Motorcycle rider John McGuinness sets Isle of Man lap record

For electric-powered motorcycles
Jun 8, 2014

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Video: Motorcycle rider John McGuiness sets Isle of Man lap record

Professional motorcycle rider John McGuinness is a veteran at the Isle of Man TT races, having first joined the event in 1996 and his first win coming three years later in the 250cc class. Since then, he had reportedly won nearly every solo class up to the Superbike with only the TT Zero title for electric-powered motorcycles eluding him thus far.

Well, that changed at the 2014 Isle of Man TT race as he not only finally took the TT Zero title but also set a record-breaking time of 19 minutes and 17.3 seconds with an average speed of 189kph on an all-electric Mugen Shinden motorcycle.

That, however, still pales in comparison with the outright Isle of Man TT lap record of 17 minutes and 11.6 seconds--with an average speed of 212kph--which McGuinness set last year on a Honda CBR1000RR.

Watch McGuinness set the TT Zero record through his onboard camera in the video below.

Photo from the Isle of Man TT Facebook fan page


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