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INSIDER ILLUSTRATED EDITION 12.19

WORLD'S QUICKEST ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE

Yes, that is a Spiderman outfit, but this web-slinger isn’t named Peter Parker. His name is Larry McBride and he just set the record for the world’s quickest electric motorcycle, covering the quarter-mile at Virginia Motorsports Park in 6.94 seconds atop Shawn Lawless’ Rocket, hitting 201.37 mph as he crossed the line.

The Rocket is powered by custom-rewound 13 inch General Electric DC motor and custom-built Zilla 4,000 AMP controller. These get their energy from a 14.2kWh lithium battery pack built by High Tech Systems. At 250 pounds, it delivers 355 volts and can produce 1,340 hp! Prior to being upgraded this year, it was capable of 900+ hp.

This isn’t the only electric super drag bike heating out circuit. There’s Jeff “Dice” Disinger’s Predator-themed bike, which briefly wrested the record from Rocket last year. The bike that kick-started the competition is Bill Dube’s Killacycle; Bill has now shifted his focus to building commercial electric vans.

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