Lightning will present in a couple of days „the fastest motorcycle in the world“. But this is not the only interesting thing in this story. LS-218 is an electric bike.
Lighting says that LS-218 has more horsepower, more torque, more speed and more performance than any other production motorcycle in the market.
The California-based company says LS-218 can break land speed records and be a winner on the circuit. Still, it will ride as a 250 cc commuter. The IPM electric engine has 10.500 rpm and can produce more than 200 horsepower.
At highway speed, LS-218 can go further 100 miles per charge with the standard battery package, which could be charge at public fast charging stations in less than 30 minutes. With a normal socket you’ll need about 120 minutes.
Lightning LS-218 is a street legal version of the bike that won several AMA and FIM races, including the Pikes Peak 2013.
The bike has also got some personalization options: fully programmable Android display, carbon fiber swingarm and frame, titanium fasteners or custom graphic wrap and seating.
Lightning LS-218 specifications
Engine: IPM liquid cooled 150kw+ 10,500 rpm electric motor. This generates an equivalent of 200 hp and 168 ft/lbs of torque.
Battery Pack options:
- 380V 12kwh battery pack good for 100-120 miles per charge*
- 380V 15kwh battery pack good for 120-150 miles per charge*
- 380V 20kwh battery pack good for 160-180 miles per charge*
Charging time: 30 mins on a quick charger or 120 minutes on level 2 charger.
Weight: 495 lbs/224 kgs
Front: Öhlins FGRT inverted fork, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping.
Rear: 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 tires:
Front: Marchesini forged magnesium 3.5″ x 17″, 120/70ZR17
Rear: Marchesini forged magnesium 6.0″ x 17″, 190/55ZR17
Seat Heigh: 32 inches/81 cm