Electric Motorcycle Legend Michael Czysz Passes




Michael Czysz

Michael Czysz

Sad news comes from Asphalt & Rubber, which being closely affiliated with Michael Czysz, reported this month that Michael passed away.

We had noted a couple years ago that Michael was battling with a rare form of cancerpleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma.

In years 2009-2013 MotoCzysz was developing electric motorcycles and racing them at the Isle of Man, TTXGP and TT Zero races achieving four wins (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013).

Cancer interrupted Michael Czysz career and the EV community lost one of its stars.  Our thoughts with his family and friends.

For more about Michael check Asphalt & Rubber article.

Here we have few videos from great racing moments:

Two fastest laps- IOM TT Zero – Part 1 (2011)

“Watch and listen to Mark Miller and Michael Rutter as they recall their epic battle and historic lap from TT11.”

Two fastest laps- IOM TT Zero – Part 2 (2011)

TTXGP 2011 Miller Motorsports Park

Shane Turpin takes the Segway racing MotoCzysz E1pc to another win.

See the start and the finish of the race compiled into ‘one lap’.

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;-( Very sad… Great loss for all of us!


Mark Petersen



God-Speed Michael !


Saw the doc on Netflix (Charged) that features Micheal, as well as others, at the Eletric TT. His team gave it all and eventually were successful.
Condolences to his family; may he
Rest in Peace.

RIP MICHAEL you will be missed…

Truly a sad news. I first saw Mike’s bike in Motorcyclist magazine many years ago. I thought “American sports bikes are coming back!” Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, but still a fan of such innovator. RIP Mike. You will be missed.


Well that sucks.


Incredibly sad news. Always hoped I’d own a MotoCzysz one day.
It seems like so much left unfinished.