Monday, 28 December 2009

Lithium battery powered Yamaha R1

While it's not the first electric motorcycle, it is possibly the most rough and ready design: if you can afford the $15,000 odd fee for a custom modification, a team at the Electric Motorsport shop in Oakland will take out the nasty engine in your ride and replace it with an array of Lithium Ion batteries. As a prototype, the company created a fully electric version of the Yamaha R1 which has a top speed of 100MPH, a range of 100 miles, does 0-60 in 3 seconds, and looks pretty damn ugly to tell the truth. Ya' see, the number of brick sized Lithium Ion batteries required to eke out this level of performance is 28, which have to fit all willy nilly underneath the bike. Fortunately, the company hopes to produce a more refined production model, as well as a cheaper design with less advanced performance.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

StompGrip Traction Pad for Yamaha YZF-R1 at tobefast

TOBEFAST releases the StompGrip Yamaha R1 Traction Pad for the 09-10 model years. FEATURING:The ultimate grip pad for sportbike tanks. Aggressive traction for better bike control in hard braking and corners. Helps to reduce fatigue and arm pump. Does not Grind down leathers, unlike abrasive grip tape. Pre-molded to fit specific bikes with rounded edges that resist peeling. Super strong peel & stick adhesive. Ultra-Clear, see through elastomer material. Proven, must have item, for reducing lap times of racers and track day racers. A nice addition to any streetbike for improved control and “bike feel”. Available in black or clear.