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WERA Heavyweight Twins Articles
Electric v Gas: electric comes second
Riding his 194bhp electric superbike, Chip Yates has placed second in the superstock class in a race against WERA Heavyweight Twins. That class includes bikes like the Ducati 1198 and KTM RC8. Until today, Chip had only completed a handful of laps on his experimental motorcycle on two outings. When we spoke to Chip last month, he was cautiously optimistic about reaching mid-pack in this class, som...
09 January 2011
Electric v Gas: the first practice
Pictured is Chip Yates, traveling at 154mph. Tomorrow, Chip will enter his 295lb/ft, 194bhp electric superbike in a race for gas-powered motorcycles. Entering the WERA Heavywight Twins Class, he’ll be the first person to pit a modern electric motorcycle against ICE (Ducati 1198, KTM RC8 etc) on the same track at the same time. Today’s practice session was only the second time he’s ridden the...
08 January 2011
232 HP electric superbike to race gasoline motorcycles
On January 9, 2011, history will be made as an electric superbike races directly against gasoline-powered motorcycles for the first time in modern road racing. Chip Yates will be campaigning his 232bhp SWIGZ.com Pro Racing superbike in the WERA Heavyweight Twins class at California’s Auto Club speedway, competing head-to-head with with bikes like the Ducati 1198 and KTM RC8. Chip is making thi...
09 December 2010
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