NIU partners with Rapid CDH Racing on British Superbike paddock scooters

NIU UK and British Superbike team Rapid CDH Racing have announced a new partnership which will see the team use NIU's electric scooters in the BSB paddock.

Liam Delves on Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki

NIU UK and the British Superbike team, Rapid CDH Racing, have announced a new partnership that will see the team use NIU electric scooters in the BSB paddock.

The agreement between Rapid CDH Racing, who run Kawasaki machinery in the British Superbike Championship, and the electric scooter manufacturer, NIU, will see the team use NIU’s electric scooters for personal transport around the BSB paddock. 

Specifically, Rapid CDH will make use of the NIU MQi GT Evo electric scooter (providing 5kW of power, and a top speed of 60mph within a scooter which weighs 128kg), which a NIU press release says “has highlighted [Rapid CDH Racing’s] commitment to driving UK race paddocks towards Net-Zero emissions.”

Dean Hipwell, Rapid CDH Team Manager, said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with NIU Electric Mobility for the 2023 BSB Season. NIU are providing great quality scooters which greatly support the Net Zero agenda, which we all need to work towards. The MQi GT EVO has seriously impressed us with its power, rideability, power modes and range.

Drew Irvine, NIU UK Brand Manager, said: “We’re really excited to become a part of the Rapid CDH Racing family and support the team with their 2023 season.

“Being able to support the Rapid CDH teams 2023 racing season while driving down the net-emissions volume of UK motorcycle racing, is something which NIU takes great pride in being part of.

“Motorcycle racing is a sport which currently relies on fossil fuels to maximise performance and entertainment value and we at NIU understand that electric technology is not yet at that racing level. However, by introducing more electric transport into the supporting functions, we can drive down the environmental impact of the sport while keeping the same values and traditions which the spectators love.”

For the 2023 season, Rapid CDH Racing will field Liam Delves, who remains with the team, and Jack Scott, a new arrival to the team and to the Superbike class after winning the GP2 title in 2022.

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