Swedish manufacturer RGNT has shattered the ice speed record for an electric motorbike, setting a cracking speed of a cool 96.39mph on a frozen lake in Sweden.
RGNT engineer Timmy Eriksson set the mark on Aurora, a specially adapted version of the start-up firm’s No 1 Classic SE e-motorbike, during the Speed Weekend event held on a frozen ice lake in Årsunda, Sweden.
The event is sanctioned and licensed by the SMA, the governing body of Swedish motorsport, and the 96.39mph (155.14kmh) average speed achieved by Eriksson established the record in the newly created category.
The mark means that RGNT now holds three speed records for an e-motorbike on ice: using a No 1 Scrambler SE it also set times for the fastest A1-class e-motorbike with an 83.90mph (135.03kmh) run, and the fastest production-spec e-motorbike with a speed of 71.02mph (114.3kmh).
The Aurora featured several modifications from a standard version of the firm's No 1 Classic SE. The firm said that more performance was unlocked from the powertrain, raising the output to 30kW. A lightweight aerodynamically designed faring was also added to the front of the bike.
The race-ready e-motorbike weighs under 160kg and used spike-studded tyres for the record attempt.
According to the Guinness World Records the fastest electric motorbike is the Voxan Wattman, a super-sleek machine which achieved a top speed of 283mph in December 2021 at the Kennedy Space Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida.