The team's most successful competition showing

After two years at Pike’s Peak, Buckeye Current decided to return once again, set on dominating the competition. RW-3x2 satisfied those desires with the most successful competitive showing in the team’s history.  

RW-3x solved many of the major limiting factors in the original RW-3 bike. At the race in 2016, RW-3x proved to the team that their changes were successful and improvements for the next year would not be the same as previous. Small redesigns lowered weight, a new datalogging system provided more information, and an updated battery pack with in house balancing provided the power needed. The biggest change in the bike however, was the new inverter. RW-3x2 used the RMS PM150-DZR, a major upgrade from the previous inverter from 2012, allowing for much greater power output than before.  

Finally, on race day, the bike proved its value. The rider, Rob Barber, had 258 horsepower under his command allowing him to beat much of the gas competition. The result was a 1st place finish in the electric modified class, and a placing of 11th overall. Cementing the bike’s place in Buckeye Current history. 

Peak Pack Current

Horsepower Achieved

Pack Energy

Frame Honda CBR1000RR, Aluminum , Twin Spar
Swingarm Honda CBR1000RR, Aluminum
Pack Subframe Aluminum Tubing Weldment Bridge, Plate Shelves, Round Stabilizers, and CNC Mounts
Motor Mount Custom CNC Aluminum Mounts
Rear Subframe Modified CBR1000RR Rear
Vehicle Weight 228 kg
Front Suspension 58mm Marzocchi Forks, Custom Triple Tree with Adjustable Offset
Rear Suspension Nitron R3 Race
Front and Rear Tire Metzeler Racetec RR 120/55R17-K1 and 200/55R17-K2

Manufacturer Enstroj
Model EMRAX 268MV
Peak Power 200 kW
Continuous Power 75 kW
Peak Torque 500 Nm
Continuous Torque 250 Nm
Weight 20.3 kg
Motor Controller:
Manufacturer Rinehart Motion
Model PM150-DZR
Max Voltage 800VDC
Max Current 400 ARMS
Peak Power 300 kW
Continuous Power 113 kW
Weight 6.3 kg
Battery Pack:
Weight 70 kg
Peak Pack Current 840 A
Peak Pack Voltage 480 V
Pack Energy 7.7 kWh
Cell Chemistry LFP/graphite


Battery Management System designed in-house
Control System:
Bosch DDU9
System controlled using a custom Magic CAN Node (MCN)

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