On the heels of the LS218, the world’s fastest production motorcycles, Lightning now says it’s bringing a new model to market.
Lightning Motorcycles has been around a long time, when judged by the standards of electric motorcycle manufacturers, but has been relatively quiet for most of its existence. The LS218 made a big splash when it hit the market in 2014, but that was five years ago.
Now, though, Lightning says it’s about to debut a new electric superbike, the Strike (a groan-worthy pun, for sure). According to Lightning, the new bike is “Designed to shock the industry in every dimension.” Oh good, more puns.
It’s supposed to have a 240-km range, a 240-km/h top speed, and a 35-minute recharging time. Big numbers indeed, but perhaps most interesting is the price tag.
Lightning says it will sell the bike with an MSRP around $13,000 US, which works out to roughly $17,000 Canadian. So, not only is performance likely to far exceed the big-name competition, pricing will be much lower. Hrmmmm …