Lightning Strike


Lightning Motorcycle is based in San Jose, California, USA, and are known for producing the LS-218 in 2012, the worlds fastest electrical superbike, with a top speed of 218mph / 351kmh.


In 2019 Lightning launched the Strike which shares clear design DNA with the LS-218, in a slightly more compact package.

Strike’s design is intended to blend elements of track-ready performance, daily rideability and comfort, as well as aerodynamic efficiency to extend range at higher speeds.

By sculpting the fairing and bodywork in conjunction with extensive wind tunnel testing, internal competitive analysis indicates that Strike is by far the most aerodynamically efficient electric motorcycle on the market today. When compared to other non-faired electric motorcycles, Strike achieves nearly 30% reduction in aerodynamic drag at 70 mph / 112 km/h resulting in significantly improved highway range.


The motorcycle comes in three variants: the Strike Standard, Strike Mid Range and the Strike Carbon Edition but all three of them use the same liquid-cooled, AC induction motor.



A key aspect of every Lightning product is performance and Strike is no exception. Based on architecture and innovation developed with the Lightning LS-218 Superbike, Strike is engineered for the track but designed for the street. Strike’s fully liquid cooled AC induction motor is capable of producing 90 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque in the standard version of Strike and 120 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque in Strike Carbon Edition configuration. The standard Strike has a top speed of 135 mph while Strike Carbon Edition pushes its top speed to 150 mph.

To control Strike’s immense level of power and instantly available electric torque, throttle response has been tuned for phenomenally smooth and intuitive power delivery. Strike riders will have a sense of total control in every riding environment – from setting lap times at the track and carving up favorite backroads, to commuting and navigating complex urban settings.


Range and Charging

Strike offers three battery sizes allowing riders to choose the range which best suits their needs.

10 kWh: 70 – 100 miles highway/city range
15 kWh: 105 -150 miles highway/city range
20 kWh: 150 – 200 miles highway/city range

With the standard CCS (combined charging system) charge port, Strike has the capability of charging at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 for maximum charging speed and convenience.

Level 1 – Overnight charge: Plug into any 110v household outlet and wake up everyday to a full charge
Level 2 – 2-3 hours: Charge on-the-go with access to network of 50,000+ J1772 public charging stations across the country
Level 3 – 35 minutes: DC fast charge 100+ miles of riding range in just 20 minutes.

Strike comes standard with Level 1 and Level 2 charging capability with Level 3 DC fast charging as a option. Standard onboard charger is rated at 3.3 kW with an optional 6.6 kW onboard charger. 

Strike Carbon Edition

Strike Carbon Edition is the ultimate version of Strike. True to its name, Strike Carbon Edition features full carbon fiber bodywork handcrafted at Lightning’s in-house carbon studio. Strike Carbon Edition is also fully configured with 120 horsepower, 180 lb-ft torque motor, 20 kWh battery and Level 3 DC fast charging as standard.

Additionally, Strike Carbon Edition is outfitted with Lightning’s Performance Package including top-level industry components Öhlins front and rear suspension, Brembo Monoblock brakes and AIM Strada racing dash with lap timer and GPS-based data logging. Strike Carbon Edition will also be the first version of Strike in production and delivered to customers.


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