Carlin Dunne riding a Pirelli tire equipped Lightning Electric super bike won the annual Pikes Peak Division Hill climb for the 2nd year in a row. Dunne was by far the fastest motorcycle on the 156 turn, 12.42 mile course that starts at 9,390 feet and ends at the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. Dunn clocked in at just over 10 minutes, more than 20 seconds faster than any other motorcycle, to clinch the Exhibition Powersports Motorcycle Division win and finish 9th overall.
“We equipped this perfectly tuned Lightning electric bike with the latest 2013 World Superbike spec slicks in the SC1 front and SC1 rear compounds,” commented Jeff Johnston, Pirelli North America motorcycle road-racing manager. He added, “What a great ride for Carlin. He sure likes the thin air up at the 14,000 foot summit year after year!”
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb began in 1916 and is the 2nd oldest motor sports race in America. Racers start the The electric bikes have an advantage over their internal combustion equipped competitors since they are not affected by changes in air pressure and density. To learn more about Lightning please visit their web site www.lightningmotorcycle.com .
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