According to an article by Glynn Kerr in the February issue of Motorcycle Consumer News, Lightning has delivered their first production LS-218 motorcycle to Troy Helming. Helming is the founder and CEO of Pristine Sun LLC, which develops clean energy technology (he currently drives a Tesla, naturally). A limited number of five bikes will be hand-built before production begins in earnest. All five are already sold. There have been over 200 purchase inquires for the first production run.