Stealth Hurricane Review

Stealth Hurricane Electric Bike Review
Stealth Hurricane
Stealth Hurricane Rear Hub Motor
Stealth Hurricane Battery Rear Suspension
Stealth Hurricane Lcd Throttle Regen Button
Stealth Hurricane Cycleanalyst Lcd
Stealth Hurricane Front Double Crown Fork
Stealth Hurricane Rear Suspension Coil Over
Stealth Hurricane Front Disc Brake
Stealth Hurricane Seat Rear Fender
Stealth Hurricane Electric Bike Review
Stealth Hurricane
Stealth Hurricane Rear Hub Motor
Stealth Hurricane Battery Rear Suspension
Stealth Hurricane Lcd Throttle Regen Button
Stealth Hurricane Cycleanalyst Lcd
Stealth Hurricane Front Double Crown Fork
Stealth Hurricane Rear Suspension Coil Over
Stealth Hurricane Front Disc Brake
Stealth Hurricane Seat Rear Fender

Summary

  • Technically, this is more of an electric scooter than a bicycle because it has pegs instead of pedals
  • Comes in two flavors that approximate the Stealth Fighter and Bomber with 3,000 watt and 4,500 watt motor options
  • Well balanced frame, upgradable suspension and disc brakes, high performance LiFePo battery technology

Video Review

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Introduction

Make:

Stealth

Model:

Hurricane

Price:

$7,700 (Up to $9,700 Depending on Motor Size)

Body Position:

Forward

Suggested Use:

Trail

Electric Bike Class:

Moped or Motorcycle (Class 4)
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Warranty:

Lifetime Frame, 1 Year Battery and Components

Availability:

United States, Australia

Model Year:

20132014

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

84 lbs (38.1 kg) (105 lbs with 4,500 Watt Motor)

Frame Types:

High-Step

Frame Material:

One Piece Monocoque with Aircraft Certified CrMo Alloy

Frame Colors:

Jet Black, Space Blue, Army Green, Camo Grey, Ultra Orange, Devil Red, Snow White, Bumble Bee

Frame Fork Details:

Dual Crown Long Travel Suspension with Quick Adjust 180 mm Travel (Optional 200 mm Travel Upgrade)

Frame Rear Details:

Single Pivot Coil Over Mono-Shock with Quick Adjust 250 mm Travel

Pedals:

Stationary Foot Pegs

Handlebar:

Low Rise

Brake Details:

Magura MT2 Hydraulic Disc with 203 mm Rotors (Optional MT4 or MT8 Upgrade)

Saddle:

Extended Freestyle Motocross Style, Padded

Tire Brand:

Duro Razorback All-Condition Studded for Trail Use, Crazy Bob for Road Use

Wheel Sizes:

24 in (60.96cm)

Accessories:

Extended Seat Doubles as Rear Fender

Other:

Thru Axles, Removable Battery, Noise at 50 mph is 65 dB

Electronic Details

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Gearless Direct Drive Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

3000 watts

Motor Peak Output:

3500 watts (Optional 4,500 Watt for $2,000 Extra)

Battery Voltage:

72 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

20 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

1440 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium Phosphate

Charge Time:

4 hours (Fast Charger Capable of Using 110 or 120 Volt Power Source)

Estimated Min Range:

30 miles (48 km)

Estimated Max Range:

50 miles (80 km)

Display Type:

Backlit Grayscale LCD by Cycle Analyst

Readouts:

Speed, Odometer, Battery Level, Voltage, Wattage

Display Accessories:

Motor Brake Regen Button on Left Bar

Drive Mode:

Twist Throttle

Top Speed:

50 mph (80 kph) (Up to 32 mph with 3,000 Watt Motor)

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Written Review

The Stealth Hurricane has no pedals, just pegs like you’d find on a motocross bike. In this sense, it might not fit perfectly here amongst the other electric bicycles with pedal assist modes and smaller 350 watt motors. This thing is really meant for fast, powerful rides… competitions and jumps. But hey, it’s electric and its two siblings (the Fighter and Bomber) do have pedals so I wanted to include it here and point out the differences.

The frame, shocks, wheels and overall construction of the Hurrican resembles the Stealth Bomber most closely. This is because it comes standard with the larger 1.5 kilowatt-hour battery pack. We’re talking about 72 volts of power with 20 amp hours of capacity. It’s huge, and it’s responsible for making this bike weigh a lot (between 84 or 105 pounds depending on the motor you pick). The cells are made with Lithium Iron Phosphate chemistry which is known for being stable and long lasting. Considering the high rate of charge (just 4 hours from empty) and drain (about two hours ride time) this pack can endure, it’s nice to have stable chemistry and that goes double if you take a spill. The only downside is the weight, the energy density of LiFePo is less than other types of Lithium-ion and thus, more cells to reach equivalent capacity.

The front fork, brakes and tires are all upgradable or customizable on this bike, as with the other Stealth models, but the big choice is really which motor to get. There’s the smaller 3,000 watt motor (used on the Stealth Fighter) or the higher end 4,500 watt motor (used on the Stealth Bomber). Again, this bike is basically setup to approximate either of those two bikes with the exception that it always has the larger battery pack. So if you get the smaller motor (can’t believe I’m calling 3,000 watts small) then your top speed will be 32 miles per hour vs. 50 with the higher end motor. They both offer regeneration mode, are relatively quiet (65 decibels at top speed), and live in the rear hub.

The Hurricane is really an interesting creation. The closest competitor I can think of is the ZERO electric motorcycle that comes street ready with turn signals, lights and a more professional dash. The ZERO is however, much heavier weighing between 250 and 450 depending on the model (the FX is the lightest and most comparable to the Hurricane here). I would guess that the Hurricane is more durable in terms of off road riding and taking jumps but I can’t really say… All I know is that Dustin (the guy who let me test ride a bunch of Stealth ebikes in Arizona) is pretty daring when it comes to jumping and off road riding and his bike was still holding up.

So how would you use the Stealth Hurricane? I guess any way you’d uses a motocross bike or a dual sport. The big benefits of any electric bike/motorcycle are the reduced noise, inexpensive fuel and high torque. The downsides of course are limited range and high cost. The Hurricane comes in several different colors, is moddable (fairly simple to work on and upgrade) and light weight. You get a solid warranty and the feel of a very nimble motocross bike with some pretty impressive power and speed. I’d love to have something like this if I lived out in the country or near a dirt track. If you’re concerned about the ~35 mile range (and willing to pedal to get home) or don’t mind off-center footing then consider one of the other Stealth electric bikes.

Pros:

  • Super powerful and well balanced with batteries mounted inside the mid-frame area
  • Stable and reliable Lithium Iron Phosphate battery technology will last well
  • Full suspension for comfortable off road riding and jumping
  • Uses Cycle Analyst LCD computer system with lots of options and readouts
  • Regeneration button helps to recharge the bike and slow it down without wearing out the brake pads
  • Offered in a wide range of colors including black, blue, green, grey, orange, red, white and yellow
  • Stock pegs are solid, grippy and positioned well on the bike
  • Hydraulic disc brakes provide great stopping power with very little effort and hand fatigue
  • The suspension and brakes can be upgraded, optional lighting system and two choices of tires (studded or slick)
  • Cockpit is clean and handle bars are easy to grip when riding in rough conditions, gears are shifted using a mid-bottom bracket heel switch
  • Solid lifetime warranty on the frame and rear suspension, one year on battery and other components

Cons:

  • Heavier than normal electric bikes at 84 to 105 pounds making it harder to transport and maneuver
  • No pedals here, so if you do run out of juice you’ll be walking it home
  • While battery is removable, it requires tools and is really built to stay in the bike
  • More expensive than other ebikes but less expensive than similar electric motorcycles

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Comments (6) YouTube Comments

ben balban
4 years ago

Stealth Fighter, Stealth Hurricane love the look of the bike and the 30 to 50 miles range is good a bit Heavy but not available in Euro. I live in Spain are they going to sold in the euro. Easy Motion Neo 650B Jumper and the Easy Motion Neo Jumper so good had a go on both love them I’ll buy one the if the stealth is not going to be sold in the euro thank you one more person to add the Electric Bike.

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Court Rye
4 years ago

Hi Ben, yeah! The Stealth bikes are very cool but definitely heavy and expensive. I think the higher power makes them less common, especially in Europe. The Easy Motion Neo ebikes are very good and more widely available. I hope you enjoy whichever bike you get! Ride safe.

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daniel thatcher
4 years ago

Can I buy the stealth bomber or hurricane 4500w motor battery swing arm and wheel please

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Court Rye
4 years ago

Hi Daniel, I’m not actually a shop and do not sell the Stealth electric bikes so unfortunately I cannot answer this for you directly. I think your best bet would be to visit their official website here and then maybe reach out with their contact form. Good luck!

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henrik
3 years ago

hi i was wondering if you know how to make it street legal

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Court Rye
3 years ago

Hi Henrik! The laws are different in each state and I’m afraid that even if you were to satisfy them perfectly you might be harassed by law enforcement that isn’t up to speed and would perceive this as a motorcycle or moped (which it is technically). The laws for most states are motor size <= 750 watts and top speed unassisted of 20 mph. The Hurricane doesn't have pedals which really sets it apart from the other Stealth electric bikes, you can't move it without battery power and for a lot of people that makes it "not" a bicycle...

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