Last year, I introduced you to this electric motorcycle prototype. Now that it has been clocked at 150 mph on the Bonneville Salts, the company behind it, Mission Motors in san Francisco, is selling it in limited number for a MSRP price of $68,995. Like most of you, I am not a fanatic of the design and of “silent speed” with no sound, no shifting, no exhaust. Still, I am convinced that electric motorcycles will represent in a few years a significant share of the 2 and 3-wheel market. So a few facts to know.
Mission Motors has equipped Mission One with proprietary battery technology giving riders the freedom to travel 150 miles on a single charge. Built with high-energy lithium-ion batteries that can recharge anywhere. The 2010 model Mission One comes equipped with: Ohlins inverted front forks, Ohlins fully adjustable shock, Brembo 4 piston monobloc calipers, Marchesini wheels, and race compound tires. The Mission One creates a whole new level of rider control. With a fully equipped data acquisition system and wireless communication capability, riders can capture and analyze real time ride data. Riders have the power to adjust throttle maps, tune regenerative braking, and create multiple ride settings, all from their laptop computer. Design (huh) was created by Yves Behar and Fuseproject. Mission Motors.