Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 – Jay Leno’s Garage

Richard Hatfield takes Jay through the world’s fastest production Sportbike – yes, it’s all electric – that Carlin Dunne piloted to the win at Pike’s Peak!
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Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 – Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay Leno’s Garage


beymonster says:

And then kawasaki dropped the h2 and h2r………………

Steven Curry says:

it would be a quiet death.

Prateek Joshi says:

sound lovers can someday have an option to emulate sound with some kind of speakers…maybe ? 😀

Leo Deki says:

Keep your electric garbage.

1digitalwatcher says:

WOW it has so much power !!!!!!!!!!! its beautiful. WOW I want to steal one ! Whats he saying Regine ? 10:11
I still like bringing gas engine bikes to life , 200 hp electric and bye gasoline stations this bike is truly the future.

steve crawford says:

Thank you Jay, great great review…

Delajuan El Bey says:

Talk about price…

Dexter Baloran says:

you ride like a lightning and if u crash ..u crash like a safe..nice bike

9Nails says:

The price is better than I expected.

kim jung un says:

So whats the oil tank use for?

Way Hid says:

I want one, please…

JEFF4507 says:

The audio on this video needs normalising!

hrithik nag says:

whats so fun about it its just holding the accelerator nothing much……………but the real fun of bikeing in itself is to drop the gears, hold the clutch..make the noise and let the smoke out thats the real fun of bikeing honestly rideing this bike will get me bored so fast ill just throw it away..

Valiant Prijatna says:

I prefer something with a clutch, and lot more noise..

Nordic Muslim says:

So how do you actually charge this? I mean how do you get that kind of adapter in your house or even if you live in an apartment? Just have to drive to some public charging station every time?

Nordic Muslim says:

With Tesla’s success these are about to be huge.

C Anon says:

“so i can charge my phone with any cable?”

Tim Barry says:

Electric bikes are surprisingly heavy

TheJidder says:

must be a wicked acceleration ! its like driveing a scooter but with 200 hk 😛

varun jayavelu says:

looks beautiful…

Yeti Bot says:

Electric bikes appeal to Prius drivers.

ey yo says:

Its awesome but that buzzing electric noise is annoying. Gas power with a good exhaust sounds good thag electric buzz sound is annoying as hell

No Way says:

Sweet bike!

Sean Huckabee Hannity says:

Scale that “tank” down.

Jkadet says:

So if I roll off the throttle too hard, am I kissing the ground ?

James Fulton says:

The slow speed at which you drove, suggests range anxiety throughout the test in the Malibu hills

leo b says:

Those people camping out on the outside curves with their kids just asking to get creamed by a tumbling bike screaming at 150.

Freesider says:

i have a 2008 r6 and i dont understand why people hate this bike for being a twist and go…… why bother shifting gears when you can outrun other bike with only a twist in the throttle…..

Raghav batra says:

I loved it, wish i had the money.. Looks very promising


I’d like to ad how much safer it is to have no gears or cluch.

ventende says:

The traction and acceleration must wear the tires down different than on a conventional bike. More evenly perhaps, and faster?

ZetaRider says:

My issues with electric vehicles are basically 3, The limited mileages we get with one charge, The charge time and, last but not least, the freaking price

David Shaw says:

Not sexy.

Delajuan El Bey says:

Talk about price if JAy Leno is hyping up this bike I know it’s going to be a Trillion dollars.

Fragster says:

haha funny that u have to go to an dry salt sea, i am just going on the autobahn 😉

Doug Martin says:

Great bike, but I wouldn’t even be interested until they make one with a 500 mile range and a charge time of half an hour to an hour.

Nordic Muslim says:


martin hannon says:

Ok but how do you pop the clutch?

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