Salt fever is an affliction that drives those infected to spend the better part of the year dreaming, scheming and building machines to race across the alien landscape that is the Bonneville Salt Flats in search of land-speed-record glory. Bill Dube and Eva Håkansson have a high-voltage case of it.

Now, if those names seem familiar, there's good reason. Bill is a pioneer of the lithium-powered drag racing scene and the man behind the well-known Killacycle, while Eva has made her mark on Pike's Peak. Her ElectroCat – a converted 1990 Cagiva Freccia C12R – was the first electric motorcycle to complete the Race to the Clouds.

Their attention now, however, is devoted mostly to the KillaJoule, a streamlined electric sidecar motorcycle. After a number of upgrades that were implemented this past year, they vehicle recently smashed the previous record of 191.488 miles per hour with a pair of runs that averaged an impressive 212.040 mph. And they aren't done yet. Later this week at the invite-only Mike Cook's Bonneville Shootout, they hope to break the 224.201-mph mark and thus become the fastest sidecar motorcycle of any type. This is a feat they are quite confident of achieving, having learned they set this last record using only half of the possible 300 horsepower that KillaJoule is now capable of.

Scroll below to watch them tell their awesome story, along with footage from their past speedy deeds and this most recent record run. You can keep current on their shenanigans and cheer them on by following their KillaCycle Racing FaceBook page.



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      2 wheeled menace
      • 1 Day Ago
      Fastest phallic shaped object in the intermountain west..
        Letstakeawalk
        • 1 Day Ago
        @2 wheeled menace
        Nope. They're going for the EV motorcycle/sidecar record, but the overall record is quite a bit higher. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckeye_Bullet
        2 wheeled menace
        • 1 Day Ago
        @2 wheeled menace
        Oh, it's not phallic shaped?
          Letstakeawalk
          • 1 Day Ago
          @2 wheeled menace
          Yes, indeed it is. But so are other faster vehicles, including the EV Buckeye Bullet that I referenced.
          Marcopolo
          • 1 Day Ago
          @2 wheeled menace
          @ 2 wheeled menace Depends on whose phallus,......(sorry)..
      atc98092
      • 1 Day Ago
      It's great to see stuff like this, but how is that a sidecar motorcycle? Can't watch the video since I'm at work, but just having three wheels doesn't make it a sidecar in my book.
        Domenick
        • 1 Day Ago
        @atc98092
        According to the rules, it's a sidecar motorcycle. For practical purposes, it's a streamlined electric motorcycle with one training wheel.
          Letstakeawalk
          • 1 Day Ago
          @Domenick
          The rules specify the minimum size of the sidecar platform, so the rules are indeed sufficient.
          Anderlan
          • 1 Day Ago
          @Domenick
          Haha, now picturing a retriever strapped down low with a goggles at 200mph, lips and jowls flapping wildly.
          Actionable Mango
          • 1 Day Ago
          @Domenick
          The rules are insufficient then. A wheel isn't a sidecar. In my opinion, a sidecar should be able to have a passenger, and a passenger should be in it for the speed run.
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