Lightning Motorcycles which became popular for its LS-218 has released a teaser picture of its upcoming electric bike called the Strike. Not many details regarding the same have been told, but the company did write a few specs and a specific date.
As per the teaser picture, Lightning Motorcycles will launch this new electric bike in March 2019. The company also claims that the Strike will have a range of 150 miles in a single charge. Talking about charging, the battery of this machine will recharge in just 35 minutes on a DC output.
As far as performance is concerned, Lightning says that the Strike is capable to do a top speed of 150 mp/h, that’s about 241 km/h. This is quite less when compared to that of the Lightning LS-218. This tells us that the bike will be targeted to a larger audience.
Lightning Motorcycles websites state, ‘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.’
There is one more thing about the Strike that has been revealed in the teaser picture, its headlights. It is a twin headlight setup. The headlights appear to be quite aggressive and sharp in design. They also have their own LED DRL strip on top of them. And there is the brand logo in between of the two headlights.
Another statement on the company’s website says, ‘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.’
Let’s see what the new Lightning Strike is all about in March, and would it be able to strike the electric motorcycle segment or not. Would you spend $12,998 (AED 47,744) on such an electric motorcycle?