Former BMX champion Shea Nyquist is building his very own electric two-wheeler in hopes to set a new land speed record for an electric motorcycle streamliner. Working with a shoestring budget and using mostly salvaged parts from recycled vehicles, the Lark Streamliner Electric Motorcycle looks like a bike straight from the ’80s The Road Warrior movie.
The build has an enormous wheelbase for high-speed support and weighs in at 1,700 pounds. It’s powered by 22 kWh LiFeP04 battery cells and a 200 kW motor that generates 268 horsepower to get the heavy mechanical creature moving. In recent test runs, Nyquist was able to get the motorcycle up to 80 mph while only providing about 10% throttle, which is a sign he’s on the right track. Balancing is the most difficult part of this feat, as Nyquist mentioned that the bike needs to go faster to achieve ideal stability. We’re eager to see how this project continues to evolve and whether or not he’ll be able to make it into the record books.