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Lightning Motorcycles' Strike is getting us all charged up

The entry-level bike from Lightning is its first attempt at a mass market motorcycle, but how good will it be?

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Kyle Hyatt
Kyle Hyatt (he/him/his) hails originally from the Pacific Northwest, but has long called Los Angeles home. He's had a lifelong obsession with cars and motorcycles (both old and new).
Kyle Hyatt
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Lightning Motorcycles Strike

The Lightning Strike represents the company's first foray into mass-produced motorcycles.

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The Strike is available with three different battery packs and ranges in price from just under $13,000 to just under $20,000.

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Depending on which version you choose, you can have either 90 or 120 electric horsepower available with a twist of your wrist.

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Lightning's Strike electric motorcycle packs 180 pound-feet of torque into a slightly more relaxed sportbike-like chassis.

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Top-tier Carbon Strike versions get Brembo brakes and Öhlins suspenders.

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Styling for the Strike skews more sport bike than anything, but that just means it should be ideal for straightening out your favorite twisty road.

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Buyers who opt for the most expensive version can expect to take delivery sometime in July.

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The Lightning Strike's motor shares a number of design features with the 200-horsepower unit that drives the LS-218 superbike.

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