Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 Electric Superbike Gets Unveiled

3 years ago by Mark Kane 3

Lightning LS-218

Lightning LS-218 – Image via Asphalt & Rubber

Lightning LS-218

Lightning LS-218 – Image via Asphalt& Rubber

As promised, Lightning Motorcycles just unveiled the LS-218 electric superbike, of which a teaser image we saw last week.

“It was a beautiful day at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Thanks to those of you who made it and stopped by our booth!”

According to the Asphalt & Rubber, there was a large crowd of onlookers.

But… there is always a but, right? This is just the preview of a production version and Bryan Delohery from Asphalt & Rubber was told that no tests can be conducted on the bike at this time.

First tests are expected in Summer 2014.

Source: Asphalt & Rubber

Photos Below: © 2014 Bryan Delohery / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0

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3 responses to "Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 Electric Superbike Gets Unveiled"

  1. Brian says:

    What a beauty! If it weren’t for car drivers who never pay attention to bikes, I would absolutely want one of these!

  2. Jeff D says:

    Looks like it was designed for a superhero. Maybe riding it will make you feel like one.

  3. Michael says:

    Does it lose power near the end of its range? $50,000 with all the carbon/titanium options?430 # in that configuration?