EMN is very excited to see what’s happening at Lightning Motorcycles these days. After a radio silence, Lightning moved into their new corporate headquarters at San Jose (California) to support increased LS-218 Superbike production.

Today they announced a second model to be unveiled in March 2019: Strike. Lightning teases us with some impressive specifications as you can read here. But when they say “Designed to shock the industry in every dimension”, their price setting of nearly $ 13,000 (in the USA) is really shocking for this kind of bike. At the moment we don’t know if they are interested in the European market.

“Announcements of new Lightning products will begin in early 2019”, says Matt Schulwitz, Vice President of Communications at Lightning. We are curious!

Source: website Lightning Motorcycles | Lightning Motorcycles is ready to take the industry by storm. After years of developing the most advanced electric motorcycle technology in the world while dominating racetracks and setting land speed records with the LS-218 Superbike, Lightning is announcing the upcoming launch of the all-new Lightning Strike – the world’s first premium mass-market electric motorcycle.


Designed to shock the industry in every dimension, Strike is capable of a 150 mile range, 150 mph top speed and DC fast-charging in 35 minutes. With an ultra competitive starting price of $ 12,998 Strike offers more design, performance, range and technology than any other electric motorcycle in its segment – without exception. Full product details and unveiling will take place at the official Strike launch in March 2019.

About Lightning Motorcycles:

Lightning Motorcycles manufactures the highest performing and most advanced electric motorcycles in the world. Our halo product, LS-218, pushes the boundaries of what is possible for an electric superbike.

Lightning was founded in 2009 to offer consumers the highest performance, best quality and value in each product segment. Lightning is dedicated to developing exciting new products that will attract new motorcycle riders based on ease of operation, superior user experience, and accessible performance.

Website: http://lightningmotorcycle.com/
Please read also the article from Micah Toll at Electrek >

Previous posts about Lightning Motorcycles at Electric Motorcycles News:

Lightning expands into new corporate headquarters to support increased LS-218 Superbike production

First test for Lightning’s new LS RR Hyper Bike

Lightning LS-218


Guy Salens

Guy Salens (motorcycle enthousiast): I want to show the world an overview of existing electric motorcycles and future projects. Because it's time.