ISLE OF MAN – Team MotoCzysz Racing pulled the covers off its new bikes in front of an enthusiastic crowd in the TT race paddock Friday, displaying their all new 2013 E1pc prototypes for the first time.
As tradition dictates, MotoCzysz unveiled their latest spec eGrand Prix machines during the start of the Isle of Man festivities. With three consecutive TT wins, the team was determined to design and manufacture an even stronger package, intent on bagging a fourth.
“Since last year’s win a new strategy has been in the works,” said Ray Crepeau, General Manager for MotoCzysz. “Our team has been quietly preparing bikes, targeting an average lap speed of 110 mph.”
Returning MotoCzysz riders and TT Zero winners Michael Rutter and Mark Miller are focused on crushing last year’s lap times and setting new electric class records.
“We are missing Michael Czysz this year for sure,” said Rutter. “But the new bikes look very, very fast and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do.”
Miller was equally impressed with the new equipment.
“Once again, I am truly in awe,” said Miller. “For the past four years the MotoCzysz crew has consistently raised the bar, and this year is no exception. I can’t wait to climb on and tackle the mountain course. It’s going to be a bit different without Michael Czysz here but from the looks of things the Team have sorted the bikes and its now my turn to go to work.”
The design of the 2013 MotoCzysz E1pc focuses on adding more energy at IOM and more power at short circuits. Team MotoCzysz has accomplished an astounding 20 percent boost in energy without any increase to the vehicle weight.
MotoCzysz founder and CEO, Michael Czysz, recently revealed a bit of team strategy.
“2013 is as much about bike handling as it is about energy onboard,” Czysz said. “Adding range is simple, you add more batteries; but to achieve that without adding weight was an engineering feat.”
More important still is bike handling and dynamics, where Team MotoCzysz has made huge strides.
“The 2013 E1PC handling rivals any bike on the mountain, allowing Michael and Mark to easily carve the twisty mountain course faster than ever.”