What is Shandoka?

Shandoka is a Charlotte-built startup company building electric motorcycle retrofit systems for global users, including large bikes and mid-power customs in the USA, all the way to systems for African motorcycle taxi drivers. After stealth growth in the Charlotte startup and business community, they are launching their new cruiser electric motorcycle next week. Read more about the Shandoka Cycles – Electric Motorcycle System Debut & Launch Party.


Blackbox Theater 421 East Sugar Creek Road Charlotte, NC 28213.

Long-term, Charlotte residents might remember it as the Tryon Mall Movie Theater, at the base of the new bridge on Sugar Creek over the Light Rail.

Date & Time: Nov 6th, 2022, 2:30-7:30. Eventbrite ticket information is below.

Electric Motorcycle System Debut & Launch Party

What if you could ride a simple, classic motorcycle without the hassle of oil changes, tune-ups, or broken parts? Is it possible for that old moto you see on the marketplace to run again on batteries? Charlotte startup Shandoka Cycles has developed solutions to convert existing motorcycles from gas to electric – and you’re invited to their Brand Launch and System Debut Party!

Sunday, just a few hours after you realize you forgot to change the clock on your microwave, you can join founder Ernest Eich at the Blackbox Theater in Charlotte for the debut of their electric motorcycle retrofit systems. And stick around to help celebrate the awarding of a US Utility Patent for the founder’s structural adapter design.

You’ll find motorcycles from the country roads and highways of the USA to the most forgotten roads in Africa. As we seek to decarbonize transportation – what will happen to motorcycles? With the Shandoka system, old bikes can live on with electric power. Join the movement toward sustainable transportation solutions for motorcycles!


Doors open at 2:30, and the event starts at 3:15 – grab a free ticket while they last! 


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