Electric vehicles are starting to enter just about every form of transportation and motorsports. It won’t be long until these things are taking over!
Here we have the Mugen “Shinden Go”. Which translate to Magnificent Lightning Five. Odd name, but amazing bike. Mugen’s Shinden Go has just been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, and you’re going to be seeing it again at this year’s Isle of Man TT “Zero”, piloted by racing legends John McGuiness and Bruce Anstey. With the electric motors continuous torque and the skill of these riders, the Shinden Go will be sure to impress even its harshest critics!
While the electric race bike might not give the same ‘wow’ factor of the gasoline bikes with their ear blistering noise, it’ll still be lightning fast, no matter how quiet. Of course on the TT you can’t possible have a boring run either, no matter the bike or motor.
Shinden Go and other electric bikes in its class are not slow by any means. In fact, they happen to be right on par with gas powered 650cc Super Twin lap record! That’s impressive, to say the least.
The bike is built around a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque frame. Which decreases weight over standard alloy framed bikes, and holds the battery neatly within itself, improving the bikes aerodynamics and overall drag. Thanks to a new M-Tec cross link, rocker rear suspension system, the weight was reduced so much that Mugen could opt for a bigger and more powerful battery. Overall, it weighs a mere 250kg. The electric motor inside the skeleton of the bike claims an impressive 160-hp and 210-Nm of torque. More so than a 600cc SuperSport.
Its predecessor, the Shinden Yon, managed to win last year’s TT ‘Zero’, with a time of 19 minutes 2.785 seconds, with an average speed of 191.28 Km/h (118.88 mph). More than fast enough for most riders. If you’ve ever seen the TT, you’ll agree with that statement.