Lightning Bikes has revealed its new electrical Bonneville Superbike: Tachyon Nb. Tachyon Nb is developed utilizing Niobium expertise and combines excessive excessive efficiency and improvements to focus on breaking the world Land Velocity Report and exceeding the 250 mph (400 km/h) mark.
Lightning partnered with the Brazilian firm CBMM, international chief in Niobium merchandise and expertise (earlier publish), on supplies for the superbike.
Using Niobium within the mobility trade may end up in quite a few advantages corresponding to weight discount and higher power effectivity, contributing on to the security of the automobiles.
For this yr’s collaboration, we’re implementing Niobium-containing brake rotors for improved excessive temperature efficiency, a number of Niobium parts within the on-board charger that permit all the system to be extra dependable and environment friendly, and eventually Niobium-containing metal tubing within the swing arm and chassis that enables us to fulfill the demanding power and weight necessities of the appliance.
— Daniel Wright, CBMM engineer and particular person answerable for the event of the undertaking
Tachyon Nb will hit the street to exceed the efficiency of its predecessor mannequin, LS-218, in a number of the most iconic “paradises of velocity” in the US. This consists of the El Mirage desert and the Bonneville Salt Flats.