Electric Vehicles mission-feature

Published on June 6th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Mission Motors RS Is The Electric Superbike You’ve Been Waiting For

mission-featureDo you consider yourself a real-life Bruce Wayne, but with a focus on cool green technology rather than crime fighting gadgets? If so, Mission Motorcycles just unveiled the equivalent of an all-electric Batcycle, the Mission RS. With more than 200 miles of driving range and a top speed of 150 mph, you’ll be the coolest rich guy in the neighborhood, as long as you don’t mind shelling out nearly $60,000 for it.

Let’s get the fun stuff out of the way first. The Mission RS packs a 163 horsepower electric motor that produces 120 ft-lbs of torque, enabling a top speed of up to 150 mph despite the bilky 17 kWh battery pack. With carbon fiber wheels, an Öhlin’s FGRT suspension, Brembo brakes, a Mission-designed OS touchscreen system onboard, and a tunable track mode, this is truly the most elite electric motorcycle on the planet. Production will be limited to just 40 models, and a $20,000 $10,000 deposit is required. This is a street legal version of the racing motorcycle that won the 2011 TTXGP.

With a 17 kWh battery on board, the Mission RS has nearly as much power as some fully-electric cars; the Nissan Leaf, for example, has a 24 kWh battery. This allows the Mission RS to go up to 230 miles in city driving, or a 140 miles in 50/50 city/highway driving, and an optional second charger can top off an empty Mission RS in about two hours. Pricing starts at $58,999. Mission definitely delivered on their teaser in more ways than one.

A more pedestrian version of the Mission RS will also be available; the Mission R starts at $32,499, has a $10,000 $5,000 deposit, and will come with a 12 kWh battery, with optional 15 and 17 kWh packs available. It also gets the Öhlin’s FGRT suspension and Brembo brakes, and the 12 kWh pack is good for a combined driving range of about 105 miles. Both Mission motorcycles are capable of the 150 mph top speed, and a sub 3-second 0-60 mph time.

Are you ready and willing to join the elite ranks of the electron riders?

Source: Mission Motors



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A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or esle, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.



  • UncleB

    The electrics are coming!

  • David

    I wish these guys the best of luck. I would love a Mission R, but seeing as I previously had a $5000 deposit on a Mission One
    that never came to fruition, I debate whether this will see the light of day. I will not be putting a deposit on one until they are in production. If it keeps its style and performance at the projected levels it will be worth the $10k+ premium over the Brammo Empulse R.

    • Mark Seeger

      Hi David, We’ve come a very long way, and matured even further, since the M1 days. Well before my time too. If you reach out to me personally (via our website) I’ll show you something very special behind the scenes. I’ll be looking for your email :) -Mark Seeger, President of Mission Motorcycles

  • susannaschick

    ooooh, the deposit is only $10k? I wonder what the monthly payments would be? This makes the sponsor hunt/ expense of becoming a TTXGP (‘scuse me, eRoadRacing) racer much more appealing… Maybe we could include “Sponsor our racer” next to the “Sponsor us” tab? ;-)

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