2014 Mugen Shinden San RevealedWed, 02 Apr 2014
Mugen have released these pictures of the 2014 Shinden San (three), the electric racebike Honda’s performance subsidiary is hoping will take victory at this year’s Isle of Man TT Zero event. The past two years the Mugen motorcycles have come second to the radical E1pc Motoczysz machines piloted by Michael Rutter.
Details are relatively basic at the moment, but underneath the bodywork, Mugen says the latest Shinden sees lithium-ion battery mated to an oil-cooled three-phase brushless motor producing 134 hp and a whopping 162 ft.-lbs. of torque. The package isn’t light, coming in at 529 lbs, but it should be plenty capable of taking top honors this year. Especially with the likes of 20-time winner John McGuiness and nine-time TT winner Bruce Anstey at the helm.
Due to some health-related issues, this means, unfortunately, that the Motoczysz team won’t be racing the event again this year. Sad news for racing fans everywhere, but should be more of a reason for McGuiness or Anstey to snatch a victory.
By Troy Siahaan
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