Lightning Motorcycles Beats Out Gas-Powered Competitors At Pikes Peak

Not only did the EV class get a new record thanks to Monster Tajima, but Lightning Motorcycles beat out all the gas-powered competition with an all-electric bike. The results speak for themselves.

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Using Solar Power, Lightning Motorcycles Sets Another Speed Record

The entrepreneurs of the new electric vehicle movement are hell bent on showing the world that the technology is here, it’s real, and it works. At the forefront of electric motorcycle motorsports is Lightning Motorcycles, who recently set a new land speed record for production motorcycles at El Mirage…and they did it using the power of the sun.

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Video: Interview with Richard Hatfield of Lightning Motorcycles

I spoke with Richard Hatfield about his plans for 2012. In this video, he discusses the new motor they’re using, which is lighter and more powerful than the EV1 motor which propelled them to the top of the North American TTXGP 2010 Championship.

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State of the Industry 2018: Electric Motorcycles

While many electric motorcycles have come and gone, some elmoto manufacturers have remained in business and even grown. We’ll look at the state of two-wheeled electrification, big and small, slow and fast in 2018.

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Video: Lightning Motors Reveals Still Crazy Street Legal Model

Last year, the appropriately-named Lightning Motorcycles set a new land speed record for electric motorcycles at an astounding 216 MPH. Since then, Lightning has offered to hand-build these super-electric motorbikes for anyone willing to shell out at least $38,000, and now we have the first renderings of what these monster motorcycles might look like.

Even better, Motorcycle.com gave one of its writer/riders a chance to take the Lightning for a spin. His review can be summed up in six words; “Oh my god that is so fast!”

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Lightning Becomes First Electric Motorcycle to Go Over 200 MPH

EV Motorcycles are at the forefront of EV motorsports technology, pushing the limits of speed and agility in this emerging field. Lightning Motorcycles recently made history, becoming the first EV motorcycle to break the200 mphbarrier.

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Living the TTXGP Dream | Volt Motorcycles

Eland Eggers and Loren Crotty began electrifying a 2001 Yamaha R1 in 2008. (more history here) They competed in the 2010 TTXGP at Infineon, but were unable to complete the race, as their bike overheated. Volt returned in 2011 and won the TTX75, setting the lap record at 2:09. What I love most about their story is that Eland was able to secure a job at Zero Motorcycles as a result of his work in developing the Volt, and perseverance. This year, he had a little help from his boss, Zero’s Director of EE and veteran racer Kenyon Kluge. Kenyon rode the bike to the win and helped with the development.

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