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Stealth Bomber Electric Bike

By: on April 17, 2013
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For a while I thought electricity would be a passing fad like World of Warcraft and John Travolta (twice) but it seems only to be gaining popularity over time. Stealth's Bomber electric bike certainly makes a case for its continued presence in vehicles that would normally require gasoline or manual labor from my legs of steel to function. Well, technically the Bomber still needs my legs (of steel). But only to conspire with its 4.5kW of electrical output to tackle gnarly hill climbs, barrel through backwoods, and generally conquer any type of terrain.

Bomber electric motors can achieve speeds of up to 50 mph in complete silence, with zero emissions. Bikes' pedal power comes courtesy of a 9-speed sequential gearbox controlled by a simple twist of the wrist, and if you ever want to stop riding once you start, progressive 6- or 8-pot hydraulic disc brakes will respond to the request with precise, smooth feedback.

Stealth constructs its one-piece monocoque frames from aircraft certified CrMo alloys that incorporate an adjustable front suspension system with 7 conventional dual crown forks, and a single pivot coil over mono-shock configuration in the rear. Bike charge time is 2 hours.

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Sick in the Head: The 10 Coolest Motorcycle Helmets

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Bandit9 Odyssey Motorcycle

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The TRON Light Cycle

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Motoped Survival Bike

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Universal mounting rack. Three gallons of fuel. In critical times, Motoped's Survival Bike puts escape in the hands of your feet. The military-inspired superhauler has a back rack assembly primed for multiple bolt-on...

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While it sounds like something Batman would be called upon to save the world from, Brunton's Hydrogen Reactor is actually an innocuous, albeit robust, deliverer of power to portable devices. It's a piece of scientific...

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Ever wanted to pop a perpetual wheelie? Well get ready, 'cause RYNO Motors is in production and set for the 2012 US release of two tiers of its self-balancing, single-wheeled, shit-stirring beast of a motorcycle. OK...

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Yamaha NIKEN 3-Wheel Motorcycle

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Is Yamaha's NIKEN a threesome you could go for? The company will formally unveil its 3-wheeled motorcycle on November 6, 2017 at the Yamaha "Pioneers of Emotions" EICMA Press Premiere (you can watch it live at 9pm CET...

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Gunbus 410 - World's Biggest Motorcycle

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NUVIZ HUD for Motorcycle Helmets

$499 from NUVIZ »

If you're not lucky enough to be selected by Skully to beta test their HUD motorcycle helmet, you might consider joining the line to own the NUVIZ take on motorcycle Head-Up Display. The NUVIZ Ride:HUD, a joint venture...

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The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit

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Answer: As a souped-up sick UD Replicas Motorcycle Suit. Question: What is one more way in which the Dark Knight rises? Designed especially for the latest Batman trilogy's epic conclusion, the Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle...

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Hoverbike

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