Video: 200+ MPH with Paul Thede & Lightning Motorcycles

08/22/2011 @ 7:57 am, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

Video: 200+ MPH with Paul Thede & Lightning Motorcycles Lightning Motorcycles Bonneville on board 635x477

Lightning Motorcycles had a busy week last week, as the San Francisco Bay Area company was hard at work at Bonneville setting the fastest speed ever on an electric vehicle, and then later shattering that record. Though the team wasn’t able to break past 220 mph as they had hoped, rider and multiple LSR holder Paul Thede is probably still happy with the fact that he spent the better part of the week going faster than he has ever gone on two-wheels before, let alone on an electric.

Becoming the newest inductee to the 200 MPH Club, Thede and his red hat made two more stabs at their 215.907 mph land speed record. Though they wouldn’t get past the mark, they did send us this video of their last run which showed 216 mph on the GPS at one point during the five mile pass. Be sure to note the perceivable lean angle capture by Lightning’s camera due to the Bonneville’s crosswinds. Would you be able to go 200+ mph cocked over 15º or more? Video after the jump.

Source: Lightning Motorcycles (YouTube)

Comment:

  1. DWolvin says:

    Wow.
    Just Wow.

  2. Westward says:

    Super Awesome, can’t wait for the electric revolution to be a more significant part of the motorcycle market…

  3. econo says:

    looks like the bike only stop accelerating when it hit 210mph.. amazing and the crosswind is so scary

  4. Shaitan says:

    Sweet. I kept waiting for it to lift off.

  5. Bob says:

    if only i could commute at those speeds….