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Offline Dan K

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http://www.gizmag.com/lightning-ls218-unveiled-specs/32142/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=280f707fd1-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-280f707fd1-90381602

200HP, 218mph, crazy torque, ohlins and brembo everywhere.

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To get there, it makes a liquid-cooled 200 horsepower (150 kW), which sits right at the pointy end with the latest hypersport machines in the market. But this is a false equivalence, as the Lightning also belts out a truly mammoth 168 lb.ft (228 Nm) of torque, nearly twice what the Ducati Panigale manages. The feeling of acceleration on this machine will be absolutely effortless, and it will flip your brain inside out. This is excess in its purest form....



Wet weight ready to roll is 495 lbs (224.5 kg), and the running gear is all absolutely top-notch, with Öhlins FGRT forks and TTX shock, magnesium Marchesini wheels and radial Brembo front brakes.






Pricey tho - $38,888.  Again, if i'm dropping that kind of money on a bike, I'd just buy a Motus.




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Could this see the petrol-powered bike manufacturers moving away from their self-administered, limited top end of 300kph / 186mph?

The torque, at passing time, would be a treat!
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the above are merely the ramblings of a hamfisted fuckwit who has broken too many helmets.

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I don't foresee any Iron Butt Rally's being won by those anytime soon.
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I don't foresee any Iron Butt Rally's being won by those anytime soon.
'Cause it's the wrong tool for that job.
Just like a Panigale would be.

I wonder if the technology will let you wheelie but prevent you from flipping it over.
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It would be perfect for an after work ride through a few canyons for me!
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I don't foresee any Iron Butt Rally's being won by those anytime soon.
'Cause it's the wrong tool for that job.
Just like a Panigale would be.

The difference is you could on a Panigale if you were inclined to.
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The progress being made on these bikes is amazing over the past 4-5 years.

I still don't get how we're going to extend the range and provide quick refuels (charges), but I'll bet they're working on it.
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The progress being made on these bikes is amazing over the past 4-5 years.

I still don't get how we're going to extend the range and provide quick refuels (charges), but I'll bet they're working on it.

Having worked on 4 different electric vehicle programs (all 4 wheel :(  ) I can tell you, THAT is the biggest hurdle, and they are indeed working on it. It is the most common reason don't jump on board. Cost, like computers, will come down, they know that. The amount of research and dollars going into energy storage and recharge times is astounding. Bring your EE degree and come to Detroit.
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Impressive technology hidden under an ugly exterior.  It looks dated already, like the younger brother of Fischer's ill fated MRX motorcycle http://www.fischer1.com/Fischer_motorcycles.htm


I sure wouldn't pass up a ride on one though!!  Would love to surf all that torque. 8)

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I'd hit it!   :leghump:
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Damn.  Was that really a good idea?