Translogic host Jonathon Buckley tests Lighting Motorcycles' all-electric LS-218 superbike. With a top speed of 218 mph, the LS-218 is the fastest production bike in the world – electric or otherwise. Its 150-kW electric motor produces 200 horsepower and 168 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most powerful superbikes on the market today.
Lightning Ls 218
Electric motorcycles are fairly proven tech at this point, with multiple options available to riders. The real challenge now is continuing to improve performance to add range, cut weight and boost power. Jay Leno is back on two-wheels again this week for a ride on the Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 electrified sportbike. With victory at Pikes Peak and a land speed record on its belt, this is a real competitor in the EV cycle scene.
This weekend, the sun will shed light on a long-promised electric superbike at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, CA. In advance of this auspicious occasion, Lightning Motorcycles has sent out a teaser photo of the machine in question, which gives us a shadowy idea of what to expect. Being the kind of kids that would search our parent's room ahead of Christmas, we decided to peer into the darkness with a little photo-manipulation magic and were rewarded with a sneak peek, which we will sh