Lightning Bikes has revealed its new Strike electrical superbike. The bike guarantees to supply “premium design, efficiency and know-how for an ultra-competitive value” that begins at $12,998 (Rs 9 lakh). Nonetheless, in the event you have been to get the top-spec Carbon version, the value would shoot as much as $19,998 (Rs 13.eight lakh). The reserving or reservation quantity on the corporate’s web site is about at $500 (Rs 34,617) for the usual mannequin and $10,000 (Rs 6.92 lakh) for the Carbon version.
Whereas talking in regards to the styling, the corporate has mentioned that the Strike’s design is “meant to mix parts of track-ready efficiency and every day rideability and luxury together with aerodynamic effectivity.” In layman’s phrases: it’s a sharp-looking, absolutely faired electrical bike with a sporty using place. The corporate additionally claims that the Strike is by far probably the most aerodynamically environment friendly electrical bike in the marketplace right now.
Powering the Strike is a liquid-cooled AC induction motor able to producing 90hp and 244Nm of torque on the usual model. The Carbon version, in the meantime, makes 120hp and 244Nm of torque. The claimed high pace is 217kph on the usual Strike, and 241kph on the Carbon.
Curiously, the e-bike is offered with three completely different battery sizes – 10kWh, 15kWh and 20kWh. Lightning claims that the 10kWh battery has a claimed vary of round 113-161km. The marginally bigger 15kWh pack has a claimed vary of 169-241km and the most important 20kWh battery has a claimed vary of 241-322km. Whereas a normal 110V family outlet can cost the Strike in a single day, an non-obligatory DC quick charger can cost 160km of vary in round 20min.
The highest-spec Carbon version options many extras over the usual mannequin. Amongst these is the carbon-fibre bodywork. The Carbon version additionally will get entrance and rear Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes and a race-spec instrument cluster that contains a lap timer and GPS-based information logging.
At current, the Strike is being constructed and bought solely in the US of America; however the firm has mentioned that it’s going to announce plans for worldwide enlargement in late 2019.