The manufacture of all-electric bike named “Mission R” was announced by San Francisco’s Mission Motorcycles on June 3, 2013.
Finishing the 8-lap race in 39.9 seconds, the all-electric bike “Mission RS” won the 2011 FIM/TTGXP electric-vehicle race event at Laguna Seca on which the making of the Mission R is based on.
With a 120kW (160hp) electric motor combined with Mission Motorcycles’ trademark InfiniteDrive™ powertrain; Mission R is ready to defy any bike on the road. Mission R is capable of taking you to 60mph (almost 100km/h) from rest in just 3 seconds and it can attain race-worthy speeds of 150mph (241km/h) on account of combination of these two systems.
Owing to the 17kWh lithium-ion-battery, the bike has the range of 140 miles (225km). Mission R boasts of travelling a quarter mile in merely 10.492 seconds.
But then again the Mission R isn’t just irreplaceable for what it possess, it’s also exceptional for what it lacks. As stated by Mission, “Devoid of pistons, crankshaft, clutch, and other mechanical parts rotating at thousands of rounds per minute, the Mission R creates a new dynamic in handling and control—what can only be described as a pure motorcycle experience.
Without the inertial forces created by hundreds of heavy spinning engine parts, the Mission R drops into corners like no other motorcycle.”
Mission R also features an internet-connected motorcycle information system labeled MissionOS™ which employ a touchscreen-based UI to offer turn-by-turn navigation, communications, controls, ride telemetry data, and track-mode setup. This system also offers integrated GPS, Bluetooth, an optional integrated image-stabilized HD camera, and head-up display (HUD) integration.
The designing, manufacturing and assembling of each Mission R has been done by hand in the United States of America. Mission R will be available at the bargain rate of $29,999 by Mission Motorcycles but you will have to wait until mid to late 2014 to take hold of this breathtaking bike.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIp_GbYizAI