Swedish team enters TT Zero

SERT to race converted WSS CBR600RR

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 24, 2010
A Swedish race team is entering the TT Zero race with an electric motorcycle converted from a World Supersport Honda CBR600RR.

The Swedish Electric Racing Team (SERT) announced its entry in the TT Zero, a clean emissions motorcycle class in the 2010 Isle of Man TT.

The team purchased a Honda CBR600RR from the defunct Stiggy Racing Team. Stiggy racer Anthony West rode the race bike to a seventh-place finish in the 2009 World Supersport Championship. Under the leadership of former motocross and road racer Lars “Lasse” Nilsson, SERT is currently modifying the CBR600RR with an electric system. Chris Palmer, a multiple Isle of Man TT race winner, will ride the finished machine for SERT.

SERT is converting a formerly World Supersport-spec Honda CBR600RR to run on an electric motor.

“We bought the Honda CBR600RR because the frame design is well suited to convert to an electric system and since the new parts are about the same weight and placement we expect the handling to be very similar to the original bike,” says Nilsson. “We are all really thrilled to be participating in the world’s greatest motorcycle race although we have a lot of work between now and June to get the bike ready. The TT is the ultimate challenge for an electric motorcycle and we are looking forward to the task.”