MotorcyclesLightning Electric motorcycles is set to go mass market with the Strike
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With a cute 6.7-horsepower motor.
Most people, if they're familiar withat all, know the company for its bonkers-fast with which it has set numerous speed records. Soon though, the company hopes it will become more of a household name with the introduction of the Lightning Strike.
The Lightning Strike -- announced Thursday -- is set to be the company's first foray into mass-produced motorcycles, and it packs some pretty impressive stats. According to Lightning's press release, the Strike will have a range of 150 miles, a 150-mile-per-hour top speed and a DC-fast charging time of just 35 minutes.
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These specs all sound pretty impressive in isolation, but there's one more bit of information that makes the forthcoming Lightning Strike an exciting proposition: it's the price. Lightning tells us that the Strike will retail for $12,998 -- that makes this electric bike a full $16,801 cheaper than .
If we were Harley right now, we'd be seriously concerned. The trick for Lightning will be building it at scale. Production numbers on the LS-218 are relatively small, and the company's press release makes no mention of a partner to build the Strike.
If the Strike takes off after its official unveiling in March, it will give some real on-road competition, and electric motorcycle competition is something we at Roadshow can get behind.
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