Victory Motorcycles will participate in the 2016 TT Zero on the Isle of Man with all-new Victory RR electric motorcycle.
The Victory RR electric motorcycle has been developed over the past year using data gathered during last year’s TT Zero and will be ridden by William Dunlop.
It means Victory Racing is fielding entries in two of the world’s most gruelling road races – Pikes Peak in the USA and the Isle of Man TT in Europe.
Some enhancements have also been made to the electric motor too. Developed in partnership with Parker Hannifin, the motor is called the Parker GVM. It boasts world-class the power to weight ratio, producing a peak of over 170hp from a package that is only eight inches in diameter and five inches long. With peak efficiencies topping 97 percent, it is clear to see why Victory gets excited about the potential of this powertrain for future products.
The battery is a ground-up new design with the help of the technical partners at Brammo and necessitated a big change in the chassis design – from an extruded aluminum twin spar to a steel trellis frame. The biggest difference in the battery itself is an improvement in both the overall energy / capacity on board the bike, as well as a marked improvement in the energy density of the battery itself.
“Compared to the electric motor we used in the TT Zero event last year, this year’s version features an even further optimised winding configuration based on the data gathered from last year’s bikes. Coupled with the increased energy on board in the battery, William Dunlop will have access to more of the power available from this motor than in 2015,” Victory Racing’s team manager, Brian Wismann said.
The first practice for the SES TT Zero is scheduled for Friday 3rd June at 20:40 with second practice on Saturday 4th June at 17.15 and a final qualifying session on Monday 6th June at 16:25. The race is scheduled at 16:25 on Wednesday 8th June.
TECH SPEC VICTORY RR
– Length/Width/Height (mm) 2089 / 680 / 1218
– Seat Height (in.) 32
– Weight (kg) 240
– Front Tire Metzeler 120/70 R17
– Rear Tire Metzeler 200/60 R17
– Frame Trellis Steel and Composite Monocoque
– Motor Parker GVM Water-cooled, 3-phase, IPM AC
– Max Power (kW/HP) 130 / 174
– Max Torque (Nm) 240
– Battery Brammo Power Lithium-Ion
– Battery Voltage (Vdc) 370 or more