Last Sunday a Lightning Motorcycle averaged 206.079 mph on 2 passes, with one pass at 208.38 mph easily beating last year’s 173.388 mph electric bike land speed record. Lightning Motorcycles is the brainchild of Richard Hatfield and a group of Silicon Valley engineers dedicated to the belief that world class performance is compatible with clean tech transportation.
Race Tech principal Paul Thede rode the bike equipped with a propulsion electric motor from Remy International to Southern California Timing Association record books. The Lightning SuperBike is equally suited to track days, weekend rides, your favorite back roads or… record runs at Bonneville. A build-to-order bike like this will set you back about $40,000. Lighting Motorcycles.