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[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbYiX7cNH7o"]YouTube - SWIGZ Electric Superbike - Concept to Reality[/nomedia]



Make room, Brammo, MotoCzysz, and Mission Motors, there's a new motorcycle from Chip Yates and SWIGZ Pro Racing looking to join the electric bi-wheeled racing elite. The bike is doing its best to hasten the demise of the ICE with a 194hp DC motor (50+hp more than its EV brethren), putting down 295 ft-lbs of torque, which carried it to second- and third-place finishes against gas-powered competition in the WERA Heavyweight Twins Superstock and Superbike races at Auto Club Speedway in California on January 9th. Also on board is a first-of-its-kind front wheel KERS system that recharges the batteries en route to give the motor the juice it needs to hit racing speeds of up to 158mph. For those who'd like to own such an engineering marvel, keep dreaming, as Mr. Yates states the bike is a technical showcase that's not meant for production. However, patents are pending on the KERS technology and the plan is to license it out -- so gearheads can have a similar bike eventually -- for a not-so-insignificant sum, we'd imagine. See the bike in action after the break.
 

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Wasn't the race, or a big part, posted already ?

Sorry for interrupting the suspense, qwees'

[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIMQ0c7JKIU"]YouTube - HISTORY MADE! SWIGZ.COM Electric Superbike - WERA California Speedway[/nomedia]

And I'd love to have one, especially if it looked like a Mission One or a Czhywzhxw :biggrinjester:
 

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Wasn't the race, or a big part, posted already ?

Sorry for interrupting the suspense, qwees'

YouTube - HISTORY MADE! SWIGZ.COM Electric Superbike - WERA California Speedway

And I'd love to have one, especially if it looked like a Mission One or a Czhywzhxw :biggrinjester:
:rofl: Funny that I knew exactly what you were talking about. I can't pronounce that shit either. Motoczysz

And on topic, I can honestly say I think electric motorcycles are a great idea, probably the more practical of the electric vehicles. Especially sportbikes and race bikes as they aren't designed for long distances anyway. Give a motorcycle a 100 mile range and a quick charge and I think you've got a winning combo.
 
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