Blog - in EnglishPosted by Eva Håkansson 06 Sep, 2015 05:01:34 With the great success of my electric streamliner the "KillaJoule" (top speed so far is 270 mph (434 km/h)), I decided that it was time for a place dedicated to me and KillaJoule. You will find my new website at www.EvaHakanssonRacing.com.
Don't miss my whole story under "About", new fancy photos under "Gallery", all the technical specs under "KillaJoule" and a selection of the best videos under "Videos".
Blog - in EnglishPosted by Eva Håkansson 25 Jun, 2013 04:32:53 I was awarded the SheEmoto Prize for at Female Rider of the Year at BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at Bonneville last year. The engraved beautiful glass trophy arrived during the winter, but last week was the first time I got a chance to have a picture taken with the trophy and the assembled KillaJoule.
From Erin Hunter, Hunter-Sills Racing:
Here is our 2012 SheEmoto Award winner, Eva Håkansson. Check her out:
"Born in Sweden, motorcycle racing is in Eva's blood. With the help of her father, Sven, Eva built Sweden's first street-legal electric motorcycle ElectroCat. ElectroCat was the first electric motorcycle to conquer the legendary Pike's Peak Hill Climb in 2010. Now teamed up with her USA husband, Bill Dube', owner and designer of the record-holding KillaCycle electric dragbike, they have set their sights on land speed racing. Their latest project is the electric streamliner sidecar motorcycle KillaJoule that reached 216 MPH last year and holds the world record in its class. The goal this year is to break 225 MPH and be the world’s fastest sidecar of any kind. The 19 ft. and 400 horsepower bike is piloted by Eva herself."
Blog - in EnglishPosted by Eva Håkansson 17 May, 2013 04:05:18 The day has finally arrived - I am now officially an engineer. I just passed my defense of my Master's thesis in Mechanical Engineering at University of Denver!
The thesis covers galvanic corrosion of high voltage transmission line conductors and have absolutely nothing to do with electric vehicles (except that galvanic corrosion actually works as a battery... and that my graduate stipend pays for a substantial fraction of the racing program... ;- )
I forgot to have a photo taken, so Bonnie got to pose with the little hat from the celebration cake instead.
Blog - in EnglishPosted by Eva Håkansson 25 Apr, 2013 06:16:38 Lou Fischer and "Bonnevillestories.com" just posted this very nice video
of KillaJoule from last year's Bonneville race. Make sure to have sound
on when you watch it and enjoy the music by Drew Gatewood.
Custom front and rear hubs, and four rims for Goodyear Eagle Land Speed tires are finally done! (Two front and two rear rims, to get a full spare set). Rick Larson at Larson Engineering in Boulder is my hero. He has put in at least 50 hours of sponsored time in this project, and he has let me hang out and help in the shop about 20 of those hours.
Next step is to have all the hubs and rims treated with "Irridite" which is a corrosion resistant coating for aluminum. This will prevent the Bonneville salt from turning the rims into white powder...
After that, Woody's Wheel Works will mount the tires and balance the wheels. Then I only have about a hundred other things to fix on the bike before we are ready to go racing.... :-D
Blog - in EnglishPosted by Eva Håkansson 03 Mar, 2013 01:02:15 The National Champion medallion 2012 from AMA just arrived in the mail. Since KillaJoule is alone in its class (Electric Sidecar Streamliner motorcycles over 300 kg), it wasn't a big surprise that it is the national champion... However, 216.504 MPH (348 km/h) registered top speed an an official record of 191.488 MPH (308 km/h) is nothing to be ashamed off.
Above is my co-pilot Bonnie S. Flats with all the trophies that KillaJoule received during 2012: - Many thanks to Erin Hunter and SheEmoto for the beautiful glass trophy for the "Female Rider of the Year" at BUB at Bonneville. In addition to the trophy I received $1000 that of course will be used to make KillaJoule even faster! - Many thanks to Bakker Motorsports for $500 and the "Fastest Sidecar" Award at BUB. - Thanks AMA for the medallion and placard. - Thanks to N.N.S.C. of Maine for the trophies for "Best in Show" and "Longest Distance" Awards at Loring land speed event.
The collection is still missing one of those red "200 MPH" hats that you get when you set a record over 200 mph. Let's plan on that for 2013! ;-)
Blog - in EnglishPosted by Eva Håkansson 18 Jan, 2013 04:53:41 Santa keeps coming to KillaJoule - a package of sponsored bearings from NSK arrived today! :-D
These bearings are going in the 300+ MPH new land speed wheels that are being machined by Larson Engineering in Boulder right now. The bearings from NSK are not any old bearings - they are sealed high speed bearings. More important than anything else at Bonneville is to keep the salt out of the bearings. The salt will quickly destroy the bearings and the consequences can be disastrous. The NSK bearings combine high quality and high speed with corrosion resistance. Can it get any better?