The Lightning LS-218, gets its name from how fast it goes. Its just that blimey simple. In the company’s testing, this electric bike went up to 218 miles [351 kmph] per hour, which makes it the fastest production electric motorcycle in the world. Thank you for being with us. We have answered that question.
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It makes 200 horsepower, a number we’re more or less familiar with in today’s modern superbikes. However, being electric, it makes a humungous amount of torque and it can make its full 168of twisting force from almost a standstill.
Watch: Loz Blain Reviews the Insane LS-218
“Lightning’s LS-218 is a true electric superbike. It’s clean, it’s green – and it filled Loz’s trousers with steaming lumps of adrenaline. We’ve tested a number of 200-horsepower superbikes, but nothing – NOTHING – accelerates like this thing. It’s excess for the sake of excess, like all the best motorcycles are – and it’s beautiful.” – Gizmag
Lightning LS-218 Quick Specs
- Range (highway): 100 miles (160 km)
- Top speed: 218 mph (350 km/h)
- Torque: 168 ft-lb (227 Nm)
- Power: 200 hp (149 kW)
- Weight: 495 lb (224 kg)
Lightning LS-218 Price
Now, we can argue about the fact that the major motorcycle manufacturers have kept their top speeds limited to around 180 miles per hour (290 km/h) but the fact remains that when the LS-218 raced against a field of primarily petrol bikes up Pike’s Peak in 2013, it demolished everything else on the mountain by more than 20 seconds!
Umm, does it come in Black?
Watch: Bonus LS-218 video we quite liked