Chip Yates takes electric superbike to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
By: +David Herron; Date: July 20, 2018
Tags: Chip YatesAfter going to the Miracle Mile for an unofficial speed record, Chip Yates entered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Chip Yates and his team took the world's most powerful and world's fastest electric superbike to an official 2-day test at Pikes Peak in preparation for the 89th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26th 2011. This was Chip's first-ever run up the hill and the team showed impressive speed right out of the gates!
June 26, 2011 Chip Yates piloted his homebuilt 240hp electric superbike to 14,110 feet setting the world record for electric motorcycles on Pikes Peak and placing 2nd in class. Chip was hampered by 2.6 agonizingly slow miles of dirt, a huge oil slick on the Bottomless Pit right hand sweeper, and many hairpins had dirt strewn across them. Next year the course is entirely paved and Chip will be going for a top-10 or better result!