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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Mission R Electric Superbike | Interview
Introducing the Mission R, the new factory race bike from Mission Motors. The Mission R is the most advanced electric racing motorcycle in the world. With components and software from MissionEVT, a revolutionary chassis design by James Parker, and cutting edge industrial design by Tim Prentice of Motonium Design, the Mission R is powerful, intelligent and downright fierce.
MotoGP-spec components from Öhlins, Brembo, and Marchesini round out this built-for-racing package.
The heart of the Mission R is an advanced MissionEVT powertrain that packs 141hp and 14.4 kWh of energy storage in a package smaller than a 600cc sportbike. The liquid-cooled AC Induction motor produces 115 ft. lbs. of torque the moment the rider cracks the throttle, rocketing the bike from a standstill to over 160 mph in one gear.
Power is managed by the MissionEVT 100kW motor controller, with customizable regenerative braking maps, throttle maps and more. All vehicle and ride data is accessible via WiFi or 3G connections.
Putting our superbike technology on the track is the ultimate R&D testbed. The Mission R was built to race, and everything we learn from racing is applied to our street superbikes and our MissionEVT powertrains.