While Yates himself does most of the fabrication work on the electric superbike, all these electronics require some skilled engineers to manage. Ben Ingram, our chief engineer, is an MIT graduate who has experience writing control algorithms for Boeing’s unmanned helicopter. He’s the one principally responsible for our rider software, race-finishing software, KERS control software, traction control, wheelie control—all that has been written from scratch by him. Robert Ussery, he’s an electrical engineer from Georgia Tech. He’s currently still working on the Boeing A160 unmanned helicopter. He’s done all the wiring, all the electrical schematics, a lot of the battery pack. He does the entire wiring for the charging system, and he personally charges the batteries. Neither are motorcyclists, but Yates met them through connections at Boeing, where he worked for three years as a licensing executive. The third person heavily involved is Jimmy Summers, Yates’ crew chief that looks after the chassis and suspension. Additional technical support comes from Ohlins, Motec, UQM and the battery supplier, who are all getting more involved in the project as Yates makes progress, provides feedback and can help develop the systems.