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Old 13th February 2018, 20:42   #1
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FIM has announced all electric bike championship, similar to Formula E. The bikes will be provided by Italian firm Energica. Energica Ego, on which the bikes are based, is a 145 bhp bike with top speed of 155 m.p.h . Energica claims Ego to be faster than 600 cc supersport.
14 of the 18 bikes will be run by the customer teams of MotoGp.



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FIM has announced all electric bike championship, similar to Formula E.
Will be a fine 'balancing' act, pun intended. The battery weight might be more difficult to manage than in a car.

I'm going to start watching MotoGP this year, but at least in the foreseeable future, I won't be watching any EVs racing, motorcycles or otherwise. Formula-E is just so boring.

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IMHO, combustion engines will always have an important role in motorsports. Even 30 years down the line, when there are only EVs & fuel-cell cars on our roads, petrol engines will still be used in racing. But it'll be a niche application - like horse racing today. People still love horse racing & derbys, even if horses aren't our primary mode of transportation anymore!
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Here's an interesting take on this whole series by none other than Mat Oxley!
https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/o...ake-some-noise

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/o...20-years-motoe
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Full MotoE race calendar:

Jerez - 5th May

Le Mans - 19th May

Sachsenring - 7th July

Austria - 11th August

Misano - 15th September

Each race will be for 7 to 10 laps and will be conducted on the race MotoGp weekend.
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I'm going to start watching MotoGP this year

Slightly OT: How has your MotoGP watching experience been?
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