Published on May 14th, 2009 | by Jerry James Stone
Man Builds World's First Fully Solar-Powered Motorcycle
Richard Gryzch has built what he claims is the world’s first fully sun-powered electric motorbike.
A project that has taken him more than two years. In fact, to finance building the bike Cryzch sold his other motorbikes and even a house.
He calls the bike a Solar Flyer. A name inspired by those Radio Flyer wagons.
“Everyone told me I was crazy for doing it,” he said. “But I’m riding it and it works. And it could change everything. No gas, just hit the throttle and go,” he boasted.
Details about the bike are scarce, but it travels up to 50 miles on a full charge and has a top speed of 90 mph.
“People look at me at the stop light and just say, ‘What is that?” Gryzch said. “I just shrug my shoulders and tell them, ‘it’s solar powered.”‘
Still, Gryzch plans to outdo himself. He hopes to hit a travel range of 300 miles. I hope he does too!