Video: Eight land speed records in one week

An electric superbike ridden by racer Chip Yates amazingly took eight world land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah last week.

Riding the electric bike, Yates hit 200.7 mph to take four officially recognised FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) world records and four AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) national speed records.
The record breaking session wasn't without its share of hiccups though: the bike's chain broke at 173mph; high wind stopped play for half a day; the lithium-ion battery wouldn't charge properly; and Chip whacked a mile marker at 150mph, smashing his helmet and windscreen.

But in the end the 258bhp electric bike produced an astonishing 200mph run to become officially recognised as the fastest electric bike on the planet.

So what better time for bike and rider to retire? Yep, both Yates and his bike have decided to ride off into the sunset while they're on top, thus avoiding making the mistake Apollo Creed did in Rocky IV - what was he thinking?

Here's the highlight reel:
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