A bicycle that travels as fast as a car? That is exactly what the Raht Racer is capable of. And it looks like a simplified Batmobile to boot, which gives it a look fit for a superhero. Granted, a superhero would rather have an engine to work with. Yet riding around in the Raht Racer will feel like there's horse power to spare.
Created by Rich Kronfeld, the Raht Racer does rely on more than just kinetic energy. Kronfeld says, "You pedal and you go faster. Except the computer is sensing and multiplying the torque, much like a guitar amplifier might do for a guitar. It increases the volume, basically." The result is very impressive. In the Raht Racer, a person can go as fast as a sports car.
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