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Lightning Motorcycles has produced

a SportBike sure to change the minds

of anyone doubting electric

motorcycle performance. The

Lightning, without a doubt, is the

fastest production motorcycle ever –

gas or electric. On May 17th, 2014,

Lightning Motorcycle will reveal the

LS-218 electric Superbike at the Quail

Motorsport Gathering held in Carmel,

California. Lightning is excited to

introduce the most


advanced and highest

performing street-legal

production motorcycle

in the world -- the

Lightning Superbike LS-

218! “Since 2006 the

Lightning team has

been dedicated to

developing electric

motorcycles that meet

and exceed the

performance of the best

ICE (Induction

Combustion Engine)

alternatives”, said

Richard Hatfield, CEO of


Motorcycle.”To have

broad acceptance from

the motorcyclist community,we need

to provide design, performance and

value that competes head to head

with the best gasoline motorcycles on

the market. Lightning’s R&D team has

developed electric vehicle

technology through years of

competition at racing events around

the world. We believe that the LS-218

offers consumers the best of design,

performance and value in today’s

market.” The Lightning LS-218 presents

the first opportunity that consumers

can purchase a production

motorcycle capable of setting land

speed records and winning road

racing competitions that is as easy to

ride as a 250 cc commuter bike.

Lightning’s LS-218 IPM liquid cooled

10,500 rpm electric motor can

produce in excess of 200 hp and 168

ft/lbs of torque. Lightning’s

proprietary Ultra High Power Density

Drive system allows max power

setting without any concerns of

overheating. At highway speed, LS-

218 can exceed 100

miles range per

charge with the

standard battery

package. You can

use the standard

power outlets to

charge LS-218. At

public fast charging

stations, it will take less

than 30 minutes to

charge. The Lightning

LS-218 is a direct street

legal version of the

same bike that won

AMA and FIM races

and set land-speed

records. Customers

can purchase a

Lightning LS- 218 and

have the same

opportunity to win an FIM EPower

race or set a land speed record

themselves while still using their LS-218

as daily commuter bike “Consumers

no longer are required to pay more

for less performance to support green

technology”, said Richard Hatfield ,

“The Lightning LS-218’s can compete