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Wednesday, 21 September 2011 11:45
We have updated our website to include Zilla Controller Spec Sheets as well as PFC Charger Spec Sheets.  We hope these will help you to determine the right products for your system.  Check them out HERE.
Chip Yates to Show 258 hp Electric Superbike PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 August 2011 13:54
Chip Yates to Show 258 hp Electric Superbike at Infineon Raceway on the Way to the BUBFIM World Record Land Speed Event in Bonneville

August 25th, 2011

Orange CountyCalifornia, August 17, 2011-----American superbike rider and electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates will appear at Infineon Raceway’s “Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit” on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 from 9am to 5pm.  Yates and his key electrical race engineer Robert Ussery will be on hand to greet the media and display the SWIGZ.COM Electric Superbike in its Bonneville land speed configuration.

The Infineon green performance event is part of the final tour of the Chip’s 2011 racing and technology demonstration campaign that has seen success in WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, the Mojave Mile Shootout, Fastrack Riders Auto Club Speedway, and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The team will depart Infineon Raceway on Friday, August 26th and head directly to the legendary salt flats of Bonneville to attempt the Official FIM World Record for Electric Motorcycle Land Speed at the BUB Speed Trials (

CHIP YATES: “I can’t wait to get back to Infineon, a world-class racetrack that has been such a huge part of my racing career. From my first superbike roadrace as an AFM novice in 2007, to my front-of-the-pack battles as an AFM expert in ’08, to showing off for the huge crowd in 2009 as an AMA Pro Daytona SportBike racer, and ending with my first-ever track ride on our electric superbike in December, 2010, I have such fond memories of this beautiful place. It’s fitting that Infineon Raceway appeared on both my first and last tours with this amazing all-electric motorcycle.”

The Infineon Raceway “Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit” is an invitation-only event, but members of the media are encouraged to attend by registering at the link below:

Event Contact:

Jennifer Imbimbo

Manager, Media and Community Relations

Infineon Raceway

Office: (707) 933-3981

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Chip’s Electric Superbike Sponsors: UQM Technologies // McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP // Eidos LLC // Yoyodyne // Ohlins USA // MoTeC Systems USA // Dainese // SolarReserve // Manzanita Micro // MicroStrain // Performance Machine // CPR Fabrication // Catalyst Racing Composites // Stompgrip // Scottoiler // Thermosman Suspension

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Monday, 10 January 2011 11:57
Chip Yates and the SWIGZ racing team competed in the WERA Heavyweight Twins Superbike Race and Heavyweight Twins Superstock Race January 9th, 2011 at Infenion Raceway. The team performed phenomenally pulling in 3rd and 2nd place finishes respectively in these two races. These results are great for the entire EV community as they prove to many that electricity can truly hang with gasoline on the racetrack. Check out a video from the onboard camera below.

The bike laid down some impressive tech numbers as well. The SWIGZ electric superbike hit a top speed of 158mph on the front straight and posted a 99 second lap time, the fastest lap time in the entire Superstock class. We expect to see many more great things from this team in the races to come.
SWIGZ racing electric motorcycle testing is a success PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:09


Chip Yates, the SWIGZ racing team, and a couple of Manzanita Micro's own made a trip out to Infineon Raceway to watch the first official track testing of the record breaking electric superbike. We are proud to announce that the trial was a wonderful success. The bike ran well all day and showed some impressive speed. You can check out a video of a demo lap on Chip's Youtube page and a press release of the event at the Infineon Raceway website.


Electric Motorcycle to compete head to head against Gasoline Superbikes in 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 December 2010 11:04
The Monster!
On January 9, 2011 at California Speedway (aka: Auto Club Speedway), motorcycle racer Chip Yates and his SWIGZ race team will make history by taking their electric motorcycle and competing head to head with gasoline powered superbikes! Manzanita Micro's favorite superbike racer will have a chance to show the world what EVs are really made of.

This electric monster will compete up against 1 liter Superbikes including the likes of  Ducati, KTM, and many more in the WERA championship series to come. The SWIGZ team hopes to have the bike dialed in at around 194hp by race time.

Everyone here has high hopes and expectations for the SWIGZ team, and we wish them the best of luck in January. You can read the entire press release on Chip's website

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