Some speed tweaks needed
Our Ego remained fairly standard. All we did was change the tyres, fit a kill switch, and remove lights, indicators, mirrors and the sidestand for safety reasons. The Marzocchi forks and Sachs rear shock were left stock, as was the gearing and bodywork.
Reliability wasn’t an issue, nothing vibrated loose and we always crossed the line with more than 15% battery life in hand. It really is testament to the quality of the Energica that it took the TT in its stride.
If we’d had more time testing we could have improved lap times further. Ideally we should have been crossing the line with just 5% battery remaining, not over 15%.
Fitting a larger screen and changing the gearing may have helped further, while an over-the-counter Öhlins suspension kit might have reduced lap times too. In perfect conditions I think I could push for an 85mph average lap, maybe even one closer to 90mph. Throw on a world class smaller rider like William Dunlop and the Energica could potentially be a 100mph average TT bike. Impressive!
Chad on the Energica ahead of Matthew Rees and the University of Bath machine