Designed to break TT - zero record
Isle of Man TT is annual motorcycle racing event held on closed public roads since 1907.
It's one of the most prestigious and recognized motorsport events.
Every year, 26 million people watch it on TV and 44000 visits the island for the time of the racing spectacle.
"Racetrack" is one of the most demanding and dangerous, with notorious jumps,
264 challenging corners, and fast speeding straights make sure everybody gets a full dose of adrenalin rush.
TT Zero is another race class that started in 2010. It is for motorcycle racing machines which are powered without the use of carbon based fuels and have zero emissions.
Racing enthusiasts are usually not big proponents of electric technology as it lacks mechanical and adrenalin features of high revving petrol engines. But, like it or not, the trend of electrification with its high efficiency is on the way and will likely replace emotionally superior petrol machines sooner or later.
That's the reason we decided to get on board at the right time to catch the electric train with opportunities and knowledge that comes with it.
Start of a new design from scratch (July 2018)
Finished preliminary design in CAD software with the chosen propulsion components. (May 2019)
Static and dynamic strength calculations (July 2019)
Redesign and final CAD models (October 2019)
Final technical drawings for all components of the 1st prototype (November 2019)
Manufacturing of components and assembled motorcycle (June 2020)
Testing,settings, 1st unofficial race (August - October 2020)
Redesign, improvements (October 2020 - February 2021)
Testing, racing (March - May 2021)
Final preparations, settings, and improvements
Isle of Man race (June 2021)
goal: break the average speed of 110mph
Redesign / improvements of key components and additional testing
Isle of Man race (June 2022)
goal: break the average speed of 125mph (current record 122mph).
Development of a new 2-stroke petrol engine concept with "infinite piston rod" and rotary valves.
Mechanical design allowed the engine to spun up to 20 000 RPMs. Because of its unique features, the 2-stroke machine got an oil lubrication system and hence durability like 4-stroke motors.
It had benefits of a 2 stroke and 4 stroke engines at the same time.
Motor was brought to a proof of concept test stage. With possible further developments, it could posses high power to weight ratio specs.