Highland Resident Improves On Electric Motorcycle
Monterey, VA – Monterey attorney Brian Richardson is taking his battery powered motorcycle to the next level. After a very successful year that saw his motorcycle featured in the Bath-Highland Recorder, Richmond Times Dispatch, the UVA campus newspaper and Caf Racer magazine, Brian is joining with engineers at Virginia Tech to put a new version of his electric motorcycle on the road. Last year’s model clocked speeds over 100 miles per hour on a track in Ohio and this year’s model promises to do even better.
In addition to the technological challenges of putting a competitive bike on the road, entry fees and expenses can run into the thousands of dollars. Brian is excited that some companies are stepping up to sponsor his motorcycle. Members of the local community have also contributed their skills to the project.
Brian plans to take his motorcycle to the first American Grand Prix race for electric motorcycles in California in May. Another exciting development for the Richardson racing team is that a Discovery channel film crew is scheduled to be in Blue Grass next week to film Brian and his motorcycle for a television feature that will be aired later this year.