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Published on April 15th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás


New Mugen Shinden San Electric Superbike

April 15th, 2014 by  

Originally published on Gas2.

Mugen Honda Shinden

Mugen Motorsports and Honda have a long and successful motorsports history — and the next chapter of their storied journey just got dropped on an unsuspecting public in Tokyo, when the all-electric Mugen Shinden San made its debut.

Mugen built the bike to take on the perilous Isle of Man TT street circuit and race against ICE motorcycles from Ducati and Yamaha, as well as electric bikes from Brammo and, maybe, the Ohio State University. With lighter, denser batteries and about 10 more peak HP than Honda’s 2013 competitor, the new Mugen Shinden should score a 115-average MPH lap in the hands (crotches?) of riders John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey.

You can check out the new Mugen Shinden San’s specs, below …

Overall length / width / height (mm) 2,125 / 680 / 1,130
Wheelbase (mm) 1485
Ground Clearance (mm) 130
Seat Height (mm) 840
Total Weight (kg) 240
Tire (Front) 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tire (Rear) 200/55ZR17M/C (78W)
Frame CFRP twin-spar type
Motor Type Oil-cooled, 3-phase, brushless
Maximum Output (kW [ps]) 100 [134]
Maximum Torque (N·m [kgf·m]) 220 [22.4]
Battery Specification Laminate-type Li-ion
Battery Voltage (V) 370

… and take a rare look under the skin of a hyper-competitive, super-advanced, 100+ MPH, all-electric Isle of Man TT racer in the photos, below. If you want more, head on over to Asphalt and Rubber, where you’ll be able to find a more complete gallery of Honda Mugen Shinden San photos. Enjoy!

  • mugen-shinden-san-09
  • shindedn_1
  • Mugen-Shinden-Ni-no-fairings-06
  • Mugen-Shinden-Ni-no-fairings-01
  • Mugen-Shinden-Ni-no-fairings-02
  • mugen-shinden-san-05

Source | Images: Asphalt and Rubber, via Car News Cafe.

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I've been involved in motorsports and tuning since 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the Important Media network. You can find me on Twitter, Skype (jo.borras) or Google+.

  • hammr25

    Looks like John McGuinness ended up averaging 117.366 mph on one of these instead of “just” 115 mph.

  • Byron Meinerth

    I recently watched Charge, and I think all of these teams and companies deserve credit for putting so much on the line. The amount that they’ve improved over the past five and six years is truly astounding. This equipment is expensive, but over time there will good trickle-down effects from this type of racing.

  • Seems a bit tame compared to what Mission Motors has put out there, but I’m glad to see major OEMs continue to be involved in EVs

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