The TTXGP North America has announced the teams for the upcoming zero carbon races, starting at Infineon Raceway, May 16th.
The teams are:
* Lightning Motorcycles/A&A Racing
* Blue Grass Green Team (BG-GT)
* Electric Race Bikes
* Empirical Electric
* K Squared Racing
* Square Wave Racing
* SWIGZ.Com Pro Racing
* Pril Motors
* Volt motors
* Werkstatt Racing
Who’s missing? I don’t see Brammo, Mission Motors or Motoczysz. The field does include some versions of Zero Motorcycles and the Mavizen TTX02, but mixed in are electric conversions of a Kawasaki Ninja, a 1996 Honda CBR600F3, a Suzuki GSX-R750 and even a 1966 Norton Atlas.
It will be interesting to see how it goes, but the field seems, …um, … diverse. Head to head racing? Well, as I said, it will be interesting.
I love technology and seeing people build new things and make their contraptions work, but somehow, this electric race series seems premature. That is a completely personal opinion and it may seem entirely different to you, I can appreciate that, but having lots of electric bikes that don’t seem anywhere near equal doesn’t quite fit my idea of a race. What do you guys think?