Silver Lightning Custom Electric Motorcycle Breaks 1/4-Mile World Record

Hans-Henrik Thomsen pulled off an unbelievable 6.87-second 1/4-mile move to interrupt a file that has been in place for eight years. He was driving the custom-built Silver Lightning electric drag-racing motorbike for Danish racing crew True Cousins.

In response to a report by Electrek, True Cousins got down to beat electrical motorbike racing information some 12 years in the past. The crew’s first bike had solely 12 kW of electrical energy. Nevertheless, they have been working exhausting for years to enhance their probabilities. The crew’s newest electrical machine is 100 instances extra highly effective, at a loopy 1,200 kW (1.2 Megawatts).

True Cousins’ purpose was to beat the 1/4-mile electrical motorbike file of 6.94 seconds, which was set in 2012 by Larry McBride. That they had 9 whole runs to see if they might pull it off. With two-thirds of the runs within the books, it did not appear to be they’d be capable of beat the file. Their finest day trip of six whole runs was 7.15 seconds. Ridiculously fast, however not fast sufficient.

Maybe it took the specter of failure to actually push True Cousins tougher. The seventh run got here in at a daft 6.87 seconds. The highest pace was recorded at 307 km/h (191 mph). Arguably extra spectacular is the Silver Lightning’s 0-62-mph-time of lower than one second. The bike lined 60 ft in simply 1.09 seconds.

With simply two runs left, it appeared the file was set in stone. Nevertheless, the crew was in a position to shave a tiny bit extra time without work the file with a time of 6.8697. That run proved a prime pace of 195.4 mph.

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