Scotty Pollacheck on the KillaCycle set the overall world record for an electric vehicle in the 1/4 mile, once again, while Eva Hakansson on her ElectroCat set the 48 volt division street-legal electric motorcycle record. What a perfect birthday present for me at Bandimere Speedway.
Here is a terrific video by Steve Ciciora from this weekend at Bandimere.
(You can go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbi1RhgRrxk if the above link doesn’t load)
Read about it in Eva Hakansson’s blog:
and in this great article by Christine Jerritts in the Denver-Motorsports-Examiner
We have the very latest and most powerful “F1″ cells from A123 Systems. (AONE on the NASDAQ) We are working away building a very lightweight and powerful new battery pack for the KillaCycle from these cells. These are, in fact, the most powerful cells ever produced on the planet by anyone, so they should make the KillaCycle go much much faster on the drag strip.
We plan to make a few other improvements on the bike at the same time that will result in a total weight reduction of over 150 lbs and a power increase to 560 HP. Hopefully, with the weight reduction, the poor tortured motors can take this.
(Still looking for sponsorship for help with an upgrade to brushless motors, by the way.)