And the winner is…Ben Murphy. Victorian go-kart
designer Ben Murphy has won the first stage of the Electric Superbike Project competition.
Julian Spencer (right) project manager presenting Ben Murphy (left) award
Congratulations to all 3 finalists its was a very hard decision making process to finally choose Ben. Ben walks away with a beefy HP Z200 Workstation courtesy of competition sponsor Hewlett Packard Australia, and the opportunity to work with some of the leading figures in the automotive design industry to refine his frame design before manufacture.
Congratulations to Chris Peters, Simon Teed and Ben Murphy. These 3 are the finalists for the first stage of the superbike project. Judging is now under way to see who will be the outright winner and have their frame become the basis of our superbike.
Thank you to all who have entered in this first stage and don’t despair as there are going to be many more stages that you can have another go submitting an idea.
Once a winner is announced we will load up the winning frame for stage 2
So where are we heading?
Check out this youtube video of the Mavizen TTX02
To all who have entered this exciting project it has been a very difficult decision to choose a clear winner. As a team of 3 judges we have seen merits in all the designs and wish to be true to the innovative nature of the project, so have decided to give 3 of the designs a chance to be the ultimate winner. Over the coming days 3 people will get an email from us asking them to work on some aspects of their design to then be again judged as winner of this first stage. As Christmas and New year are now upon us and some of our team will be on holidays the winner will be announced in January 2011.
Thanks to all the designs submitted and your patience is waiting for the winner to be announced. In the background we at “the electric superbike project” have been working to secure battery technology, tyres, front forks and other aspects of the project. Once the winner is announces we will be loading up an updated model for all to download for the next phase of the project and look forward to some more interesting deigns. there will also be another great prize worth several thousand dollars up for grabs in phase 2 for everyone to have a chance to win.
While we wait with excitement for the winner to be announced check out this impressive TTXGP bike and its specifications. If you want to see more check out http://www.mavizen.com/ttx02/ttx02_specifications.html
Sorry for the longer than expected 2 weeks, but being the end of year all have been busier than expected. We are furiously working on who should win with some great entries and ask for everyone’s patients
To all who entered the first phase of this project many thanks. It will now be about 2 weeks before we announce the winner of this section and release data for the next part of the project. Check out the gallery if you want to see the designs so far and by all means make a comment on what or who you think should win.
We are now down to the final hours to get your entry in for the frame of our Electric SuperBike Project. With official cut off at midnight eastern Australian time tonight Monday 15th of November.
Here are a couple more designs submitted today that we look forward to analyzing. Well done so far to the entries in and all will be considered for the next stage and also to see who will win the HPZ200 workstation.
Will our bike look as cool as this? Only time will tell…
It is the final weekend of submissions for the frame part of this project and tube based designs are understandably popular. Take Daniel Reynolds design using known proven geometry and insuring it fits the motors and leaves ample space for batteries etc. Great work.
Check out more fun on the track with America’s first TTX Grand Prix Electric Superbike race the winner using the same motors we have for our bike…
Chris Peters from Victoria Australia has submitted what could be one of the most interesting suggestions to date. His idea is a box section alloy frame using simple geometry and form, but also providing excellent strength and weight. Its ticking all the right boxes…..
Innovation is name of the game here and ultimately the winner of this stage of the project will come from something outside of the box or using conventional concept with innovative approach.
Lets keep the designs coming