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).
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.
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.