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Fastest woman on a motorcycle hits 241 mph with electricity instead of gas





Colorado resident Eva Håkansson and her husband Bill Dubé, both engineers, have been building their KillaJoule streamlined sidecar machine for five years in their Colorado backyard, powered by a brace of A123 Systems' lithium-ion batteries and electric motors generating some 400 hp and 800 ft.-lbs. of torque. Last month, at the Bonneville Speed Week, Håkansson ran a two-way average of 240.726 mph over the six-mile course.

Speed records are meant to be broken on the salt flats, but Håkansson's mark stands out. That speed bested the previous record for a sidecar motorcycle by 25 mph — a huge jump by land-speed standards. The record made Håkansson the fastest woman on a motorcycle of any kind






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Re: Sure she rode it and was fast on it but not sure about that sidecar
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 03:21:43 PM »
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but don't motorcycles have TWO wheels instead of FOUR?




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Re: Sure she rode it and was fast on it but not sure about that sidecar
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 07:41:49 PM »
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but don't motorcycles have TWO wheels instead of FOUR?



The one in discussion has 3 wheels which is why I think it's more of a trike.




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