As we reported earlier, the Shinden Go comes with obvious changes to the fairing design, though likely there are further enhancements underneath its skin.
To our eye, the Shinden Go looks to have smaller frontal cross-section than bikes of the past, and there are noticeable changes to the race bike’s carbon fiber chassis, which now looks to be of a monocoque design. The carbon fiber swingarm design has also been changed.
Additionally, Mugen says that the rear suspension is a “cross link rocker” design, which has been developed specifically for the Shinden Go.
Of course, the biggest change people will be talking about is the 10kW power increase, which brings the Mugen Shinden Go’s peak horsepower figure up to 161hp. Weight remains at 550 lbs, with peak torque down to 154 lbs•ft (from 162.24 lbs•ft).
As with last year, John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey will pilot the Mugen electric motorcycle around the Mountain Course. With the extra power on-board and enhanced aerodynamics, both riders should be capable of breaking the 120 mph barrier.
The question is though, can the machine do a 125 mph lap. That would be quite a feat.
Technical Specifications of the Mugen Shinden Go:
Length / Width / Height (mm) : 2,125 / 680 / 1,130
Ground Clearance (mm) : 130
Seat Height (mm) : 810
Weight (kg) : 250
Front Tyre : 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear Tyre : 200/55 ZR17 M/C (78W)
Frame : CFRP Monocoque
Motor : Oil -cooled, 3-phase, brushless motor
Maximum Output (kW [PS]): 120 [163.2]
Maximum Torque (Nm) : 210
Battery : Laminate-type Lithium-ion
Battery Output Voltage (V) : 370 or more
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