Death Bike vs Tesla Model S (Spoiler Alert #2) – Race Video

3 years ago by Ted Dillard 7

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Death Bike vs Tesla Model S

Liveforphysics' Death Bike

Liveforphysics’ Death Bike

It seems like everybody wants to race a Tesla these days.  Tesla’s Elon Musk should probably consider that a compliment.  How does that saying go?  Uneasy lies the head who holds the crown?  Except for the fact that his present magnum opus is being shown up by a mere bicycle…

To those who frequent the Endless Sphere EV forum, Luke “LiveforPhysics” has been an active contributor for quite a while, and the Death Bike is legend.  Started as the “Bike of Doom”, the project took on a life of its own as a tongue in cheek example of what can be accomplished with caution thrown to the wind, and more than a little mad genius.

Luke’s exploits were noticed by more than a few in the industry, and as a result he’s been a big part of the current performance of the Zero SR drivetrain and battery, just so you know.  Never before, however, have we seen it demonstrated in a legitimate, sanctioned NEDRA faceoff.  That is, until now. Some unofficial numbers?  1/4 miles at 11.50.  Top speeds of around 110mph.

Here you go, from the NEDRA Pacific Raceways “Electric Nationals”, electric 2-wheeled history being made:

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7 responses to "Death Bike vs Tesla Model S (Spoiler Alert #2) – Race Video"

  1. David Stone says:

    It is a motorbike:
    2 wheels and a motor.

    1. Warren says:

      And if you ran it into the front of a restaurant, it probably wouldn’t get through the front door. No status there.

    2. Ambulator says:

      It looks like it has pedals, if only for show. I guess it’s a moped.

      1. Warren says:

        Luke has actually been know to pedal this thing around, at least before he put the motorcycle fork on it.

  2. ffbj says:

    Henry the IV, Act III Scene I:
    “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”

  3. Freds says:

    I know he wanted to race me (had the fastest) but I had already done three runs and was recharging. Track conditions changed and I came no where near my previous mark after recharging….

  4. carlos says:

    Loved it but it not a fair fight! You would have to strip and reconfigure the Tesla S to even the playing field… Is Luke still using that prototype Zero Motorcyle motor? I would like to see Death Bike up against a 600cc stock sport bike. That would really put things in prospective