Electric Drag Quarter Mile Record Run Of 201.37 MPH

On Friday May 4, 2012, the Lawless Electric Rocket bike piloted by Larry “Spiderman” McBride made history with a National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) record run of 6.940 at 201.37 mph making it the first electric vehicle to break 200 mph in the quarter mile! The 355 volt Rocket bike was built by Lawless Industries and Orange County Choppers.

13 Responses to “Electric Drag Quarter Mile Record Run Of 201.37 MPH”

  1. 1 Knucklehead May 8th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    200 miles and hour. WOW!

  2. 2 BadMonkeyMW May 8th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    That was pretty awesome.

  3. 3 Irish Rose May 8th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I wonder how many hamsters in wheels they have in that bike? *wink*

  4. 4 CafeSportyTC May 8th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    creepy quiet though 🙂

  5. 5 Jeff Nicklus May 8th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Yeah Baby … that is screaming!

    Over & Out,


  6. 6 Woody May 8th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Awesome. Could care less about ’em on the street, but the dragstrip is where electric bikes belong. Wouldn’t be surprised to see an “electric unlimited” class in NHRA soon. Electric motors have unreal torque and unlimited adjustability thorugh frequency drives and other controls. With a PLC monitoring a front and rear wheel speed sensor and controlling the output we could see the “pilot” simply watching the tree, hitting a button and hangin on to steer. Would be wicked fast and less expensive than current bikes once it got debugged. I don’t think a piston/turbin bike would be able to compete with them eventually. Wicked cool.

  7. 7 a 1 cycles May 8th, 2012 at 1:26 pm


  8. 8 courtney May 8th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Congrats to the cake decorators at OCC! Guess that blob left on the starting line was the icing. Impressive!

  9. 9 Woody May 8th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I agree, a1, but it’s early in the game. Given the right geeks, riders and some time, no piston bike will be able to touch them. It’d be like Granatelli’s gas turbines at Indy all those years back – only a rule book could beat ’em.

  10. 10 Jeff Nicklus May 8th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Yeah, the bike is still off if you are running in a Nitro class, but it damn sure is in the hunt if it is running in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles class. In fact the 201 mph would be a World Record speed for that class.

    Just an observation.

    Over & out,


  11. 11 fuji May 8th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Tool kit comprised of

    screw driver
    ohm meter
    a large can of ” 3 in one oil ” LOL

  12. 12 fuji May 9th, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Jeff Nicklus . I was thinking. that’s scary, Ha Ha

    This is down your alley, knowledgeable bike builder and drag racer.

    Maybe a future record holder in the electric drag classification.

    What you say ?

    We would like to see it happen.

  13. 13 BigDaddyMike May 9th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Larry, great video and run! Spiderman built my 103 in my present ride and he sure knows his stuff!

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