untitled on Flickr.
untitled on Flickr.
Skye Sengelmann by Amanda Leigh Smith
Greg Hageman is an expert customizer who recently revealed the motorcycle Yamaha Virago. Most of his fantastic motorcycles can be seen in “Doc’s Chops” workshop. Today we propose you to consider a cool cafe racer, built on a motorcycle Yamaha XV920 1982 g / in. The donor of the bike was New Zealand booked enthusiast who gave free rein to Greg, which is a priceless luxury for any customizer.
Features and details of the project:
Donor: Yamaha XV920 1982
Type: alloy wheels Sun 17 x 3.5 / 18 x 2.75
Tires: fresh Kendas, running a 150/70/17 rear and 130/70/18 front.
Carburetors: Mikuni VM (according to Greg, they are much better than the original carbo Keihin CV)
Paint: white-red brand colors in the style of the original Yamaha TZ
Components: footrests, handlebars and other trivia
Front suspension fork modernized progressive springs
Rear suspension: shock Hagon
Seat / tail: homemade section
Yes, the styling is rather nondescript and you probably haven't heard of Lightning Motors. But the Lightning LS-218 can hit a top speed of 350km/h!
What's the world's fastest production motorcycle? If you said the Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki ZX-14R, BMW HP4 or Ducati Panigale 1199 Superleggera, you'd be wrong. Believe it or not, it's the battery-powered Lightning LS-218, which was recently unveiled at the Quail Motorsport Gathering held in Carmel, California, that's the world's fastest production motorcycle in the world right now.
"To have broad acceptance from the motorcyclist community,we need to provide design, performance and value that competes head to head with the best gasoline motorcycles on the market. Lightning’s R&D team has developed electric vehicle technology through years of competition at racing events around the world. We believe that the LS-218 offers consumers the best of design, performance and value in today’s market," says Richard Hatfield, CEO, Lightning Motorcycle.
The Lightning LS-218's liquid-cooled electric motor, which can spin at up to 10,500rpm, produces more than 200 horsepower and 228Nm of torque. One a full charge, range is more than 240km, while top speed is a barely believable 350km/h!
Read more »