Translogic Rides Lightning LS-218
What is it about this bike that makes reviewers giggle like schoolgirls when they’re road testing it? Have you ever heard anyone giggle driving a Veyron? It must have something to do with being astoundingly fun or something…
At any rate, giggling aside, Translogic (somehow affiliated with Autoblog) has posted a video review of the Lightning LS 218 in their story here. Where they perpetuate the claim, in the headline (of all places) that this is the fastest production motorcycle you can buy. “… The World’s Fastest Production Bike, Electric Or Otherwise” to quote.
Apparently, neither Lightning nor Translogic have heard of the Kawasaki H2r, or fully comprehend the definition of a “production vehicle“, and we kind of figured Lightning may step away from that claim… but apparently not. Unfortunately, from where we sit, this just feeds the public perception that companies who sell EVs are fast and loose with the truth for an extremely high-priced product with a lot of unknowns. It’s a shame, considering how many actual misconceptions about EVs we have to battle on a daily basis, to add this one, completely unnecessary one.
Unfortunately, the bike also kind of poops out for a minute as well. After a re-boot, it starts right up, but a little disconcerting.