It’s amazing what an electric motor and some lithium-ion junk in the trunk can do. For the SWIGZ team, which earlier bested some internally-combused competition on the track, the results are 190MPH from a standing start, completed at the Mojave Mile event. As you can see in the video below the 241HP bike wasted no time in getting up to that speed — also wasting no time getting into an unsettling head shake and speed weave. Thankfully it was all over in less than 30 seconds and the new (unofficial) record was recorded: 190.6MPH. Fastest for an electric bike in a standing mile — and pretty darned quick for any bike.
Chip Yates goes 190MPH on an electric motorcycle, takes you along (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.