Mugen wins the Isle of Man TT Zero

Mugen Shinden San

Mugen Shinden San

John McGuinness won the Isle of Man SES TT Zero at an average speed of 117 mph (188.9 km/h), reaching a top speed of 154.3 mph (243.3 km/h).

His lap time of 19:33 minutes was over 1 minute better than last year’s record (20:38 minutes) held by Michael Rutter and his MotoCzysz. Only 5 riders posted a time, as the “race” was more like a “contre-la-montre” in bicycling, with the racers departing at 30 seconds intervals and completing one timed lap of 37 miles (60 km).

The Mugen Shinden San where clearly the fastest bikes, as Bruce Anstey on the second Mugen finished 23 seconds behind his teammate. The Japanese bikes were developed specifically for this race, delivering 134 hp and a torque of 220 Nm. Mission Motors collaborated with Mugen, but it is unclear what the Californian firm’s real involvement was.

Buckeye Current

Buckeye Current

Third place went to Barber (Buckeye Current) and Wilson (Saroléa) finished fourth. Miller (Vercarmoto) finished in fifth place.

Saroléa SP7

Saroléa SP7

The Buckeye Current was built by students from the Ohio State University. The Saroléa is the e-bike from the resuscitated Belgian brand. The Italian Vercarmoto is an electrified Yamaha YZF-R6.

Vercarmoto R6E

Vercarmoto R6E

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