A lot has happened again in the past two weeks since my book reading at the Moto Shop in South San Francisco. Also, the first introduction of the To Drink the Wild Air music video let the world go (somewhat) “wild” and our You Tube links went truly hot for a little while there in cyberspace.
For anyone who missed it the first time around Sassy Kool and Birgit Soyka
We all know how the world works nowadays and what networking and spreading the word can do and so the video also found enthusiastic attention in Germany. As a result I have received an E-mail from a friend establishing contact to a famous racing team. This is not just any race team but a team dedicated to win the “e-power championship” series (organized by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) of electrical motorbikes, a world series championship only existing since 2010. Hence the revolution of electric bikes and its ability to compete for our attention in the future. What is being tested on the race track today will be stock production tomorrow, therefore all the racing activities out there have some research and development aspects to consider. It seems that the e-bike series is also the series where most female riders can be found. One of the most famous female road racers was Katja Poensgen who competed fairly successful in the GP 250 scene in the year 2001. Now she was spotted as a new team member of the Münch racing team competing again on an electric bike.
The Moto GP in Laguna Seca, California is around the corner, an event featuring the best of the best in motorcycle racing. The event is scheduled from July 27 to July 29 2012. It also will feature the e-bike series. I was invited to meet the German Münch racing team and its members. I am looking very much forward to it in order to get one step closer to see the racing action of the e-bike scene from the first row seat.
You can find more information here : http://www.muenchmotorbikes.com/en/intro/
But this was only half of the news. The other earthshattering event of last week was that I went out and got a brand new motorcycle to experience the sharp technology of 2012. I skipped 18 years of technical motorcycle development but now I’ve got one of those beasts and even though it “only” is a 600 cc engine this Suzuki GSX-R 600 is a rocket ship. I am quiet happy with the purchase and will enjoy every single mile on in. Here are some pics when I picked it up from the dealership this weekend.