The American electric motorcycle market is in for a major change. Two well-known brands at once announced the release of new models, which experts predict fierce rivalry. Or will the companies find a common language and new cars will occupy their niches?
Zero is preparing to show the novelty on February 25 and carefully hides the details, but still a little information has been leaked to the press. The model has an SR / F index, it will receive a power plant with a capacity of 89 kW, for powering which 20 kWh batteries were placed on board. A photo available on the Internet shows a very brutal motorcycle, and fans of the brand are already looking forward to racing on the California highways.
An hour's drive from Zero's San Jose headquarters, Lightning has opened a new manufacturing facility with extensive facilities. It is expected that his specialization will be the younger brother of the high-speed model LS-218. It turned out that not everyone needs so much power, and speeds of 240 km / h are enough. The range of travel at one gas station will be a little over 200 km, the process of recharging the batteries itself will take about half an hour.
Electric vehicle enthusiasts were also thrilled by the idea of Lightning to reduce the price of the new model. Compared to its closest competitor, the 2018 Zero SR, it will be $ 3, 000 lower with a 50% speed boost. I wonder what Zero will answer to this, and will the cheapening of electric motorcycles become a trend in 2019?