Aaron Equipment Sponsored…Lawless Electric Drag Bike Breaks Another World Record

by AaronEquipmentCo7. October 2010 12:57
Orange County Choppers and Lawless Industries Take a Brand New Beast Down the Dragstrip to Clutch the Quarter-Mile World Record The Lawless Electric Drag Bike was Piloted to an ET of 7.469 seconds at 177 Miles Per Hour Breaking the Previously Held Quarter-Mile Record for a Battery-Powered Motorcycle NEWBURGH, NY – October 7, 2010 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Orange County Choppers, the custom motorcycle shop, announces today that it has broken the previously held quarter-mile record for a battery-powered motorcycle. The historical accomplishment was recorded at Virginia Motorsports Park located near Petersburg, VA on September 24, 2010. Legendary drag racer Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride rode the 363 volt, 4000 amp electric bike to a 7.469, 177 miles per hour quarter-mile pass shattering the existing world record of 7.82 seconds at 168mph. The Lawless Electric Drag Bike will be featured in an episode of American Chopper tonight, Thursday, October 7 at 9PM ET/PT on TLC.   The Lawless Electric Drag bike is sponsored by AEK Packaging and Aaron Equipment Company, both companies are based in Bensenville, IL. The bike puts out over 600 horsepower, contains an electric DC Drive System, and a GE 13 inch Motor with a double Zilla controller. The team running the electric drag bike at Virginia Motorsports Park got in elapsed times of 8.02, 7.57, 7.50, and 7.46. Speeds at the quarter mile were 159, 163, 172, 174, and 177 mph. The team says that a speed of 200mph is quite possible with this bike once they manage to find more horsepower to put to the pavement. Coincidentally, this isn’t the first time that OCC broke the record. The first attempt was on August 29th at Quaker City Raceway in Salem, Ohio, where the team registered 7.77 seconds at 165 miles per hour. And this isn’t the last record OCC and Lawless Industries are hoping to break. Next up is the current land speed record for an electric motorcycle recently set at 179 miles per hour this past September at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah. “I’m proud to say that as a company that with the Lawless Electric Drag Bike we were able to break the same world record twice,” said Paul Teutul, Sr, Founder and CEO of Orange County Choppers. “And we look forward to what’s next with the bike.” “The entire experience of this build, from the planning and building with the OCC crew, to breaking the World Record at the track, was incredibly positive and rewarding. I look forward to future ventures with this first class team,” said Shawn Lawless, CEO of Ohio-based Lawless Industries. The Lawless Electric Drag Bike will be featured on American Chopper tonight, Thursday, October 7 at 9pm ET/PT on TLC. For more information and a video of the quarter mile record, please visit www.orangecountychoppers.com. SOURCE: Orange County Choppers   CONTACT Michele Paolella, 845-522-5222 x1006 michele@orangecountychoppers.com

Aaron Equipment and AEK Packaging Sponsor Battery-Powered Drag Bike

by AaronEquipmentCo5. October 2010 13:09
Electric Speed Bike Breaks Land Speed Record Bensenville, IL – September, 2010 – The Orange County Chopper’s team has done it again. They have designed and built a bike that has broken the record for the fastest electric-powered drag bike in the world. Yes, we said “electric-powered” motorcycle. The historical accomplishment was recorded at Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg, VA on September 24, 2010.   The “Lawless Electric Drag Bike” was sponsored by Aaron Equipment Company and AEK Packaging. Larry “Spiderman” McBride piloted the 363 volt, 4000 amp electric bike to a 7.469 second ET, 177 MPH quarter mile pass breaking the 176 mph land speed record for a battery-powered motorcycle. The bike, which is owned by Shawn Lawless (owner of Lawless Industries) puts out over 600 horsepower, contains an electric DC drive system, a GE 13-inch Motor and 1,980 A123 battery cells.     The drag bike itself is unique in two ways: 1) its record-breaking speed; and 2) the eco-friendliness of the battery-operated power that generates that speed. Indeed, its series of rechargeable batteries creates in excess of 600 horsepower. As result, the Lawless Electric Drag Bike is transforming the typical weak and slow view of battery-operated power into one of strength and lightning quickness. It’s fitting then that Aaron Equipment Company and AEK Packaging have been personally asked by Orange County Choppers to serve as two of the bike’s main sponsors. That invitation came partly as a result of the companies’ past relationship with the custom motorcycle manufacturer who unveiled the “Aaron Bike” in 2008. More importantly, however, it arose from what the bike represents. The two companies, which are industry leaders in providing new and used packaging and process equipment, are effecting a transformation of their own. Like the motorbike they’re sponsoring, they’re changing the way individuals think and feel about used equipment – as a viable alternative with a new standard of quality that’s both “greener” and more economical than new.     “The reason we sponsored the bike is that it reflects what we are about as a company,” explains KC Christensen of AEK Packaging. “We’re all about quality, speed and ‘going green’. We provide the highest quality used equipment in the industry because we have the same buying criteria as our customers do. At the same time, we offer the ‘fastest’ solution for our customer’s production needs and shortest time-to-market because all of our inventory is immediately available for shipment and doesn’t need to be rebuilt. Most new equipment takes 16 to 20 weeks for delivery and still has not been tested in a production environment. Because packaging changes so rapidly, we’ll even rent our equipment to companies only for the time they need it, and you can’t get any greener or economical than that. If you think about it…every plant in the world runs on used equipment!” Businesses owners who would like to learn more about the philosophy and approach that earned Aaron Equipment Company and AEK Packaging of the Lawless Electric Drag Bike can do so online at http://www.aekpack.com and http://www.aaronequipment.com respectively. Interested media may arrange a company interview by calling (630) 238-2660.

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