UPDATE: We just got an email from Michael Czysz about the new E1pc, and the team’s progress so far at the Isle of Man. Read it after the jump.
Our Bothan Spies were hard at work this weekend, and have brought us this photo of the 2010 MotoCzysz E1pc that will be racing the TT Zero at the Isle of Man TT. From the pictures, the 2010 E1pc is sporting a significantly smaller tail (no hidden batteries here!), and a bevy of battery packs.
From what we can gather, there’s 12.5 kWh of battery power visible, assuming Czysz & Co. are using the same packs from the eDD. The front-end is the same MotoCzysz-patented design, while the rear of the motorcycle looks to have a longer swing-arm and conventional shock placement.
The motor is attached to the “suitcase”, low on the bike (as seen in the eDD renders) facing the clutch side of the motorcycle. It’s then linked via chain to a concentric shaft off the swing-arm (similar to the MotoCzysz C1), with the final chain linkage on the standard right-hand side of the E1pc. More info and photos as we get them. Big thanks to our anonymous tipster!
From Michael Czysz:
Wow how the hell did you basterds get that photo (we have almost found out!)
Anyway it is NOT the finished bike! it is missing fairing parts : )
To day in Q1 we hit 122+ down sulby straight! Some of the ICE bikes only hit 140(ish) Agni’s was 95(ish) with a top speed on course of 129.6.
Calibration mess up and we communicated to the rider via on board info that we had more power than we did. We had a massive (confirmed from our spotter on course, can’t tell you the actual time but is was huge!) lead and our rider started using more throttle too soon and the bike ran out of bat 1.5 miles from finish (hauntingly familiar to last year except last year we also encountered failures, not this year)
Another calibration test tomorrow and another Q session on Monday- spirits very HIGH here tonight!!!
And then in a P.S.:
Average throttle used for the entire lap 40%