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07-03-2013, 02:56 PM
Lightning’s Electric Motorcycle Dominates Pikes Peak

By Damon Lavrinc (http://www.wired.com/autopia/author/dlavrinc/)
1:34 PM

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/autopia/2013/07/carlin-dunne-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-lightning-motorcycles-jensen-beeler-660x440.jpg (http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/autopia/2013/07/carlin-dunne-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-lightning-motorcycles-jensen-beeler.jpg)Carlin Dunne riding the Lightning up Pikes Peak | Photo: Jensen Beeler/Asphalt & Rubber (http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/racing/carlin-dunne-lightning-motorcycles-pikes-peak-race-results/)

Lightning Motorcycles and racer Carlin Dunne dominated at this weekend’s Pikes Peak hill climb. The team beat out the entirety of the two-wheeled field, marking the first time an electric vehicle has won over its gas-powered counterparts at Pikes Peak.
Dunne managed to hustle the 500-pound, 200+ horsepower electrified motorcycle (http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/06/2013-pikes-peak/#slideid-59048) up the 12.42-mile, 156-turn mountain in 10:00.694 — that’s within spitting distance of the overall course record a few years back.
But they didn’t just win the electric category, they decimated the closest gas-powered bike — a Ducati Multistrada 1200 S ridden by Bruno Langlois — who managed a time of 10:21.323.

read /video's here - http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/07/lightning-pikes-peak-2013/

Gas Man
07-03-2013, 03:21 PM
It's all in the instant torque the electric motor provides.

07-03-2013, 03:31 PM

saw a volt the other day in the parking lot and it is weird when they take off you hear very little to nothing. seems odd.