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Lightning Motorcycles Breaks 200 MPH Electric Bike Speed Record!

Posted By Lori Zimmer On August 16, 2011 @ 6:31 pm In Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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Lighting Motorcycles [1] just raised the bar for green transportation as it shattered the land speed record for electric bikes [2]. Rider Paul Thede clocked in a blazing average of 206.079 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats, and he said that he hit a top speed of 208.38 mph during his ride. The Southern California Timing Association run beat last year’s 173.388 mph record by a landslide.

Electric Vehicle, Electric Motorcycle, Lightning Motorcycles, APS Class, Souther California Timing Association, Paul Thede, Bonneville Track [3]

Lightning Motorcycles’ latest APS-Ω class electric motorcycle [4] is its fastest yet. The speed demon is powered by a top of the line 345 Volt 11 kilowatt-hour safe LiFEPo4 nano phosphate battery pack. The streamlined bike’s speed sets it in a class with traditional fuel-powered motorcycles [5].

The record was broken this past Sunday at the track [6]at Bonneville. The Lightning Motorcycle demolished the 190.6 mph record for electric motorcycles [7] set earlier this year by Chip Yates.

+ Lightning Motorcycles [1]

Via Autoblog Green [8]


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[1] Lighting Motorcycles: http://www.lightningmotorcycle.com

[2] electric bikes: http://inhabitat.com/brd-reveals-its-sexy-new-redshift-electric-motorcycles/

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/lightning-motorcycles-breaks-200-mph-electric-bike-speed-record/lightningmotorcycle3/

[4] electric motorcycle: http://inhabitat.com/orphiros-electric-motorcycle-captivates-with-its-cool-and-classic-style/

[5] motorcycles: http://inhabitat.com/bmws-new-motorrad-e-scooter-concept-is-a-blazing-electric-ride/

[6] track : http://inhabitat.com/exclusive-photos-infineon-raceway-and-panasonic-unveil-massive-353-kw-solar-array/

[7] electric motorcycles: http://inhabitat.com/brammo-empulse-electric-motorcycle-sets-new-lap-record-at-a123-systems-ttxgp/

[8] Autoblog Green: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/08/16/206-079-mph-lightning-motorcycles-sets-electric-motorcycle-land/

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