June 11, 2010 -- Even though this motorcycle looks like one of Tom Cruise's many toys in the "Mission Impossible" movies, this bike is a real-life bad ass electric machine: and now it's a first place winner in the world's toughest motorcycle race.
Popular Science reported "the 2010 MotoCzysz E1pc won the Isle of Man TT Zero electric motorcycle race yesterday in its racing debut, lapping the United Kingdom island at a record 96.820 mph, just shy of the 100 mph goal the team was aiming for . ... It's the first time an American-made bike has won a race at the Isle of Man since Indian debuted a two-speed gearbox in 1911 and only the second time an American rider has finished first there."
Since its inception in 1907, the Isle of Man race has been the motorcycle race for manufacturers and motorcycle developers to show off their best machines, and for riders to show off their best skills. The island's narrow, winding back roads have proven fatal for many riders over the years as they take turns and jumps at over 100 mph.