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SuperBikes also have quite the record

of circuit wins. FIM EPower

championships at Le Mans 24 Hours,

TTXGP wins, all run on

electricity.Lightning Motorcycle has

partnered with Race Tech for track

ready suspension development, and

every Lightning SuperBike is factory

equipped with track mapping data

acquisition. The Lightning Electric

SuperBike has a usable freeway

speed range

of over 100

miles and a

combined city

and highway

EPA range of

over 150 miles

and a top


potential of

over 218 mph.



has partnered

with Race

Tech for track

ready suspension development.

Lightning is the first company to bring

a true electric superbike to the

consumer market and has been the

first in many other areas. We have

focused on developing leading edge

technology for the past 7 years. We

are a leader in high performance

electric vehicle development. Below

are highlights from Lightning’s

product development. For the first

time in history, a major motorsports

competition was won by a vehicle

powered solely by solar energy. The

Lightning Motorcycle Race team

competed in and won the EPower/

TTXGP race during the MotoGP

weekend at Laguna Seca in July


, on solar power alone. The same

bike, powered by solar, also set a

new land speed record at El Mirage

in November 2012. Lightning SB2

SuperBikes demonstrate that

alternatively fueled vehicles can

compete and win in current

competition with currently available

technology. Lightning Motorcycle’s

CEO Richard Hatfield put this theory

into a succinct statement; “Solar

energy fueled vehicles are not just a

theoretical concept to be realized

sometime in the distant future, but a

reality today that can compete head

to head with gasoline powered

vehicles”. Deciding to go with solar

was an easy decision, it just took

some extra effort to execute.

We made the extra effort for a

couple of reasons. First, Lightning

wants to show that using an electric

vehicle is not a compromise. We

often hear people comment that

electric vehicles are not reliable and

are not a viable technology. By

winning major competitions with our

electric racing vehicles, we hope to

help people to realize that electric

vehicle technology is viable and

efficient. ”Solar is a viable source of

sustainable energy that allows us to

power our superbikes for the race

without a carbon footprint. The

primary goal of the electric superbike

is to win races, but we are certainly

aware of the need to make

fundamental changes within the

transportation industry. Utilizing solar

power is an opportunity for us to

demonstrate the viability of clean

power generation and to show how

the technology can be applied the

transportation industry” – Richard

Hatfield, CEO. Secondly, Lightning

wants to promote alternative energy.

An electric motorcycles’ power

storage needs are met by a system of

batteries, whereas a traditional

motorcycle derives power from liquid

fossil fuels. Batteries, indiscriminately

storing electricity, allow for flexibility in

the methods by which power is

generated for storage. That means

the power fed to the batteries of an

electric motorcycle can be

harnessed from the sun, via solar

technologies, or from the wind,

or from running water, or – you

get the idea. We get the idea,

and we like it. The Lightning

team is proud to be a leader in

the racing world, testing and

driving technology for the future.

We love the idea of utilizing the

racing platform to push the limits

of technology while building a

foundation for future industries.

Lightning racebikes are virtually

the same as the Lightning SB2

streetbikes, with only cosmetic

changes for legality, and component

changes based on customer

preference. Not only are our

Lightning Superbikes the fastest

production motorcycles available for

sale today, but they are also the most

energy efficient. On the highway we

can achieve more than 100 miles of

range on just $1.20 of electricity. This

is the equivalent of over 250mpg.

Even at the Bonneville salt flats when

we set the SCTA World Land Speed

Records of 215.960mph, our range

was over 20 miles. At top speed of

over 218mph we calculated that we

were still achieving an equivalent of

over 50mpg. “Our goal is that within

the next two years we will set the

fastest lap on the track at an AMA

Pro Race weekend, gasoline or

electric”. “The technology is

developing very rapidly, [and] I can

see a clear path to this goal”. - Tel:

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