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Lightning Motorcycle in 2011 discussing plans for 2012 racing season and electric superbike production

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The Lightning Electric Superbike is by some measures the fastest electric motorcycle in the world. In 2011 they set a land speed record of 215 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats, which is pretty darned fast -- especially considering this is a street-legal motorcycle, not a special-purpose land speed racer motorcycle. This video was made at the Long Beach Progressive international motorcycle Show and has Lightning CEO Richard Hatfield discussing the specifications of the bike, their racing plans for the 2012 season, and plans for bringing the motorcycle to production.

World's Fastest Electric Motorcycle

We spent some time at the Long Beach Progressive international motorcycle Show. In this video you will be introduced to the fastest electric motorcycle in the world. It ran an average speed of 206mph at Bonneville, Piloted by the owner of Race Tech, Paul Theade.

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