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 Post subject: Re: Isle of Man TT
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:07 pm 
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I think I echo most peoples thoughts here, electric bikes are a bit of a whimsy, what's the point? I'm a petrol Head, and proud of it!!! All bikes should be seen and heard! :D Motorcycles to me are mechanical, they're alive, not just rows of batteries, all far too antiseptic..

Sorry, electric bikes just don't do it for me, give me a Ducati TT2 anyday!!

My 2 cents..


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 Post subject: Re: Isle of Man TT
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:01 am 
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Well said corsa


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 Post subject: Re: Isle of Man TT
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:10 am 
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Yesterdays electric bike race, TT Zero, at the IOM TT was won by Michael Rutter on a Motoczyse machine at a lap speed of over 104mph. John McGuinnes was second on the Mugen Shinden at 102mph, and Mark Miller on the second Motoczyse at 101mph. During practice Rutter was timed at over 150mph on Sulby straight.

I am not a great lover of electric bikes, however any machine that laps the mountain circuit at 100mph plus, and has a top speed of over 150 mph plus needs to be taken seriously. When this class started three years ago the lap speeds were in the low eighty's, and many people regarded them as a joke, however a tremendous amount of development has taken place with these machines, and with the Mugen Shinden machine Honda has taken a great deal of interest, and that was obvious from the presence of senior Honda engineers.

I am sure that a great deal of technology being learnt from these machines will be used to the greater advantage of all motor vehicles, and it is sad to think that one day their will be no fossil fuel left, so alternative means of power does need to be found.

The Motoczyse machine was one of the best looking, and functional racing motor cycles that I have ever seen, true it did resemble the sound like a electric lawn motor, however I was assured by one of their engineers that a sound generator could be fitted and programmed to sound like a normal motor cycle, or a fair ground organ !, or even, he assured me a TT 2.


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 Post subject: Re: Isle of Man TT
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:58 am 
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graeme wrote:
My friend goes every year to make noise with his BSA R3's
A TT would sound better, but listen at 2.24 as his bike leaves the start.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQDKOlY1 ... creen&NR=1



Ciao Graeme, Ciao Patt. Ciao a tutti,thanks for your answer Patt, I have not figured out what I want to say his friend Graeme, then there exists a category for motorcycle racing with its historic racing? Sorry friends, I try to only understand.

carlo


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 Post subject: Re: Isle of Man TT
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:59 am 
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The Manx GP now sounds even more interesting with a proposed new class that would include 851/888's
Bill
http://www.mgpfestival.com/News/2012/09/05/Proposal-for-new-classic-TT-Races.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Isle of Man TT
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:57 pm 
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This nicely done short video about the Manx was posted on the 851/888 forum. I thought Carlo might especially enjoy it.
Bill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6itL4LrPUk


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 Post subject: Re: Isle of Man TT
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:30 am 
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pantah_good wrote:
This nicely done short video about the Manx was posted on the 851/888 forum. I thought Carlo might especially enjoy it.
Bill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6itL4LrPUk



Hello Bill, your video is very nice, thanks for the thought. ;)


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