Lightning Motorcycle teases the forthcoming Strikes electric motor

first_img More From Roadshow 0 The 2019 Zero electric motorcycle lineup gets a technical refresh Enlarge ImageThe Lightning Strike’s motor shares a number of design features with the 200-horsepower unit that drives the LS-218 superbike. Lightning Motorcycles When the folks at Lightning Motorcycles announced in January that the company would be releasing a more affordable electric bike aimed at a wider audience, we were pretty excited. Since the Strike’s initial announcement, Lightning has been trickling out details about the platform, which is set to launch next month. The latest such detail might be the biggest yet.On Thursday, Lightning released a photo of the new Strike electric motorcycle’s motor along with a couple of pieces of information about its design. This photo is notable for a couple of reasons. First, we can see that the motor bears a significant resemblance to the unit found in the LS-218, and indeed, Lightning confirms that the two share some design features.We also learn that the motor is liquid-cooled, also like the LS-218. This means that the drivetrain should be able to stand up to some pretty serious heat before being forced to throttle itself back to prevent damage. This type of thermal throttling is relatively common in electric vehicles of all types, two or four-wheeled. Lightning also talks about the Strike sharing the LS-218’s ability to quick-charge. Based on the spec sheet for the LS-218, it will charge in 30 minutes when hooked to a DC fast charger or 120 minutes on a Level 2 charger. We don’t know anything about the Strike’s battery pack or battery management yet, but if it can match its big brother’s charging specs, that’s impressive.Finally, the last thing that this teaser photo shows is a gorgeous-looking gold Öhlins monoshock tucked up in the background. We asked Lightning for clarification on whether the production Strike, or some variant of it, would be getting this high-zoot suspension, but so far the company hasn’t responded.The Strike is set to launch in March, and so far everything we’ve seen from Lightning on the bike — which isn’t much — has been exciting. The electric motorcycle market is starting to heat up, but so far nobody has released what we’d consider the “killer app” in the segment. Maybe the Lightning Strike will be it. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger valuecenter_img 22 Photos Tags Post a comment Share your voice Motorcycles Electric Carslast_img read more

Rain brings fears of landslides again

first_imgRain brings fears of landslides againThe inhabitants of Rangamati are in fear of fresh landslides as it rained again on Thursday evening. Drizzling started from the night and has continued till Friday morning, when this report was being written.The people in the hill areas were taking refuge in the shelters. The local administration used megaphones to caution the people and helped them reach the shelters. A total of 12 shelters were opened with a capacity of housing around 2000 people.Shabana Khatun, one of the inhabitants of the hilly area who took shelter at the shelter house said she feared landslides would resume any moment.Rabi Mohan Chakma, the councilor of Bhedbhedi ward no 6, said people are in fear after rain resumed.Meanwhile, members of the fire service have resumed rescue operations in the BhedBhedi area where three people are reportedly still missing.last_img read more

Speak Life Tour Artists at Eubie Blake

first_imgSeven young artists from Baltimore City will showcase their talents through performing arts at the renowned Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard Street in Baltimore, 6 p.m., Sept. 20.  The Speak Life Tour (SLT) is a creative arts mentor platform for youth in the community to showcase their talents through poetry, singing and spoken word inspiring youth in their age group. Also, featuring limited edition art pieces from Baltimore native Eljay McBride – “Talented Youth” and “Librarian Girl.” MECU and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts are sponsors of the event.The tour kicked off on Jan. 9 in Baltimore City and has toured in the DMV area, having had an  impact of over 5,000 youth.For more information, visit speaklifetour.org.last_img

Six artists one platform

first_imgWhen artists come together under one roof with different artworks for display, there is no place better than Lalit Kala Akademi, for art lovers. ‘Sadanga’, a group show by six contemporary artists from Kolkata, was inaugurated on Monday, February 29 at Lalit Kala Akademi, in the presence of art promoter, Manjula Singh, eminent artist Amitava Das and curator Ved Prakash Bhardwaj.The exhibition will continue till March 6. It seems that ‘bissextus’ (February 29, the extra added day in the Julian calendar every four years) was chosen especially to make the event memorable. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The show contains works of Jayosmita De, Mrityunjoy Chatterjee, Nilima Goel, Pratibha Sarkar, Samir K Dutta and Sarbani Sarkar, who work at the Lalit Kala Akademi in Kolkata. All artists, painters, print maker and sculptor represent new wave of art. They have been exploring different shades of life in metro cities, with the theme of cultural and social changes being the main focus in their creation. The one common thing is their deep concern about society even when they have separate medium of work.The artworks on display are a mix of different themes and forms, from paper mache works, to bronze sculptures to colourful paintings, all depicting meaningful connotations individually. Some of the most striking works are, ‘The king can do no wrong’ a wood work by Jayosmita De, ‘Travelogue’ by Mrityunjoy Chatterjee which is a work of pen and ink and ‘Pitcher’, a paper mache work by Nilima Goel.last_img read more

ACV brings back San Juan promo on heels of Puerto Ricos posthurricane

first_img Posted by ACV brings back San Juan promo on heels of Puerto Rico’s post-hurricane message Tags: Air Canada Vacations, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN — As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria approaches, Discover Puerto Rico has launched a new initiative to flip the script, from one that focuses on Maria’s devastating impact to a new message about hope and hospitality.#CoverTheProgress aims to encourage travellers and news media to share real-time island imagery and the many milestones that have led the island to achieve one of the “greatest comeback stories in tourism”. This initiative stems from the strong sentiment of the local community paired with the positive reactions from recent travellers to Puerto Rico.“Six months after Hurricane Maria hit, more than 50% of travellers said media coverage negatively impacted their view of Puerto Rico as a destination, and we’re hoping to change that as the one-year anniversary approaches,” said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. “Puerto Rico declared itself open for tourism in late December, and the local tourism industry has worked very hard for the past year to come back strong. There’s a lot to celebrate and we don’t want the one-year anniversary to set us back.”Dean also noted that while there’s still progress to be made in some areas of the island, Discover Puerto Rico is “taking this moment to encourage all audiences to help us spotlight our tourism recover and invite travellers to visit us as tourism is a vital contributor to the economy.”As part of #CoverTheProgress, local members of Humacao – one of the island’s hardest hit communities that became well known for its now viral S.O.S. image during Maria’s aftermath – have a new message to share. They teamed up with the local tourism industry to replace the aerial image with a new message that reads: “Bienvenidos!”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”“We’ve been wanting to clean up that message for a while as we’re past it,” said Janet Gonzalez, resident of Humacao. “We were asked what message we’d want to share with the world and hope our new positive message spreads just as fast.”Here are a few tourism milestones achieved in recent months:• Flight capacity is on the rise with monthly seat capacity surpassing the 420,000 figure. There are currently on average 110 daily flights via 28 different airlines. By Q4, Puerto Rico is poised to be on par with 2017 levels.• There are more cruises on the island than ever before, with 14 vessels (four more than last year). Puerto Rico also has 119 cruise shore excursions currently available.• Cruise tourism in May saw the best results for that month in the last 20 years, with 107,390 cruise passengers received, up 12.9% than May 2017.• For the next cruise season, a record-breaking 1.7 million passengers are expected, which equates to approximately US$250 million in revenue.• There are currently 132 lodging options on the island.• In October 2018, 657 new rooms will be available courtesy of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton and The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. In December, another 480 rooms will be available from Mélia Coco Beach, while 652 new rooms will open in January from Caribe Hilton.• The islands of Culebra and Vieques are ready to welcome visitors. There are day excursions to the islands from mainland Puerto Rico.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesTo reiterate the fact that Puerto Rico is open for business, Air Canada Vacations is bringing back its popular fly free to San Juan and cruise offer with Royal Caribbean International.Until Aug. 26, cruisers will receive a free roundtrip flight to San Juan when booking a balcony category stateroom or higher on select Freedom of the Seas and Jewel of the Seas cruises sailing from San Juan.The promotion is based on economy class service with a maximum savings of $380 per person from Toronto or Montreal. Guests are responsible for paying the taxes, which are approximately $150 per person.Guests departing from other Canadian gateways will receive a maximum savings of $540 per person when travelling in service class G on connecting flights, and service class F on the main flight segment.New individual bookings for cruise and flight packages must be made between Aug. 20-26, 2018, for select sailings between Oct. 28, 2018 and April 28, 2019.For more information go to aircanadavacations.com. For more information on travel to Puerto Rico go to DiscoverPuertoRico.com. Travelweek Group center_img Tweet Wednesday, August 22, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more