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Lightning LS-218 The First Electric Superbike.

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by cjvfr, May 23, 2014.

  1. lightning-ls218-electric-fastest-production-bike-3.

    200HP, twice the torque of a Ducati Panigale, 350km/h top speed, 290km range, The age of the electric may be upon us leaving its petrol brethren in its wake.

    No road vehicle needs a 218 mph (350 km/h) top speed. No motorcycle needs to make 200 horsepower, with as much torque as a Hyundai iMax people mover. These are figures of absolute excess – and that's the point. The Lightning LS-218 will be a truly, horrifyingly fast motorcycle, the fastest on the planet. And it's set for release this summer in America.


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  2. gonna make the obvious comment here:
    it sounds like my smoke alarm
  3. uhh why does it make that terrible alarm noise?
  4. Dude with the red flag can't run fast enough to stay in front
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  5. because it doesnt have a loud engine to warn people of its approach
  6. yep can't possibly think of any other noise they could have picked for it to make.
  7. the only respectable choice is straight cut gears.
    other options include : wearing down your brakepads until they start screeching

    they likely picked the noise because it required the minimum wiring and circuitry
  8. It's a requirement in the rules for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb for electrical vehicles.

    Any electric powered race car, truck,
    Motorcycle must be fitted with an audio
    WARNING system that is a minimum of 120 decibels
    being measured from three feet from the vehicle and can only be activated from outside the