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Posted on April 20, 2011 by  & 

New top speed record set for electric motorcycle

The SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing team has set a top speed record for an electric motorcycle of 190.6 mph in the Mojave Mile Shootout powered by a UQM Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: UQM) electric propulsion system. The previous top speed achieved by other electric motorcycles at different events was in the 170 mph range.
The SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing Electric motorcycle was designed and ridden by extreme electric vehicle designer and professional motorcycle racer Chip Yates.
"This run should go a long way towards our goal of demonstrating that electric vehicles can lay down extreme performance and compete directly against gasoline powered vehicles if properly designed and executed," said Yates.
Yates and his team are now adapting the superbike's UQM electric powertrain to optimize its performance for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (, which will take place on June 26, 2011. The team has already made news in this competition by entering the most powerful electric motorcycle ever at 240 horsepower.
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Source of record breaking motorcycle story: UQM Technologies
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