Lightning Motors At Love Ride With ATK

The 28th annual Love Ride happened last weekend in Glendale, CA with the usual lineup of motorcycle riding celebs supporting Autism Speaks,  including Jay Leno, Danny “Machete” Trejo, and Robert Patrick (Terminator Cop). ATK’s Frank White was there with his Autistic son Jeff. Curiously, another rising star of motorcycle racing’s coolest niche was there in […]

Lightning Motors Does 218.637 MPH On The Salt – New Record 215.960

If you thought enough electric motorcycle records had been broken this year, you’re in for some disappointment. Lightning Motorcycles crushed the standing electric motorcycle land speed record a few times last week and ended up with 218.637 mph top speed and 215.960  average. Asphalt And Rubber has had some great coverage over the last few weeks. […]

Lightning Motors 2011 TT Zero Entry

Richard Hatfield and the Lightning Motors team pulled it together for a good showing on during Monday’s practice. According to an email update from Richard, they missed the first practice because their Ener1 batteries had been stuck in customs in London with the next fairy leaving the day of the race. Lightning’s Rider and well connected […]

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FIM e-Power Practice Pictures and Updates

Asphalt And Rubber posted a pic of the Brammo Empulse RR on the track at Laguna Seca. It was the first one I saw and possibly the first published picture. Unfortunately a failure in a one-off piece will keep the Empulse off the grid tomorrow. Craig Bramscher says Brammo will race again this year. TTXGP […]

A Diverse Podium Tops Off TTXGP At Road America

The natural light streaming into the new Orion Tech Center at Elkhart Lake made the perfect launch pad for the electric bikes at TTXGP North America Round 2. Michael Barnes on the Lightning Motors bike pulled strong up the hills and down the long straights for the duration of the race to lock in a […]

Videos Of The EV1 Powered Lightning Motors vs. Zero Agni

“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” The electric motorcycle world has been buzzing about the heated battle between Shawn Higbee on the Zero Agni and Michael Barnes on the Lightning Motors bike. Shawn rode the lighter, more agile Zero quickly through the turns while the 525+ pound […]

2010 TTXGP Round 1 Results At Infineon Raceway

“Anyone who thought this would not be competitive is out of thier mind!” was the announcers words after the first few laps of TTXGP at Infineon Raceway. Shawn Higbee took first place on the Zero/Agni bike after a back and forth battle with Michael Barnes of Lightning Motors. Barnes had some technical issues which caused […]

Lightning Motors TTXGP Entry – The EV1 Powered Electric Race Bike

Last year the Lightning Motors Moto-1 hit 166.388 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats during BUB week toping Mission Motors single pass top speed. Spinning away inside the Ray Abrams trellis frame was the 3 phase AC Induction, 104 kW heart of the Saturn EV1 electric car. You know, the one GM killed? Richard Hatfield’s […]