Chip Yates has had a tough week at the Bonneville Salt Flats, trying and failing to set a new outright land speed record for electric motorcycles. After a shattered drive chain and issues with his batteries putting out a sustained … Continued
The first every stock liter bike to cross the 200mph barrier in land speed record racing? It’s not a 193bhp BMW S1000RR or 197bhp 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R, it’s a humble 175bhp Honda CBR1000RR, ridden by a girl.
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 … Continued
Last week, Lightning Motorcycles became the first team to cross 200mph on an electric motorcycle, setting a new record of 215.9mph at Bonneville. Here, rider Paul Thede hits 216mph in a follow-up attempt. Need further proof that electrics are here … Continued
As the final act in what’s sure to go down in history as one of the most significant careers in electric motorcycling, Chip Yates plans to set a new land speed record. So far this year, the defense contractor emerged … Continued
How many of them are out there? Half finished, taken apart, half-assed “Café Racers” languishing away in living room corners, in basements, in lawnmower sheds, under blue tarps and on the street. Yamaha RD350s, XS650s, Honda CB350s, CB550s. All with … Continued
Could an old two-stroke that still holds land speed records in the 350cc class be converted to practical transportation for the street? Well, it did start life as a street-legal motorcycle, so titles and registration are just a quick trip … Continued