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Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 10:10am
by teslanv
Enjoy.

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 10:17am
by Ykick
Love the hands-off on the return. Thanks.....

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 10:21am
by spinningmagnets
I had to laugh when I saw he added a second seat and extra handlebars for a passenger...

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 12:33pm
by Doctorbass
OMG !!!

That is awsome Luke !!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8)

and ... it was so easy to beat it !!! wow!

I can say that i have tried that deathbike this spring and i fully understand why it's so powerfull !!

Luke you must try with the white zombie!!! :twisted:

Doc

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 12:55pm
by Teh Stork
Congratulations Luke :D Awesome as allways :twisted:

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 1:23pm
by nicobie
That rear seat and bars crack me up. :lol:

Can you get your wife to ride along on a speed run?

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 1:57pm
by Arlo1
Good job luke.

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 6:28pm
by John in CR
Awesome! I never had any illusions of being able to hang with Deathbike, but with that margin of victory, I'm keen on hunting up a Tesla locally. :mrgreen:

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 7:09pm
by Drunkskunk
Dude, that's just all kinds of awesome!

But If I can read the score board right in the video, 11.74 seconds at 110.xx mph? That's a whole different kind of awesome.

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 7:24pm
by remf
Ah but were you pedalling Luke? :D

Looks like you'd beat most of these too

http://wallstcheatsheet.com/automobiles ... ?a=viewall

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 8:15pm
by teslanv
Drunkskunk wrote:Dude, that's just all kinds of awesome!

But If I can read the score board right in the video, 11.74 seconds at 110.xx mph? That's a whole different kind of awesome.
Here's Luke best 1/4 mile run.

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 8:44pm
by Dauntless
I'm not sure I understand the amazement. The Deathbike is around half as powerful as the Tesla, (Not sure the current numbers for it) at maybe 10% the weight seems he SHOULD open a nice gap.

Which of course he was expecting whether he admits it or not.

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 9:23pm
by liveforphysics
Thank you for all the kind words my friends! It was an outstanding event!
Dauntless wrote:I'm not sure I understand the amazement.

Nobody here expects understanding from your posts Dauntless. You just wouldn''t be Dauntless if the posts showed appreciation, kindness, or reality-full insights. :-)

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 10:23pm
by The fingers
No contest, maybe give 'em a headstart next time. :lol:

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 07 2014 10:37pm
by Scott
Doctorbass wrote:Luke you must try with the white zombie!!!
The White Zombie was supposed to be there but he bailed because he was afraid of burning his motors :(

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 08 2014 12:01am
by Dauntless
liveforphysics wrote:Thank you for all the kind words my friends! It was an outstanding event!
Dauntless wrote:I'm not sure I understand the amazement.

Nobody here expects understanding from your posts Dauntless. You just wouldn''t be Dauntless if the posts showed appreciation, kindness, or reality-full insights. :-)
Now just a darn minute. Was that supposed to you YOUR display of such things? (Especially when it's my unerring path to reality that disrupts your daydreams.)

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 08 2014 12:09am
by mrzed
What I love is that you're cruising back to the pit at a drag race, and your friend can call out your time to you and you hear it. Some gearheads may miss the racket of racing engines and I'll never begrudge them that, but I never will.

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 08 2014 12:27am
by teslanv
1100+ hits in the first 14 hours...
When does a video become "viral"? :pancake:

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 08 2014 4:06am
by Dauntless
teslanv wrote:1100+ hits in the first 14 hours...
When does a video become "viral"? :pancake:
Kevin Nalty, aka Nalts wrote:How many views do you need to be viral?” In 2011 he said, “A few years ago, a video could be considered “viral” if it hit a million views.” But Nalts updated that definition. He said, “A video, I submit, is “viral” if it gets more than 5 million views in a 3-7 day period.
I just think a viral video about the Deathbike will need to tell the whole story. To the uninitiated it's probably hard to understand the significance of it because they don't know what the bike really IS or why they should care about it. It'll need the flip clip, ("You KNOW the bike is dangerous) maybe if there's a flameout of it on the dyno, just a bit of the challenge of making the bike work to draw them in. Some street races against 1000cc bikes, some road racing, some of the reactions to it, there's already a huge library of this just from what I've seen. Short but involving stuff. THEN the day at the dragstrip.

At that point Jalopnik, etc., will all be watching it and EMailing it to friends. CNN will find out it exists quickly, it'll probably get on the air. Bill O'Rielly will go on an angry tirade, Michael Moore will denounce it until he hears of O'Rielly's tirade and will change his mind. . . .

At last, you'll have the version of the video that everyone would want to see.

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Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 08 2014 4:09am
by Kepler
This is the first time I could really appreciate just how quick this bike is. Just amazing. So well done Luke. You are in a league of your own not only for building the bike but for having the gonads to push it to the max.

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 08 2014 4:39am
by 100volts+
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Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 08 2014 6:51am
by r3volved
teslanv wrote:1100+ hits in the first 14 hours...
When does a video become "viral"? :pancake:
I sure as shit had to share that video on FB :D
Well done LFP! (You shoulda put that 'rust bike' chick on the back for a ride)

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 08 2014 7:57am
by Ypedal
Right on man !!.. 8)

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 08 2014 8:32am
by gogo
Those are the kind of numbers a hopped up RD350 gets, so 50+ HP. Aero drag is the limiting force in the 1/4 mi., so I'd bet the 1/8 mi. numbers are even more impressive.

Re: Death Bike vs. Tesla Model S P85

Posted: Sep 08 2014 11:24am
by knoxie
Blimey Luke!! :mrgreen: thats truly amazing!! to be honest you won me over with the BMX flip all those years ago! :lol: it just gets so much better, a freaking awesome video.