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WATCH: an emotional Zef Eisenberg honours Daley Mathison

To pay tribute to the late Daley Mathison, an emotional Zef Eisenberg has ridden Daley’s TT bike at Speed Week claiming a haul of speed records

THE late TT racer Daley Mathison has been honoured by MADMAX Racing Team’s owner, Zef Eisenberg, after the machine Mathison was due to race at the TT has claimed multiple speed records at Elvington Speed Week.

The records have come after Eisenberg promised Mathison and his wife Natalie that he would turn the electrically powered machine into a record-breaking motorcycle.

The new video (above) shows a clearly emotional Eisenberg explaining the reasoning behind the record attempts, and also how he kept Mathison with him for the ride by wearing his distinctive Daisy knee-sliders.

The feat achieved by the team is put further into prospective when you glance down the timesheets a little further and see that the electrically powered TT racer wasn’t the only motorcycle he rode at the event. He had a specially built Hayabusa and a Kawasaki H2 at his disposal also. Neither of those machines were any quicker than the bike built for Daley. With the H2 only pipping the Nottingham University built machine by a couple of MPH.

Records achieved:

  • Standing Start 1 Mile – Electric bike – 191.878mph
  • Flying Start Quarter Mile – Electric bike faired/un-faired – 194.086mph/ 185.905mph
  • Flying Start 1 Kilometre – Electric bike – 193.173mph
  • Flying Start 1 Kilometre – Electric bike un-faired – 185.285mph

During Speed Week, the Nottingham University built racer claimed four FIM speed records for electric vehicles (subject to FIM ratification), the first of which we see in the video is the record for a naked electrically powered motorcycle. For that Zef managed a two-way average speed of 186.3460.

Zef also took ran the bike in fully-faired form, claiming three more speed records, with the fastest speed attained on the day (not the average of two runs) being an astonishing 194.086mph.

The feat achieved by the team is put further into perspective when you glance down the timesheets a little further and see that the electrically powered TT racer wasn’t the only motorcycle he rode at the event. He had a specially built Hayabusa and a Kawasaki H2 at his disposal also. Neither of those machines was much quicker than the bike built for Daley. With the H2 only pipping the Nottingham University built machine by a couple of MPH.

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