Stealth Electric Bikes has partnered with four-time Australian Off-Road Championship winner Toby Price (“Pricey”) in a move which further cements the company’s name in the professional action sports arena.
Pricey recently took delivery of Stealth’s B-52 Bomber, which will share trail riding duties with a Factory KTM racer, the outcome of his recent signing with the Red Bull Factory KTM team.
Having landed a podium finish at the 2015 Dakar Rally and wins at the Finke and Hattah Desert Races, Pricey’s proven ability to manhandle two-wheeled rockets will prove a worthy test for the robust Stealth range, which is widely regarded for its handcrafted build quality.
“At an event as gruelling as The Dakar, most competitors are lucky to even finish,” said Pricey, who has his sights firmly set on the top step of the podium for the 2016 event.
KTM has dominated The Dakar’s motorcycle class in recent years, meaning Pricey’s signing is timely.
And the B-52 is a welcome addition to his training regime, with the option of pedal power making room for a solid cardio workout, all whilst keeping his technical skills dialled-in.
“People will lose their mind riding these things,” Pricey said, following his first test ride of Stealth’s finest.
Fitness is critical to success in The Dakar, with many riders retiring from sheer exhaustion, rather than mechanical failure (which is also common), as some stages see them covering upward of 800km in a day.
“In the coming years, it’s not unreasonable to expect that hardcore electric bikes will make their way into The Dakar line-up,” said Stealth’s CEO John Karambalis, adding that the ongoing advancements in battery technology will start to firmly bridge the gap between e-bikes and their petrol-powered nemeses.
“You only need to look at the Le Mans 24-Hour race, where hybrid and pure-electric technology is really starting to make its mark – and bikes are next, so we’re adamant about remaining at the forefront of the industry.”
Stealth Electric Bikes encourages riders to experience the future in hybrid electric bike technology, with the Stealth B-52 Bomber, F-37 Fighter, and H-52 Hurricane available for test ride via our global distribution partners. Contact us today to find your nearest dealer.