Bournemouth Kawasaki's James Hillier will take part in this year's TT Zero as his team have joined forces with Zytek Automotive to build an electric bike to take on the likes of Michael Rutter and John McGuinness.
The team, which is being supported by Kawasaki Motors UK, are using a race proven Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R chassis, powered by a state of the art Zytek Permanent Magnet oil cooled KERS motor.
At a proven 100kW (the equivalent of 134 horsepower) the design has previously been used in a Hybrid Le-Mans 24 hour racing car, and uses technology similar to the extremely successful Zytek KERS system used in the 2009 Formula 1 season.
"The TT course is over 37 miles long and is reckoned to be perhaps the most demanding road racing circuit in the world. Having competed here several times I can attest to that reputation. I am really excited by the challenge of piloting the electric powered Ninja through the myriad corners and ascents that includes the famous mountain part of the TT circuit. As a test of contemporary and possible future two-wheeled technology there could be no better stage than this," said Hillier.