The project aims to innovate and push the limits of high-performance materials in various components of the world’s fastest electric superbike, to improve its performance to break the current land speed record, and exceeding the 250 mph (400 km/h) mark.
The pursuit of electrification in the two-wheeler industry demands even more reliable, safer materials and technologies. The use of Niobium in the mobility industry can result in numerous benefits such as weight reduction and greater energy efficiency, contributing directly to the safety of the vehicles.
“This daring partnership serves as a platform for testing and validating Niobium technologies that we believe could play a significant role in the mobility segment. For this year’s collaboration, we are implementing Niobium-containing brake rotors for improved high temperature performance, several Niobium components in the on-board charger that allow the entire system to be more reliable and efficient, and finally Niobium-containing steel tubing in the swing arm and chassis that allows us to meet the demanding strength and weight requirements of the application,” says Daniel Wright, CBMM engineer and person responsible for the development of the project.
Tachyon Nb will hit the road to exceed the performance of its predecessor model, LS-218, in some of the most iconic “paradises of speed” in the United States. This includes the El Mirage desert and the Bonneville Salt Flats where vehicles with cutting edge technology and the highest -performance are tested to the limit in the race for land speed records since 1948.