Mr. Domenick Yoney of Autoblog Green slammed this bitch outta the park with his preview of the 2012 TT Zero at the Isle of Man. Check out his preview of the teams competing here.
I count eight teams, and more bikes… wait no. From the IOM TT site: “It has been confirmed 18 competitors intend to line-up to take on the electric bike challenge, each hoping to become the first rider to crack the 100mph average speed over a lap of the legendary 37.73-mile Mountain course.” Now THAT’s exciting stuff.
What would be really awesome if there was some calendar and schedule on the site somewhere… wait. Is it this weekend? OMGOMG!
OK I finally got my 1972 Yamaha TD3/TR3 replica tank mounted and painted. Here it is, first fitting:
HUGE thanks to Rick Merhar, at Accu-Products for his amazing work!
Here’s more than I ever will be able to comprehend on why motor cooling is a good thing.
Explanation of Motor Cooling Technology
Here’s a picture.
…and a formula.
…from my extensive research on the subject, I must conclude the following: Heat, BAD.
(Seriously, thanks Hughes! Cool stuff… oh, man, did you see what I did there?)
I knowz… I’ve been delinquently neglecting my Electric Chronicles. New job, a rebuild of my wife’s MG and some other projects and events have just buried me. My son, however, has been carrying the torch, with the Andover Electric Moped – a build on a Motobecane chassis with an ETEK and a gaggle of Headways – for his Senior Project.
Taking the Duct-Tape Method to new levels, (using bungee cords), he made his Frankenstein Run yesterday. Here’s the proof:
A lot of blood, sweat and tears, and finally the release! Congratulations to the team at Brammo, and great work! I know I’ve been a critic, but it’s been because I truly believe in what they’re doing.
Oh yeah… and WHERE did you hear that Shelina was teaming up with Brammo FIRST? HmmmMMMHHHMMMmm??
“The Lawless Electric Rocket bike piloted by Larry Spiderman McBride made history May 4, 2012 with a record run of 6.940 at 201.37 mph making it the first electric vehicle to break 200 mph in the quarter mile! Larry is also the first to take a top fuel motorcycle to 5 seconds and now the first to take an electric in 6 seconds. The Rocket bike was built by Lawless Industries and Orange County Choppers.”
Just got this:
Here is the link you have been waiting for: http://www.livestream.com/brammo
Brammo Empulse/Empulse R Launch Event Los Angeles May 8th 2012
Tune in to http://www.livestream.com/brammo from 8pm (PST) for what will be a memorable evening.
- Key note address from Craig Bramscher CEO and President of Brammo.
- The much anticipated Empulse and Empulse R revealed for the first time (9pm PST)
- The One in One Thousand customer announced – that lucky customer will receive his/her Empulse R as a gift from Brammo.
- Interviews with the Brammo team who designed and built this ground breaking motorcycle.
- The Championship winning Empulse RR race bike in its new livery.
- Interviews with pro racers who have been involved in the development of the Empulse/Empulse R.
- A video of the Empulse/Empulse R launch will be available for viewing after the event.
If you would like to attend this exclusive event in person please e-mail email@example.com to request an invitation.
At 9PM EST, I guess I’ll be watching it the next morning. booooo.