The B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic strategic bomber, which has been used by the US Air Force since the fifties. It is widely regarded for its robust construction and long-term dominance. And – you guessed it – Stealth’s own B-52 e-bike is named in its honour, just like its stablemates, the F-37 and H-52, which also carry the names of current and future high-tech aircraft.
And, this week, we can announce that Stealth’s founding model names – Bomber, Fighter and Hurricane – have been officially retired, with the simplified model designations, B-52, F-37 and H-52, now leading Stealth’s formation.
“We believe the simplified model codes are sharper and more memorable, and through their association with some of the world’s most advanced aeronautical engineering, they usher in the next generation of Stealth Electric Bikes’ technological prowess,” said Stealth’s CEO John Karambalis.
The Bomber was the electric bike that sealed Stealth’s global reputation. It combined the resilience of the B-52 Stratofortress, with the precise and tactile handling of the famous F-16 Fighting Falcon. It was a fusion of seemingly impossible proportions and customers worldwide rapidly found their way into Stealth’s swelling order book, eager to experience owning the Bomber firsthand. Many have now upgraded to a B-52, or even paired their early Bomber with a lightweight F-37.
Today, the B-52 has taken the Stealth legacy further, offering 5.2kW of power and a suite of high-end componentry, which ensures both low weight and unparalleled durability.
Partnered with the F-37, which is named after the F/A-37 Talon concept, and the H-52, named in honour of the French floatplane fighter aircraft, today’s Stealth arsenal is one that frequently defies gravity on some of the planet’s most demanding terrain.
“It’s no secret that everyone at the Stealth factory is a huge fan of technology – whether with wheels or wings, it doesn’t matter – so you can imagine it didn’t take us long to identify some famous aircraft whose model codes match our bikes’ outputs in kilowatts,” added Karambalis.
“It was a bit of fun initially, but now it’s really stuck, and we’re finding many of our customers – who are often tech-heads themselves – are really aligning with the concept,” said Stealth’s sales manager Theresa Mischkulnig.
In rolling out the updated names, Stealth has left room for customers to get their orders in before Christmas, meaning new riders can prepare their flight plans for Christmas Day.
“For orders that arrive this month, we’ll make every effort to ensure delivery by Christmas,” said Mischkulnig, who also reiterated that every bike is still hand-built in the company’s Melbourne headquarters, ensuring quality control is always front-and-centre.
Whether you’re an Air Force aficionado, an aerospace engineer, or just a mountain biker looking for an overdose of adrenaline, there is a model in the Stealth range that has your flight path covered. You’re best to contact us today and book your tickets.
Stealth Electric Bikes encourages riders to experience the future in hybrid electric bike technology, with the Stealth B-52, F-37, and H-52 available for test ride via our global distribution partners. Contact us today to find your nearest dealer.