Just five months after the world debut of TTXGP at the 2009 Isle of Man TT, the manufacturing arm of the organisers will unveil the world’s first production electric racing superbike.
In June this year, history was made when the legendary Isle of Man TT course played host to the first zero-carbon, low-emission motorcycle race. It created a global phenomenon and increased interest in electric-powered racing.
It has now been confirmed that the Mavizen TTX02, from TTXGP’s manufacturing arm, will be officially unveiled at the SEMA show in Las Vegas on November 3.
Isle of Man Local Government and the Environment Minister John Shimmin, who will perform the unveiling, said:
‘I am very delighted that the Isle of Man and, in particular, our internationally-renowned TT festival, has played such a leading role in bringing TTXGP to the world. The Island prides itself on being a pioneering nation with an independent outlook and a keen spirit of adventure – qualities recognised by the founders of TTXGP as they sought to showcase the world’s first clean emissions motorcycle grand prix.’
‘Revolutionary ideas are required to push back boundaries in the pursuit of improved performance and breakthroughs are achieved by taking risks and embracing innovation. TTXGP represents a significant step in the transition away from carbon-based fuels and, with continued commitment, co-operation and investment, the future of eco motorsport looks very exciting.’
TTXGP founder Azhar Hussain added:
‘TTXGP brought a whole new aspect to the Isle of Man TT. The event was turned around in months and it was a tribute to the dedication and commitments of the teams and the Isle of Man Government that we produced a world class event, attracting teams from across the globe.’
‘John Shimmin was particularly instrumental in making it happen and it is only fitting that he should be here at another world first – the unveiling of the bike that is going to make green racing accessible.’
‘The Mavizen TTX02, gives potential participants a chance to acquire a bike that they can develop themselves to make it competitive and unique to them. Racing is brutal, but at least with the Mavizen TTX02, the racers can start with a proven platform.’
Production of the Mavizen TTX02 will be limited to 50 units, available for delivery in the first quarter of 2010. You can register your interest at www.mavizen.com