Yes, the styling is rather nondescript and you probably haven't heard of Lightning Motors. But the Lightning LS-218 can hit a top speed of 350km/h!
What's the world's fastest production motorcycle? If you said the Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki ZX-14R, BMW HP4 or Ducati Panigale 1199 Superleggera, you'd be wrong. Believe it or not, it's the battery-powered Lightning LS-218, which was recently unveiled at the Quail Motorsport Gathering held in Carmel, California, that's the world's fastest production motorcycle in the world right now.
"To have broad acceptance from the motorcyclist community,we need to provide design, performance and value that competes head to head with the best gasoline motorcycles on the market. Lightning’s R&D team has developed electric vehicle technology through years of competition at racing events around the world. We believe that the LS-218 offers consumers the best of design, performance and value in today’s market," says Richard Hatfield, CEO, Lightning Motorcycle.
The Lightning LS-218's liquid-cooled electric motor, which can spin at up to 10,500rpm, produces more than 200 horsepower and 228Nm of torque. One a full charge, range is more than 240km, while top speed is a barely believable 350km/h!
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