Award-winning Professional-rider Angelle Sampey is not any stranger to placing down quick observe occasions. And now we’re getting an opportunity to see her put her expertise to the check on a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle, in the end coming away with a brand new record-breaking efficiency.
Sampey is a Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines crew rider, and final weekend took to the 1/4 mile on the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals on the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana.
She was joined by fellow riders and teammates Andrew Hines and Ed Krawiec, all three of whom made face to face runs down the observe.
Sampey persistently got here away the quickest although, and in doing so broke the report for the quickest LiveWire runs but.
She lined the eighth-mile in 7.017 seconds and the quarter-mile in 11.156 seconds, topping out at 110.35 mph (177.6 km/h) throughout the road. It needs to be famous that the Harley-Davidson LiveWire is software program restricted in inventory kind to a most velocity of 110 mph (177 km/h), which means Sampey had already maxed out the bike earlier than crossing the road.
Curiously, this was additionally the primary time Sampey had ever ridden the Harley-Davidson LiveWire, making her achievement all of the extra spectacular.
In response to Harley-Davidson, Sampey set new information for elapsed time and prime velocity by an electric-powered manufacturing motorbike on a drag racing course.
As Sampey defined:
““Let me inform you what’s superb. That was the primary time I rode the LiveWire. I couldn’t wait to get it on the observe. The LiveWire is very easy to trip. Simply twist the throttle and go, and you actually go!”
The quickest we’ve beforehand seen a LiveWire rider full the eight-mile and quarter-mile was throughout an all-electric race between a LiveWire and a Tesla Model 3 Performance this previous April. Then the LiveWire rider laid down occasions of seven.358 seconds and 11.648 seconds, respectively.
In contrast to that race, which featured the 2 car homeowners racing their personal EVs head-to-head, Sampey’s race final weekend was an exhibition carried out with the assistance of Harley-Davidson. It’s simply the newest in an extended line of promotions that present H-D is critical about getting the LiveWire electrical motorbike out in entrance of the general public.
Later this week, Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman’s Long Way Up series will debut on Apple TV+. Within the collection, the pair teamed up with H-D to trip two LiveWire electrical bikes over 15,000 miles (24,000 km) from the southern tip of Argentina all the best way to California.
We didn’t trip fairly that far in our own review of the LiveWire electric motorcycle, however we nonetheless discovered it to be a enjoyable and succesful bike. Take a look at our overview video beneath.
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