The charismatic Michael Czysz, creator of the gorgeous MotoCzysz C1 American MotoGP motorcycle contender regrettably never realized his dream of competing at the highest level of motorcycle racing.
However the C1’s legacy is some 20 or so motorcycle patents that came from both the radical rolling chassis and the ground-breaking engine, effectively turning Moto Czysz into an intellectual property rights company.
But many people in the last couple of years have asked us what happened to MotoCzysz and his motorcycle dreams, and if they’re still around, where are they going? At this last weekend’s World Superbike (SBK) races at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, Ultimate MotorCycling had a chance to sit down with Michael and ask him to update us on those very questions; and it seems the lure of new electric technology (and an Apple iPhone dash) has him hooked again.
Here's a teaser I shot for Mission Motors whose mere 15 employees are developing an environmentally correct motorcycle -- a 150 mph electric superbike (it's like a motorcycle's equivalence to the Tesla roadster). In fact, at a recent speed test, the bike clocked a whooping 163 mph on the radar.