For the first time since entering the TT Zero class in 2012, Mugen will have a three rider presence in the innovative electric machine based race at TT 2018.
Dominant in the TT Zero category since 2014, their latest extremely expensive creation which will race around the Mountain Course this year, is titled Shinden Nana.
Amongst the riders widely linked to forming part of Mugen’s TT 2018 set up, include 23 times TT winner John McGuinness.
The Morecambe racer at the recent Joey Dunlop Foundation charity dinner, seemed to all but confirm that he would link up again this June with the manufacturer, which was founded in 1973 by Hirotoshi Honda.
Others in contention to pilot the Shinden Nana include Flying Kiwi Bruce Anstey, who last year made it back to back TT Zero triumphs.
New Honda Racing employees Lee Johnston and Ian Hutchinson are additional contenders to gain rides, within what’s anticipated to be again the front running TT Zero outfit.
March’s Tokyo Motorcycle show, will be the venue where Mugen announce who will be jumping aboard their three Shinden Nana’s.
Words by Stevie Rial