Electric Motorcycles Headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for FIM eRoadRacing Series in August

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 3

Indianapolis Motor Speedway or Indy as It's More Commonly Called

Indianapolis Motor Speedway or Indy as It’s More Commonly Called

This August, electric motorcycles will hit the pavement at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the FIM eRoadRacing series will roll into to Indy to showcase the capabilities of electric bikes.

FIM eRoadRacing

FIM eRoadRacing

180 mph is the speed we’re likely to see at the electric motorcycles lap the track during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on August 16-18.

FIM eRoadRacing is the “world’s premier electric motorsport series and includes races across three continents,” according to the presser presented with this announcement.

Here’s more of what to expect at Indy this August:

Headed to Indy in August

Headed to Indy in August

“The Indianapolis round will be part of the FIM eRoadRacing North American Regional Series, featuring teams from across North America competing on the 16-turn, 2.621-mile MotoGP road course at IMS. FIM eRoadRacing also conducts a European Regional Series. Top riders and teams in both series will race in the World Cup Final in November in Asia.”

“Among the riders expected to compete at Indianapolis is Steve Atlas, who won the World Cup and North American titles in 2012 for Team Icon Brammo. Former AMA Superbike standout Eric Bostrom also is scheduled to race for Team Icon Brammo at Indianapolis.”

Electric motorcyles are starting to capture the world’s attention now, especially with their showing at international events like the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.  Adding famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the electric motorcycle stage will certainly be a boost to this rising segment.

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3 responses to "Electric Motorcycles Headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for FIM eRoadRacing Series in August"

  1. Warren says:

    There are several teams that could certainly hit 180 mph down the straight. Whether they will depends on the race length. At this point in electric racing motorcycle development, the top bikes can suck up all the energy the battery can deliver in very short order.

  2. GSP says:

    eBikes are running the full length of the Isle of Man TT race at triple digit speeds. Not to shabby.

    GSP

    1. Warren says:

      Yes. And the only thing preventing them from matching, or surpassing the ICE bike speeds is the battery capacity.