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You will find me on or see the latest news on my Facebook page (you don't have to be a Facebook member, just ignore the annoying prompt to log in)!


New website at!

Sun, 06 Sep 2015 05:01:34 +0200

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 . 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 ". Flat out into the future! // Eva

Post #100 - and the last post here!

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 06:13:19 +0200

I am moving to a brand new, fancy website at ! Despite Bill and I have been married since 2009 and lived together since 2008, we have finally moved in under the same domain! You will now find us and the KillaCycle Racing team at . On this brand new, fancy website you can find everything about us, KillaCycle and KillaJoule. You will find the very latest news at our Facebook page (you don't have to be a Facebook member, just ignore the annoying prompt to log in). You will find my blog "Gasoline?! That's so last century!" under "News" - "Blog", or using the direct link . The url will also take you to my new blog. will no longer be updated, but I will keep the blog online as an archive. Welcome! // Eva & Bill

--- SheEmoto Prize Winner 2012 ---

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:32:53 +0200

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."

--- I'm finally an engineer! ---

Fri, 17 May 2013 04:05:18 +0200

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. // Eva

Video tribute to KillaJoule!

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 06:16:38 +0200

Lou Fischer and "" 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. Enjoy! // Eva

Wheels are done!

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:58:48 +0100

Holy mackerel - the 300+ mph wheels for KillaJoule are done! 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 You can see more pictures from the work here: I can't wait to let that rubber hit the salt! P.S. If you want anything machined, of virtually any size - Larson Engineering in Boulder is the place to go!

KillaJoule National Champion again!

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 01:02:15 +0100

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! ;-) // Eva

Corrosion protected bearings from NSK!

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:53:41 +0100

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?


Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:47:42 +0100

The KillaCycle Racing team wishes all our friends, fans, supporters, fellow racers and wonderful volunteer crew a very happy holiday and a really fast 2013! We also welcoming new supporters that want to make 2013 the fastest year ever in the electric motorcycle history! I am re-working the artwork on KillaJoule for next year, and you can get YOUR name on the side of the bike! For a donation of $100 or more, your name will be on the KillaJoule - and it will make the bike FASTER! We are currently upgrading to 300+ MPH land speed tires and a larger battery pack, and shooting for 250+ MPH during next year. There is a great chance that the bike with YOUR name on will be the world's fastest electric motorcycle and the world's fastest sidecar motorcycle of any kind during 2013! Don't miss this chance - go to and get your name on KillaJoule TODAY! Best wishes from Eva & Bill P.S. Make sure to "Like" us on Facebook - that is where you'll get the latest news. Not a Facebook member - no worries! Just ignore the annoying prompt to log in and you can view all information anyway.

--- KillaJoule 191.448 MPH AMA record confirmed! ---

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 07:20:49 +0100

The KillaJoule record from BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at Bonneville is now confirmed by AMA! 191.488 MPH (308.1 km/h) making it the world's fastest electric sidecar motorcycle and the world's 4th fastest electric motorcycle of any kind. The record is the average of two consecutive runs, done the same day and in a specific order (you can't just pick any two runs in the same day). The record qualifier run was only 169.786 MPH, while the backup run was 213.190 MPH. The average of these two runs is the new record of 191.488 MPH. The day after these runs, KillaJoule run 216.504 MPH (348.4 km/h) in the flying kilometer and 214.050 MPH in the flying mile, but it wasn't backed up with another run over 200 MPH, so the record is currently below 200 MPH. KillaJoule is now the world's 4th fastest electric motorcycle of any kind in registered official records, and the world's 2nd fastest in official registered top speeds (meaning there is a time slip from a sanctioned event)! ;-) It is also the world's fastest electric sidecar motorcycle, which is has been for the two years now.