Saturday, April 07, 2007

Battery Assault: KillaCycle is now the world’s quickest electric motorcycle

No nitrous here, just battery power!

A123Systems’ KillaCycle is now officially the world's quickest electric motorcycle, and with an elapsed time (ET) of 8.16 seconds at 249.25km/h, the official electric-vehicle world record holder in the quarter-mile (400m) drag.

The KillaCycle is powered by Nanophosphate cells – automotive class Lithium-Ion batteries that make lots of power! In fact, this A123Systems battery pack delivers the equivalent of more than 350 horsepower to the bike’s rear wheel, and the machine can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in less than 1.5 seconds.

Visit the KillaCycle website for more details.

Here's a video of the KillaCycle in action

Also see:
London Land Speed Record on a ZZR1400
Turbo Hayabusa sets new streetbike speed record
Kawasaki 1400GTR: Insanity Express!
2007 Ducati Sport Classics go Biposto

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