Two teams were on the Bonneville Salt Flats for the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials this week. These time trials are FIM accredited which turned out to be significant regarding to the 215.96 miles/hr record that Lightning set a couple weeks ago.
Chip Yates: Earned four FIM accredited electric motorcycle land speed records, using the same bike. He did slight reconfigurations of the motorcycle so that it qualified in four…Continue
Posted on September 3, 2011 at 5:42am
This week Lightning Motorcycles went to the Bonneville Salt Flats and made a huge leap forward for electric motorcycle performance, completely shattering previous electric motorcycle land speed records. Records that had been set by Lightning a year ago.
They made several runs beginning with a practice/qualifying run of 178 miles/hr that itself broke last years record (they'd set themselves) by a few miles/hr. The next run broke 200 miles/hr with a 205 miles/hr speed. A couple days…Continue
Posted on August 20, 2011 at 6:30pm
The second race in the TTXGP 2010 North America series was held last weekend (June 6, 2010) at the Road America track in Wisconson. Seven teams competed over the weekend, largely the same field as in race 1 at Infineon. The Lightning Motors bike, ridden by Michael Barnes, handily took first place with a very strong and powerful showing (best lap time 2:57.689, best speed 82.053 m/h). The Agni Motors bike, ridden by Zoe Rem, took second place (best lap time…Continue
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Posted on May 18, 2010 at 3:18pm — 13 Comments
When an empire strikes back it's likely with the expectation that it's swatting a fly. Sometimes the underdog is able to win even though the empire looks like an 8000 pound gorilla that can smash anything in its path. These tortured allusions to movies and wildlife don't do justice to the strange battle brewing in the nascent sport of electric motorcycle racing. As noted in earlier reporting the old simple story (TTXGP and FIM collaborating to create… Continue
Posted on February 9, 2010 at 6:00pm