Not giving up on their dream of race action at the TT Races, the WMG University of Warwick team have announced a technical tie-up with Norton Motorcycles, which sees them receive a bike frame, share data with the world famous British marque.
University of Warwick’s distinctive looking electric steed, alongside carrying a 16kWh battery pack, performance stats are mightily impressive.
Producing 201 BHP, it’s aimed to be close to only 100cc down on the 1000cc Superstock, Superbike machines that blast around the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.
Speaking today about the ‘Frontier’ model, that’s development is being helped ten fold by team test rider, 2016 Senior Manx GP winner Tom Weeden, Warwick Moto Team Chief Engineer, Aman Surana stated:
“Ever since we started the Warwick Moto project, the overall goal has always been around learning and enhancing our engineering experience.
We have gained practical experience in our research that is required to deliver a real-world project, along with balancing considerations such as tight budgets and deadlines, while learning logistics and everything around delivering an industry project. This has made us all the more proud with the way the Frontier looks.”
“To have access to Norton’s engineering team, years of experience and data has been a great resource, integral to the design of the bike.
Combining the motorcycling knowledge from Norton, with the leading research at WMG, University of Warwick has been a fantastic learning opportunity for all students involved. We’re very excited to see what this collaboration leads to.”
Norton Motorcycles Chief Executive Officer Dr Robert Hentschel, added about the 13 strong student Warwick team:
“We are thrilled to be able to support the engineers of the future, who are developing tomorrow’s technology today on the basis of a Norton frame.
Our support by means of donation of the frame is just the beginning. Norton’s team of designers and engineers have been very interested to observe how this project is taking shape, supporting the student team wherever possible with advice and guidance.”
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