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Chip Yates takes electric superbike to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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After going to the Miracle Mile for an unofficial speed record, Chip Yates entered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Pikes Peak Testing on 240hp Electric Superbike

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!

Chip Yates 2011 Pikes Peak - Full Record Setting Race!

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!

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