The report from RideApart tells us more – namely, that “Japanese racing outfit M-TEC Company Ltd, also known as Mugen, has secured a spot as a factory manufacturer in the first FIM E-Xplorer World Cup.”
This is huge for the series. Mugen’s successes – prolific since the team’s founding in 1973 – are second to none, with the report stating that “[Mugen] has grown to become one of the most successful teams in both two and four-wheeled motorsport…the company was founded to develop the most competitive racing engines in Japan, and it began by tuning and manufacturing OEM parts for Hirotoshi’s father’s company, Honda.”
With the series including “five events in urban and nature settings around the world,” we’re excited to see what Mugen’s mates do with fully-electric machines.
“We are very pleased to be registered as an Official Manufacturer of the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup,” M-TEC Managing Director, S. Katsumata states.
“We are confident that this race will be the best place for us to apply the know-how we have gained through our participation in the Isle of Man TT-Zero class (EV-Bike class) and the ongoing development of the EV-MX E- REX bike, and to challenge ourselves further.”