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Stealth’s John Karabalis And Darin Brin Interview


American Outdoors posted a video interview with Sealth Electric Bikes founder John Karabalis and Stealth USA’s director, Darin Brin. This is the only in-person interview with either of these guys I have come across which made it interesting to watch. Also, some very interesting points were made…

1) Stealth Electric Bikes are neither mountain bikes or motorcycles in John and Darin’s eyes. Stealth two wheelers are “creating it’s own class of bike”.

2) When riding downhill, the added weight of the hub motor in the rear wheel gives increased traction and stability when compared to a downhill bicycle.

3) Stealth Electric Bikes are hand made and assembled in Australia under John Karabalis’s supervision. There are no plans to change this or switch to mass production methods.

More Stealth Hurricane Pictures

stealth hurricane ebike at interbike 2011

Stealth Hurricane - Image credit: LYEN

LYEN out on our favorite ebike forum, Endless-sphere posted up some great pics of the new Stealth Hurricane electric motorcycle. …guess it’s safe to call it that. You know, it has foot pegs after all.

Check out the ES thread for more pics of ebikes from Interbike 2011.

There are also some good Hanebrink and Ego-Kits pictures and test ride video to be viewed.

Stealth Electric… Motorcycle?

A picture from Interbike just poped up on Stealth USA’s Facebook page showing a Stealth Electric Bicycle with no cranks arms and an MX style seat / subframe. The green bike on the far left.

My hunch is this bike might be a product of discussion with law enforcement or military who were not interested in pedaling. I’ll keep digging, more when I get it.

New Stealth Hurricane Coming To Interbike

2011 Stealth Hurricane

Stealth Electric Bikes just put out a press release saying a new model is ready for unveiling at Interbike 2011. The numbers… 5000 Watt peak power (Bomber is 4500 Watt) and 50 MPH for the “competition” model. No specs were mentioned for the non-competition model.

The 3000 Watt Stealth Fighter and the Bomber get more performance upgrade options and new colors.

See the press release below…

Stealth Electric Bikes to Unveil Hurricane at Interbike 2011 Las Vegas

Stealth Electric Bikes USA will be unveiling both models of the new Hurricane Stealth Electric Bike at Interbike International Bicycle Expo 2011 in Las Vegas.

The unveiling of the Hurricane is sure to be a monumental event that will be talked about for months to come.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 08, 2011

The line of bikes by Stealth Electric Bikes USA has quickly become legendary with military, state and local law enforcement and extreme sport bike enthusiasts as the world’s most powerful hybrid electric bikes.

The 2011 Interbike Product Showcase currently features the Stealth Bomber and Fighter hybrid electric bikes. During the live event, Stealth Electric Bikes USA will unveil the Hurricane.

The new and lighter Hurricane bike series is available in 2 models with competition-mode peak power topping out at 5,000 Watts and a top performance speed of up to 50 MPH while still humming at a quite 65 DB.

The Hurricane features a direct drive brushless DC hub motor that transmits precise, tractable power to the ground in almost any condition.

The Hurricane as well as the Bomber and Fighter will also be available in new colors, including Camo Grey, Army Green, Space Blue, Jet Black, and Bumble Bee. All Stealth Electric Bikes likewise have new features and options available for high performance suspension, hydraulic brakes, and spare batteries.

Darin Brin, Director at Stealth Electric Bikes USA said “We are excited to be involved with Interbike this year, especially since Stealth Electric Bikes has been chosen to be an Interbike featured product. The unveiling of the Hurricane is sure to be a monumental event that will be talked about for months to come.”

Stealth Electric Bikes will be at booth 28103 of the Interbike International Bicylce Expo on September 14th through the 16th. For more information about Stealth Electric Bikes or to arrange a meeting at Interbike, please call 480-455-2578.

About Stealth Electric Bikes USA
Stealth Electric Bikes USA is based in Phoenix, AZ and can be found online at: http://stealthelectricbikesusa.com

Stealth Electric Bikes USA has recently set up new distributors and dealers in Australia, USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Mexico, Columbia, and in Asia. For more information about distributing in your area, please contact Stealth Electric Bikes at 480-455-2578.

Why eBikes Are Cool Part 1 – Power Wheelies

Stealth bike wheeling puddle

Anyone who has mountain biked for long enough knows that when you encounter a puddle you should ride through the middle instead of going around the edge. This prevents widening of the trail. Electric mountian bikes like the Stealth Bomber make this easy and fun. Simply rock back and give it some throttle. Well yeah, you’ll need some practice. BTW, looks like these bikes are at least fairly water proof.

The screen shot above is from optibiker’s video stream. Check out the full video stream below. The puddle wheelie is at the end.

Check out Why eBikes Are Cool Part 2 – Hill Climbs.

Stealth Bikes Looks To Military Sales


The verdict is not out on whether the average US citizen is ready for electric bicycles. However, for government agencies, including the military and police, electric drive bicycles are a great option that bring new abilities to the table.

Stealth Electric Bikes is concentrating on getting a piece of the action. See press release below.

How does an electric bike run on a 10,000 foot mountain pass? Same as on a sea level boardwalk. No carb or FI tweeks needed. Much less concern for a riders oxygen levels needed to pedal the bike. No fuel tank for the enemy to shoot at.

But more importantly, the US governement is forcing the military to get off fuel. See the video below for more information.

Video after the break. Click below…

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Stealth Fighter Now In Color

Dark Blue Stealth Fighter

Apparently being quiet and blending in are not on the agenda for some electric bicycle riders. Feedback from the action sports crowd told Stealth Electric Bikes USA Matt black paint does not do for them.

So yesterday, Stealth Electric Bikes USA unveiled 4 new color schemes for the North American market. The colors and graphics give the customers a few great options to choose from. Have a look at the gallery below to see the new color schemes.

Stealth To Run Pikes Peak Hill Climb 2011

Buried toward the bottom of the press release Stealth also mentioned they will be sending riders to the Pikes Peak Hill climb at the end of June. I’m sure Chip Yates and his battery powered monster of an electric superbike will be glad to hear they will have some like minded folks in attendance.

Stealth USA also mentioned they are still looking for new dealers and drop ship dealers.

See the full press release below…

Stealth Electric Bikes Brings Extreme Colors to its Extreme Sport Bikes

Snow White, Space Blue, Devils Red and Bumble Bee are just a few of the new colors and options available for the light weight and yet powerful bike known as The Fighter by Stealth Electric Bikes USA.

Scottsdale, AZ ( ) May 2, 2011. Stealth Electric Bikes USA is please to announce the new line of features, upgrades and paint and decal options available for The Fighter, by Stealth Electric Bikes USA and Stealth Electric Bikes Canada.

Extreme Sports enthusiasts and Adventure Racing Mountain Bikers have asked for a variety of upgrades and options for The Fighter, a 90lb electric bike that can exceed 31mph while in competition mode.

Space Blue, Snow White, Devils Red and Bumble Bee are available as new options, and especially practical since the bike is also being used and available to be used by law enforcement, emergency first responders, and other public servants as a light weight, fast, and cost efficient way to provide emergency services.

“We’ve gotten a great deal of interest from a variety of civic safety groups who have been looking to customize our bikes to better represent their services. However, our downhill mountain bikers and extreme sports lovers are just as jazzed about these new colors too. This, along with the ability to apply decals, and customize a few other options, gives our riders a better feel of personalization about their new favorite high speed ride,” said Darin Brin, Director.

Stealth Electric Bikes USA and Stealth Electric Bikes Canada are currently accepting applications for authorized retailers and drop ship dealers throughout the U.S. & Canada. Dealerships are accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis on acceptance and the inventory availability.

Stealth Electric Bikes can also be purchased directly from the appropriate retail websites at:http://stealthelectricbikesusa.com and http://stealthelectricbikescanada.com.

About Stealth Electric Bikes USA
Stealth Electric Bikes USA is based in Phoenix, AZ and can be found online at: http://stealthelectricbikesusa.com

Stealth Electric Bikes USA will be sending riders from the U.S. & Australia to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in June and plans on sending riders to the Interbike conference in Las Vegas, September 14th through 16th.

-> Check out Doped Bikes past articles on Stealth Electric Bikes.

Stealth Fighter Gets More Power

2011 Stealth Fighter in white

Stealth announced a slight change of course for the next iteration of the Stealth Fighter. Power is up 27% to 3 kW and the weight of the bike remains unchanged at 77.2 lbs. It seems Stealth has chosen to make the bike more powerful instead of lighter as they had planned. I will try to find more information on why but it’s hard to argue that more power is a bad idea for a bike like this.

Check out my earlier coverage of the Stealth lineup for more information.

They also posted a picture of the new US bound Fighter in white.  The white paint and angle of the shot makes details of the motorcycle-inspired chain tensioner easy to see. The cable routing for the rear hub motor running under the swingarm uses mountain bike inspired zip tie mounts.

Of all the electric two wheeled products on the market Stealth seams to have nailed it. They have found and exploited an electric drive niche between motorcycle and bicycle that lets 2 wheeled junkies enter a new world of riding. Money is tight for many these days and most of us want more than an “upgrade” to justify spend.

A visit to the Stealth Facebook page backs me up. Zoran Bogunovic, a new Stealth Bomber owner who has very similar riding background to me posted

I’ve been riding push bikes since is was 5 years old and have been riding motorcycles for well over 10 years now. I took delivery of my Stealth Bomber on Friday and man, this is something else! This thing is rock solid – even when off road and speed! In two days I’ve knocked out over 170kms. The onboard computer gives me all the information I need to know at a glance when I’m cruising along. With the price of fuel and public transport going up (as well as our population on trains) making this machine my daily ride is a no brainer. Thank you very much!

Stealth promises a brand new riding experience that is better aligned with today’s economic and environmental concerns than any powered 2 wheeler before it. And on top of that damn, it looks good.

UPDATE: The with Fighter is going to Stealth USA’s Darin Brin.

Source: Stealth Electric Bikes

Stealth Fighter Gets Lighter

Stealth Electric Bikes recently posted pics of the latest iteration of their Stealth Fighter model. The part of the frame connecting to the seat tube appears have some metal cut out of it most likely for weight loss. After comments are flying on Facebook wondering if this is Fighter 2.0, Stealth posted on Facebook…

The frame is lighter, stiffer and a lot smaller than before, bringing the bike closer to having that mtb feel about it.

In addition to the power increases, the Stealth Fighter has been on a serious weight loss program. In May 09 the bikes weight was 112 pounds and the current weight is 90 pounds. No word on the weight of the latest version. Stealth also recently announced lifetime warranties on the frame.

The Stealth Fighter is the 2.2 kW little brother to 4.5 kW the Stealth Bomber.

For a off the shelf ebike it is tough to beat the Stealth Electric Bikes offerings. Check out the Stealth Electric Bikes owners thread at Endless-Sphere for more information.

Click the break for more pictures and videos of the Stealth eBikes in action.

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