The Lightning LS-218 is an electric motorcycle.
The Lightning SuperBike is equally suited to track days or weekend rides on your favorite back roads. The Lightning SuperBike became the world’s fastest production electric motorcycle with the SCTA official World Record of 215.960 mph and a best timed run of 218.637 mph at Bonneville during Speedweek in August. Our SuperBike also holds the world land speed record for the fastest production motorcycle, electric or otherwise. Making it not only the fastest electric bike available, but the fastest bike available (period). Oh yeah, did we mention that this record was set using all solar energy? The SuperBikes also have quite the record of circuit wins. FIM EPower championships at Le Mans 24 Hours, TTXGP wins, all run on electricity.
Lightning Motorcycle has partnered with Race Tech for track ready suspension development, and every Lightning SuperBike is factory equipped with track mapping data acquisition. The Lightning Electric SuperBike has a usable freeway speed range of over 100 miles and a combined city and highway EPA range of over 150 miles and a top speed potential of over 218 mph.
The Lightning LS-218 was added in the Holiday Update as a high Class S motorcycle with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1430
- This was changed to 1406 in 2019 Halloween Update.
- MAX rank: 1663 (+233)
- This was changed to 1672 in 2019 Spring Update.
- This was changed to 1627 in 2019 Halloween Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1795 (+132)
- This was changed 1838 in 2019 Spring Update.
- In Fifteenth Anniversary Update removed its PRO upgrades.
- This was changed 1838 in 2019 Spring Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +24
- This was changed to +71 in 2019 Spring Update.
- This was changed to +55 in 2019 Halloween Update.
- Speed Modifier: 100.03%
- This was removed in the 2019 Holiday Update.
- Upgrade rank percentages: 25/25/25/25
- Nitro Efficiency: 8/12/15/Supercharged 15
The LS-218 reaches its maximum real total speed of 308.8 mph/497.3 km/h in 3.333 seconds, making the bike an upgrade to the Kawasaki Ninja H2R, especially considering the latter's low nitro efficiency of 10/15/20/Supercharged 20. With Supercharged Nitro, it reaches 332.1 mph/534.7 km/h, the second highest speed of any vehicle in the game, behind the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition's 335.2 mph/539.8 km/h.
One should be aware that the Lightning LS-218 has a rather poor acceleration stat compared to the other motorcycles, and its handling, while not the worst, is quite mediocre. This is somewhat compensated by its rather good drifting; players should also be aware that the drift radius, in a similar fashion to the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport and Nissan 370Z Special Edition, is only sharp when upgraded, meaning that the bike's drifting capabilities are somewhat similar to the NanoFlowcell QUANT FE if left unupgraded.
The LS-218 is the current best Class S motorcycle, thus making it dominate every motorcycle-only Event. It would also dominate electric events.
Despite its performance, using it in Multiplayer is not advisable due to its low stability.
Price & Availability
The Lightning LS-218 was originally only obtainable by saving 60,000 in its EDD event.
The Lightning LS-218 was available during the following dates:
- January 31 to April 1, 2019: 13,000
- April 19-23 2019: 10,000
- July 19-22 2019: 10,000
- March 20 - 30, 2020: 12,000
- April 22 - 26, 2020: 12,000
As of the Fifteenth Anniversary Update, the Lightning LS 218 no longer has upgrades, but 5 levels instead, which cost total ??. Previously in the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades costed 4,126,000 while Pro Kits required 1,375,200, 50 of each Class S Bike Part, 96 Rare Techs, 64 Pro Techs, and 92 Legendary Electric Engines.
As of the 2021 Spring Update, the Lightning LS-218 can be purchased for 3,750,000.
Enduro Double Down
- Main article: Enduro Double Down/Lightning LS-218
The Lightning LS-218's EDD event was launched on January 17, 2019. Players are given 4 days to start and 7 days to complete the event.
|Enduro Double Down|
|Event||Boss Vehicle||Other Enduro Vehicles|
|Weber Faster One
||Weber Faster One||SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 • Jaguar F-Type R • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) • Honda Integra Type-R • Nissan GT-R NISMO • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • W Motors Lykan HyperSport • Chrysler ME412|
|Aston Martin One-77
||Aston Martin One-77||AC 378 GT Z • Aston Martin DB9 Coupé • Aston Martin V12 Zagato • Aston Martin V12 Vantage • Lucra L148 • Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 • Pagani Huayra • Peugeot Onyx|
|BXR Bailey Blade GT1
||BXR Bailey Blade GT1||Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Mazda 6 • Ford Focus RS • Mitsubishi Eclipse • Nissan GT-R (R35) • Holden Coupe 60 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Mazzanti Evantra|
|Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid
||Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid||Lotus Exige S Coupe • Felino cB7 • BMW M6 • Mazda Furai • Marussia B2 • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition • Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning • Hennessey Venom GT|
||Falcon F7||Audi S4 • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • Infiniti FX50 • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti • Ferrari 458 Italia • Arrinera Hussarya • McLaren 12C Spider • Savage Rivale GTR|
|Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV
||Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV||Lamborghini Urus • Lamborghini Miura • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 • Lamborghini Estoque • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento • Lamborghini Asterion • Lamborghini Huracán • Lamborghini Egoista|
||Sbarro Sparta||DS 3 Racing • Nissan Juke Nismo • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe • BMW M2 • Audi R8 LMS Ultra • Ferrari F50 • Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS • Sbarro Alcador|
|Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
||Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport||1967 Chevrolet Impala • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Maserati MC12 • Chevrolet SS • Chevrolet Corvette C7 • Chevrolet Corvette C3 • Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS • 9FF GT9 VMAX|
|Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package
||Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package||Scion FR-S • Porsche 959 • Audi RS 3 Sportback • Porsche 718 Boxster S • DS Survolt • Porsche Cayman GT4 • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X • Porsche 911 GT3 RS|
|Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
||Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition||Mini Cooper S Roadster • Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA • Chevrolet Camaro GS • Ford Focus RS • Maserati GranTurismo Sport • Ferrari 458 Italia • Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car • Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series|
||Yamaha FZ-10||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Suzuki Hayabusa|
||Zenvo ST1||Geely GC9 • Donkervoort D8 GTO • Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI • Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 • Ferrari F50 • 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 • Jaguar XJ220S|
||Lightning LS-218||Suzuki GSX-R750 • Kawasaki Z800 • KTM 1290 Super Duke R • Yamaha YZF-R6 • Ducati Monster 1200 • Ducati SuperSport S • BMW S 1000 RR • Kawasaki Ninja H2R|