Every car enthusiast heard about the super fast Lightning GT which is one of the fastest electric cars from the streets, but not many know that the same company is also interested in building electric motorcycles.

Back in 2011, Lightning Motorcycle’s prototype has managed to hit an impressive maximum speed of 218 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. To celebrate this achieving, the company decided to name its new electric bike the LS-218.

The model that waits to be revealed, is an evolved, road legal version of the company’s motorcycle that won the AMA and FIM races. Fitted with a comprehensive list of state of the art technologies such as the company’s Ultra High Power Density Drive system and powered by a liquid-cooled electric motor, the Lightning LS-218 rewards you with a maximum output of 200 horsepower and 168 lb-ft (228 Nm) of torque which should make it the fastest electric bike in its class.

The motor is propelled by a modern battery pack which delivers a riding range of up to 160 km at highway speeds. Like it was expected, the batteries can be fully charged at public charging station in less than 30 minutes, but they can be also connected to any standard house socket.

The new electric bike is already available for preorders and will make its public appearance at the Quail Motorsport Gathering in Carmel on 17 May. The base price starts at $38.888.


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