At 258 horsepower and 400 ft/lbs of torque, this electric superbike is more powerful than a MotoGP Grand Prix racebike and makes more torque than a Formula-1 car.
“Chip Yates has made racing history and proven the viability of electric motorcycles by going head-to-head with race-ready gasoline machines – and beating them. It would be difficult to overstate the importance of this.”
-Chuck Squatriglia, Wired.Com
GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS: “World’s Fastest Electric Motorcycle“. 8 FIM Official World Records, 4 AMA National Records, 4 AMA Championship #1 Plates, World Record at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, first electric superbike to take on and beat gas-powered superbikes at Auto Club Speedway. At 258hp and 400 ft/lbs of torque, the world’s most powerful roadracing electric superbike.
AMERICAN INNOVATION: Operating from the Flight of the Century headquarters in Orange County, California, racer/engineer Chip Yates, aerospace engineer Ben Ingram, electrical engineer Robert Ussery, and crew chief Jimmy Summers created, patented, built, refined and raced what has arguably become one of the most famous electric vehicles in the world – one that has exceeded 200mph and landed on the cover of Popular Science Magazine. Along the way, the Flight of the Century Team have become proven advocates for extreme electric vehicle technology, fossil fuel parity demonstrations, and world record setting. The iconic superbike is a worldwide focal point for electric technology innovation and has been widely referenced and covered in the USA as well as translated into hundreds of articles throughout Europe and the rest of the world. This EV success story is the foundation and inspiration for the newly launched all-electric aircraft development program led by Chip and his team.
PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES: This extraordinary record-setting electric vehicle along with Chip Yates racing memorabilia is now owned by the Petersen Automotive Museum and the public is encouraged to visit (www.petersen.org)
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LEARN MORE: A tremendous amount of information is available about this electric motorcycle and Chip Yates’ extreme change of careers from Boeing executive, to amateur racer in 2007, to AMA Pro in 2009, FIM World Supersport in 2009, and then the changeover from gasoline superbikes to innovating an extreme performance electric superbike capable of competing with, and even beating, gasoline superbikes on their own turf. Information is available at www.chipyates.com or via the world wide web by Google Search “Chip Yates”. Media inquiries and interviews gladly handled by firstname.lastname@example.org