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Lightning Launches All-New Lightning Strike Electric Motorcycle

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Lightning Motorcycles has officially launched of the all-new Lightning Strike – a fully electric motorcycle designed to shock the motorcycle industry in every dimension by offering premium design, performance and technology for an ultra-competitive starting price of $12,998.


Since Lightning was founded in 2009, a three-stage product development plan has been in place: develop the best technology in the world, prove the superiority of the technology through competition and rapidly drive down the cost of producing the technology to offer the highest quality products for the most affordable price.

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.

Design + Aerodynamic Efficiency

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.


A key aspect of every Lightning product is performance and Strike is no exception. Based on architecture and innovation developed with the Lightning LS-218 Superbike, Strike is engineered for the track but designed for the street. 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. Strike riders will have a sense of total control in every riding environment – from setting lap times at the track and carving up favorite backroads, to commuting and navigating complex urban settings.

Strike Carbon Edition

Strike Carbon Edition is the ultimate version of Strike. True to its name, Strike Carbon Edition features full carbon fiber bodywork handcrafted at Lightning’s in-house carbon studio. Strike Carbon Edition is also fully configured with 120 horsepower, 180 lb-ft torque motor, 20 kWh battery and Level 3 DC fast charging as standard.

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