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Mugen Shinden Hachi EV racing motorcycle

Date made: 2019

Description: Mugen Shinden Hachi EV racing motorcycle, used by the Mugen team at the 2019 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) races. The machine is in the colours of John McGuinness who finished in second place in the 2019 SES TT Zero race.

The 10th TT Zero event, this race was won by Michael Rutter, teammate to John McGuinness in the Bathams Mugen team. Mugen were dominant in the Zero series with their riders increasing average speeds from 96.82mph set by Mark Miller in the inaugural TT Zero Race, to Rutter’s new time of 121.909mph in 2019.

Introduced in 2010, the Tourist Trophy (TT) Zero race premiered all-electric prototype and production machines on the TT Course.

Milestone achievements included; the first 100mph lap of the Mountain Course by a clean emissions motorcycle in 2012; the Japanese Mugen team raising the lap record over a number of years to over 121mph; and the Nottingham University team achieving a 120mph lap.

Over ten years many notable teams participated in the TT Zero event, but in 2019 entries for the all-electric class reduced to the extent that the Department for Enterprise declared a moratorium on the Zero event, aimed at working with the industry to grow a modern zero emission class and encourage more teams, universities and manufacturers to participate.

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Materials: glass, metal: other, aluminium. iron, plastic: other, acrylic, polycarbonate, rubber

Object name: motorcycle

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: L22994

Subject tags : #TT&MOTORSPORT


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