The year was 2010. Electric motorcycles were all the rage, among them Mission Motors. In 2011 they won the 2011 TTGXP by 40 seconds at Laguna Seca aboard the Mission R piloted by Steve Rapp. Then, nothing. It’s now 2013 and they seem to have re-invented themselves and are now operating under the Mission Motorcycles moniker. First order of business is to produce a limited run of Mission RS motorcycles based on the TTGXP winning bike. Only 40 will be built to celebrate their 40 second margin of victory in that history making race.
The Mission RS is powered by a 120kW / 160hp electric motor, dubbed as InfiniteDrive, which also provies 120ft/lbs of torque, available from a stop. MissionOS, or the user interface, features a touch screen for rider interaction that supports GPS, Bluetooth, IS HD camera, as well as HUD integration. Standard features included are turn by turn navigation, communications, controls, track mode, and telemetry data all supported by free over the air updates. Also standard are 320mm Brembo T-drive floating rotors with GP4-RX CNC machined radial calipers mounted around BST 7 spoke carbon fiber wheels.
Some optional features included in the GP package are gas pressurized Ohlins suspenders, GP spec Brembo brakes and Marchesini forged magnesium wheels.
Built in the US and eligible for a $2,500 tax credit, base price for the Mission RS with a 17kWh battery pack is $58,999. Adding the GP package(also eligible for the tax credit) with upgraded suspension, brakes and wheels will cost another $16,000 for a total of $74,999.
For the cost conscious, there is the standard Mission R with the same InfiniteDrive drivetrain that starts out at $32,499, albeit with just a 12kWh battery pack. Additional options include a Tech Package with the advanced electronics, a 15 or 17kWh battery packs as well as a twin charger. The tech package costs an extra $2,750, the twin charger $1,200 while the 15kWh and 17kWh battery packs will cost an extra $4,000 and $10,000 on top of the base Mission R.
According to Mission Motorcycles’ website, the 12kWh battery pack is good for a real world range of 105 miles or 170 in the city while the 15kWh is good for 120 real world / 120 city and the 17kWh will last for 140 miles or as much as 230 just around town. A full charge is said to be reachable in just two hours.
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