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New record: 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h)!

New record: 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h)!

by Eva HakanssonSeptember 25, 2016

New speed record for the KillaJoule!

The KillaJoule and rider Eva Hakansson set a new international speed record of 248.700 mph (400.2 km/h) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, on August 31, 2016. The record is 8 mph faster than the previous record that the KillaJoule set in 2014 (no record attempts were made in 2015 due to rain). The KillaJoule maintains its position as the fastest electric motorcycle in the world, and has once again showed that eco-friendly doesn’t mean slow or boring!

We want to thank our great partners that made this possible:

a123-logo-white-bkgd   rms 1455282963_logo-arai-helmet     beau_jos_green            cumminsonan    evo   novakinetics                     partsgiant  manzanita_micro_logo_green-black    bonnevillestories_lowres

A123 Systems (batteries)
Nova Kinetics Aerosystems (bodywork)
Rinehart Motion Systems (motor controller)
EVO Electric/GKN (motor)
Cummins Onan (generator for charging)
Arai (helmet)
Manzanita Micro (charge and battery management system)
Beau Jo’s Pizza (“fuel” for the rider and crew)
Larson Engineering, Boulder (manufacturing of custom parts)
Parts Giant (suspension and cameras)
Bimba (pneumatic parachute deployment)
University of Denver (Eva’s education!)
Jayhawk Trailers (trailer maintenance and repairs)
Woody’s Wheel Works (mounting and balancing of tires)
NSK (bearings)
Fire Safety Services (fire extinguishing system)
Bonneville Stories (photography)
Simpson (rider’s safety equipment)
Design Foil (streamlining design software)
GoPro (cameras)
Tyco Electronics (contactors)
High Tech Systems (battery management)
National Instruments (data logging)
The 3D printing store (3D printing)

Note: The record is still pending official ratification by AMA and FIM.

A complete list of KillaJoule and Eva Hakansson’s speed records can be found here: http://evahakanssonracing.com/records-and-awards/

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I-have-just-set-a-new-world-record-selfie. Eva Hakansson with the KillaJoule in the background.

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The KillaJoule.

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The KillaJoule on track. Photo by Fabio Fazi.

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Eva Hakansson with official FIM steward Fabio Fazi. Crew member Mike Stockert in the background.

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KillaJoule and the crew waiting at the starting line.

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The wife and husband team Eva Hakansson and Bill Dube’. Photo by John Baechtel.

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Eva Hakansson and the KillaJoule at home in the garage.

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Official time slips for the record runs.

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Eva Hakansson and the KillaJoule. Photo by Scott Sneddon.

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