Mission Motors has been refining the Mission One electric motorcycle in preparation for the TTXGP and they’ve added a full fairing to help with the expected high speeds of the TT course. Unlike many racetracks with lots of turns and shorter straights, the TT course allows a lot of high speed and wind resistance will play a significant role.
Mission Motors had another obvious problem with this situation, where do you test for that environment? One possible answer was a stretch of road near the home of one of the Mission Motors folks, but the non road legal racer couldn’t just be rolled out for a test so they made arrangements for a police escort and a camera car and off they went.
The test rider says it was super smooth, acceleration was always a simple twist of the wrist, no shifting necessary, regenerative braking provided a sort of engine braking effect while slowing for turns, just like a normal engine, and the turbine like sound on acceleration just added to the experience.
Watch the video and listen. Think you might want to ride one of those?