It wasn’t too long back that I wrote about the British built TTX01 GP electric super streetbike as becoming the fastest production electric motorcycle out there with a top speed of 125mph and a range of 50 miles. The new Mission One electric motorcycle pretty much blows that away. Based in San Francisco, Mission Motors developed an all new (as opposed to being built on a previous model frame, like the TTX01 GP) frame that is pretty darn sexy.
The Mission One has a range of 150 miles and has a top speed of 150mph. So, theoretically, you could just pin it at top speed for one hour and travel 150 miles. Once you exhaust battery power, all it takes is a 2 hour wait time (long enough for a leisurely lunch at the mountain top cafe) to fully recharge your batteries using a 240v power source. Forrest North, the founder of Mission Motors, is a former Tesla employee who began work on converting a gas-powered Ducati motorcycle into an electric bike. His overall goal was to combine the performance of a superbike with a green, environmentally friendly zero emission motorbike. I would say he succeeded with flying colors. I am a little wary of the triangular side work, and the stinger-tail seat, but it is nonetheless beautiful still.
Built with lithium-ion batteries powering an electric induction motor, the result is an on-demand 100+ foot-pounds of torque for insane acceleration and throttle feel. They didn’t skimp on components either, Brembo 4-piston calipers and Ohlins shocks suspension are a nod to their earlier works with Ducati street bikes. Targeting affluent green motorists, the first 50 limited-edition Mission Ones are likely to sell for $68,995 with a more budget-minded version debuting this summer.
Powertrain Battery Pack: High Energy Lithium-Ion w/ Integrated Thermal Management System Motor: Liquid-cooled, 3-phase AC Induction Torque: 100 lb-ft @ 0 to 6,500 rpm Transmission: Single speed Chassis Suspension/Front: Ohlins 43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.5-in travel Suspension/Rear: Ohlins Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; fully adjustable, 4.5-in travel Brakes/Front: Dual Brembo 310mm disc; Brembo radial-mount forged 4-piston calipers Brakes/Rear: Brembo 220mm disc; single-piston caliper Wheels/Tires/Front: Marchesini forged aluminum 3.5″ x 17″, 120/70ZR17 – race Compound Wheels/Tires/Rear: Marchesini forged aluminum 6.0″x17″, 190/55ZR17 – race Compound Target Performance Top Speed: 150mph Range: 150 miles per charge (est. EPA drive cycle) Recharge Time: Under 2 Hours @ 240V (8 Hours @ 120V) Interactive Feature: Adjustable regenerative rear wheel braking Interactive Feature: Intuitive / adjustable data acquisition system