Are you an all-terrain bicycle buff? Well, here's a good
one for you and it is called Thunderstruck Jackal. The bike
is a rugged electric cycle that delivers the extreme performance
you desire. And, because the Jackal runs fueled by electric
power, then by all means expect an environment friendly ride.
The Thunderstruck Jackal can achieve speeds of up to 45 miles
per hour with wicked acceleration at the mean weight of 130
pounds. Four 12V 20 Ahs B7B AGM SLA batteries ignite the bike's
48V, 15pkhp, permanent magnet and brush DC motor to give you
the desired cruising speed while a sprocket, #35 chains, and
a 60-72t chain ring are utilized for its transmission.
Moreover, the Jackal facilitates maximum cruise control with
its built-in programmable controller, the AMP Altrax. The
programmable unit allows you to alter the settings to suit
your speed and acceleration preferences, all for a better
Aesthetically, the Jackal sports a pleasing frame. The bike
comes retailed in 3 powder coated colors of gloss black, green
and safety orange that become visible under direct sunlight
to create a shimmering impression. The rudders are definitely
impressive as well with a 7" front wheel travel or a
super strong 20" wheel and 5" at the rear. Front
breaks are located on the right hand side while rear breaks
are located on the left hand side.
Custom Charging ...
The regular charging time for the Jackal's batteries usually
takes 4 hours. However, with a Soneil charger you could complete
90% of charging in just 3 hours. The custom model is now bundled
with a Soneil 3.5A CC charger for silent charging.
A charging upgrade would most likely cost an additional $175,
but this would definitely cut charging time to only 2 hours.
Charging recovery time is at 5 miles per hour, with a 20mph
upgrade available. To extend the useful life of these batteries,
make the first 10-15 cycles short and always recharge your
It would also be highly convenient for you to maintain at
least two of these chargers. Keep one at the office, as you
would most probably have one at home. This way, you got a
ready charger in both locations whenever you find the need
The Jackal currently retails at $3700. Note that a number
of states require a certain speed limit but then again you
can always adjust the Jackal's output power to conform to
the limits prescribed by state laws.
The Jackal was jointly developed by Thunderstruck and Rotator
Recumbent Bicycles, based in Northern California. Thunderstruck
is bent on producing straight forward, quality bicycles that
perform well and are easy to maintain.
Thunderstruck, on the other hand, is a drag racing giant
that retails electric vehicles and components and supplies
EV components to manufacturers and individuals creating their
own electric vehicles. Thunderstruck is also known for the
release of 100% Biodiesel powered cars among other popular
models to its name such as AC Motorcycles, Roadrunner &
Woodpecker, Prima Electric bikes and Big boy toy. Together,
Jackal and Thunderstruck worked at optimizing the Jackal Power
and Drive system that led to the production of the Thunderstruck
Need for Speed and Green ...
Maneuver at lightning speeds with the convergent technologies
of Thunderstruck and Jackal, now achievable in one fine electric
bicycle unit. With Thunderstruck Jackal, experience an exhilarating
ride that won't come at the expense of the environment.