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Old 09-17-2014, 07:28 AM   #1
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270 mph electric motorcycle Built in Denver

Pretty impressive, technically a trike though.

http://www.businessinsider.com/world...torcyle-2014-9

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Old 09-17-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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It's considered a "sidecar motorcycle".


So it shouldn't be the record holder for two wheeled bikes.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:26 AM   #3
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Pretty impressive, technically a trike though.

http://www.businessinsider.com/world...torcyle-2014-9

Why does that picture remind me of Ace and Gary?


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Old 09-17-2014, 08:45 AM   #4
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Grizgirl worked on it as well!!!She's even got her name on it.


It holds a lot of records, fastest motorcycle, fastest woman, ....
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:52 AM   #5
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:52 AM   #6
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Why the L rear tire larger than the R? L wheel drive?
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:53 AM   #7
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Why the L rear tire larger than the R? L wheel drive?

It's concidered a sidecar.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:57 AM   #8
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Grizgirl worked on it as well!!!She's even got her name on it.


It holds a lot of records, fastest motorcycle, fastest woman, ....
Except its not a motorcycle,but is very fast regardless!

The fastest motorcycle guys are close to 400 and Triumph has one they expect to go well over 400 with. Id love to check all these rigs out at the salt sometime.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:59 AM   #9
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It's considered a "sidecar motorcycle".


So it shouldn't be the record holder for two wheeled bikes.
So some body rides outside the thing on the sidecar platform at 270mph?
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:08 AM   #10
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Except its not a motorcycle,but is very fast regardless!

The fastest motorcycle guys are close to 400 and Triumph has one they expect to go well over 400 with. Id love to check all these rigs out at the salt sometime.
It actually IS a motorcycle, it's just heavily modified and I believe it is officially called a streamliner sidecar motorcycle. The record is for the fastest electric motorcycle, not in general but I do think she may hold the record for the sidecar motorcycle now, we'll have to ask her when we see her again. When you look under the hood, so to speak, you find most of the motorcycle controls still present just rigged up to work with a cockpit. There is an entire class of these types of motorcycles that race the salt flats.

Eva builds the battery packs herself with donated batteries from her sponsor. They take up a huge amount of space! What she is trying to accomplish is to show people that electric vehicles are NOT boring, that they can hold records, they can go fast. I think she is doing just that.

Tha Rick machined new wheels for it because the fastest she could go with the motorcycle tires available with the stock motorcycle rims was, I think 225 mph. I think with the new wheels and tires she can go maybe 350 or more? I'm pretty sure she said the original motorcycle that donated its parts was a Hayabusa.

Back to the records - the actual land speed record for a motorcycle is owned by a streamliner motorcycle and is 376 mph. I believe the last non-streamliner to hold the record was 322 mph.

As for the Triumph that wants to go over 400 - it did not make 400mph this year but it is a streamliner.

http://www.castrol.com/en_za/south-a...ed-record.html

So no, two-wheeled non-modified motorcycles do not regularly go 400mph.
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Awesome project to do with your spouse!! Way better than remodeling a house or something...


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