Mission R and The Road-legal Electric Superbike Mission RS

Mission R and The Road-legal Electric Superbike Mission RS

Mission Motorcycles has introduced its two brand-new electric bikes, the Mission R and Mission RS. Both the “green” superbikes offer good design based on the TTXGP race-proven architecture and promise high performance to rival gasoline-powered superbikes.

The Mission RS is the a street-legal version of the Mission R prototype race bike which won the 2011 TTXGP electric grand prix at Laguna Seca in California by 40 seconds. Like the Mission R, the Mission RS sports a custom electric drivetrain, called the “Infinite Drive”, linked to a single-speed transmission, delivering over 160hp and an equally impressive 120 pound-feet of torque. The Missions accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds and have a top speed of 150 mph.

Both Mission R and the road-legal Mission RS are powered by a 17 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is good for a 321-km range (225-km in the real world or on the combined city/highway cycle). The 12 kWh and 15 kWh battery packs are also available as option for the Mission R.

The Mission RS and R are equipped with BST carbon fiber wheels, an Öhlins FGRT fork, MotoGP-spec Brembo brakes with ABS on the rear wheel and also feature numerous technology including the company’s bespoke operating system called “Mission OS” which functions through a 7 inch high-resolution tourchscreen (with a resistive display) on the dash. The screen shows speed and range, Google Maps – thanks to its embedded LTE connection. Moreover, there’s also GPS and Bluetooth integrated within the dash which makes it supports for a heads-up-display (HUD).

The bad news is, the street-legal Mission RS will be limited to only 40 total units. Each electric superbike is designed, built and assembled in the USA. The Mission RS is priced at U$56,499 and will start shipping in mid-2014, while the Mission R which will be available from $29,999 is expected to be released right after the RS model has sold out.

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