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Aussie Speed Record. The worlds fastest Electric Bike.

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by 2up, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. #1 2up, Jun 14, 2010
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  2. its a shame you can't get any perception of speed when there are no surroundings.
  3. looks so boring lol
  4. Given NR's responses to previous video's hosted or found, maybe he chose the one to suit.
  5. That seriously STEALTH.
  6. #6 VTRAffair, Jun 14, 2010
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  7. Doesn't count unless it's through the DLRA, doesn't it?
  8. That did look indeed slow ;) Great to see technological research/advances in the motorcycle industry occuring.
  9. #9 hornet, Jun 15, 2010
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    "AUSTRALIAN" Speed Record

    unless we've got some American announcers at our dragways .....
  10. #10 2up, Jun 15, 2010
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    Fair point. I watched the link you posted. That electric bike is seriously fast.
    I also did some reading about land speed records and it seems that there is a standard international track format.
    Records can only be set on that track layout.
    To set a record you must hold your maximum speed for a minimum of one mile and then you have to turn around and do it again.
    The drag bike is probably faster but I would suspect it doesn't have enough charge to run a long distance.
  11. Yeah fair point. I was just referencing the thread title. In the other videos they mention the Killacycle's world record.

    Actually, can you guys help me out? Who is the organisation that recognises the bike in the OP's video? Are they Australian only? And do these various organisations world wide talk to each other? And if they did, where would you find the official World record?

    I also found this, http://motorcycle-racing.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_worlds_fastest_electric_motorcycle
    where they claim to hold a few world recods as measured by NHRA.

    Then there was this mob, Which is not as fast as killacycle, but faster than the OP's video and appears to be measured in a similar fashion.

    That is all some seriously fast voltage though. How do you make the pipes louder?

    Edit, Ok I found the distinction. The Catavolt's record is for a class called modified partial streamliner... Now I understand.
  12. I found a lot of info here ......