The KillaCycle is an electrically powered motorcycle purpose-built for drag racing. It was built and is managed by a small motorworks team owned and run by Bill Dubé. For ten years until December 2010 it was the fastest electric motorcycle in the world.
In 2007 it achieved a certain amount of notoriety after a video of its inventor crashing into a minivan while attempting to perform a burn-out was widely circulated on the Internet.
- Weight: 281 kg (619 pounds)
- Battery pack: Lithium iron phosphate battery pack, made of 990 A123Systems M1 cells, combined voltage of 374 V, weighing 79.4 kg. Energy content 27 megajoule (the energy of 572 ml of gasoline), rechargeable in 10 minutes.
- Motors: Two Model L-91 6.7-inch DC motors, 2,000 ampere each, switchable between series and parallel connection, giving 2,000 foot-pounds of torque on the back wheel.
- Power: 260 kW (350 horsepower)
- 060 mph: 0.97 seconds, which is more than 2.5 times the gravity acceleration
- 1/4 mile: 7.89 seconds @ 270.36 km/h (168.00 mph)
- Top speed: 274 kilometres per hour (170 mph)
- The bike uses 2.12 megajoules (0.59 kWh), or roughly 7 cents worth of electricity on a run down a quarter-mile drag strip, which is the same amount of energy stored in 65 ml of gasoline.
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- Joey Bunch (2007-09-02). "Electric motorcycle fries gas-fired competitors". Denver Post. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
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- AAAS - Center for Science, Technology and Congress