Electric motorcycles manufacturers are eager for global recognition and the 2010 TTXGP series is THE way to obtain such thing nowadays. As we saw yesterday, Zero Motorcycles have understood this perfectly and entered the competition, but today Mission Motors have also made their much-awaited announcement – they will be racing their 150mph Mission One during the 2010 TTXGP on the Isle of Man and the series’ inaugural American race at Infineon in May. The firsts to sign in before Zero Motorcycles and Mission Motors were Team Agni and CRP Racing, but the grid is far from being complete. Hit the jump to see the Mission One establishing the current land speed record for electric motorcycles at Bonneville and read the full press release.
When you plan on selling an electric superbike for $68,995, you do have to prove your bike’s claimed capabilities before actually releasing it for sale so Mission Motors have taken the Mission One at the Bonneville Salt Flats on 1 September and set a 150.059mph AMA national record for electric motorcycles.
150 mph, 150-mile-range all-electric sport bike makes an industry-shaking entry at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design). The company behind this incredible project is called Mission Motors and it is on everyone’s lips after making the announcement that their Mission One super bike will debut at the TTXGP on June 12th.
Designed by Yves Béhar, the revolutionary motorcycle is powered by a liquid-cooled, 3 phase AC Inducted motor that develops 100 lb-ft at zero revolutions per minute. This translates into the amazing performance figures, but also into a $68,995 price tag for the first 50 Limited Edition 2010 models produced. Also, a less financially demanding Mission One model is expected to be announced this summer.
What the available information on the all-new electric sport bike doesn’t reveal is the weight. And with a High Energy Lithium-Ion with Integrated Safety Battery Pack, the bike is expected to be pretty heavy. But a long as we hear about the 150 mph top speed, we’re more than excited about this innovative motorcycle.
Mission Motors’s specs and press release after the jump