We exclusively told you that Chip Yates is preparing his 240bhp electric superbike for an attempt on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. But, before then, he’s planning another event intended to demonstrate the motorcycle’s top speed. We can’t tell you where or when that is yet, but we can show you this video of him testing his new gearing on the dyno. The result? Without aerodynamic drag, he’s reaching 227mph.
Of course, aerodynamic drag is going to be a major issue for the GSX-R750-based pizza delivery bike. Chip’s already running a partial Hayabusa fairing and intends to adopt a land speed record racing ‘Busa fairing for this attempt.
“This is not the top speed of the bike in real world conditions with aerodynamic drag, but we do believe the true top speed to be extremely high and that is why we are running this gearing,” stated Chip. “We had two goals – to put down maximum power to the dyno to see if everything is strong enough, and secondly to put down maximum speed to see if anything breaks at such high speeds.”