Electric Motorcycle at Maker Faire


Shea Nyquist and his electric motorcycle at The Maker Faire Sunday. He is aiming at breaking the world speed record for electric m/c’s of 250 mph. See him on YouTube: shltr.net/elecmc

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Electric Motorcycle at Maker Faire

  1. With no intention of being snarky, good luck with that. The current record holder, Eva Håkansson has the assistance of her husband, Bill Dube, a long-time electric drag race enthusiast, and the backing of a major battery manufacturer.

    My understanding is that making any motorcycle (internal combustion or electric) go that fast is mostly a problem of traction, rather than horsepower/torque, aerodynamics, or other variables like chassis design or gearing, etc. Getting the 400-500 horsepower on the ground on the slick salt flats necessary to attain that velocity is a real challenge.

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