Lightning Motorcycle Story – Breaking The Battery Barrier

San Carlos, Calif., April 30, 2015

Autodesk customer story - LMC

When a banker from Iowa gutted a top-of-the-line Yamaha motorcycle and installed a battery, his friends griped: “Why’d you ruin a great bike?” This was the birth of Lightning Motorcycle!

Autodesk has been one of Lightning’s technology partners and plays a major role in enabling the Lightning’s design capability.  “Autodesk is one of the key enablers of the Lightning team’s ability to quickly iterate product development. Autodesk supplies the tools that Lightning has depended on since building our first prototype” said Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning Motorcycle.

The ‘Taking efficiency further’ chart shows Lightning Motorcycles  energy efficiency compared to other forms of transportation. This is one of  the key reasons that Richard Hatfield has advocated for electric 2 wheel transportation since building the first electric motorcycle in 2006.

This story captures the essence of Lightning’s culture and spirit of dedication and passion to build the most advanced electric motorcycles in the world.  Read the entire story at Autodesk site.

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