On the Scene: KillaCycle breaks its own world recordNovember 12, 2007
I was fortunate to see the KillaCycle at the Pomona AHDRA races this weekend. The bike set two times under 8 seconds for the quarter mile (7.82 and 7.99), to set a new world record. Pictures and a video:
I apologize for the horrible video quality since it was captured on a mobile phone.
After they set the new record, the bike’s owner let me onto some interesting possibilities for the future:
-A123 is going to be providing the team with a new, 1,000hp battery pack using ultra high power density cells.
-In order to deal with this power, the motor will need to be upgraded to AC instead of the traditional, “stone age” brushed DC motors.
-A new bike frame will need to be built to accommodate the different battery pack, the new motor and controllers, as well as a much bigger and better rear tire.
The KillaCycle folks want to outrace the top fuel (nitromethane+methanol) motorcycles, and with the right amount of sponsorship, money, and time, they don’t anticipate having ANY problems doing this.