Lightning Motorcycles VIN0001 Milestone (w/videos)

DEC 31 2013 BY MARK KANE 1

Before 2013 comes to a close, Lightning Motorcycles from San Carlos, California reached an important milestone of building VIN0001 electric motorcycle for a retail customer.

However, this is not the $38,000 Lightning SuperBike top-spec bike that won Pikes Peak and was shown with DC charging capability.  This is just a “mid-range model” offered for ~$16-17K.

According to EV World, deliveries of Lightning’s motorcycles will start in Q1 2014.

Below is video interview with Richard Hatfiel, a developer of electric motorcycles for the last decade or so and founder and major shareholder of Lightning Motorcycles.

Source: EV World

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I’m sure it’s a pretty good product, but motorcycles just don’t matter.

Pick a traffic webcam and sit and wait until you see the first motorcycle. It can take a while. And that’s not just a cultural failure, that’s because it’s super dangerous and very impractical. So that will never change. Indeed I expect motorcycles to disappear entirely.