The View From the World's Fastest Electric Motorcycle

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Chip Yates! The name oozes "adrenaline freak," doesn't it? Or maybe "a capella group alumni chairman." Regardless, the SWIGZ team's driver recently pushed a 241HP electric bike to 190MPH from a standing start in under 30 seconds—and strapped a camera to his helmet to prove it.

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Illustration for article titled The View From the Worlds Fastest Electric Motorcycle

It's an unofficial record for an electric motorcycle, and while I wish the video gave us a bit more of a view, well, I guess I'll forgive Yates for not rubbernecking at those speeds. [Engadget]

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thebeefbaron
Byron Young

These guys are doing a great job, hopefully they'll get that speed wobble figured out with some trustworthy aerodynamics work (cough... I carpool with the guy second from the left and am trying to help out in any way I can).

If anyone is near Colorado Springs this year I would definitely head there to check out this bike at Pikes Peak, it's going to be madness, I'll be surprised if it doesn't beat every other bike there.