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▲ 2019 Lightning Strike. Ten years ago American outfit Lightning whizzed into the motorcycle arena with their first prototype electric bike and aimed it squarely at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah and Pikes Peak, Colorado. That bike hit 173mph and claimed a world record. The firm quickly ramped that up to 218mph, and presently brought to market the LS-218. At around £30k ($38k), the queue was shorter rather than longer. But the cred, performance, build quality was sound. So now Lighting (actually founded in 2006 in San Carlos, California) has produced the more budget conscious Strike. Features include a 380V liquid-cooled motor, direct drive transmission, a 10kWh battery, a 3.3kW charger, a range of 70 - 100 miles, Brembo Monobloc calipers up front, a RaceTech front fork, a billet aluminium swinging arm, Öhlins TTX36 rear shock/damper, and 120/70ZR17 & 190/55ZR17 wheels. The weight is a claimed 495lbs. Power and range upgrades are available. The UK price is £12,960.

 

 

MOTORCYCLE NEWS

April 2019

 


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New Kawasaki ZX-6R parts

 

Lincolnshire-based Evotech Performance has developed a range of accessories for owners of the 2019 636cc Kawasaki ZX-6R middleweight sportsbike. There are 12 items in the collection. These include:

 

EP Tail Tidy
EP Radiator Guard
EP Crash Protectors
EP Front Wheel Spindle Bobbins
EP Rear Wheel Spindle Bobbins
EP Front Brake Lever Protector Kit
EP Bar End Weights
EP Paddock Stand Bobbins
EP Exhaust Hanger
EP Pillion Footrest Blanking Plate
EP Folding Brake & Clutch Lever Set
EP Short Brake & Clutch Lever Set.

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H-D Street brake recall

 

Harley-Davidson is recalling most, if not all, of its Street model motorcycles built 2015 and 2018 citing potentially defective brakes. As is required by law, the company recently informed the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that there is an issue with the brake calipers that warrants closer inspection. The affected bikes include 12,871 XG500, XG750 and XG750A units sold into the US market. But the total recall covers 43,908 machines worldwide.

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2019 Zero SR/F roadster

 

Zero Motorcycles has released details of the latest addition to its all-electric fleet, and the firm is talking big numbers and making bold claims. The bike, un-cunningly named the Zero SR/F, is claimed to be "the unprecedented combination of industry-leading power, control, and connection".  Whilst clearly born into the same Zero family, this newcomer has muscled its way to new heights with a bigger motor, a larger battery pack, more power, more torque, increased range and a lot more electronic tech. [More...]

 

 

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Sump workshirt £26.99

All purpose street & garage wear

 

We spend much of our miserable lives in the garage. Usually we're fixing bikes and stuff, and all too often we're re-fixing the stuff we ought to have fixed properly the first time around.

 

So it goes.

 

Anyway, we wanted to increase our product range (that's partly how we fund Sump) and we've been thinking for some time about introducing workshirts and general shirts that we might want to wear when the weather closes in—which is most of the time in the UK. Anyway, this is the result; our first Sump branded garage/all purpose shirt.

 

The Sump logo is featured above the left-side pocket only (notice how we cunningly avoided saying "breast"?). The image quality is very good and will last the life of the shirt.

 

We think these are pretty good quality and worth the money. First come, first served, etc.

 

Hit the button below, baby...

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSA M20/M21

workshirt £26.99

All purpose street & garage wear

 

Seems that plenty of folk love our BSA M20/M21 T-shirt design which features the above roundel. So, to widen the appea we decided to reproduce it on a more formal shirt that you might want to wear in the garage or in the magistrate's court.

 

The shirts are 100% cotton twill, which means they're tougher than ordinary cotton. We wear these ourselves, and we're perfectly happy with them—and we're nothing if not hard to please. Follow the links and see if they're right for you (Hint: they probably are).

 

The BSA M20/M21 roundel is featured above the left-side pocket only. And when you wear this, other BSA folk will notice and might even become your friend and take you out for walks and stuff. It happens.

 

The image quality is very good and will last the life of the shirt. You know you want it, and you know we've got it.

 

 

New motorcycle launches and reviews

Motorcycle news

There's news, and then there's Sump news, and we usually see it differently from the rest of the world. Come check it with us...

 

Latest motorcycling products and accessories

Biking product news

In a world of plenty, there's plenty more coming down the pike. Stay with us for new motorcycle gear.

 

Motorcycle industry news

Bike industry news

Without industry, the wheels won't turn. We're keeping an eye on the guys who grease your spindles.

 

New motorcycling laws

Motorcycle legal news

Fortunately, in the UK we have the rule of law. Unfortunately, few know what all those laws are, and the government keeps changing them anyway. But if it affects you, we'll tip you the wink...

 

Safety news for bikers

Motorcycle safety news

In a dangerous world, we're intent on keeping you shiny side up. So mirror, signal, brake, stop and read the latest news.

 


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