Feeds

Second-gen TTxGP e-bike unveiled

'Laptop on wheels' available to buy

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Leccy Tech The organisers of the TTxGP e-bike Grand Prix series have revealed their off-the-shelf electric superbike at the annual Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.

Called the Mavizen TTx02, the bike is based on the Agni X01 machine that won the inaugural TTxGP at the Isle of Man TT races in June 2009 and is aimed at privateer racers wishing to take part in the 2010 TTxGP series.

Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com

The 02 uses the same drive train as the Agni bike, including a pair of electric motors with a peak power output of 70kW (94bhp) and a continuous output rating of 40kW (53bhp). Depending on the gearing, the top speed is in the region of 130mph

To make the 02 as flexible a racing machines as possible, it will be available with three battery pack options.

The Circuit Pack will have a 6kWh capacity and is said to be good for around 25 miles of hard track use and 38 miles of 'hard' or 60 miles of 'gentle' road racing.

The Snaefell Pack is rated at 11kWh and should last 40 miles on the track or between 75 and 130 miles on the road and will be hot swappable.

Finally, there will be a 3kWh Sprint Pack which is aimed at track races of six miles or less.

The machine has a dry weight of 130kg which rises to 160kg with the 6kWh pack installed.

Mavizen TTx02

TTx02: yours for 25 grand

Mavizen didn't say from where the chassis was sourced other than it being one of the “world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers”. We have heard rumours it's KTM.

The 02's control systems are all Linux based, and each bike will come with its own IP address so teams can access telemetry data using a web browser. The bikes have a built-in web server and Wi-Fi radio.

The bike will also have a USB-based system bus. Cunningly, the USB port is hidden under what on a regular bike would be the petrol tank filler cap.

According to Azhar Hussain, the man behind both the TTxGP and Mavizen, the approach was to find how to “make a laptop go racing”.

Sadly, there was no news of Mac version, though Mavzien did say they had tested a bike running Windows and were thinking about trying Android.

Production will be limited to 50 units and the price of the Circuit Pack machine is expected to be around £25,000 ($40,100/€27,780). Deliveries will commence in Q1 2010. ®

Race Report Isle of Man TTxGP

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less
'Some might find this idea offensive' boffin admits
SECRET U.S. 'SPACE WARPLANE' set to return from SPY MISSION
Robot minishuttle X-37B returns after almost 2 years in orbit
LOHAN crash lands on CNN
Overflies Die Welt en route to lively US news vid
Experts brand LOHAN's squeaky-clean box
Phytosanitary treatment renders Vulture 2 crate fit for export
No sail: NASA spikes Sunjammer
'Solar sail' demonstrator project binned
America's super-secret X-37B plane returns to Earth after nearly TWO YEARS aloft
674 days in space for US Air Force's mystery orbital vehicle
Carry On Cosmonaut: Willful Child is a poor taste Star Trek parody
Cringeworthy, crude and crass jokes abound in Steven Erikson’s sci-fi debut
Origins of SEXUAL INTERCOURSE fished out of SCOTTISH LAKE
Fossil find proves it first happened 385 million years ago
Human spacecraft dodge COMET CHUNKS pelting off Mars
Odyssey orbiter yet to report, though - comet's trailing trash poses new threat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.