0 to 60 MPH in Under 1.5 Seconds

02007-04-07 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

0 to 60 MPH in Under 1.5 Seconds, Electric KillaCycle Sets New World Speed Record : MetaEfficient
The KillaCycle, the world’s electric motorcycle, and the official world record holder in the ¼ mile drag, broke the world record again using its lithium-ion batteries. The official record for any electric vehicle worldwide in the ¼ mile is set now at an elapsed time of 8.16 seconds. Weighing just over 165 pounds, the A123Systems battery pack delivers over 350 horse power to the motorcycle drivetrain and holds 7.5 kWh of energy. The KillaCycle set the record at the All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) event at the Firebird Speedway in Chandler, Arizona on March 31, 2007.

For Stefan.
Would love to hear what it sounds like. I assume one hears mostly squealing tires?

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  1. Matt Callahan

    This bike needs an onboard soundtrack. Push a button and you hear a rumbling engine and deafening exhaust. Push the button again and it’s back to silence. Well, except for those squealing tires.

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  2. R W

    I wonder- would you hear the rubber burn/boil? ;)

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