Thursday, July 30, 2009

EnvironMoto’s Friday Top Three! 31-JUL-2009

Our Friday Top Three new items from the week in green motorcycle racing and design.

The biggest news item of the week was the inaugural eGrandPrix America held during the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days this past weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Instead of a Top Three, we’re going to direct you to some of the top coverage of the eGrandPrix America:

PlugBike (
eVFR (

Both of these sites are written by two of the best journalists on the Electric Motorcycle scene. Lots of atmosphere, tons of excellent photos, and great insight on how the entire event went down. Check them out.

Our take:
The inaugural eGrandPrix America was a great first effort in expanding the sphere of excitement that the TTXGP eGrandPrix ignited earlier this summer. We’re not so sure that we would call it a “groundbreaking” event like the TTXGP, but certainly more of an “icebreaking” event for American road racing fans.

A good number of manufacturers, homebuilders, and electric motorcycle industry insiders (including TTXGP and eGrandPrix creator, Azhar Hussien) were all on hand. This was a great opportunity to get some insight on the state of this emerging industry and pick the brains of some fascinating people.

Track action was minimal, but just enough to give spectators a taste of road racing… in whisper mode. EnvironMoto looks forward to more developments as the 2010 electric racing series comes to fruition.

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