Motorcycle News (UK) - - TT 2017 PREVIEW -

The state-of-the-art Mu­gen boasts a car­bon fi­bre frame, swingarm and exquisite run­ning gear, but it’s the electric mo­tor that’s as­tound­ing – pro­duc­ing 148bhp @ 8000rpm and 162ftlb of torque from 1rpm to 8000rpm. Be­cause of this, there are no gears – just a sin­gle-speed trans­mis­sion with a chain drive.

The mo­tor is mounted un­der the swingarm pivot – most of the vol­ume of the bike is taken up with the lithium-ion bat­tery pack to power the bike flat-out over the 37.73-mile course. Mcguin­ness holds the lap record at 119.279mph.

Power 148bhp Weight 250kg Top Speed 165mph Cost to build Price­less

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