Lightning Motorcycle LS-218, the world's fastest electric motorcycle 2019

Please note this information is from the 2019 event although the dates are correct for 2023.
Please return 3-4 weeks prior to the event when we post information for the 2023 event.

From LS-218, the World Fastest Production Electric Motorcycle, to Lightning Strike, the First Affordable Premium Performance Electric Street Bike

Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 on the road

Lightning has spent years of focused effort developing electric motorcycle technology to compete head-on with the best gas bikes in the industry. Now Lightning brings their racing heritage, technology know-how and uncompromised design into volume production with the all-new Lightning Strike at starting price $12,998.

Lightning Motorcycles LS-218

See Lightning Motorcycles spectacular display, sure to spellbind speed freaks and environmentalists alike, at this year’s Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, April 30 at Half Moon Bay Airport.

Lightning Motorcycles is turning the sportbike world upside down … with electricity.

Their innovation and multiple world speed records make Lightning Motorcycles CEO Richard Hatfield very excited about the future.

“We’ve demonstrated that Lightning electric motorcycles can win against the best gasoline motorcycles in the world. The LS-218 is currently the only electric motorcycle in the world with the technology to run flat-out at racing speeds, pull in for a pit stop to fast charge and continue racing - all without ever overheating. Based on the architecture and innovation developed in our Lightning LS-218, our Strike is engineered for the track but designed for the street. Our wind tunnel testing aided in sculpting the Strike fairing to dramatically increase range and is by far the most aerodynamically efficient electric motorcycle on the market today.”

Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 side profile
Lightning Motorcycles Lightning Strike motor closeup

“Lightning's Strike eBike Shakes Up The Electric Segment As An Affordable Option” – Headline on Cycle World, April 1st 2019

“Many people have this idea that electric vehicles are not reliable, that the technology is not really viable,” Richard Hatfield, Lightning CEO, explains. “Lightning Motorcycles is showing that using alternative energy doesn’t automatically mean you have to compromise.”

Lightning was founded in 2009 in Silicon Valley with the mission of building two-wheel electric vehicles with superior performance, efficiency and affordability than current gasoline alternatives. Lightning is dedicated to developing highly advanced products that will attract new motorcycle riders based on ease of operation, accessible performance and superior rider experience. Learn more at


Pacific Coast Dream Machines

The Coolest Show on Earth
APRIL 30, 2023 - 10am to 4pm
Half Moon Bay (CA) Airport