Killajoule

Garage_KJ_post_March2015Battery: A123Systems Lithium Nano-Phosphate, 400 V and 10 kWh. 500+ HP.

Motor: EVO Electric AFM-240 motor, 500 HP.

Motor controllers: Two Rinehart Motion Systems PM100 controllers, 400 HP together.

Weight: about 1540 lb. (700 kg) including the pilot Eva Håkansson

Dimensions: Length 19 ft (5.6 m), width appr. 21 inches (0.53 m), height appr. 38 inches
(0.96 m), wheelbase 150 inches (3.8 m), track width when fitted with sidecar 45 inches (1.14 m)

Frame and suspension: Chrome-Moly steel tubing with “Springer” style front end and classic
stereo suspension for rear end.

Brakes: Disc brakes front and back. Two Kevlar ribbon brake parachute, actuated with
Bimba air cylinders.

Body: Fiberglass composite nosecone, canopy and sidecar wheel cover made by Nova Kinetics
Aerosystems in Flagstaff, AZ. Body panels of aluminum.

maxresdefaultRider, builder, designer and owner: Eva Håkansson

Crew chief, designer and owner: Bill Dubé

Senior adviser and designer of the suspension: Sven Håkansson

Pit crew: Mike Stockert, Alicia Kelly and Kent Singleton

Current record (as of August 2014): World’s fastest electric motorcycle and the world’s
fastest sidecar motorcycle @ 240.726 mph (387 km/h). Complete list of records here. It is
also the world’s 4th fastest battery-powered vehicle (higher records were set by the cars
White Lightning and Buckeye Bullet 1 and 2.5).

Registered top speed: Currently 270.224 mph (as of September 2014).

“Fuel”: The battery in KillaJoule is recharged using wind power at home in Colorado, or
by a hybrid quiet bio-diesel powered generator from Cummins Onan at the race track.
We would love to use solar panels at the track, but we can’t afford it…

 

 

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