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Mugan unveil new Isle of Man TT challenger

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Mugan have unveiled their brand-new machine that they plan to use at this year’s Isle of Man TT.

The Shinden Go was unveiled by the company’s president Tomoyuki Hashimoto and will take part in the TT Zero Race at the road racing event.

The team will once again be represented by 23-time TT race winner John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey, who achieved his maiden Superbike race win in 2015.

McGuinness took victory in last year’s TT Zero race and also set a new outright lap record of 119.279mph.

A number of major changes have been made to the machine including the battery system, motor, and the frame on the new machine which have all been newly developed, based on knowledge gained through the races over the past four years.

Alongside the improved output of the power systems, battery and motor, the cooling system has also been improved in order to access and harness the increased power.

The bike has a monocoque type frame that has been chosen for optimum lightness and stiffness, and to improve the aerodynamics, while at the same time permitting the battery to be positioned inside the frame.

The team have also added Cross link rocker rear suspension, designed and manufactured by M-Tec, has been introduced to make space for the huge battery, helping to improve the machine’s responsiveness.

The TT gets underway on Saturday, May 28. The TT Zero qualifying sessions takes place on Friday, June 3 and Monday, June 6, with the race taking place on Wednesday, June 8.

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