Lightning Motorcycles has delivered its first LS-218, the company’s 200-hp electric superbike. Officially unveiled in May at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, the LS-218 is the production version of the first electric motorcycle to exceed a land speed of 200 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The first LS-218 (named for the bike’s Bonneville-recorded top speed […]
Lightning Vin #000001 Is On The Street
Lightning has announced it has completed all of the required DOT and DMV requirements in order to gain a VIN number for at least one of its motorcycles.
The picture above was the only one supplied by Lightning, which we assume corresponds to the production version of the Lightning Superbike I rode in August of last year. However, Lightning is also producing a Sportbike with performance levels more accessible to the average rider (meaning, less manic than the Superbike), which this VIN number could also be corresponding to.
Lightning’s announcement about VIN certification closes with the news that the Superbike street fairing is nearing completion and is in the final stage of clay modeling. It makes sense that the company’s initial offering would be a street version of its Superbike, which would lend more weight to it being the one to pass the required VIN certifications.