The Lightning LS-218

Turning the SportBike world upside down
… with electricity.

Lightning Motorcycle has designed and produced a Sportbike sure to change the minds of anyone doubting electric motorcycle performance. The LS-218 is the fastest production motorcycle in the world – gas or electric. Retail price starts at $38,888 USD.



Ride The Future — Join The Revolution

Lightning Motorcycles manufactures the highest performing and most advanced electric motorcycles in the world. Our halo product, LS-218, pushes the boundaries of what is possible for an electric super bike.Lightning was formed to offer consumers the highest performance, best quality and value in each product segment.
Lightning is dedicated to developing exciting new products that will attract new motorcycle riders based on ease of operation, superior user experience, and accessible performance.Please feel free to contact us if you’re interested.




Jay Leno Test Ride Lightning LS-218
Los Angeles 2014


Gizmag Test Ride Lightning LS-218
San Carlos 2015


World’s Fastest Electric SuperBike – Bonneville 2011


Lightning Makes History – First Electric Motorcycle Win Against The World’s Best Gas Bikes


  • Two Idle LS-218s Take a Break

  • Kawasaki vs Lightning

  • LS-218 Takes Over San Francisco

  • Double LS-218 Riders Zooming Through A Tunnel



Lightning is located in 2360 Technology Parkway, Hollister, CA 95023. Lightning’s mission is to build world-class, two-wheel electric transportation with superior efficiency, performance and affordability to current gasoline alternatives. The first challenge was to develop technology that is equal or better than gasoline powered motorcycles. Lightning seeks opportunities to compete to develop and prove our technology and has established it’s dominance by winning the first North American Electric motorcycle road racing championship in 2010.   In 2011, Lightning set the land speed record at 215.960 mph(top speed of 218.637 mph) and became the world fastest production electric motorcycle.

Next Lightning integrated the race proven technologies into their customer products – the Lightning LS-218 in 2015 and the Lightning Strike in 2019 which were well received by the market. Lightning is a true technology company with 14 years of developing EV capabilities through competition on both the racetrack and in the product market.