Lightning LS-218 – Full Specification And Review

Lightning LS-218
Lightning LS-218 – Image by Lightning

Lighting LS-218 is one of the fastest, strongest bikes. With attention to details that puts this speed bike as a top contender.

The Lightning LS-218 has just the right name, since it first was developed it was meant to be a speed bike, that will allow riders that normally enjoy ICE motorcycles, have similar top speeds, ride ranges and torque.

Lighning LS-218 give just that. It comes with some variety of selections for riders that do not feel that extreme need to ride it up and over the 200 mph. It can reach overall 218 mph (350 kmh), that is with the biggest battery option but still astonishing speed. It covers 0-60 mph (100kmh) in only 2.2 seconds, simply insane torque and equivalent to 200 horse power, at 227Nm.

All that is achieved by an IPM liquid cooled motor, direct drive, that produces those horses at 10,500 rpm. Lightning LS-218 is quite suitable for what riders are used to on speed bikes. Lightning also gave great attention to the LS-218 suspensions, breaks and even their wheels. All parts on this bike are top of line, Öhlins on the suspension, Brembo on the breaks and even the finishing touches of the LS-218 design just scream out speed.

Lightning motors did not fail on this LS-218, and gave it a really great traditional look. The option selection makes it a great bike that can be more potent or just a little less strong if that’s what the rider prefers. Even color selection has 6 different colors.

Lightning LS-218 Full Specification:

Battery Pack
Options: 380V (All battery options) – 12 kwh battery pack (Range of 100-120). 15 kwh battery pack (Range of 120-150 miles). 20kwh battery pack (Range of 160-180)
Motor: IPM liquid cooled 150kw+ 10,500 rpm.
(200 hp – 168 ft·lbs of torque – 227Nm)
Front suspension: RaceTech fork (optional upgrage: Öhlins FGRT inverted fork). NIX30 cartridge internals, TiN surface treatment, billet aluminum radial caliper mountings.Rear suspension: Billet aluminum swingarm with linear Öhlins TTX36 Shock and linkage system.
Brakes: Dual Brembo 320mm disc. Brembo radial-mount. forged 4-piston calipers. 2 Brembo T-Drive 320mm Fully-Floating Rotors. 2 Brembo Brembo GP4-RX CNC Radial Calipers.Wheels and Tires: Front: Lightning forged aluminum  3.5″ x 17″, 120/70ZR17. Rear: Lightning forged aluminum 6.0″ x 17″, 190/55ZR17.
Regenerative Braking: ProgrammableSeat Height 32 inches
Transmission: Direct drive motor.Weight: 495 lbs
Charging time: 30 mins on a DC fast charger. 120 minutes on level 2 charger.
Lightning LS-218 full Specification from Lightningmotorcycle.com

Via: Lightning Motorcycles

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