Electric motorcycle to take on Pikes Peak Climb
June 24, 2011
Filed under Features
The SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing team is set to compete in the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with its all-electric motorcycle powered by a UQM Technologies Inc. high-performance electric propulsion system.
“We are looking forward to seeing Chip Yates and the SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing team all-electric superbike kick-up some dirt at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb,” said Eric Ridenour, president and CEO of UQM Technologies. “The SWIGZ.COM all-electric superbike will showcase the exceptional torque delivery and performance of our electric propulsion systems for thousands of race fans at this classic racing venue.”
The SWIGZ.COM Pro Racing all-electric motorcycle will be ridden by extreme electric vehicle designer and professional motorcycle racer Chip Yates, who designed the motorcycle and has modified it specifically for this event.
“This has to be the most extreme racing spectacle in the United States,” said Yates. “Fans literally line the edge of the closed public road standing shoulder to shoulder just feet away from the racecars and motorcycles flying by like at European rally events.”
At 240 horsepower, the SWIGZ electric motorcycle is the most powerful motorcycle ever entered in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.