ABOUT US

The prodigious talent behind the Lightfighter

Leveraging decades of experience in the development of electric 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles, the small team behind the Lightfighter remains dedicated to the dream of building vehicles with every bit of passion and performance of gas-powered vehicles, but with more responsibility to our beautiful planet.  We always love to hear from like-minded individuals!

Ely Schless

THE PIONEER

Ely Schless / Schless Engineering

Superbike racer, mechanic, fabricator, and EV motorcycle pioneer can all be used to describe Ely.  He also makes great bagels!  With his ElectricMoto company and Blade electric motocross bike, Ely was one of the first to sell a consumer level electric motorcycle way back in 2003.

Brian Wismann

THE DESIGNER

Brian Wismann / WisDesign, LLC

A performance and alternative energy fanatic from an early age, Brian has lead several teams to compete at the Isle of Man TT, Pikes Peak, and many other competitive race events.

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THE RACER

Troy Siahaan / Motorcycle.com

Moto journalist of international fame and fortune, Troy's been riding and racing the Lightfighter since early 2019. His experience on all makes and models of motorcycles provides valuable input to the development of the Lightfighter.  He's also an all-around awesome guy.

Joe Wismann
Joe Wismann

Joe Wismann has attended many of the Lightfighter tests and races, often bringing his RV and keeping the team fed and hydrated. The RV's AC is a godsend on 100+F days at Buttonwillow...

Krista Schless
Krista Schless

Ely's better half was a pleasure to have with the team at Utah Motorsports Park. Somehow, she allows Ely to continue to play with motorcycles...

Joe Karovonen
Joe Karovonen

Joe helps hold up the bike during tech at Utah Motorsports Park in 2019

Joe Wismann
Joe Wismann

Joe Wismann has attended many of the Lightfighter tests and races, often bringing his RV and keeping the team fed and hydrated. The RV's AC is a godsend on 100+F days at Buttonwillow...

THE SUPPORT

Family, Friends, & Industry Veterans

Of course, none of this would be possible without an amazing support structure behind each of us.  Here's a few photos of those that make it all possible.