This video was shot at the Mojave Mile last week, as Chip Yates took his Swigz Pro electric superbike for a spin, and happened to set a new unofficial speed record.
Listen to that whine!
[Chip Yates via Engadget]
What a sound. Electric!
Wow what a video, I really like handle bars.
Camera needs to be moved to where you can actually see something.
So we're to gauge the speed by what - the shacking of the handle bars? Next time maybe they should have a 3rd person filming as he drives toward, past and away. Better yet, combine that with a helmet cam...one that actually shows us something other than shacking handle bars.
This is the most boring extreme speed video I've ever seen! What was the point? I kept hoping he'd crash so I could see something (and walked away)...
They should call this video "driver's crotch-eye view," because that's the only view I could see...
You could always click "watch on youtube" in the video and see a lot more of this bike on his channel "chipyates".
240 HP, 400 ft/lbs of torque , on a bike is insane, and easily capable of what you can't seem to believe.
At the WERA Auto Club Speedway , race against the gas bikes he couldn't even open it up all the way on the straights.
Without the torque reduction they used, he wouldn't have just been lifting the front wheel throughout the race, with around 200 lbs more weight than the other bikes , to boot.
The dyno test came out to 227 mph.
Can't wait for the Pikes Peak race. ;o)
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