The "Digital Superbike"

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The "Digital Superbike"

MotoCzysz is one of the TTXGP contestants and they posted this intriguing blog post: http://www.motoczysz.com/club/?p=166

I gather they've got a long history of making top end gas powered racing bikes.

He had this to say:

I remember feeling sad for weeks when I learned 2-strokes were on their way out but my mourning was short lived once I laid eyes on their replacements - the mighty 4-stroke 990’s. While I am NOT claiming ICE to be out or electric to be the “new” MotoGP, I am stating that this is a very magical power source. The torque deliver is what every engine designer and tuner tries to mimic. In ICE, this can only be achieve by adding layers of electronics; we now just have the electronics!

MotoCzysz is not just pursuing an electric motorcycle (that sounds like such a slow downer) but a bigger concept using electric drives - the “Digital Superbike”. The Digital Superbike, like your computer, has “open architecture” and can be upgraded and reconfigured. This is definitely an industry first and may be a major paradigm shift in the way people buy and own motorcycles. The sound of progress is building in volume…keep your ears open.

And they posted a video of dynomemeter testing of their bike: http://www.motoczysz.com/videos/e1_dyno.html

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I helped design the electrical system and chose their components.... its gonna kick some butt!

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Can you say any more on what he means by "open architecture"?

I imagine perhaps a) he doesn't mean open source (where everything is documented to the point where someone else could implement the design), but b) depending on standardized interfaces as much as possible allowing anybody to mix and match components. For example Electric Motorsport's GPR-S uses a motor mount designed to match up with standard motor mounting systems allowing the end user to select from a half-dozen different motors. That would be an example of mixing and matching.

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There are multiple levels that you can configure depending on the needs of the race that day/season. I can't go into detail, I signed an NDA.

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Here's another video: http://www.motoczysz.com/videos/e1_dyno2.html

Frodus, inquiring minds want to know what you can share about the visible objects. There are these rib like things which I expect might be part of the battery pack, but ...? And, yes, you did sign an NDA so ...

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