The Mugen Shinden is essentially the most embellished electrical race bike round, having captured the final 4 TT Zero races and holding the report for electrical bikes with a 119.279 mph lap of the Isle of Man TT‘s Mountain Course.
Mugen, in fact, is a long-time companion of Honda, and whereas it doesn’t put on any pink wing logos, it’s lengthy been presumed that the Shinden is the closest factor we’ll see to an electrical sportbike from Honda till the corporate decides to place one into manufacturing.
It’s no actual shock, then, that the Mugen and the Shinden have been a part of the festivities of final month’s Honda Racing Thanks Day at Twin Ring Motegi. The occasion featured a number of exhibitions from Honda’s numerous racing efforts, together with a Tremendous Cub race with MotoGP stars Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, and some parade laps of Hiroshi Aoyama driving Bruce Anstey‘s 2017 TT Zero-winning Mugen Shinden Roku. Watch (and pay attention!) to the Mugen Shinden tackle the Motegi circuit right here:
It’s a disgrace the Mugen gained’t be a part of MotoGP’s upcoming electrical class, with Dorna awarding the spec bike provider contract to Energica. We’ll as an alternative have to attend for subsequent 12 months’s Isle of Man TT, the place Mugen will hopefully return to defend its TT Zero title.