24 Aug '11, 11am

Video: Lightning Motorcycles raises land speed record to 215.960 mph, starts taking orders

Production SuperBike Becomes First Electric Bike to Exceed 200 mph LIGHTNING MOTORCYCLE SUPERBIKE San Carlos, CA - The Lightning Electric SuperBike SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightning Motorcycle has set a new land speed record by becoming the first electric motorcycle manufacturer to exceed 200 mph during the Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week, Aug. 13-19, 2011. The production Lightning Electric SuperBike achieved an average speed of 215.960 mph with a best speed of 218.637 mph – more than 40 miles-per-hour faster than the previous record of 173 mph, also held by Lightning Motorcycle. Lightning Motorcycle's record is recognized by the Southern California Timing Association/Bonneville Nationals Inc. (SCTA/BNI). Driven by Paul Thede, principal of Race Tech and the developer of the Lightning SuperBike's suspension system, the SuperBike made a run of 214....

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