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RE: Guy Martin in shock electric return...

RE: Guy Martin in shock electric return...

Monday 13th February

Guy Martin in shock electric return...

Guy Martin to race the Mugen at the 2017 Zero TT alongside McG



In a brief, but actually very significant press release, Mugen announced today that Guy Martin will be partnering John McGuinness at the 2017 Zero TT, taking over from Bruce Anstey. Guy is no stranger to electric bikes having ridden the Victory to fourth at the 2015 Zero TT, however the Mugen is a whole new kettle of fish.

The Zero TT is effectively a two-horse race between the two Mugen bikes, and one that John generally wins, except last year when a technical issue (the off button reset itself) left him stranded. John is a master on the Mugen and holds the current lap record of 119.279mph. Guy set a 109.717mph lap first time out on the Victory, what could he do with a bit of practice under his belt and the best bike on the (small and silent) grid? Which could leave the big question, does an electric TT really count as a TT victory? The 2017 TT just got even more exciting!

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VonSenger

Original Poster:

1,751 posts

103 months

Monday 13th February
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No.

SystemParanoia

12,150 posts

112 months

Monday 13th February
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Yes.

sprinter1050

11,431 posts

141 months

Monday 13th February
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Maybe.

Biker's Nemesis

32,002 posts

122 months

Monday 13th February
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What's the question?

sprinter1050

11,431 posts

141 months

Monday 13th February
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What question?
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rtz62

1,100 posts

69 months

Monday 13th February
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I think, therefore I am. I think....?

FourWheelDrift

70,006 posts

198 months

Monday 13th February
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Swordman

345 posts

78 months

Monday 13th February
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You're not the boss of me now.

Bailey93

475 posts

20 months

Monday 13th February
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Normal cannot defined; What is normal for the spider, is chaos for the fly.

Smiler.

7,924 posts

144 months

Monday 13th February
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Swordman said:
You're not the boss of me now.
hehe

Was already humming the tune.

only1ian

455 posts

108 months

Monday 13th February
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If a bear farts in the woods but no one can hear it! Does anyone care?

Bring on the main event!

budgie smuggler

2,290 posts

73 months

Monday 13th February
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If a man speaks in the woods, but no woman hears him, is he still wrong?

MikeGoodwin

779 posts

31 months

Monday 13th February
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cant wait to hear this electric motor tearing out my eardrums as it whizzes past.

What a barrel of laughs this will be for spectators.

epom

4,688 posts

75 months

Monday 13th February
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Electric bikes, nah waste of time they'll never catch on.

Smiler.

7,924 posts

144 months

Monday 13th February
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MikeGoodwin said:
cant wait to hear this electric motor tearing out my eardrums as it whizzes past.

What a barrel of laughs this will be for spectators.
You mean you've never heard them torquing loudly?

FourWheelDrift

70,006 posts

198 months

Monday 13th February
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You can hear this coming from miles off https://youtu.be/JfVEbu2iIlM?t=30 it almost sounds like a gas turbine. hehe (Timing is everything).


to be honest they are noisy Tron bikes when they pass, briefly.

99dndd

107 posts

3 months

Monday 13th February
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Interesting technology, can't imagine they would be too much of a spectacle going past.

I'll take guesses on the year an electric bike wins the Senior TT.

I'll go 2050.

bogie

12,199 posts

186 months

Monday 13th February
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If Guy can beat John on the same electric bike, Id say thats a real TT win in anyones book smile

Alex

8,629 posts

198 months

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rtz62 said:
I think, therefore I am. I think....?
I'm pink, therefore I'm Spam.

Fleegle

15,814 posts

90 months

Monday 13th February
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Guy who?