Lightning Motorcycles unveiled the all-new Lightning Strike, a fully electric motorcycle offering premium design, performance and technology for a competitive starting price of $12,998.
With 10 years of relentless effort and innovation, Lightning has now achieved the third stage of its product development plan with the launch of Strike.
Strike’s design is intended to blend elements of track-ready performance, daily rideability and comfort, as well as aerodynamic efficiency to extend range at higher speeds. With a beautifully dynamic sportbike esthetic, Strike shares clear design DNA with the LS-218 halo bike in a slightly more compact package. Ergonomic focus on rider triangle geometry positions the seat, handlebars and footpegs to make Strike feel like a natural extension of the rider.
By sculpting the fairing and bodywork in conjunction with extensive wind tunnel testing, internal competitive analysis indicates that Strike is by far the most aerodynamically efficient electric motorcycle on the market today. When compared to other non-faired electric motorcycles, Strike achieves nearly 30% reduction in aerodynamic drag at 70 mph resulting in significantly improved highway range.
Strike’s fully liquid cooled AC induction motor is capable of producing 90 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque in the standard version of Strike and 120 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque in Strike Carbon Edition configuration. The standard Strike has a top speed of 135 mph while Strike Carbon Edition pushes its top speed to 150 mph.
To control Strike’s immense level of power and instantly available electric torque, throttle response has been tuned for phenomenally smooth and intuitive power delivery.
source Lightning Motorcycles