Another interesting detail about the upcoming Lightning Strike electric motorcycle has surfaced. Unlike before, this time the detail is a big one. As per the latest reports, the Strike is going to have a liquid-cooled electric motor. There’s also a picture that has been released.
“Strike shares LS-218’s exclusive performance characteristics while being fundamentally designed to be the ultimate street bike.”
We know that the Lightning Strike’s motor is based on that of the company’s flagship product, the LS-218 Superbike. Lightning released a statement that says, “As far as we’re aware, the LS-218 is currently the only electric motorcycle in the world with the technology and ability to run flat-out at qualifying racing speed, pull in for a pit stop to fast charge and continue racing – all without ever overheating. Strike shares these exclusive performance characteristics while being fundamentally designed to be the ultimate street bike.”
Overheating has always been a serious issue with automobiles whether electric or not. There are different cooling mechanisms used in conventional internal combustion engine powered motorcycles to keep the engine temperature in check. Similarly, electric motorcycles, even though don’t come with a traditional reciprocating IC engine, suffer from heating issues which reduce the performance and efficiency of the machine.
The liquid-cooling technology used in Strike’s motor will give the bike an upper hand over the competitors. It will enhance both the performance and range capacity of the electric motorcycle. It sounds good but we would have to see it perform in the actual world.
The released picture of the Lightning Strike’s motor also shows us an Ohlins suspension setup in the background. That’s another performance part that appears to be confirmed for the Strike. We’ll see how Lightning has managed to put up such a machine that promises to hold the tagline ‘Engineered for the track. Designed for the street’ when it is launched next month.