Video: onboard as Chip Yates makes electric history

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Yesterday, Chip Yates placed 2nd and 3rd in WERA Heavyweight Twins races against KTM RC8s, Ducati 848s, 1,000cc Hondas and Suzuki SV650s. The thing is, Chip wasn’t riding another ICE machine, he was riding an electric superbike of his own design.

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The onboard video.

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An interview with Chip at the race by HFL reader Susanna Schick.

Results from the two races:

WERA Heavyweight Twins Superbike
1) #112
James Randolph
KTM 1195
Santa Rosa, CA
KTM, Dunlop, Powerstands, Arlen Ness, Scuderia, Dan Kyle, Ohlins, KTM Power Parts,

2) #814
Robert Swafford
KTM 990
Cotati, CA
Uniform Speed Military Racing Team, TWEQS, Mammoth Motorsports, Bay Area Riders Forum,

3) #489
Chip Yates
ESB
Aliso Viejo,, CA
www.swigz.com, Michelin, Sidi, Spidi, Racers Edge, www.2wheeltransport.com,

4) #14
Brian Larrabure
Ducati 848
Chatsworth, CA

5) #117
Jonathan Friesen
NCR 1000
Kelowna, BC

6) #10
Laszlo Romoda
Suzuki SV 650
San Clemente, CA
Pirelli, Pit Bull, Vesrah

7) #124
Michael Quinn
Kawasaki 650
Ladera Ranch, CA

WERA Heavyweight Twins Superstock
1) #775
Jamie A. Riddle
Ducati 1000
Imperial Beach, CA
RT Moto, Pirelli, EBC, GP Motorcycles,

2) #489
Chip Yates
ESB
Aliso Viejo,, CA
www.swigz.com, Michelin, Sidi, Spidi, Racers Edge, www.2wheeltransport.com,

3) #176
Stephen Foreman
Suzuki SV 650
Carlsbad, CA
Pirelli, Pit Bull, EBC,

4) #918
John Kummer
Honda 1000
Oceanside, CA

5) #99
Michael Mamer
Ducati 1000
Las Vegas, NV
Continental Pat Clark Motorsports DynoJet

6) #368
Alan Cunningham
Suzuki SV 650
Reno, NV

7) #410
Nathan Urbanovsky
Suzuki SV 650
Lancaster, CA
Satisfaction Racing, RT Moto,

(DNS) #814
Robert Swafford
KTM 990
Cotati, CA
Uniform Speed Military Racing Team, TWEQS, Mammoth Motorsports, Bay Area Riders Forum,

Much more info, including an interview and many details and photos of the bike on our Chip Yates tag page.

  • http://www.ledepassionne.com vonsonntag

    I’ve seen the future on youTube. It’s amazing !

  • slowtire

    This is an exciting time for motorcycling. I think the next 10 years are going to be awesome.

    • RT Moto

      At this rate it will be a lot sooner than that. At least I hope so.

  • Zane H

    Well i guess there’s no doubt about the speed of that thing watching it walk away from the ICEs on the banking

  • Critter

    Its pretty cool that he can compete with the ICE’s but, damn, that sound makes me feel like my ears are going to start bleeding any second.