Forklift-Powered Electric Hayabusa Does the Quarter Mile Faster Than a Bugatti Chiron
In an impressive feat, a Danish racing team put a forklift motor on an electric Hayabusa. The team further modified it to take an amazing amount of voltage and current: around 1300 amps and 200 volts.
That brings us up to 200 horsepower, enough for a quarter-mile run right around ten seconds. The team also changed the bike's drivetrain and modified its chassis.
The wheelbase has been extended about ten inches overstock and a lot of weight has been saved by removing the combustion engine. The newly modified bike weighs a mere 361 pounds. This is a significant reduction when compared to the standard 586-pound Hayabusa.
The team claims the modified bike has done that quarter-mile run in 9.3 seconds. This is much faster than the Bugatti Chiron's 10.1 seconds record, Sadly, they haven't included that sprint in the video.
But don't despair, its team hasn't given up on the bike yet. It is now hunting for other potential world records.
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