Royce Creasey did this feet forward electric motorcycle design study for sponsors planning to back him in the carbon free TTXGP race scheduled for June. The bike has 330 pounds of Li-ion Phosphate batteries powering a twin rotor electric motor. According to Royce, the power output would be about 100 horsepower with anticipated top speeds close to 200 mph.
The sponsors backed out and now he’s left with a neat design but no money to build the bike. As he says, “That’s racing.”
Feet forward designs have an enthusiastic but relatively small following. They seem to be very easily adaptable to extensive streamlining, which, you might think is just the thing for an electric race, but with more conventional electric motorcycles promising race capable performance, maybe the advantage isn’t sufficient to attract sponsors.
Interesting concept, though. Perhaps if a really long distance electric endurance race comes up we’ll see more bikes like this where the slippery aerodynamics extend the range over a more conventional design.
Thanks for the tip, Bob!