This August, electric motorcycles will hit the pavement at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the FIM eRoadRacing series will roll into to Indy to showcase the capabilities of electric bikes.
180 mph is the speed we're likely to see at the electric motorcycles lap the track during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on August 16-18.
FIM eRoadRacing is the "world's premier electric motorsport series and includes races across three continents," according to the presser presented with this announcement.
Here's more of what to expect at Indy this August:
Headed to Indy in August
"The Indianapolis round will be part of the FIM eRoadRacing North American Regional Series, featuring teams from across North America competing on the 16-turn, 2.621-mile MotoGP road course at IMS. FIM eRoadRacing also conducts a European Regional Series. Top riders and teams in both series will race in the World Cup Final in November in Asia."
"Among the riders expected to compete at Indianapolis is Steve Atlas, who won the World Cup and North American titles in 2012 for Team Icon Brammo. Former AMA Superbike standout Eric Bostrom also is scheduled to race for Team Icon Brammo at Indianapolis."
Electric motorcyles are starting to capture the world's attention now, especially with their showing at international events like the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Adding famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the electric motorcycle stage will certainly be a boost to this rising segment.