Christchurch is gearing up for a knockout shock as three living legends of electric motorsport prepare to descend on the city on Saturday, November 29.
High-velocity stalwarts Eva Håkansson, Bill Dube and Kevin Clemens will have their record-breaking electric vehicles on display at the Chapman Castle event in Tai Tapu, which kicks off at 3pm.
Needing little introduction, Håkansson’s electric motorcycle “Killajoule” is currently the fastest of its kind in the world, having topped out at 434km/h, and it will be joined on display by Dube’s “Killacycle”, which holds its own record for the fastest accelerating electric motorcycle.
Minnesota-based Clemens rounds out the record-making trio, holding some 11 world, US national and US east coast land speed records set on electric motorcycles engineered in his own workshop.
Stealth Electric Bikes will be joining these and other big names alongside the B-52 Bomber and F-37 Fighter on show at their stand, which will be located in the “Plug-In” display zone.
Renowned FMX rider Luke Smith will be leading the parade and spectators will have a good chance of seeing him show off his B-52 Bomber on the ramps.
For the many aspiring Stealth pilots in New Zealand, the event will be a great opportunity to inspect the Stealth bikes up close, as well as discuss upcoming test ride opportunities.
Obvious advocates of electric-powered transport, Stealth Electric Bikes encourages its New Zealand fans to attend the event and listen to the inspirational stories of the guest speakers.
With Killajoule proven to reach a maximum speed more than five times faster than Stealth’s own rocketship, the B-52 Bomber, Håkansson is sure to have some memorable tales to tell.
The event is a fundraiser promoted by EVolicity, an initiative of the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV), which aims to further the EV cause in New Zealand. Any profits from the Chapman Castle event will go toward the enhancement of EVolocity’s 2015 promotional programme.
Tickets for the event are $150 (NZ) per person and can be purchased online from EVolocity.