Zero/Agni Running Isle of Man Bike at Infineon

05/13/2010 @ 6:05 am, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

As we get ready for TTXGP’s first race in the United States this weekend (and apparently the AMA is racing with them too, who knew?), more details are emerging about what we can expect from Sunday’s race. Our operatives caught Team ZeroAgni and K² out at Thunderhill last week, and saw a modified Zero S (K²’s entry), and a GSX-R piloted by Shawn Higbee taking laps around the track. With the GSX-R clearly not TTXGP legal, we were left to speculate what AMA privateer Higbee would be riding at Infineon, and now we know: it’s the inaugural TTXGP winning bike from Agni Motors (you can see the bike re-painted above, with it’s noticeable “tank-plank” protruding).

Based on a GSX-R frame, the former Agni bike features dual-Agni motors that are mounted well outside the lines of the frame, for maximum cooling. While we don’t know how much power is on-board, but we can imagine Zero’s power cells are nestled inside the street bike frame giving it comparable or more power than the bike sported at the Isle of Man TT.

With the Agni TTX01 setting the bar at TTXGP last year, it’s also the bike to beat this weekend. However eyes will be one Werkstatt, who are running the Mavizen TTX02, which was based of the Agni winner. We also expect strong showings from Lightning Motorcycles and SWIGZ, but with so many teams breaking cover at once, it really could be anyone’s race to win. Get excited.

  • Get excited? Hell yeah I am! Things just keep getting more and more interesting. I’m fully expecting a close race. Let’s go!

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  • Mickey

    I was at Werkstatt today (personal racing sponsor) droping off some essentials like tire warmers and my AMB transponder, and had my hands on the Mavizen personally. Honestly for a bike that is a purpose built racebike it needs a lot of attention. Like drilling holes in the banjo bolts for safety wire. Don’t they require safety wire in Europe? It also has street bike rearsets, not an aftermarket adjustable rearset. It honestly looked like a converted streetbike if one existed. One thing that threw me for a bit of a loop is the lack of clutch and gear shift. Help me out here. Do these electric bikes have no transmission? all one gear?

  • Most of the bikes have direct drive. The motors deliver close to max power over most of it’s rpm range. The Square Wave Racing bike will have some sort of transmission but they are not saying what kind.

    There are other ways of “shifting” with electric. The Killacycle electric drag bike uses a “series/parallel” wiring change that switches battery wiring from “series” (full current) to “parallel” (full voltage) to achieve more top speed. Most of us just call it electric trickery.

    Check this post for more details. This guy Jozzer built the Mavizen bikes…