Lighting Motorcycles has dominated the all-electric class at Pikes Peak, taken the prize for fastest electric superbike at Bonneville, and now it's ready to capitalize on those successes. The LS-218 cometh, and it stands to take the crown as the world's fastest production bike.
No, the name isn't particularly inspiring until you understand that the "218" refers to the 218.637 MPH record it set at Bonneville in August 2011. That's officially the fastest "production" motorcycle to blast down the salt flats, electric or otherwise. And they did it using about 8 cents worth of juice.
Lightning began taking pre-orders for the consumer version after entering the record books, and three years later it's finally ready to deliver. (click for more)