The latest post by the TTXGP folks is chock-full of information on the unveiling of the “world’s first production Supersport bike” which is scheduled to be unveiled November 3, 2009, at the Las Vegas SEMA show. Additionally, the post includes a brief history of the TTXGP and some information on next year’s race on the Isle of Man.
World’s First Production Supersport Bike born on the Isle of Man TTXGP goes live in Las Vegas
The ripples cast by the Isle of Man TTXGP 2009 continue to spread.
On November/3rd, 2009 at 1305Hrs PST, the world’s first supersport bike bred on the Isle of Man TTXGP will be launched in Las Vegas at the SEMA Show.
The bike is not only attracting the attention of riders – UK music top ten chart topper, 20 year old Jodie Aysha (No 2 hit with ‘Heartbroken’) is using it in the promotional film for her new single ‘Pozer’ which will be released in January 2010. The film will appear mid December on MTV. Azhar Hussain, who is producing the TTX02, said, “This shows how mainstream TTX02 is if it is attracting the attention of urban pop stars. We are living in a click culture and connectivity is the key, across the board.” Hussain founded TTXGP, the world’s first zero carbon, zero emission motorcycle race which took place at the Isle of Man TT in June this year.
The TTX02 is inspired by the winning entry for that race, the Agni X01. It has been built on a chassis espcially supplied from the factory of one the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers for Mavizen. The focus of TTX02 is to increase the access for those that want to be part of the TTXGP. Being able to build your own machine for this level of motorsport is a high hurdle that we seek to remove. Bigger, faster and safer demands a co-ordinated factory approach to motorsports and this is the gap that TTXGP is filling.
“With the success of the TTXGP on the Isle of Man, we have shown that zero carbon technology is ready to deliver the thrills and passion for spectators and riders alike.”
“The limited production bike, the Mavizen TTX02, gives potential participants a chance to acquire a bike that they can develop themselves to make it competitive and unique to them. Racing is brutal but at least with the Mavizen TTX02, the racers can start with a proven platform.” TTX02 is also the first factory production vehicle to be delivered with a dedicated IP access and connectivity to the network.
“By building on the open standards of the internet and the PC, we unlock the creativity and lower the costs of innovation for teams, enthusiasts and riders. TTX02 is a development platform that invites the potential for success previously seen in electronic hardware and software, into the automotive industry. We need to pick up the pace of innovation and make it real fast; TTX02 is a key marker in that journey”
“In partnership with bodies such as the British sanctioning body, the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) and the Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme (FIM) we are able to take the next steps and push new frontiers in motorsports technology both on and off the track. This includes planning for a brand new TTXGP US Championship 2010. Competition improves the breed, so we invite the best and the brightest in the world to join us’” said Hussain.
Mavizen TTX02 will be available for delivery in Q1/2010 with a limited production of 50 units. To register your interest please log onto http://www.mavizen.com
1. A full technical specification and high resolution photos of the bike, including the MTV filming, will be available at the launch.
2. TTXGP, the world’s first low-carbon sanctioned motorsport event, was held on the Isle of Man TT course on June 12, 2009 as part of the traditional TT race programme. 16 motorbikes from six different countries, including the USA, India, Germany, Austria, UK and the Isle of Man took part in the race. The winning lap speed was 87mph with course peak speeds of 106mph. More information: Mary Donovan Director of Communications, TTXGP (e) mary.donovan at egrandprix.com http://www.egrandprix.com
TTXGP UNLOCKED It’s hard to capture the essence of something which started running before it could walk and is now sprinting, but we’ve put down a few bullets on where we came from and where we are now.
• TTXGP was founded in 2008 by Azhar Hussain, an entrepreneur with a history in the electronics industry.
• It launched in 2008, announcing the world’s first zero carbon, clean emission motorcycle race on the Isle of Man TT for June 2009.
• The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) provided the technical scrutineering facility. This panel wrote the rules and regulations working with the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU).
• The TTXGP was held on the Isle of Man TT course on June 12, 2009 as part of the traditional TT race programme. 16 motorbikes from six different countries, including the USA, India, Germany, Austria, UK and the Isle of Man took part in the race.
• The winning bike was produced by Agni Motors, ridden by Rob Barber and recorded a lap speed of 87mph with peak speeds of 106mph.
• TTXGP’s manufacturing company, Mavizen, (www.mavizen.com) produced the prototype bike TTX01 in November 2008, to ‘show what could be done’. • Mavizen has since teamed up with a major mainstream manufacturer to produce the TTX02, the world’s first production electric superbike ready for delivery early 2010 with a limited production of 50 units. Interest can be registered at http://www.mavizen.com.
• Mavizen is also producing a ‘kit’ bike , TTX-kit, where the basic ‘ingredients’ can be bought for £10,000 and added to a standard frame, making a race-ready bike accessible and affordable.
• TTXGP is developing a global programme of low-carbon motorsports events working with the Auto-Cycle Union, British Motorcyclists Federation and the Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme to provide a platform for competition to drive technology and innovation into the next generation of motorsports.
• TTXGP has just announced its UK series of four events at major circuits – the TTXGP UK Championships 2010. It is planning a US Championships with three venues for 2010 together with events in France and Germany.