With his GSX-R750-framed SWIGZ.COM electric powered motorcycle able to deliver an impressive maximum of 194 HP and 295 ft/lbs of torque at the shaft, AMA Pro Racer Chip Yates is proving that these green motorcycles aren’t just quick — they’re plain fast!
They’re also competitive enough to win races against their fuel-burning cousins.
On January 10, Chip podiumed twice with a 3rd in WERA Heavyweight Twins Superbike and a 2nd in WERA Heavyweight Twins Superstock, their 6-lap formats well suited to the electric bike’s range limitation (due to current battery technology).
He also recorded the fastest lap in the second race with a 1:39.792 around Auto Club Speedway and was clocked whirring down the straight at 158 mph.
Watch the video here, though the high pitched hum down the straight seems to be lacking somehow …
For more info about Chip Yates and the SWIGZ.COM Electric Superbike, see www.chipyates.com