Watch a battery-powered bike go from 0-60mph in under a second!
Compare it to this 6.95 second top-fuel run
THE KILLACYCLE electric drag bike has taken another record - the fastest quarter-mile time on a drag strip for a non-petrol-powered bike.
The record has just been confirmed for the stunning 7.8s run last November. The bike, which makes no engine noise other than a hum from the motor and tyre noise, was ridden by Scott Pallacheck.
Owner Bill Dube said: "I used to race my electric Cabriolet car, but I got tired of it breaking on the drag strip. I couldn't afford to build a dragster so I built a bike instead. The secret of the KillaCycle is the batteries. The powerful nano-phosphate battery cells are what makes the the bike go as fast as it does. If you think about it, the KillaCycle is just a giant cordless drill with wheels."
Dube added that the next version of the KillaCycle should top 1000bhp.
Watch the run here and see the bike go from 0 to 60mph in under one second - in virtual silence.
Posted: 13/01/2009 at 14:20
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