Some speed tweaks needed

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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

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