Orange County Choppers "fastest electric vehicle"? Well, what about the Lightning Motors bike?

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Orange County Choppers "fastest electric vehicle"? Well, what about the Lightning Motors bike?

Below is a video which had this description: Breaking the Guinness book of world records for the fastest electric vehicle/bike... Orange county choppers sponsored 360 volt electric bike! Set at Quaker City Raceway 8/29/2010! Watch American Chopper on September 23rd to see the full video. Record time was 7.77 seconds @ 165MPH in the Quarter Mile

Of course, two weeks later Lightning Motors did a 173 miles/hr land speed record at Bonneville Lightning Motors strikes with new electric motorcycle land speed record at BUB Speed Trials. In my book setting a land speed record is more significant than a speed set at a drag track.

In any case Unveiling Of Electric Drag Bike at Sturgis Bike Week … A SUCCESS! has some details. They're focusing on the 1/4 mile speed record. A lot more details were posted on elmoto.net.

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Very cool.

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Wow ! I'll be happy with an electric bike that can go 90MPH and a distance of 250Miles on a full charge. Wonder if there's such an Electric Motorcycle with that Specs yet ? Paul

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Wow ! I'll be happy with an electric bike that can go 90MPH and a distance of 250Miles on a full charge. Wonder if there's such an Electric Motorcycle with that Specs yet ? Paul

it would depend at what speed you want to be able to get 250 miles to a charge.

if its 250miles at 90mph, than no production bike of *any* fuel source can do that.
If using petrol, ~35L (9.3 gal) of petrol, almost unheard of tank capacity in a bike.
in electricity, thats 64kwh

if its 250miles @ 60mph, with the ability to do 90mph (so a 250cc equivalent)
the energy requirement becomes 31kwh, (or a petrol bike that carries 17.5L or 4.6 gal).

Thats possible with Large Format Lithium Cobalt, but will make for a heavy bike (~350kg total).

its all about finding an storage medium with enough energy density.

going far and fast is much easier with a car.
the energy requirement at speed are the same for both a small car or a bike.
A car can carry far more energy.

Matt

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