Legendary drag racer Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride rode the 363 volt, 4000 amp electric bike assembled by Orange County Choppers to a 7.469, 177 miles per hour quarter-mile pass shattering the existing world record of 7.82 seconds at 168mph. The historical accomplishment was recorded at Virginia Motorsports Park located near Petersburg, VA on September 24, 2010 (video after the jump.) The team says that a speed of 200mph is quite possible with this bike once they manage to find more horsepower to put to the pavement. Next up is the current land speed record for an electric motorcycle recently set at 179 miles per hour this past September at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah.
The Lawless Electric Drag bike is sponsored by AEK Packaging and Aaron Equipment Company, both companies are based in Bensenville, IL. The bike puts out over 600 horsepower, contains an electric DC Drive System, and a GE 13 inch Motor with a double Zilla controller. The OCC building of this drag bike and the record attempt will be featured in an episode of American Chopper, “Senior aginst Junior” tonight, Thursday, October 7 at 9PM ET/PT on TLC.