Submitted by evmotorcycle on Wed, 11/23/2011 - 10:41
Electric Motorcycles dice it out at Hunter EV Festival 2011
The Ripperton R1 electric superbike and Catavolt got some track time this weekend in Newcastle NSW during the Hunter Valley EV Prize event. There was plenty of dicing in true racing style during what was supposed to be a demonstration lap for the two bikes. They were joined by a new machine that has been recently built by Geoff O'Toole from GT Tooling. This new Hyosung machine is packing some thundersky lithiums under what can only be described as a beautifully crafted battery enclosure and combined motor mount.
It was great to see that the teams are still developing their technology even after the racing season has drawn to a close. Next year there promises to be a lot more action to come from these teams and there is even some talk about a new machine coming from the GT Tooling workshop. No doubt these persistent evmotorcycle engineers will be bringing some interesting tech to the race track in 2012.
Are you planning to enter next years event? Have you got a behind the scenes project that you have been working on? Why not get in touch? The teams would be delighted to hear from you and to offer support in your build. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.