We have all seen the Electric Dirt Bike by Zero Motorcycles… but this electric street bike by Mission One is a completely different beast. Mission Motors latest bike (due out in 2010) claims a top speed of 150MPH with 100 foot-pounds of torque (up to 60MPH). Read on for the juicy details, including the hefty price tag.
Price – $68,995
100% Torque without Shifting
On a motorcycle, torque is a visceral feeling. It is the rush of powering out of a curve with your knee sliding on the ground. It is the pull in your gut when you are coming off the line at full throttle. On gasoline bikes, torque means shifting gears, matching speeds, and dropping the clutch. On the Mission One, there is no clutch. There are no gears. There is just 100 foot-pounds of torque, available anywhere between 0 and 60 mph. >>
On a motorcycle, torque is a visceral feeling. It is the rush of powering out of a curve with your knee sliding on the ground. It is the pull in your gut when you are coming off the line at full throttle. On gasoline bikes, torque means shifting gears, matching speeds, and dropping the clutch. On the Mission One, there is no clutch. There are no gears. There is just 100 foot-pounds of torque, available anywhere between 0 and 60 mph.
The Mission One’s flat torque curve provides power at any speed, eliminating distracting gear decisions. The lack of shifting combined with the silence of an electric drive reduces riding to its purest form: the rider, the road, and power on demand. <<
Top Line Components
We have complimented our groundbreaking powertrain with the best components money can buy. The Mission One is a superbike in all aspects of the word. The 2010 model comes equipped with: Ohlins inverted front forks, 43mm TiN coated tubes, Ohlins fully adjustable shock, Brembo 4 piston monobloc calipers, Marchesini wheels, and race compound tires.
The Mission One recaptures the kinetic energy of the motorcycle during braking and turns it into electrical energy stored in the batteries. By recapturing energy, the Mission One goes further on a single charge. The Mission One also allows riders to tune their regenerative braking to fit with their riding style.
The Mission One’s onboard charger allows riders to recharge from any standard wall socket. Recharging from empty to full takes 2.5 hours off of a 220V outlet (8 hours off of a 110V). In California, which has the 11th highest electricity prices in the US, "filling up" your bike only costs you $1.96.
Real Time Data Acquisition
The Mission One’s data acquisition feature allows riders to capture ride data in real time. Riders can record ride data, such as speed, location, or lean angle; or bike data, such as motor current, battery voltage, or efficiency. Riders can take that data to their computer to analyze their performance, brag to other riders, or prepare for their next ride.
The Mission One is the first wireless enabled motorcycle. It introduces riders to a new way of connecting to their motorcycle. When going to work on their bike, a Mission One rider will take a computer more often than a wrench. Riders will be able to download ride data, check bike status, and update bike settings in a matter of seconds through a seamless user interface.
Low Maintenance Costs
The Mission One lacks a combustion engine. That means no oil changes, no gaskets, no timing belts, no valve replacements, or spark plugs. The list goes on. The Mission One powertrain will cost less to maintain than any comparable gasoline sportbike. The battery pack on the Mission One is modular, allowing for individual sections to be replaced if they fail.
High Energy Lithium-Ion w/ Integrated Thermal Management System
Liquid-cooled, 3-phase AC Induction
100 lb-ft @ 0 to 6,500 rpm
Ohlins 43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable, 4.5-in travel
Ohlins Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; fully adjustable, 4.5-in travel
Dual Brembo 310mm disc; Brembo radial-mount forged 4-piston calipers
Brembo 220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Marchesini forged aluminum 3.5" x 17", 120/70ZR17 – race Compound
Marchesini forged aluminum 6.0"x17", 190/55ZR17 – race Compound
150 miles per charge (est. EPA drive cycle)
Under 2 Hours @ 240V (8 Hours @ 120V)
Adjustable regenerative rear wheel braking
Intuitive / adjustable data acquisition system