Chip Yates set out to build his electric superbike when he was laid up with a broken pelvis he suffered while racing gas bikes. He didn’t do it to save polar bears or pick up hippie chicks. Chip set out to build an electric race bike because he saw it as the only venue in which he could combine his engineering and riding skills, then actually win races. A little over a year later, he beat bikes like the Ducati 848 and KTM RC8 aboard his garage-built creation. “Electric vehicles don’t have to be slow and boooring,” says Chip. Here’s how it happened.