Killacycle, TTXGP shooting for outright motorcycle land speed record

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Nope, not the land speed record for electric motorcycles. The land speed record for motorcycles (367mph), period. Don’t laugh, the team behind this effort has already built an electric bike that can do 0-60mph in less than 1 second and run a quarter mile with a 155mph exit speed. The best news though? The exact same powertrain that will power the land speed record attempt will be available through Mavizen to TTXGP competitors next season. That means we’re about to see some seriously fast electric race bikes.

YouTube Preview ImageThe Killacycle doing its thing.

The main part of this whole deal is that TTXGP and Mavizen (its technology supplier) are bringing aboard Killacycle’s Bill Dube and Eva Håkansson as partners to help facilitate a stronger, fuller, more competitive electric racing grid. Dube is now Mavizen’s chief technology officer. The deal means that Mavizen will be able to develop extremely powerful electric powertrains, then sell them in crate form to teams looking to enter their own bikes in the TTXGP electric racing series.

Bill Dube.

“Being an early pioneer is never easy, but I feel with Mavizen we have the opportunity to really help companies who want to be at the cutting edge of EV technology,” stated Dube. “Eva and I can design and build practically anything electric-powered, and with Mavizen we have a credible outlet to bring the best and safest products to the market. I have learned a lot about battery technology and electric power trains over many years; constantly pushing technology to the limits, and am really looking forward to using this experience to helping motorsport teams across the globe.”

The famous Killacycle.

But first, Bill and Eva plan to set that speed record at the FIM/AMA BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats. They’ll be racing Killajoule, the streamliner you see here, from August 26 to September 1. Chip Yates plan an attempt at the record during the same event, so it should be an interesting week.

  • http://www.brammofan.com Brammofan

    Best of luck to Bill and Eva on taking a bite out of ICE bikes. And congratulations to all of you for the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

  • Thom

    I’ll place a solid bet right now this pretentious E/V LSR M/C will get its butt kicked from one end of the salt to the other by any number of ICE’s at this years BUB .

    Assuming it can make it to the end of a run without self igniting . Never mind complete the back up run .

    Hell I’ll bet the Twin Vincent powered Black Lightning blows it away .

    • Myles

      Cliffs: “get off my lawn”

  • http://www.brammofan.com Brammofan

    What? It’s been up for an hour now and no one says anything about the phallic streamliner?

    • FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

      i was gonna say tampon

    • Myles

      Killacycle aka RedRocket

      • Mr.Paynter

        +1

  • Zach

    From Eva’s blog it looks as if they will be competing as a streamliner with sidecar at BUB.

  • DoctorNine

    I just have one question.
    Is Dube pronounced ‘doobie’?
    Because I definitely get high on an 8.21 quarter.

  • T Diver

    That’s fast. Am I missing something? So all the electric bikes are going to go fast as shit in this new fangdangled series next year? Get to it.

    • Sean Smith

      They’re going to go nearly as fast as a 600 for about half a race.

  • Miles Prower [690 Duke, MTS 1100]

    I like that Mavizen made a KTM-based e-bike.

    Mavizen use Agni motors in their drivetrain kit. Here’s an awesome article about underdogs Team Agni winning the inaugural TTXGP Isle of Man in 2009. Definitely worth reading.

    • http://pinkyracer.com pinkyracer

      But the Agni’s are being left in the dust by the more modern electric motors their competitors are using. I wonder if this “new powertrain” is not Agni? Which would be interesting…

  • http://mansgottado.tumblr.com/ gregorbean

    As long as Bill leaves the burnouts to the riders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ1eMYdLKrs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    (hope that works, navigating from a phone in the middle if nowhere, if not google Bill Dube burnout)