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The Lightning Bike[1] is a ninja vehicle used by Jay.


Prior to A Line in the Sand

Ed worked on the bike, which was intended to be a birthday present for Jay.

A Line in the Sand

When Jay had to save the other ninja, but the Ultra Stealth Raider bike was dismantled by the Vermillion soldiers in search of metal, Ed showed him the Desert Lightning, though it fell apart. They fixed it and made some adjustments.

In the process of saving his friends from the effects of the Slow-Mo Time Blade, Jay helped speed it up by supercharging it with electricity, which caused him to go too fast beyond his control outside of the Slow Motion affected area.

The Attack (mentioned)

Blunck mentions the Lightning Bike, stating it being the reason they lost. Raggmunk mentions he wants one.

Secrets Discovered

Jay used the Lightning Bike to travel to the museum.

Vehicles and Mechs

The Lightning Bike is briefly seen when Jay is making a montage out of vehicles.


The Lightning Bike is a fast bike which can travel at large speeds. The wheels are able to be electrocuted, causing a lightning trail to go behind it and increasing the speed so much that it can bypass the slowdown of the Slow-Mo Time Blade. However, the "lightning speed" may have an overdrive effect.

Official descriptions

Jump onto the awesome Desert Lightning and zoom across the sand on the edge of the swamp. Fold out the lightning-bolt boosters to leave Commander Blunck’s Vermillion racer trailing in the dust. Evade Tannin’s ground attacks and fire back with the headlight shooters. Get to that precious Slow-Mo Time Blade first and power away to safety![2]

The Book of Spinjitzu

I imagine Jay riding a fast motorcycle capable of crossing any terrain, with Jay's elemental power of Lightning boosting its speed.



Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Ninjago: Decoded


  • In show form, it has white wheels on the outside, but in the set, it has black wheels.
  • In sets and The Book of Spinjitzu, it is known as the "Desert Lightning".
  • It is Jay's first bike, making him the last ninja to receive a bike.
  • This is arguably the fastest ninja vehicle to date, since it is able to bypass the Slow-Mo Time Blade's slowdown with Jay's lightning speed boost.
  • This was the second vehicle built by Ed and intended for Jay, the first being the Fangpyre Robot.




Ninja vehicles

Lloyd: Golden Mech · Green Ninja cycle · Jungle Raider · Destiny's Shadow · Ninja Nightcrawler · Titan Mech · Racing bike
Kai: Blade Cycle · Fire Mech · Kai Fighter · Prototype X-1 · Rocket boards · Super Bike · Katana V11 · Destiny's Wing · ATV · Mech Jet
Jay: Storm Fighter · Lightning off-roader · ElectroMech · Ghost Taker GT · Lightning Bike · Flying speeder · Blue Dragon · Sub car
Nya: Samurai Mech · Proto Sam-X · D.B. Express · Nya's bike · Samurai VXL · Battle Wagon · Nya's bike (fantasy) · Ninja Tuner Car
Cole: Tread Assault · Earth Driller · Earth Mech · Roto Jet · Ghost Cycle · Rock Roader · Rock Cycle · Speeder Cars · Stone Mech
Zane: Snowmobile · NinjaCopter · Ice Mech · Titanium Ninja Tumbler · Snake Bike · ShuriCopter · Zane's jet · Jungle surfboard
Wu: Wu's horse carriage · Wu's ship
P.I.X.A.L.: Samurai VXL · Samurai X Mech
Team: Gliders · Destiny's Bounty · Ultra Sonic Raider · Ultra Stealth Raider · Land Bounty · Ninja hang gliders · Ninja's catamarans · Jungle Choppers · Hydro Bounty · APS suits · Submersible combat crafts · Mini submarines

Villain vehicles

Skulkin Vehicles: Skulkin mechs · Skull Truck · Turbo Shredders
Serpentine Vehicles: Bite Cycles · Fangpyre Robot · Fangpyre Trucks · Fangpyre Wrecking Ball · Rattlercopter · Serpentine Bus · Serpentine Express
Stone Army: Garmatron · Hoppers · Stone Army Mech · Tusk · Warrior Bikes
Nindroids: Arcturus · Attack gliders · Destructoid · Double laser cannons · Golden Master's mech · Hover-Copters · Hover Hunters · Jet fighters · Lunar rovers · Nindroid jet fighters · Nindroid MechDragon · Security Mechs · Security tanks · Nindroids' jetpacks
Anacondrai warriors: Anacondrai Battle Mechs · Anacondrai buggy · Blade-Copters · Chenosaurus · Chen's blimp · Chen's ferry · Clouse's stone mech · Condrai Crushers
Ghost Warriors: Chain Cycle · Ghost ship · Mech-enstein
Sky Pirates: Misfortune's Keep · Raid Zeppelin · Sky Shark · Pirate jet
Vermillion: Iron Doom · Vermillion Invaders · Vermillion Racers · Machia's ship
Sons of Garmadon: Oni Bike · Oni Chopper · Stone Booster Bike · Street bikes
Dragon Hunters: Destiny's Wing · Dieselnaut · HunterCopter
Unagami's army: Empire Dragon · Noodle Truck of Crime · Speeder Cars
Keepers: Keepers' catamarans
Kryptarium inmates and henchmen: Ronin's monster
Merlopians: Kalmaar's chariot

Other vehicles

Cliff Gordon's yacht · Firstbourne Mech · Garbage trucks · Jalopy · Mary Louise · Noodle trucks · Postman's bike · R.E.X. · Ronin's Mech (non-canon) · Salvage M.E.C.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie vehicles

Secret Ninja Force: Destiny's Bounty · Fire Mech · Green Ninja Mech Dragon · Ice Tank · Lightning Jet · Ninja Helicopter · Quake Mech · Water Strider
Shark Army: Flying Jelly Subs · Garma Mecha Man · Piranha Mechs · Manta Ray Bombers · Shark Mech