As you would expect, with only one month to go before the TTXGP Clean Emission Grand Prix race on June 12th, we’re starting to see video teasers of one sort or another with bikes flying by at race speeds or rounding a turn.
None of these videos shows us a lot but every one is interesting, especially for the whoosh of air and whine of the motor as the bike passes by, quieter than a conventional engine but not silent by any means. All of those concerned about silent electric bikes causing a safety issue for pedestrians can relax.
This race has the potential to change some minds about electric bikes, the videos show fairly conventional appearing motorcycles powered by electric motors running on a track, the performance part of the equation looks to be well in hand. The other two factors, range and recharge time, are improving constantly.
The TTX01 in the first video was down about 30 percent on power due to some battery damage but it still seemed to run pretty well. The music hides the sound a bit but you get a good sense of how different it is from an internal combustion engine
Here’s the Brammo Enertia TTR, very short video but the silent approach followed by the whine and whoosh as it speeds by is interesting.
Here’s another Brammo Enertia TTR video with the bike rounding a turn. Again, a short video but interesting for the sound produced.