Seniors from the UW Electrical & Computer Engineering department presented their capstone, the battery management system (BMS) for Washington Superbike’s conversion project, at the 2019 ENGINE Showcase. Congratulations!
At Engineering Discovery Days, Washington Superbike members got the chance to share their hard work with students, teachers, and families in Seattle’s community. The electric motorcycle conversion project was presented hopefully inspiring the next generation of engineers.
To gain familiarity and understanding with electrical vehicle design, Washington Superbike is currently working on converting a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R into an electric motorcycle. Our goal is to replace the powertrain of the Kawasaki with a low power, 3kW electric motor and demonstrate control of the system. Additionally, this motorcycle will serve as a test-bed for continued electronic development and mechanical components of the motorcycle may be swapped with custom designs for validation and testing purposes.
Our first PR event was a success! If you missed us this year make sure to stop by next year at the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics event hosted by the Museum of Flight.