Chip Yates, the racer and designer of a 240 horsepower, 400 pounds of torque electric motorcycle, is claiming that his vehicle is the world’s fastest, having reached a top speed of 190.6 miles per hour.
Yates’ speed was clocked at the Mojave Mile, a speed trial competition in Mojave, California on an airstrip just over two miles long. According to the race, the fastest motorcycle ever hit a mark of 251.1 miles per hour.
Yates says his bike is the most powerful electric racing motorcycle being developed in the world, runs off a patent-pending kinetic energy recovery system, and that the team has no plans to try and develop a production model.
The electric motorcycle is equipped with a 500 amp liquid-cooled electric motor controller, a lithium-ion battery, and is based on a Suzuki GSX-R750 frame. To see a video of the vehicle going over 150 miles per hour on a different race track in California, check out the video below from a camera strapped to the front of the bike.