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Old 09-22-2008, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Killacycle Green Motorbike Unveiled At Driving Sustainability 2008 Car Show In Reykjavik, Iceland
Catherine Jacob - Monday September 22, 2008
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In the past, their relatively low speeds and lack of range mean electric vehicles have suffered from some less than glowing press.

But now, Iceland is trying to convince the rest of the world that the future of driving is electric, after all.

With 99% of its electricity provided by renewable energy, Reykjavik is the ideal setting for the Driving Sustainability 2008 car show.

Among the mean, green machines on display, is the fastest electric motorbike in the world.

The Killacycle has a top speed of 168mph and goes from 0-100 in a second.

For a typical run, it needs only as much energy as a hair dryer would use over 15 minutes, while its batteries recharge in just four minutes.

It is the brain child of Bill Dube, who invented the Killacycle in his garage in Colorado.

He told Sky News: "It's just a giant cordless drill with wheels, a 500 horse power cordless drill with wheels. It has a battery, motors and a throttle, just like you'd have a trigger on your drill. And there are no carbon emissions. ...

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Old 09-23-2008, 12:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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"The Killacycle has a top speed of 168mph and goes from 0-100 in a second."

You'll have to show me the 0-100 before I'll believe it. I don't see how you could possibly avoid breaking the rear wheel loose, and then you'd just sit there in a cloud of burning rubber...
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Yah, 0-100 in 4 seconds maybe
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Well 0-100 in 4 seconds is still very impressive and it's electric. It doesn't say what kind of range it has though.
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Toss in some kind of gearing and don't drive it 168 mph and I'm sure it'd get at least a decent range.
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it more than likey goes faster than 168 mph.

It was clocked at 168 mph in the 1/4 mile...

see vid..

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What is the sound that sounds like a rocket igniting when it launches? It sounds like what I would expect during the burnout.
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Thats the rear slick..
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Thats the rear slick..
You mean the tire? I've never been much of a drag racer. Can you elaborate?
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You mean the tire? I've never been much of a drag racer. Can you elaborate?
Its just one of the many sounds that happens when you try and put a lot of torque to a tire....it wants to stick, and at the same time it wants to spin....but it won't(unless you overcome the actual limits of the tire itself)....I'm sure theres a much better explanation to it, but I don't know how to explain it very well.
I'm sure my slicks do it to, but you can't hear them over the exhuast and engine noise.

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