2013 Isle of Man TT Zero RacesTeam MotoCzysz Racing has pulled the covers off in front of an enthusiastic crowd in the TT race paddock displaying their all new 2013 E1pc prototypes for the first time.
As tradition dictates, MotoCzysz unveiled their latest spec eGrand Prix machines during the start of the Isle of Man festivities. With three consecutive TT wins, the team was determined to design and manufacture an even stronger package, intent on bagging a fourth.Ray Crepeau (General Manager, MotoCzysz) says: “Since last year’s win, a new strategy has been in the works. Our team has been quietly preparing bikes, targeting an average lap speed of 110 mph.”Returning MotoCzysz riders and TT Zero winners, Michael Rutter and Mark Miller are focused on crushing last year’s lap times and setting new electric class records.Michael Rutter says: “We are missing Michael Czysz this year for sure. But the new bikes look very, very fast and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do!”Miller was equally impressed with the new equipment: “Once again, I am truly in awe. For the past four years the MotoCzysz crew has consistently raised the bar, and this year is no exception. I can’t wait to climb on and tackle the mountain course! It’s going to be a bit different without Michael Czysz here but from the looks of things the Team have sorted the bikes and its now my turn to go to work.”The design of the 2013 MotoCzysz E1pc focuses on adding more energy at IOM and more power at short circuits. Team MotoCzysz has accomplished an astounding 20% boost in energy without any increase to the vehicle weight.Michael Czysz (MotoCzysz founder and CEO) says: “2013 is as much about bike handling as it is about energy onboard. Adding range is simple, you add more batteries; but to achieve that without adding weight was an engineering feat.”More important still is bike handling and dynamics, where Team MotoCzysz has made huge strides: “The 2013 E1PC handling rivals any bike on the mountain, allowing Michael and Mark to easily carve the twisty mountain course faster than ever.”With years of experience under their belts as well as winning the last three IOM TT Zero events, Team MotoCzysz has been systematically developing, testing, and solving problems through innovative ideas.Michael Czysz says: “MotoCzysz will continue to bring new prototypes to IOM, the ultimate real world test.”
Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark + Chip Doherty with Neale Bayly
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This week, in the first segment Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to us about the new Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark. This somewhat entry-level machine still comes with all the great Ducati hallmarks of excellent low down torque and impeccable handling. If you like to hear about fun motorcycles, then you’ll enjoy this one.
In the second segment, Editor-at-Large Neale Bayly brings us another of his interviews, this time it’s with Chip Doherty.
Chip’s amazing resume includes motorcycle racer, restorer and collector. Back in the early 2000s he used his engineering background to start motorcycle clothing manufacturer Motophoria.
After selling that company in 2007, Chip’s resume gained him entry to NASA where for 7 years he was responsible for launching the space shuttle! Since moving on from NASA, Chip expanded his collection of classic British bikes. Eventually Neale persuaded him to ride to Peru and help Neale’s Wellspring Foundation raise money for the orphanage there.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!