A view of new concept images proving that Lightnign Motorcycles is working on an adventure motorcycle for its ranks. Media sourced from Top Speed.
A view of new concept images proving that Lightnign Motorcycles is working on an adventure motorcycle for its ranks. Media sourced from Top Speed.

Lightning Motorcycles Files Designs for an Off-Road Motorcycle

Lightning Motorcycles, the mastermind behind the ‘Strike’ superbike (a purported contender for the ‘fastest production motorcycle in the world’) is now apparently working on an off-road motorcycle – specifically, an adventure variant that they can add to their lineup. 

This news comes via a report from Top Speed, which details filings recently submitted in China (where the brand’s bikes are manufactured). 

A view of new concept images proving that Lightnign Motorcycles is working on an adventure motorcycle for its ranks.  Media sourced from Top Speed.
A view of new concept images proving that Lightnign Motorcycles is working on an adventure motorcycle for its ranks. Media sourced from Top Speed.

Phrases like ‘off-road motorcycle,’ and ‘Dakar’ are tossed about, alongside some pretty telling concept images showing off spoke wheels, knobby tires, a sharp beak, and a tall guise – more than enough proof that Lightning Motorcycles intends to capitalize on the current trend toward off-road power. 

The lightning Strike Carbon. Media sourced from Lighting Motorcycles.
The lightning Strike Carbon. Media sourced from Lighting Motorcycles. Photography executed by Spenser Robert. 

If compared to the Strike, the images of this new unit show a taller, flatter seat and generous ground clearance, a sizeable battery tank (for potential improvements to range), with the swingarm, motor mounting point, and subframe appearing identical to the concept’s current supersport sibling.

The lightning Strike Carbon. Media sourced from Lighting Motorcycles.
The lightning Strike Carbon. Media sourced from Lighting Motorcycles. Photography executed by Spenser Robert. 

Given Energica’s all-new Experia (and rumors of a potential adventure bike in the lab for Damon Motors), we can’t help but wait to see what the specs of this beastie will show for zero-emission performance. 

Stay tuned via our weekly updates, drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Top Speed and Lightning Motorcycles*

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