Mission Motors On A Mission To Build Their Own Electric Motorcycle!

  Mission Motors just released their Mission R, the company’s new electric racing superbike.

“We are excited to announce the Mission R, our compact and powerful factory electric racebike,” said Mission Motors’ Founder Edward West. “This bike represents the culmination of all the company’s learning in both electric powertrains and motorcycle engineering, and is the purest expression of electric performance.”

The Mission R features the latest components from MissionEVT, the EV drive system was built by Mission Motors with an intelligent controller system.  The MissionEVT 100kW motor controller, with customizable regenerative braking maps and throttle maps, allows the rider to tune the bike to his or her preferences.

Yes, This Electric Motorcycle Hauls A^%#!

Source: Mission Motors

The Mission R packs 14.4 kWh and 141 horsepower, liquid-cooled, 3-phase AC Induction motor.  We’re talking 115 ft-lbs of torque from 0 to 6400 RPM to a top speed of over 160mph.

Designed by James Parker this bike integrates and balances the weight and volume of a large EV battery pack into a motorcycle chassis. The chassis is wrapped in a new and aerodynamic industrial design by Tim Prentice of Motonium, with a small frontal-area and aggressive ergonomics.

The Mission R will hit the track in early 2011 and will compete in the TTXGP racing series along with other races, events, and demonstrations. “Racing is in our DNA,” West said. “Mission Motors participated in the historic first Isle of Man TTXGP in 2009. Later that year, we went to the Bonneville Salt Flats and set an AMA Speed Record for electric motorcycles in 2009. With the help of our sponsors, including Texas Instruments and Pectel/Cosworth, we are excited to be returning to the track in 2011 with the phenomenal Mission R. The crucible of the racing circuit is one of the key ways we advance our technology. Pushing the envelope for what is possible with electric drive shapes not only the future of motorsports, but the future of transportation.”

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