Arcimoto and Lightning Motorcycles Begin Development of World’s Fastest Three-Wheel Reclining Electric Motorcycle
Built on the platform of the Lightning LS 218 and equipped with Arcimoto’s patented reclining tricycle technology, the new electric bike will seek to set the record for the fastest three-wheeled motorcycle in Bonneville.
EUGENE, Ore .– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), maker of fun, affordable and ultra-efficient electric vehicles for everyday drivers and fleets, today announced a collaboration with Lightning Motorcycles with the aim of developing the world’s fastest reclining three-wheel motorcycle – gasoline or electric – using its patented Tilting Motor Works TRiO reclining tricycle technology.
“From the moment I met Richard Hatfield and saw the Lightning for myself in Bonneville, I knew there was the potential to create an electric trike unlike anything in history. motorcycles, ”said Bob Mighell, tilt director for Arcimoto, who set the ground speed record for 3-wheel motorcycles during the 2013 Motorcycle Speed Trials held at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. “This will be the first time that we have equipped an electric bicycle with the TRiO kit, and it will certainly not be the last, as we are moving towards a sustainable future faster than ever.”
The Lightning SuperBike set a record as the world’s fastest production motorcycle, electric or otherwise, with the official SCTA world record of 215.960 mph and a best timed race of 218.637 mph at Bonneville during Speedweek in 2011. The race record was powered entirely by solar energy at an estimated cost of just 8 cents.
“As the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance electric motorcycles, we are delighted to bring our technology and know-how to the collaboration with Arcimoto for the three-wheel market. The convergence of our proprietary technology, the adoption of electric vehicles in the market and the widely recognized environmental benefits of clean energy propulsion make this an excellent and exciting time to bring these vehicles to the mass market, ”said Richard Hatfield. , Founder and CEO of Lightning Motorcycles. . “Our vision is to see Lightning electric motorcycles provide performance-oriented, environmentally friendly transportation, as well as adrenaline-inducing fun, for both novice and experienced riders around the world. This collaboration amplifies our vision. It is an honor to build the first electric bike equipped with the TRiO alongside “Bonneville Bob Mighell”, who has proven throughout his career that trikes can and should fly.
The Arcimoto Tilting Motor Works TRiO is the leading three-wheel tilt conversion kit for touring motorcycles. TRiO allows the rider to lean naturally, maintaining performance and the thrill of the ride while increasing safety, stability and confidence. TRiO kits can be supplemented with the TiltLock leveling system, allowing the bike to stand on its own when stopped at lights or in traffic.
“This collaboration is something that could only happen between two legendary Bonneville speed demons,” said Mark Frohnmayer, Founder and CEO of Arcimoto. “While Plaid-level performance has never been part of Arcimoto’s story, proving that our reclining tricycle technology beyond ridiculous speed will give us and our customers extra comfort than our future. Micromobility solutions are stable under the most demanding conditions. In addition, this first adaptation of the TRiO for an electric motorcycle is fully in line with Arcimoto’s mission to catalyze sustainable and emission-free mobility.
The collaborative trike prototype is expected to be unveiled at the FUV and Friends Summer Showcase at the Portland International Raceway on July 26. To request a ticket, send an email to [email protected] Pricing and availability of the TRiO Kit for the Lightning LS 218 will be announced at a later date.
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Lightning Motorcycles produces premium high performance electric motorcycles. Lightning products have been proven to compete against the best gasoline motorcycles in the world and have incorporated this innovation and experience to deliver a combination of performance, price and rider experience that positions Lightning to drive widespread adoption of electric motorcycles. Lightning currently produces two platforms at the company’s facilities in Hollister, Calif., And is preparing to expand production and expand its product line to several additional platforms to address the global market. For more information, please visit LightningMotorcycle.com.
About Tilting Motor Works
Tilting Motor Works was founded by Bob Mighell with a mission to build a tilting three-wheeled motorcycle that provides increased safety and stability without compromising performance. Arcimoto acquired Tilting Motor Works this year to accelerate the deployment of true sustainable micromobility solutions for the world.
About Arcimoto, Inc.
Arcimoto (NASDAQ: FUV) develops and manufactures ultra-efficient and affordable electric vehicles to help the world make the transition to a sustainable transportation system. Now available to pre-order customers in California, Oregon, Washington and Florida, the Arcimoto FUV® is uniquely designed for everyday riding, turning ordinary trips into pure electric rides. Available for pre-order, the Deliverator® and Rapid Responder ™ offer last mile delivery and emergency response functionality, respectively, at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Two additional concept prototypes built on the versatile Arcimoto platform are currently in development: the Cameo ™, aimed at the movie industry and influencers; and the Roadster, designed to be the ultimate fun machine on the road. Every Arcimoto vehicle is built at the Arcimoto manufacturing plant in Eugene, Oregon. For more information, please visit Arcimoto.com.
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