World’s Fastest Production Motorcycle – Lightning Electric LS-218
Lightning Electric LS-218 claiming to be World’s Fastest Production Motorcycle
The company is taking reservations for the LS-218. Lightning says the LS-218 “presents the first opportunity that consumers can purchase a production motorcycle capable of setting land speed records and winning road racing competitions that is as easy to ride as a 250 cc commuter bike.”
Lightning’s LS-218 IPM liquid cooled 10,500 rpm electric motor is said to produce in excess of 200 hp and 168 ft/lbs of torque. In June 2013, at Pikes Peak, Lighting won first overall competing against 93 other motorcycle teams (electric and gasoline) by over 20 seconds. At highway speed, LS-218 can exceed 100 miles range per charge with the standard battery package. You can use the standard power outlets to charge LS-218, but at public fast charging stations, it will take less than 30 minutes to charge.
In addition to the performance, Lightning provides customers unprecedented options to personalize their Lightning LS-218. Some examples of available options are fully programmable Android display, carbon fiber swing arm and frame, titanium fasteners, custom graphic wrap and seating. Check them out at www.lightningmotorcycle.com.