Slick electric motorcycle headed to TT ZERO, to be ridden by Yoshinari Matsushita

This was posted on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/advantage.co.jp).  It’s an electric motorcycle, apparently heading to the TT ZERO race.  It also appears here – http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=437769106234858&id=185942131524630 – posted by http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yoshinari-Matsushita-Challenge-to-IomTT-2012/185942131524630 with the subtitle “TT ZERO Bike”.  This doesn’t seem to match any entry on the official TT ZERO entry list (http://www.iomtt.com/News/2012/04/23/2012-SES-TT-Zero-Challenge-attracts-highest-entry-ever.aspx)

On the IOMTT forum I find this post at (http://www.iomtt.com/Home/Forum/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=278025) referring to information found on another site (http://44ma2.com/2012/04/statement-compete-to-the-isle-of-man-tt-2012(マン島tt2012参戦宣言:英語版)/).

I, Yoshinari Matsushita, am pleased to announce my decision to take part in the 2012 International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races.

This year again, I will belong to a German team, the BMW Penz13.com Racing Team, as I did in 2011, with BMW S1000RR 2012 model. The races I ride are “Superbike TT Race”, “Superstock TT Race”, and “Senior TT Race”.

In addition to these three races, I will compete the “TT Zero Challenge ”, in which only zero-emission machines are compete, from a joint team of the MIRAI Co., Ltd. (Aichi, Japan) and the Brunel University (London, UK). The machine I ride for this race is manufactured by the MIRAI in Japan. MIRAI Co., Ltd. is newly established company with cooperation from the Prostaff Co., Ltd. by Yoshihiro Kishimoto, who was the project leader of TT Challenge when the Prostaff (Team Prozza) ventured into the 2011 IOM TT with the first-ever made-in-Japan electric racing motorcycle to further promote research and development of electric vehicles.

Captian (Japanese):

松下佳成選手がマン島で使用する
電動バイクで挑戦、少しお手伝いしてます。
EXACTのホイールにレーシングディスク
XAM JAPANのカシマコートのスプロケット
これに左のクラッチマスターの所にリヤー用の
ブレーキマスターを増設
兎に角、エンジンブレーキと言う物が無いので本当に怖いと思う頑張れ松下選手

Translation:

Challenge Matsushita Yoshinari players used in the Isle of man electric bikes, you will help a little. EXACT wheel sprockets of the Kashima coat of racing disks XAM JAPAN this thing to say for the rear brake master engine brake and rabbit, expansion to the left clutch master so no really scary to think hard pine players under the (Translated by Bing)

 — with Toyoda Tetsuyuki.

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David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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