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TTXGP and Brammo et al., on Youtube

Great overview of TTXGP from jromeke’s youtube page.  Interviews with Brammo’s team leader (Brian Wisman) and also rider (Roy Richardson) are included, at no extra charge!

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TTXGP: The eGrandPrix | TTXGP eGrandPrix 2010 is now rolling.

We haven’t even begun the time trials and have barely started some practice runs for the first TTXGP, and now this, from the official TTXGP Blog:

TTXGP eGrandPrix 2010 is now rolling.

We have been working hard to build on this year in a meaningful way. 2010 needs to be bigger, faster and with an even larger impact.

So we have today started planning for 2010 with some big new changes.

The most significant is that we are now coming with bikes and CARS.

Bikes will continue to push the endurance forward with a new class in addition to the PRO class from 2009. PRO2 will introduce a 2 lap race with hot swappable battery packs for a pit stop. All coming to the Mountain Circuit.

Two classes for CARS are also in development. We have single seater and saloon car classes in mind. All pushing the limits of zero carbon at the greatest road race event in the world.

The journey continues.. more details to come. The date is set for August 2010.

For now enjoy TTXGP 2009.

via TTXGP: The eGrandPrix | TTXGP eGrandPrix 2010 is now rolling..

Cars for 2010.  CEO of Brammo, Craig Bramscher once said that he chose to manufacture electric motorcycles because the battery technology at the time he made the decision had not advanced far enough to make an electric car affordable.  Perhaps the driving force of racing competition might change that sooner than we think.

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Pretty picture from IOM

A new article in the TTXGP Blog announcing that the Indian ambassador has accepted an invitation to attend the race.  That’s great to hear, but HEY LOOK AT THAT!ttrtrial

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Smiling Brammo Boys on IOM

Thanks to Amadeus Photography, here’s a pic of Team Brammo fueling juicing up the TTR on the Isle of Man.  I’m guessing that the power post on the right side of the picture is soon to be a common feature at these races.  Do you hear that, Lexington, Ohio?

I think that might be Brian Wismann with his back to the camera.

Juicing up the TTR on the Isle of Man

Juicing up the TTR on the Isle of Man

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Point of View Video — low and fast — Brammo TTR

Nice point of view footage of the TTR taking the curves… somewhere.  I’m thinking Oregon, just prior to the trip to IOM.

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TTXGP: The eGrandPrix | TTXGP eGrandPrix America. July 24th – July 26th 2009

I spoke too soon.  Breaking Brammonews:

TTXGP eGrandPrix America. July 24th – July 26th 2009

The TTXGP eGrandPrix is to launch zero-carbon motorcycle racing into the USA with an exhibition appearance at the annual American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Vintage Motorcycle Days festival at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.AMA-Vintage-Motorcycle-Days

The TTXGP eGrandPrix has already taken the step of setting up a US office ahead of its first appearance in America. The US office will work to develop the eGrandPrix in US markets by promoting eGrandPrix events and building relationships with teams, riders and sponsors.

Jeremy Burne, an expert in developing transatlantic ties for businesses within the automotive and motorsport industries, will be heading up the US eGrandPrix office.

Mission, Brammo and Electric Motorsport have agreed to come and we are extending the invitations to the world through http://www.ttxgp.com.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days takes place from July 24 to July 26, 2009. It is expected that up to 80,000 visitors, including numerous high-profile celebrities, will attend the event, which is billed as America’s grandest celebration of motorcycling heritage. The weekend is loaded with highlights, including road, motocross and hare scramble races, demo rides of current production bikes, motorcycling seminars, bike shows, stunt shows, the new product Manufacturers’ Midway, and club corrals that feature both marque and regional clubs.

Rob Dingman, AMA President and CEO, said: “We’re pleased to welcome the TTXGP eGrandPrix to America. This year, as the AMA celebrates its 85 years of two-wheeled history, we thought it only fitting to also offer a glimpse into what the next 85 years of motorcycling may bring. The AMA eGrand Prix Introduction showcases the sharpened point of the latest cutting-edge technology alongside a full slate of vintage racing, and we’re excited for fans to see the future up close and personal.”

Tickets for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days can be purchased at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course at http://www.midohio.com or by phone at 001 800 MID-OHIO.

via TTXGP: The eGrandPrix | TTXGP eGrandPrix America. July 24th – July 26th 2009.

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Just moved to WordPress

Was having some trouble with blogger.com so I decided to give wordpress a try.  Nothing amazing to report today, so far.  Just the usual chatter about the TTXGP, Best Buy being a sponsor, the CP+B slave intern auction, and, on Twitter, @nycmotorcycle ‘s two great ideas:

  1. Video manipulation of famous motorcycle-related scenes from movies, with Brammo Enertias inserted into them.
  2. A round-the-world trip on an Enertia.

Let’s see how WordPress handles the curves over the next few days.

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