lightning strike motorcycle is an affordable high power electric sport bike
 

lightning strike motorcycle is an affordable high power electric sport bike

silicon valley-based electric motorcycle manufacturer lightning has unveiled its first two-wheeled EV. starting at $12,998, the strike comes with an impressive array of specs to match its impressively low entry price, boasting a monstrous 180 lb-ft (244 Nm) of torque and a 70 mile (113 km) range.

lightning strike motorcycle is an affordable high power electric sport bike

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the base version of the standard range strike carries a 10kWh battery that offers 113-161 km (70-100 mi) of range (highway/city). an AC induction motor is capable of producing 90 horsepower with the 455-pound bike generating a top speed of 135 miles per hour. the battery can be recharged either overnight with a 110V level 1 connection of in 2-3 hours with a level 2. lightning is selling a quicker charging option for $1,500 that will make it possible to fully charge the battery in about 35 minutes at Level 3 DC fast chargers.

lightning strike motorcycle is an affordable high power electric sport bike

 

 

if that’s not enough though, a mid range version with a 15-kWh battery delivers 105-150 miles for US$16,998. other than carrying an extra 10 pounds, the mid-range is pretty similar to the standard range version. it has the same top speed, same charging, same horsepower and torque. if you want a more obvious improvement a third tier carbon edition with 20 kWh will take you 150 miles (241 km) on the highway for $19,998.

lightning strike motorcycle is an affordable high power electric sport bike

 

 

the strike carbon edition generates up to 120 horsepower with the same torque as the others, whilst a 6.6-kW level 3 fast charging will let you put 100 miles (161 km) worth of range into the bike in just 20 minutes. finally, it is outfitted with a variety of upgrade options, including öhlins suspension, brembo monoblock brakes, AIM strada racing dash with lap timer and GPS-based data logging, plus a carbon fiber body package.

lightning strike motorcycle is an affordable high power electric sport bike

 

 

lightning says it will start deliveries in the US but plans to announce international expansion in late 2019. 

lightning strike motorcycle is an affordable high power electric sport bike

lightning strike motorcycle is an affordable high power electric sport bike

 

project info

 

manufacturer: lightning

model: strike

available: 2019

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