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KillaCycle's Eva Breaks 216 MPH at Bonneville
In brief: Eva Håkansson broke 216mph in the KillaJoule at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
The KillaJoule is an all-electric streamliner motorcycle racing in the Sidecar Motorcycle category. It was hand-built by the KillaCycle engineering team of Bill Dube and Eva Håkansson, the husband and wife team behind the ElectraCat that climbed Pikes Peak and the KillaCycle dragster that has won so many awards and records.
This is the KillaJoule's second year on the Flats and it measured a top speed of 216.504 MPH and set a new record for the class at 191.488 MPH over the flying mile.
This new record was just the start. Eva also took home the Fastest Sidecar Motorcycle prize and the Female Rider Award at BUB this year.
Eva is a graduate student of engineering at the University of Denver. You may recall we saw the KillaJoule during its build back in 2010.
And so ...
Eva has set her sights on the highest record in this class, currently held by a combustion engine motorcycle, at 219 mph. She hopes to break that next year.
Photo credits: KillaCycle Racing
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