The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Presented by GEICO Motorcycle, a Peninsula Hotels’ Signature Motoring Event, has announced it will host the global debut of the LITO Motorcycles’ SORA Generation 2, the brand’s latest and most advanced electric superbike. The Saturday, May 4 show will also feature new product displays from sponsors including Atwyld, Stellar Moto Brand, Helite Moto, Corbin, Clearwater Lights, Energica, The 5th Invitational Why We Ride to The Quail and Harley-Davidson. Alongside these, the event will host demonstration rides for prospective buyers from Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Suzuki and Transitions/Shoei.
LITO Motorcycles pioneered the electric superbike in 2009 with the original LITO SORA, and to celebrate its 10th anniversary, LITO has completely re-engineered the SORA with a wide host of improvements. These upgrades include a more powerful battery for increased power output and 50 percent longer range along with an improved 0 – 60 mph time of three seconds. Many major components have been replaced with carbon fiber, and an electric adjustable seat will be available for added rider comfort. Only 20 examples of the new LITO SORA Generation 2 will be produced. Its appearance at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering will be its official debut.
“The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is proud to host the debut for the latest superbike from LITO Motorcycles,” said Gordon McCall, Director of Motorsports for The Peninsula Signature Events. “Electric bikes are an exciting gateway into the future of our hobby and brands like LITO are right at the cutting edge.”
In addition to the debut, many other displaying brands will showcase a selection of their newest products. Atwyld will display their collection of premium women’s leather jackets and kevlar-lined denim; Stellar Moto Brand will debut their men’s and prototype women’s denim armored one-piece riding suit, made with patented Dyneema materials; and Helite Moto will showcase its upgraded Turtle 2 airbag vest and new Free Air Vented airbag jacket in hi-vis yellow. Along with these, Corbin will display its new Solo Saddle and Passenger Pillion for 2018-19 Triumph Speedmaster and its electrically heated and cooled saddle for 2018-19 Honda Gold Wing 1800; Clearwater Lights will exhibit its 2019 product lineup; and Energica will display its Ego, Eva and Eva EsseEsse 9 electric sport bikes alongside a custom “Oil in the Blood” Eva sport bike. Lastly, Why We Ride to The Quail will raise funds and awareness for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Harley-Davidson will offer an exclusive augmented-reality experience of its upcoming LiveWire electric bike.
For those seeking a thrilling test ride experience, Harley-Davidson will offer its full 2019 model line for demonstration rides, including Sportster, Touring and Softail models. Additional demonstration bikes from Ducati and Suzuki will also be available for testing, along with demonstration helmets from Transitions/Shoei.