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Backstage glimpse of the building and racing of the world’s fastest electric motorcycle
University of Denver: “New Goal for the Fastest Woman on Earth”
Very nice interview by University of Denver, my old employer. The awesome video footage is thanks to Lou Fischer/BonnevilleStories.com, Gerry Jenkinson/Vindeo.co.uk, and Brian Leckey/ContentCanning.com.
Official Guinness World Record video
Nicely compiled video by the Guinness Book of World Records. KillaJoule is the world’s “fastest streamlined 3-wheeled electric motorcycle”. The awesome video footage is thanks to Lou Fischer/BonnevilleStories.com, Gerry Jenkinson/Vindeo.co.uk, and Brian Leckey/ContentCanning.com.
Johnnie Walker “Joy will take you further” campaign (2015)
I am delighted to have been included in the 2015-2016 Johnnie Walker “Joy will take you further” global advertisement campaign. I get my greatest satisfaction from building things that has never been built before, and the joy of it is really my main driving force.
The printed advertisement in the Johnnie Walker campaign (TV commercials no longer available):
Record run (2014)
Nice video by Bonneville Stories from Eva’s latest new record at 240.726 mph (387.411 km/h) in August 2014. 2:56 min.
270 mph at Bonneville (2014)
Very nice video by Gerry Jenkinson showing the 270 mph (434 km/h) run in September 2014 as well as background footage, other competitors and the history of electric racing. Well worth 5 minutes of your time!
Peek into the cockpit at 224 mph (2014)
Ever wondered how it is to drive the “KillaJoule” – the world’s fastest electric motorcycle and the world’s fastest sidecar motorcycle? Well, it is surprisingly uneventful.
Take a peek into the cockpit of KillaJoule where Eva Hakansson is driving it at 224 mph (360 km/h). Make sure to not miss the following “action moments”:
01:03 – Eva is closing the visor on her helmet
01:26 – the bike is on the track and Eva’s is pegging the throttle.
02:33 – entering the measured mile at over 220 mph
02:49 – finishing the measured mile and deploying the brake chute
03:54 – talking to the crew on the radio
04:53 – switching over to a handheld radio using another channel that doesn’t go through the repeater in the trailer 10 miles away (Eva can’t reach the built-in radio in the bike to change the channel when she is seated, so bringing another radio was a quick solution).
05:30 – stopping on the return road between the two tracks.
Trying to get the canopy off without scratching the paint (if she just threw the canopy on the ground not worrying about the paint, it would take her less than 10 seconds to exit).
The fire crew comes by to check that everything is OK.
Eva talks at TEDxDU (2010)
The video is a few years old, but Eva’s spirit is still the same.
KillaJoule in the news – with way cool animation! (2014)
We had nothing to do with the production of this news clip, but the animation is scary accurate! If you watch the in-cockpit video above, you will see that even my gloves have the correct color.
(Upper version in English, lower in French)
Eva on ElectroCat racing the KillaCycle (2009)
Eva on ElectroCat in the left lane and the KillaCycle electric dragbike in the right lane. KillaCycle is setting a new record at 7.86 seconds @ 169 mph, while Eva appears to be almost standing still. However, Eva is doing almost 60 mph, illustrating how insanely fast the KillaCycle is (0-60 mph in less than one second!)…
Timelapse: At the KillaJoule headquarters (a.k.a. Eva and Bill’s garage) (2015)
After 2 months in a sea container coming back from the educational tour in New Zealand in December 2014, KillaJoule is in desperate need of some TLC. The humidity in the container combined with the residual salt from Bonneville hiding in every crevice, makes everything that can rust do so. Bill had to drill out one of the _stainless_ steel screws holding on the lower tail skin. Imagine of the screws were not stainless, we would have been drilling them all out…
Timelapse: Installing battery pack (2013)
Timelapse of the installation of the brand new 350 lb (160 kg), 400+ horsepower A123Systems battery that we used during the 2013 racing season, before updating to even more powerful technology in 2014.
Timelapse: Building the KillaJoule battery pack (2013)
Eva shows how “easy” it is to build a 400+ horsepower battery pack for the KillaJoule (that is being installed in the timelapse video above). Only 23 more modules left to be built… (Actual time ~1 hr). Published July 25, 2013.
Streamliner motorcycles at Bonneville (2012)
Great 9 minute video from BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials in 2012 with the four participating sidecar streamliners: our “KillaJoule”, Max Lambky’s “Black Lightning”, Craig “Peg Leg Craig” Anderson’s Hayabusa streamliner, and John Renwick’s “Altometheus II”. (9:19 minutes) On-board video from Eva’s 212.040 mph (341 km/h) world record.
Eva showing the KillaJoule to elementary school kids (2014)
Eva and Bill explain Killajoule to kids from Morningside School at the Mike Cook meet at Bonneville in 2014
Eva & Bill – the story (2013)
In this 12 minute interview, filmed at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials 2013 by Lou Fischer, Bill and Eva tell their story of the love of everything electric – as Eva likes to say “Gasoline is sooooooo last century!”
Bill and Eva are having fun and setting speed records everywhere they go. Their KillaJoule, though still in the early days of development, continues to innovate and break speed records.
Mike Cook’s Shootout / Washout (2013)
Eva Hakansson and Husband Bill explain “KillaJoule”, their electric motorcycle sidecar streamliner which they have brought to Bonneville hoping to improve on the previous year’s first run of 212mph. They intend to run again in 2014 and almost certainly will become the fastest sidecar and the fastest female motorcyclist in the world. Drayson Racing describe their new electric car. BUB 7’s crew and Rocky Robinson (Ack Attack 396mph) come over to talk motorcycles, while others wait on the beach! As Lincoln Steffens said: “I have seen the future and it works”. Eva says “Gasoline is so last Century”.
World’s fastest electric sidecar motorcycle (2012)
More on-board video
212 mph record run (2013)
Onboard footage from the 212.040 mph (341.245 km/h) FIM record on August 27, 2013
241 mph record run (2014)
Eva’s view at 241 mph. Bonneville Salt Flats, August 2014.