The world’s fastest production motorcycle- Lightning LS-218 goes on sale

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Lightning LS-218 Electric Superbike (3)

With the shattering performance put up at Pikes Hill Climb in June last year- pipping the Ducati Multistrada to the finish line by a huge 20 second margin, the planet’s fastest production motorcycle finally goes on sale. But before getting down to the price figures- the numbers that come along with the Lightning LS-218 electric superbike are a must read which might make it easier to conclude as to whether the cost is justified.

Lightning LS-218 Superbike swingarm

At the heart of the Lightning LS-218 is a liquid cooled 150 kw+ electric motor that unleashes a crazy 200 bhp of max power and 228 nm of peak torque. Though the engine can spin uptill 10,500 rpm- power and torque from an electric motor is available right from 0 rpm onwards. All this power and torque is capable enough to send the 225 kg motorcycle from 0-100 kph in less than three seconds with a top speed of 350 kph. Below is a video of the LS-218 doing its top speed run at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Claimed range on a 12kwh battery is 160 kilometers (100 miles) on a single charge.

Lightning LS-218 Electric Superbike

Shattering numbers indeed that too for an electric motorcycle and coming to the Lightning LS-218’s price- it can be yours for US$ 38,888 only and the world’s fastest production motorcycle can be reserved HERE.

Lightning LS-218 Superbike

Here’s the complete set of technical specifications:

Superbike Motor
IPM liquid cooled 150kw+ 10,500 rpm electric motor (200 hp and 228 nm of torque)

None. Direct drive motor

Front: Dual Brembo 320mm disc; Brembo radial-mount forged 4-piston calipers
2 Brembo T-Drive 320mm Fully-Floating Rotors (For regenerative braking)
Rear: 2 Brembo Brembo GP4-RX CNC Radial Calipers

Regenerative Braking
User programmable

Front Suspension
RaceTech fork (upgrade option: Öhlins FGRT inverted fork)
NIX30 cartridge internals, TiN surface treatment, billet aluminum radial caliper mountings
Fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping

Rear suspension
Billet aluminum swingarm with linear Öhlins TTX36 Shock and linkage system
Adjustment for preload, ride height, high and low speed compression and rebound

Wheels and Tyres
Front: Marchesini forged magnesium 3.5″ x 17″, 120/70ZR17
Rear: Marchesini forged magnesium 6.0″ x 17″, 190/55ZR17

Seat Height
32 inches

225 kgs (495 lbs)

Battery Pack (Options)
380V 12 kwh battery pack (Range of 100-120 miles per charge)
380V 15 kwh battery pack (Range of 120-150 miles per charge)
380V 20 kwh battery pack (Range of 160-180 miles per charge)

Charging time
30 mins on a DC fast charger. 120 minutes on level 2 charger

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