Friday, November 28, 2008

TTX01: The 86bhp, 200km/h electric sportsbike is here…


The TTX01 - a battery-powered bike that can do up to 200km/h...!
Pics: Gizmag

Commissioned by TTX GP founder Azhar Hussain, the TTX01 – a prototype electric sportsbike – is now ready, and was recently unveiled at the NEC Bike Show in the UK. The bike, which is built around an old GSX-R chassis, suspension and bodywork, is fitted with two electric motors that produce a total of 86 horsepower and 125Nm of torque.

Currently, the TTX01 is geared for a top speed of 176km/h, and will accelerate from zero to 96km/h in 3.5 seconds. With different gearing, the bike will do up to 200km/h, though at the expense of low-speed acceleration.

According to Hussain, the aim is to build around 50 units of the TTX02 by 2010. An evolution of the TTX01, the 02 will have two-wheel-drive, carbonfibre chassis, hot-swappable 20KW battery packs and a price tag of around US$30,000.

For more details on the TTX GP, visit their official website here


Here's a video of the bike in action...

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