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KillaJoule electric sidecar motorcycle hits 241 mph, smashes multiple records


H?kansson hit 242 mph (389 km/h) in her home-built electric sidecar motorcycle "KillaJoule." She is now the world's fastest woman on a motorcycle.

Gizmag featured H?kansson back in 2012 when she had recently pushed KillaJoule to just over 216.504 mph (348.429 km/h), also at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. That took her to within 3 mph (4.8 km/h) of the 219 mph (352 km/h) record for an electric sidecar motorcycle. This time around, she beat that record by 25 mph (40 km/h).

H?kansson's speed topped out at 241.901 mph (389.219 km/h) with a two-way average of 240.726 mph (387.328 km/h), pending official certification by the American Motorcycle Association. Assuming the result is made official, titles will be also held for "fastest electric motorcycle in the world" and "fastest sidecar motorcycle in the world."

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