Victory Isle of Man TT Zero Racebike Test

Isle of Man TT competitor Lee Johnston rode his racebike at Bandimere Speedway’s dragstrip the day following my ride while taking part in the American Victory Rally. With the motor’s power turned up for the short bursts down the quarter-mile strip, Johnston knocked off a best run of 10.6 seconds at 142.3 mph. To put that into context, consider that a Kawasaki Z1000 can do the feat in about 10.5 seconds, launching harder with its clutch and gearbox, but goes through the speed trap a good 10 mph slower.