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Old 01-17-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Lightning Strike e-bike

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Not much info and no pictures yet, but 150mph, 150mi range, and 35 minute charge time.
I can only assume that it requires a supercharger 230V+ and that 35 minutes is charging from 20% to 85%.

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Old 01-17-2019, 10:02 AM   #2
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as the article says, 35min requires a DC fast charger rather than "just" a 230V charger

that's a pretty damn good price
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:03 AM   #3
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Yeah I'd love to sit at the "gas station" for 35 minutes every 100 miles. (because let's be real, you ain't going 150 miles and you won't risk it past 120 before you stop at the next plug you see).

No thanks.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:04 AM   #4
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And, the price, which is the real jaw-dropper: $13k. For reference, the Zero S 14.4 will do 120 combined-cycle miles, and is $14k; with the power tank it will do 150 combined, and is $17k. If Lightning can undercut zero by several thousand dollars, that's a pretty big deal. (of course, no confirmation yet that the 150 miles is the combined-cycle number...)
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These guys are local, San Jose and San Carlos. I think I will go visit. Again.

http://lightningmotorcycle.com
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:22 AM   #6
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The superbike is some serious money.
Almost 500 lbs, Sick styling, What's the deal with the pillion seat with no pegs?

Whats this 12 grand bike look like are they selling the headlights only?
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:23 AM   #7
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I wonder if the mad scientist across the street from me did this engine too?
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:32 AM   #8
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The Zero SR/F just dropped in price
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:34 AM   #9
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I'll believe it when they are on the road in the hands of owners. I hope its real. Competition is good.
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Wow, if this is real I'm buying one.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:37 AM   #11
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Yeah I'd love to sit at the "gas station" for 35 minutes every 100 miles. (because let's be real, you ain't going 150 miles and you won't risk it past 120 before you stop at the next plug you see).

No thanks.
I commute 60 miles a day. Sometimes I go for rides but they rarely exceed 100 miles. This is perfect for me.

Also, I hate stopping at gas stations. Electric motorcycle would be way more convenient as it's topped off every night.
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I commute 60 miles a day. Sometimes I go for rides but they rarely exceed 100 miles. This is perfect for me.

Also, I hate stopping at gas stations. Electric motorcycle would be way more convenient as it's topped off every night.
YUP.

I have a zero FXS for my city commute, about 20ish miles round trip and its very nice to not have to visit a gas station. I can even get to and from work for 2 days without pluggin it in at home.

I would like more range and shorter recharge times for when I'm not working.
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Yup. You just have to have the right application. I ride an Alta for three hours of single track, come home, plug it in, repeat. Oh, lube the chain and adjust the tire pressure. Pretty sweet.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:51 PM   #14
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I'm curious what "starting price" of 13K really means.

If it's like Tesla, where the Model 3 is "35K" but they only actually manufacture the 50K version then it's not so good. Then again, there are only so many options you can put on a motorcycle.
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Old 01-17-2019, 03:53 PM   #15
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And also, according to LinkedIn they have 15 employees and aren't hiring anyone.

Zero, in comparison, has 200 employees..

Kinda suspect.
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