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Midknyte
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://electrek.co/2019/03/28/lightning-strike-el ectric-motorcycle-launch/

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/315837/lightnin g-strike-electric-motorcycle-launch/

Lightning announced that the model will be available with three battery options. The entry-level “Strike Standard” receives a 10kWh battery with an estimated range of 70 miles on the highway and 100 miles in the city—this is the model the manufacturer has been announcing at the highly appealing price point of $12,998. The “Strike Mid-Range” is powered by a 15 kWh battery able to power the vehicle on 105 highway miles and 150 city miles. This version of the Strike has been priced at $16,998.

Last but not least is the long-range “Strike Carbon Edition” which 20 kWh battery allows the bike to travel up to the much-advertised 200 miles in the city—this version is offered at $19,998.
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Jaimec
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 04:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Should've known the 150/150 mph/range numbers were NOT for the $12,998 model. But the price/performance numbers compared to the existing competition is still damned impressive.

HOWEVER: I will let other brave souls by a BRAND NEW model from an untried supplier and see how it goes. Where is their dealership network? If I need service, do I have to ship it back to the factory? At who's expense?

Too many questions. Oh, by the way, that "BRAND NEW model" caveat applies to the Livewire, too. At least Lightning has some experience with electric motorcycles. Harley? This is brand new territory for them. I gave up buying "first year models" a long time ago after getting burned once too often.
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Mnscrounger
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 06:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"At least Lightning has some experience with electric motorcycles. Harley?"

I was led to believe that the most persuasive argument FOR buying an HD product, is their network was so dense you could almost push a dead bike to the nearest dealer.
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Jaimec
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 08:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


quote:

I was led to believe that the most persuasive argument FOR buying an HD product, is their network was so dense you could almost push a dead bike to the nearest dealer.




The problem arises when you find yourself pushing more than riding.
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Shoggin
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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HOWEVER: I will let other brave souls by a BRAND NEW model from an untried supplier and see how it goes. Where is their dealership network? If I need service, do I have to ship it back to the factory? At who's expense?
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That's the first question asked by any potential Buell or EBR owner. Irony, lol.
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Jaimec
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019 - 03:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

At least Buell/EBR bikes were sold at brick & mortar dealerships. These things look like you buy from the factory and they ship directly to you.

Which reminds me... I wonder what the purchaser of a new LAP/EBR bike does? Do they have a dealer network, or are they shipping directly to buyers now?
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Griffmeister
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Of course the interesting thing is that Lightning had to pay HD for the rights to use the name since they still owned the name as part of Buell. Gee, would that make the bike more desirable?
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Midknyte
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm non-plussed by the (new) Lightning. The new Zero though, that thing is beautiful.

https://electrek.co/2019/03/29/harley-davidson-dea lers-ev-chargers/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/billroberson/2019/03/ 29/will-zeros-hot-new-20k-srf-ebike-raise-the-perf ormance-bar-too-far-above-harleys-30k-livewire/
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