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Vectrix Reveals Electric Superbike

The Vectrix SBK concept is driven by a 240V, 60kW permanent magnet, brushless DC motor that can do the quarter mile in 12 seconds

Published: 01-Jan-2008

Vectrix has unveiled what is claims is the world's first electric superbike – and if the performance figures it quotes in its handout are for real, it's very close to the mark.

The company claims a top speed of over 200km/h, a standing quarter mile in 12sec and enough battery life for 20 flat-out laps of the Vallelunga circuit in Spain – in eerie silence, which is why the recent launch at the Milan motorcycle and scooter show took place to the strains of the Simon and Garfunkel classic "Sounds of Silence".

Vectrix is better known for its 20kW Maxi electric scooter but battery bikes began to make the performance junkies sit up and take notice recently when the Killacycle became the first electric bike to break eight seconds on the standing quarter-mile.

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