issue is that without any engine noise, an apparently ‘off’ electric bike can still start turning its wheels unexpectedly.

      • http://www.brammofan.com Brammofan

        Yes – all bikes have highly visibly kill switches, lights that blink when the power is on – and I think TTXGP instituted a kill-switch tether to the rider that shuts everything down when the rider is involuntarily dismounted. I can’t attest to the level of training and equipment given to the marshals at the TTZero, but TTXGP goes to great expense to provide track marshals with insulated gloves at its events, in addition to training prior to the bikes hitting the track.

    • Chris

      Also, the TT practice has already been curtailed thanks to a big oil spill from a sidecar. I know some of the electric bikes have some kind of fluid-cooling, but they’re still less likely to dump lubricants all over the road …

  • DoctorNine

    Gorgeous. The color, the lines, everything. Wow.

  • wwalkersd

    From the photos, it looks like they’ve also put an updated fairing on last year’s bike, i.e., you see one bike that looks like the teased “new” configuration, and one that looks like it has last year’s quick-change battery packs.