Lightning LS-218 - another electric motorcycle in production now

“The Lightning LS-218 boasts a model number that actually means something. Back in 2012, a prototype of the electric bike clocked in a wholly unnecessary (yet much appreciated) 218mph, helping it to win at Pikes Peak and setting it up to become the world’s fastest production motorcycle. The finished version is now ready to make good on that promise, having just been revealed at the Quail Motorsport Gathering in California, prior to a scheduled launch in the summer – at which point it’ll likely cost upwards of $38,000.”

Move to about 2:00 for the actual on-road footage.

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180 mile range…my fireblade only gets 120 miles! wonder how long to recharge though

And more likely there is no clicking.


Charging time:30 mins on a quick charger or 120 minutes on level 2 charger.

id buy one if they come to the UK in time for my to retire :slight_smile:

That is definitely one electric bike I would like to own.

cool thanks

That’s definitely more like it and I don’t even ‘do’ sports style bikes. Much better than that other johammer type thing