The team's statement of permanence

There was some doubt in the public after our showing at the 2013 IoM TT Zero as to how Buckeye Current would’ve placed if one competitor had not dropped out, so we were determined to prove that our podium finish in our professional debut was not a fluke. After the record-breaking showing of RW-2 at the Isle of Man, the team had a taste of the podium and was not ready to settle for anything less. RW-2x was the answer to those doubts and our goals, and it did nothing but impress.

Rob Barber returned as the veteran rider for Buckeye Current, determined to continue helping us grow as a race team. Under his helm Buckeye Current again placed 3rd, securing the second straight podium finish for team Buckeye Current in the 2014 Isle of Man TT Zero.

Again, we beat out teams with hundreds of thousands of dollars, and again our unique, albeit young, approach to designing and building a race machine was rewarded. In addition to placing 3rd, we were also rewarded the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s Best Endeavor award, cementing our place in the world of professional motorcycle racing.

Peak Torque

Peak Power

Pack Capacity

Frame Honda CBR1000RR
Swingarm Honda CBR100RR
Pack Subframe Custom
Motor Mount Custom
Rear Subframe Modified CBR1000RR Rear
Fairing Design Custom
Fairing Composition Carbon Fiber

Manufacturer Enstroj
Model EMRAX 228MV
Peak Power 100 kW
Continuous Power 55 kW
Peak Torque 240 Nm
Continuous Torque 125 Nm
Weight 12.3 kg
Manufacturer Tritium
Model Wavesculptor 200
Max Voltage 450 VDC
Max Current 300 ARMS
Peak Power 165 kW
Continuous Power 107 kW
Weight 8.5 kg
Battery Pack:
Cell Format Prismatic
Peak Cell Voltage 3.6 V
Peak Pack Voltage 388 V
Pack Capacity 40 Ah
Pack Energy 15.5 kWh
Cell Chemistry AEE NMC
Configuration 108s2p


Battery Management System designed in-house
Based on the Texas Instruments BQ76PL536
Measures up to 24 cell voltages and temperature
Control System:
System controlled using a custom Magic CAN Node (MCN)
Based on the Texas Instrument C2000 Microcontroller
Uses two isolated busses for datalogging and controls

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