Lightning Motorcycles has rolled VIN 000001 off their production line, with more bikes on the way.
It’s been a long, rocky road for Lightning. The company developed a reputation for building outstanding electric superbikes, but for a while, it seemed doubtful that consumers would ever be able to purchase one. But that seems to have changed; a Pikes Peak win by Carlin Dunne this year ensured they kept their street cred.
And soon, it appears you can actually ride a Lightning on the street, as they’ve passed all DOT requirements to run on the street. They’re currently working on the clay modeling for their street fairing. Want more details? Check out their website.