Michael Czysz and his team have a lot to celebrate: they currently hold title to the fastest electric race bike, and have taken the win in this year’s Isle of Man TT Zero. Rider Mark Miller lapped the 37.7 mile course in 23:22.89, averaging 96.82 miles per hour. Miller saw a top speed of 135 miles per hour on his run, and missed winning an additional £10,000 prize for lapping at 100 miles per hour by less than four mph. The next fastest competitor, James McBride, had a maximum trap speed of 107.2 mph. In other words, the MotoCzysz didn’t really have competition.
To put things in perspective, this year’s best lap on a gasoline powered bike averaged 127.836 miles per hour, or 31.016 miles per hour faster than the MotoCzysz. Electric motorcycles have come a long way in a short period of time, but they still have a ways to go before they’re on par with their gasoline counterparts. The good news is that racing will help to accelerate their development.