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Cool SWIGZ Electric Superbike Makes History

Pretty damn cool

Chip Yates grabs two podium spots on the way to making history at Auto Club Speedway in California

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...?article=43024

Here is the video from it:

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Any idea on weight and HP of this bike? - Curious to see what kind of $s other than 158 mph top speed that this thing puts out

That sound is WILD

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Any idea on weight and HP of this bike? - Curious to see what kind of $s other than 158 mph top speed that this thing puts out

That sound is WILD
Check this. 194 HP and 300 (no, not a typo!) ft-lb of Torque!

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Jeeeeeeebus - What does it weigh?

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Check this. 194 HP and 300 (no, not a typo!) ft-lb of Torque!

Gotta love electric motors.

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I wonder how long till electric bikes will be main stream. Also why don't they try stepper motors in electric vehicles?

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I wonder how long till electric bikes will be main stream. Also why don't they try stepper motors in electric vehicles?
I'm guessing not within our generation...
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Chip need to work on his lines

He actually talked to me about a ride a couple of years ago. I shot him a price and he said it was out of his budget.

I guarantee he has spent way more than that on this project and when he was racing. I think Michael Csyz's bike looks really cool...nice flowing lines.

Pretty cool project though...

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The Tie-Fighter sound of electric motors gives me a chub.

This is the future folks...and within our lifetime I'm sure of it. It's all about the battery.

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Check this. 194 HP and 300 (no, not a typo!) ft-lb of Torque!


horsepower is horsepower but 300 tqs at 3500 rpm is not much different than 75 tqs at 14000 rpm. of course top speed in each gear on both bike must be the same.
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horsepower is horsepower but 300 tqs at 3500 rpm is not much different than 75 tqs at 14000 rpm. of course top speed in each gear on both bike must be the same.
Wat?
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I wonder how long till electric bikes will be main stream. Also why don't they try stepper motors in electric vehicles?
Cost, energy usage, and trouble with high speed operation.

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Watched Chip race at Fontana on the 9th. Managed to get this pic.



Bike weighs nearly 600 lbs. Clocked 158+ MPH on the front straight.

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