Apple in talks with Lit Motors

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According to The New York Times, tech giant Apple is reportedly in talks with San Francisco start up Lit Motors, the creators of the self-balancing electric motorcycle called the C-1.

As well as being in talks with Lit Motors, Apple is also apparently in talks with McLaren and has already hired several former Lit Motors engineers.


Lit Motors first appeared on our radar in 2012, promising a limited production run of the self-balancing C-1 in 2014 at a price of $24,000 per unit, although at the time of writing, two years after the initial production date, it appears the company is still in the prototype phase.

Initially the firm claimed the C-1 would be capable of 120mph, with a range of 200 miles – way ahead of any current electric motorcycles on the market. But recent tests, undertaken at Laguna Seca have so far only resulted in a top speed of 52mph.

Of course the only question we really want answering is will an Apple motorcycle have a headphone jack?

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer