Lightning Motorcycles has revealed the Tachyon Nb electric superbike that will be used by the brand to try and set a new electric motorcycle land speed record at the Bonneville salt flats.

Built in collaboration with CBMM, the largest niobium producer in the world, the Tachyon Nb is a modified version of Lightning Striker. It is said to be capable of achieving speeds of over 250 mph (400 kmph). No wonder why its name is so special and unique – Tachyon stands for a hypothetical particle that moves faster than the speed of light and Nb is for the rare metal niobium which has been put to extensive use in this electric motorcycle.

Clearly, a lot of attention has been given to the aerodynamics of the Tachyon Nb. Lightning has been developing a new aerodynamic fairing for the project in collaboration with renowned aftermarket saddle manufacturer Corbin.

A special carbon fibre streamlined fairing has been created for this electric motorcycle which has a teardrop-shaped back end. There is enough space for the rider to tuck behind the large windscreen.

We are expecting Lightning Motorcycles to announce more details as to when it is going to take the Tachyon Nb to the salt flats and attempt to set a new electric motorcycle land speed record.