Mission Motors Mission R Electric Racing Superbike

Mission Motors has announced the very first details on the Mission R, an electric racing superbike that will compete in the TTXGP racing series along with other races, events, and demonstrations.

The Mission R is powered by a liquid-cooled 3-phase AC Induction motor that delivers 141 HP and 115 lb-ft of torque. The power is delivered by a massive 14.4 kWh battery placed beneath its carbon fiber skin. This will allow the bike to hit a top speed of 160 MPH. The MissionEVT 100kW motor controller, with customizable regenerative braking maps and throttle maps, allowing the rider to tune the bike to his or her preferences.

"Mission Motors participated in the historic first Isle of Man TTXGP in 2009. Later that year, we went to the Bonneville Salt Flats and set an AMA Speed Record for electric motorcycles in 2009. With the help of our sponsors, including Texas Instruments and Pectel/Cosworth, we are excited to be returning to the track in 2011 with the phenomenal Mission R. The crucible of the racing circuit is one of the key ways we advance our technology. Pushing the envelope for what is possible with electric drive shapes not only the future of motorsports, but the future of transportation."

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Today at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, Mission Motors unveiled the Mission R, the company’s new electric racing superbike. Featuring the company’s latest powertrain technology and an entirely new race-ready design, the motorcycle will lead the company’s upcoming 2011 racing program.

"We are excited to announce the Mission R, our compact and powerful factory electric racebike," said Mission Motors’ Founder Edward West. "This bike represents the culmination of all the company’s learning in both electric powertrains and motorcycle engineering."

Mission Motors Mission R Electric Racing Superbike

The Mission R features the latest components from MissionEVT, the EV powertrain technology arm of Mission Motors. MissionEVT components are powerful, intelligent, and efficient. The Mission R packs 14.4 kWh and 141 horsepower in a package smaller than a modern 600cc sportbike. The liquid-cooled 3-phase AC Induction motor creates 115 ft-lbs of torque at the crank from 0 to 6400 RPM, propelling the Mission R to a top speed of over 160mph in a singe gear. The MissionEVT 100kW motor controller, with customizable regenerative braking maps and throttle maps, allows the rider to tune the bike to his or her preferences.

The Mission R chassis, designed by James Parker, features an entirely new design for integrating and balancing the weight and volume of a large EV battery pack into a motorcycle chassis. The chassis is wrapped in a new and aerodynamic industrial design by Tim Prentice of Motonium, with a small frontal-area and aggressive ergonomics.

Mission Motors Mission R Electric Racing Superbike

The Mission R will hit the track in early 2011 and will compete in the TTXGP racing series along with other races, events, and demonstrations.

"Racing is in our DNA," West said. "Mission Motors participated in the historic first Isle of Man TTXGP in 2009. Later that year, we went to the Bonneville Salt Flats and set an AMA Speed Record for electric motorcycles in 2009. With the help of our sponsors, including Texas Instruments and Pectel/Cosworth, we are excited to be returning to the track in 2011 with the phenomenal Mission R. The crucible of the racing circuit is one of the key ways we advance our technology. Pushing the envelope for what is possible with electric drive shapes not only the future of motorsports, but the future of transportation."


7 comments:

I like the simplicity of this model and its concept. Let’s not forget that the green cars were built to be an eco- friendly!

Just like cars, I really doubt the engine reliability of this bike although it has an impressive styling. I think the main problem of this ride would be “Where to charged?”.

I really have this notion about electric motorcycles. They tend to look like bicycles with batteries slapped on. But this one actually looked rather awesome.

I think companies are finally starting to figure out ’the look’ for bikes like these. Trust me when i say that will be a selling point in the future.

wow, that’s more like it The tail section in particular needs to be larger; partly because that is where the radiator is, and for a better trailing shape.

What ICE bikes that put out a full 115 ft pounds of torque for every nanosecond from 0 to 6400 rpm without a clutch or shifting are you refering to?

Now this is more like it! The mission one needs to just go away in favor of a production version of this masterpiece!

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