Lightning LS-218 (2014)

The Lightning LS-218 is a 2014 electric motorcycle that has an IPM electric motor and comes with various battery capacity options including a 12 kWh, 15 kWh, or 20 kWh battery pack. It has a liquid cooling system and no exhaust, starting with electric power. The motorcycle produces a max power of 150 kW+ and torque of 227 Nm. It has a carbon fibre/aluminium frame, ~Ahlins suspension, Billet aluminium swingarm and Brembo brakes. The vehicle also has regenerative braking, Marchesini forged magnesium wheels, a top speed of 350 km/h and a weight of 225 kg. There is no transmission or gear ratio and the battery range varies depending on the battery pack chosen: 12 kWh battery pack: 160 – 190 km/charge, 15 kWh battery pack: 190 – 240 km/charge and 20 kWh battery pack: 260 – 290 km/charge. The LS-218 has a seat height of 813 mm and no fuel capacity as it is electric rechargeable. Information on the Lightning LS-218 can be found on their website.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Lightning LS-218

Year: 2014 –

Motor: IPM electric motor
Battery Capacity: 380V 12 kWh battery pack, or 380 V 15 kWh battery pack, or 380V 20 kWh battery pack
Cooling System: Liquid
Exhaust: None
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 150 kW+ / 204 hp+ @ 10 500 rpm
Max Torque: 227 Nm /23.1 kgf-m / 168 ft/lbs
Max Torque Ram Air: Electric
Transmission: None – direct drive motor
Gear Ratio: None – direct drive motor
Frame: Carbon fibre/Aluminium
Front Suspension: ~Ahlins FGRT inverted fork, NIX30 cartridge internals, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear Suspension: Billet aluminium swingarm, ~Ahlins TTX36 shock, adjustable for preload, ride height, high and low speed compression and rebound
Front Brakes: Dual Brembo 320 mm disc, Brembo radial-mount forged 4-piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Brembo 320 mm disc, Brembo radial-mount forged 4-piston calipers

Regenerative Braking: User programmable
Wheels: Marchesini forged magnesium
Front Rim: 3.5 x 17”
Rear Rim: 6.0 x 17”
Front Tyre: 120/70ZR17
Rear Tyre: 190/55ZR17
Seat Height: 813 mm / 32 in
Weight: 225 kg / 495 lbs
Fuel Capacity: Electric rechargeable
Battery range: 12 kWh battery pack: 160 – 190 km/charge / 100 – 120 miles/charge 15 kWh battery pack: 190 – 240 km/charge / 120 – 150 miles/charge 20 kWh battery pack: 260 – 290 km/charge / 160 – 180 miles/charge
Top Speed: 350 km/h218 mph

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