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EnerTrac hub motors Catavolt into electric motorcy

Posted: Sat, 22 Jan 2011, 07:11
by Catavolt
EnerTrac hub motors Catavolt into electric motorcycle racing big time
http://green.autoblog.com/2011/01/21/en ... acing-big/

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Australia's Team Catavolt have lofted their slouch hats into the eFX / TTXGP electric motorcycle road racing ring in an intriguing announcement. Not only is the move a radical change from their usual land-speed-records-on-salt-flats activity, the EnerTrac Corp. motor for this new racing machine is somewhat radically located in the hub of the back wheel.

Electric wheel hub motors have most successfully been integrated into bicycles and the tech worked well enough for Vectrix to use in their maxi-scooter, but an electric race bike? While we're sure there are no end to naysayers – not enough top end speed, handling deficit due to unsprung mass, etcetera – signed up for three races, the team will certainly have ample opportunity to answer critics with results. Hopefully good ones.

The bike chassis they seem to be adapting (if clues left on their FaceBook page are to be believed) is the Korean steel-framed Daelim VJF250. Of course, with no motor in the way, the team should have plenty of space to hold a battery pack and controller. The motor in its stock configuration quietly (very quietly) boasts 10 kW of continuous power with a 30 kW peak and has seen customer's conversions reach speeds of 84.5 miles per hour (136 km/h). The example in the Catavolt entry is likely to be beefed up a bit.

Even without wins, the eFX / TTXGP participation seems a no-lose proposition for EnerTrac, giving their DIY conversion product world-wide exposure. Besides this race bike, the motor has found its way into motocross bikes, a batteried bobber and a tilting tricycle.


EnerTrac hub motors Catavolt into electric motorcy

Posted: Sat, 22 Jan 2011, 21:24
by antiscab
awesome :D

is that the double motor?
or just the single?

are you using a kelly 144v BLDC controller?
or something else with more volts?

Matt

EnerTrac hub motors Catavolt into electric motorcy

Posted: Sun, 23 Jan 2011, 15:36
by EV2Go
very cool... one at the front one at the back?

EnerTrac hub motors Catavolt into electric motorcy

Posted: Mon, 24 Jan 2011, 18:44
by Catavolt
EV2Go wrote: very cool... one at the front one at the back?


If all goes to plan front and back.
The use of the EnerTrac Hub Motors will allow for better regen in race conditions and more room for batteries.

EnerTrac hub motors Catavolt into electric motorcy

Posted: Tue, 25 Jan 2011, 21:24
by Catavolt
Catavolt/Daelim return to the salt and enter eFXC/TTXGP
from
http://www.evmotorcycle.org/home/node/53
evandy
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Catavolt/Daelim return to the salt and enter the xFXC/TTXGP
Another year, another land speed challenge. Speed Week 2011 is fast approaching and this time Jon Eggenhuizen of Catavolt fame is bringing a brand new pony to the traps.

Dubbed the Catavolt/Daelim, this 150kW 4x double-stack Mars powered electric beast is set to smash the previous 2010 Catavolt record of 177kph on the salt. But that’s old news!

What’s new is that the Catavolt/Daelim bike will be making a debut on the blacktop for the upcoming eFXC/TTXGP Australian series in 2011. And that’s exciting!

This new challenge also brings along a new rider. Aussie racer, Jason Morris is expected to be the new Catavolt/Daelim rider for the 2011 season. Jason is no stranger to the podium on the Australian race circuit and holding the lap record on one of those circuits is no bad thing. Knowing the tracks will allow Jason to focus on developing his electric riding style with the new bike.

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You can see Jason in action here and for those who need the hard stats, here are his customary credentials:

1999 - 3rd NSW Long Track Titles
1999 - 3rd Australian Long Track Titles
1999 - 1st three rounds from Four NSW Road Race Championships (250cc Production)
2000 - 2nd Australian Long Track Titles
2002 - 5th Aprillia 250 Production Australian Championship (Top B Grader)
2005 - 3rd Clubman Super Motard (Sydney Tennis Centre)
2006 - 4th S3 Australian Super Motard Championship (Round 5)
2006 - Lap record holder Formula 3 Wakefield Park, Goulburn
2009 - 1st FZ6 Cup Championship
What’s more, the Catavolt/ Daelim bike will have two setups. On the salt the bike will be using a 4x double-stack Mars motor system bolted directly to the rear swing arm. For the track the rear swing arm will be returned to original and an EnerTrac wheel hub system will be used.


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You too can get involved in this exciting event. The upcoming eFXC/TTXGP is a fantastic opportunity to join a group of growing electric racers through participation, sponsorship and support. This exciting, high profile event is expected to receive a lot of international media attention as the race season gets underway in 2011. With the backing of Australian Road and Track Rider Promotions (ARTRP) the eFCX/TTXP is set to explode onto the Australian motor sport circuit in 2011. Watch this space...

EnerTrac hub motors Catavolt into electric motorcy

Posted: Wed, 02 Feb 2011, 04:12
by dazarooney
Great bike :)

EnerTrac hub motors Catavolt into electric motorcy

Posted: Tue, 15 Feb 2011, 21:13
by Catavolt
Here is a video of the new motor from EnerTrac for the TTXGP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccrTTB4q_UQ