Marc Carter

The Lightning LS-218 Electric SuperBike is the Fastest Motorcycle in the World

by , 05/21/14

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With a 200 horsepower electric motor and a top speed of 216 mph, the Lightning LS-218 SuperBike is not just the world’s fastest production electric motorcycle – it also holds the world land speed record as the fastest production motorcycle period. The LS-218 has a driving range up to 180 miles per charge, and it can be recharged in just 30 minutes with a quick charger.


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Since 2006 the Lightning Motorcycle team has been dedicated to developing an electric motorcycle meets and exceeds the performance of a gas powered motorcycle. With 200 horsepower and 168 lb-ft. of torque on tap from its electric motor, the LS-218 packs more power than a lot of cars. Throw in the fact that the LS-218 only weighs 495 pounds and what you end up with is an insanely fast motorcycle.

“Consumers no longer are required to pay more for less performance to support green technology”, said Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning Motorcycle. “The Lightning LS-218′s can compete with the best ICE (Induction Combustion Engine) alternatives today. Lightning achieved the goal we set in 2009 to compete against and win against the best gasoline race bikes. In June 2013, at Pikes Peak, Lighting won first overall competing against 93 other motorcycle teams (electric and gasoline) by over 20 seconds.

For a mere $38,000 the insanely fast Lightning LS-218 can be yours starting this summer.

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2 Comments

  1. Phil Williamson August 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    “The Ducati Superleggera released in a quantity of 500 motorcycles does top 216mph!”

    But have they made an official run at the flats? I love Ducati, but the LS-218 is amazing considering what a short development time electric bikes have had.

  2. Christopher Bailey May 22, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Correction! This motorcycle is not the fastest production in the world!
    The Ducati Superleggera released in a quantity of 500 motorcycles does top 216mph!

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