Technically Speaking. Apparently, Bill Dube thinks he can squeeze more performance into his dragster. Currently, it is well aspected with 2 advanced DC L-91 4003 electric motors, originally designed to sustain 130 continuous amps but actually getting a full blown 1,800 when racing. They were originally designed for 72 to 120 volts but currently get jolted at 374 volts. The two electric motors use a CafeElectric Zilla2K-HV controller capable of handling 2,000 amps. The best part of it is that none of the A123 Systems batteries have ever had to be changed after racing, a testament to their quality. The results are impressive with a 7.824 second for the quarter mile run.
The current motorcycle dragster record is set at 5.799 seconds on a turbo nitro powered bike, weighing 468kg for 1,000hp. Bill thinks he can finally win the record with his next project, AC motors, a new frame, next generation A123 Systems batteries and 385kg for about 1,000hp new electric KillaCycle dragster.
A testament that the electric drive will be a favored with muscle cars. In the meantime, we keep an eye on his next endeavor. Hang on…
More info: Watch for the KillaCycle adventures here.