Fresh from the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, here’s a look at Mugen’s next generation Shinden superbike ahead of the 2019 Isle of Man TT.

The Mugen Shinden Hachi is the eighth version of Mugen’s Shinden electric superbike (hachi means eight in Japanese) – and although it’s not dramatically different to the previous model, Mugen has announced its been further developing the bikes electric drivetrain (to increase power), in addition to making a selection of aerodynamic improvements gear towards bike stability and reducing drag.

For the 2019 TT, Mugen is returning with John McGuinness and Michael Rutter at the helm – as a result, it’s looking increasingly likely that the Shinden will once again dominate Zero TT. But who’s going to come out on top? Rutter or McGuinness?

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