PHOTO CAPTION: Mission Motors R prototype.

Mission Motors: Fastest Electric Street Bike Yet?

Mission Motors production motorcycle will have top speed of 150 mph and do zero-to-60 in 3 seconds.

Published: 02-Jun-2013

Mission Motors took the motorcycle world by storm in 2011 when the San Francisco-based startup entered its prototype Mission R electric race bike to compete in the TTXGP race at Laguna Seca. The Mission R blasted past its competitors and finished 39.98 seconds ahead of the next runner-up.

The company promised that a street-legal version would be released in the near future, but soon announced production delays. Then came the announcement that the company's business model would be shifting away from direct consumer sales and Mission would instead focus its attention on selling EV components to other manufacturers.

Apparently though, all is not lost. The company released an image earlier this month teasing a spun-off company - Mission Motorcycles - that would be producing high-end electric motorcycles for the consumer market. The image featured a shadowed silhouette of a Mission bike and the tagline "The most advanced production motorcycle in existence. The highest performing street-legal electric vehicle ever made."
Earlier this week, Mission Motorcycles president Mark Seeger sat for an interview with Wired where he offered some more details on what riders could expect from the upcoming bike.


Teaser image of upcoming Mission Motors superbike.

At one point, San Francisco-based Mission Motors abandoned its plans to roll out an electric superbike. Now it appears they've changed their minds.


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