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2013 Isle Of Man TT Zero Aboard McGuinness' Electric Shinden Ni

Here's one piece of truly glorious electric bike road racing from 20-times Isle of Man TT winner, legendary rider John McGuinness, showing that electric bikes are no longer skimpy machines for hipsters.
Despite the fact the Mr. Pint is the new holder of the absolute speed record at the Mountain Course, he did not win the TT Zero this year aboard his Mugen Shinden Ni electric motorcycle. For the third year in a row, the TT Zero title went to MotoCzysz and Michael Rutter, who was just a tad faster than the Shinden Ni rider, lapping an average 109.675 mph (176.467 km/h), compared to McGuinness' 109.527 mph (176.228 km/h).

However, such riding in the Isle of Man shows that electric motorcycle racing definitely has a future. We're wondering whether these bikes would perform better with a manual gearbox instead of a 1-speed tranny. Quickshift and all, a manual transmission might really do...

 
 
 
 
 

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