Laura K. Cowan

Electric Killacycle Killajoule Aims To Be The Fastest Motorcycle Ever - Of Any Kind

by , 08/29/11

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Electric motorcycles are fast, but until now they were only raced amongst themselves, separating the land speed records of traditional motorcycles and electric motorcycles into two groups. The land speed record for electric motorcycles stands at 216 miles per hour, while the record for any kind of motorcycle stands at 367 mph. The electric Killacycle Killajoule aims to break down those barriers by breaking not just the electric record, but the overall record, to become the fastest motorcycle ever–of any kind. Can they do it?

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We’re betting they have something up their sleeve, actually. The Killacycle team already created a bike that can go from 0-60 miles per hour in under 1 second, and they won’t be racing just any bike to set this new record. Killacycle is taking their ultra-aerodynamic Killajoule to the Bonneville Salt Flats for this record attempt, where they will face off this week against racing legend Chip Yates for the title. We will let you know how they fare. In the meantime, you can watch their progress in action on Facebook.

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Via Wired.com

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