Last updated on April 20th, 2020 at 11:40 pm
Zef Eisenberg, a man holds the record for Britain's fastest-ever motorcycle crash at a ridiculous 230mph, has set four new e-bike records with the Nottingham University Isle of Man TT zero bike.
Eisenberg, now an ITV4 presenter for the show, Speed Freaks, added to his vast tally of records with four Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) world records. He attained a speed of 194.086mph on an all-electric motorcycle, while peak GPS speed was clocked at 197mph; making it the fastest electric motorbike bike in the world (naked – no fairing).
These records were achieved at the Straightliners ACU/FIM World Speed Records event at Elvington, North Yorkshire. You'll be able to see a short clip of a run on his Instagram account, below.
These records weighed an emotional personal fulfilment for the rider, as his now-late MADMAX Team rider, Daley Mathison, tragically died earlier this year when he attempted a SUperbike race on the Isle of Man course. With the very same e-bike that Mathison rode to the last three podium wins at the Isle of Man TT, his teammate, Eisenberg promised Daley’s wife Natalie Mathison that, as a tribute to the racer, he would help make it the worlds’ fastest e-bike in the world.
Eisenberg said “I have been planning this ACU/FIM record attempt since the Isle of Man TT incident. Daley was a very special rider and member of the MADMAX Team. The record attempts had the full blessing of his wife Natalie. I wore Daley’s special Knee sliders for all the runs and I felt that Daley rode the bike to victory with me. It was my absolute honour to do it in his memory”.
He continued “I can’t explain how happy and emotional this was. The Nottingham University Team of talented PhD students have built and engineered an incredible racing bike under the leadership of Dr Miquel Gimeno-Fabra – they should all be so proud. I hope these records will help to put electric bikes firmly on the map, as the speeds and technology certainly impressed many of the combustion-powered motorbike competitors, especially as the bike was achieving the same top speeds as a Kawasaki H2 – considered the fastest and most powerful production motorbike you can buy today. I feel this is just the beginning of the electric MADness journey for the MADMAX Race team”.