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    Panigale-RSV4-S1000-R1 killer? Lightning LS-218 - yep, it's electric!

    No time wasted shifting gears during hard acceleration; 0-218 mph without ever pulling a clutch or even dabbing at a quick shifter.

    No waiting for revs to build to make power.

    200 WHEEL horsepower (for reference - for those of you who don't know - the current ICE-powered production motorcycle king, the S1000RR, puts 185 horsepower to the wheel).

    ~170 foot pounds.

    The beginning of the end of the golden age of the internal combustion engine?



    I've always been a little skeptical of these sorts of things (brilliant electric motor-powered game changers), but this and the Tesla Model S P85D (AWD, 762 horsepower) are pretty convincing arguments in favor of such.
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    Let's remember the Kawi H2 and H2R. But I do get your point.

    When these things have enough of a range, they'll be awesome. I do like the Zero brand electric bikes quite a bit. I had done the math and back when I worked for the State, I could have ridden one to and from work every day for a week before having to recharge it.
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    When they make one that has the same range as my KLR I'll have a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kj7687 View Post
    I've always been a little skeptical of these sorts of things (brilliant electric motor-powered game changers), but this and the Tesla Model S P85D (AWD, 762 horsepower) are pretty convincing arguments in favor of such.
    This bike was featured on Jay Leno's Garage [and On Any Given Sunday 2 also when it set the record at Pike's Peak] and the CEO was saying that they tried to get with Tesla so they could put the same charging ports that the Model S has so you would only need one cable to charge both if you had them, but Tesla told them to go eat a bag of dicks, so they had to make their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobG View Post
    Let's remember the Kawi H2 and H2R. But I do get your point.

    When these things have enough of a range, they'll be awesome. I do like the Zero brand electric bikes quite a bit. I had done the math and back when I worked for the State, I could have ridden one to and from work every day for a week before having to recharge it.
    Well yea, the H2R might beat it (would make an interesting comparison). However, the R isn't street legal, and I have no doubt the 218 would easily best the regular H2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kj7687 View Post
    However, the H2R isn't street legal
    And not to mention ugly as shit. I'd still prefer the 1972 H2 instead...

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