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 Systems (batteries) Nova Kinetics [...]
There is nothing like MIG welding in slo-mo. I am building a shelf for KillaJoule’s second battery pack that will be mounted in the trailer. #GirlsCanWeldToo
At 270.224 mph (434 km/h), the KillaJoule is the fastest electric motorcycle in the world. It has also made its rider and builder Eva Håkansson the world’s fastest woman on a motorcycle. But what makes KillaJoule so insanely fast? We are un-wrapping the bike and revealing all its secrets.
There are only two battery-powered vehicles that have achieved higher speeds and they are both four-wheeled cars: Buckeye Bullet 1 and 2.5 which both have been over 300 mph. They were built by Ohio State University large student teams, and they have budgets that are at least ten times larger than the KillaJoule budget.
On a shoestring budget
While speaking of budget, let’s [...]