MADMAX Electric bike
MADMAX Electric bike
MADMAX joined up with Dr.Miquel and Nottingham university to demonstrate what can be achieved with the power of electricty. The days of ‘milk float’ jokes have long gone. Now with advanced high capacity lithium batteries and advanced very high power motors, the best electric bikes can give the combustion bikes serious competition. Already at Pikes Peak, the course record is held by an electric bike and car. The same with the Goodwood Festival of speed hill climb… held by an electric car. MADMAX Race Team shared our expertise of land speed racing with the the Notts uni team and made various tweaks to battery power, voltage, current and more to make the IOM TT winning bike into a land speed special, and wow, what a weekend – with not ONE, but FOUR electric motorbike FIM World records*, with an average measured kilometre speed of 185.4 mph, and peak speeds of 197mph on the GPS. This is the fastest electric motorbike (naked – no faring) bike the world. It was windy and gusty with unsettling cross winds, making these FIM records even harder to achieve. Remember the speeds are best of two way average, measured kilometre speeds, not highest trap speeds, as in all one way records. On Sunday we went further and achieved the FIM standing mile* record also. There may be a bunch of ACU and UKTA records also achieved, soon to be announced. I cannot explain how happy and impressed I am with this electric bike designed by the students of Nottingham University, led by the amazing Dr. Miquel Gimeno–Fabra. This was the same IOM TT bike, that Daley Mathison (RIP), rode to podium victory, three years in a row. These records and the weekend, was a tribute to all that Daley achieved. I wore his special ‘Daisey’ Knee slider’s for all the runs. I felt Daley ride the bike to victory with me. I promised I would make Daley’s bike a world record bike and that has been achieved. This is just the start of the MADness, for electric bikes and the collaboration with wonderful Notts Uni/Miquel team, Borgwarner (Inverter) and Weers Electronics.
*subject to final FIM ratification in Switzerland.