Part I: Lightning electric motorcycle has a different strategy and goals
The recent article by Auto Influence reported that the electric motorcycle market is still in its infancy. It is due to the legacy motorcycle OEMs are still waiting on the sidelines. The article continued to describe how Lightning motorcycle’s strategy is different from the other electric motorcycle companies.
“Lightning Motorcycles took a different path and focused on demonstrating the performance of Lightning electric motorcycle machines, with the LS-218 taking first place in the 2013 Pikes Peak hill climb against gasoline motorcycles before becoming available for purchase in 2014.”
Lightning Motorcycles was born out of the vision to create world-class electrically powered two-wheelers that could compete with traditional internal combustion engine motorcycles. To achieve this, Lightning has focused on the development of our internal engineering capabilities to address each of these challenges. As a result, Lightning’s products provide: Faster Charging, Longer range, More Power and Lighter Weight than our competitors.
Delivering a one-of-a-kind electric motorcycle riding experience is one of Lightning goals.
According to Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning Motorcycles, “Achieving this goal required dedicating a lot of time to develop technology to create that experience. If you look at range, for example, it was a challenge initially to build a bike that could deliver 100 miles at 70 miles an hour. It’s still a challenge for a lot of the other electric motorcycle manufacturers. Our top bikes now will go over 170 miles at 70 miles an hour and recharge to 80 percent in 10 minutes. Again, we credit it to our legacy of setting world records and winning racing championships, and the fact that we do our engineering in-house which allows agile integration of the best new technology from our ecosystem of cutting-edge battery companies, aerodynamics and power electronics resources.”
That differentiates Lightning from our competitors.
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